Brkljacich, John

It is with profound sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved brother Johnny with family by his side on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at Health Sciences North at the age of 82 years. Born in Rouyn-Noranda, QC, he was the son of the late John and Therese Brkljacich (nee Frechette). Loving brother of Norman “Berky” (Jean), Susan (Bob), Silvio (Bernita), and Alice (Brian). He will be missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. Johnny was a jack of all trades, he started his own business and was Dowling’s first ever garbage man, he was a truck driver for Day Construction in its early years, a school bus driver, and worked for the City of Greater Sudbury in the Dowling and Levack arenas. Johnny did a lot of plumbing for his friends and neighbors, repaired water pumps, and in his spare time he liked to collect stamps among other hobbies. He loved listening to country music, gardening and going to yard sales. In keeping with Johnny’s wishes, there will be no visitation or service.

4 Condolences

  1. We are so sad to learn of Johnny’s passing. He was such a wonderful person. Always so helpful. Yes he helped us with our water pump I don’t know how many times. I can still picture him walking his dog, Oreo, on Morgan road which he did faithfully and was always willing to stop for a chat. Dowling has truly lost a wonderful resident and he will be very much missed.

    By: Monica and Bruce Gates
    December 14, 2020
  2. On behalf of the Sudbury Stamp Club please
    Accept our condolences at this very sad time. Johnny B. was a valued member of our Club and he will be missed by everyone who knew him.

    By: Biff Pilon
    December 13, 2020
  3. Johnny was a man that will always be remembered. Still think of him as our bus driver. So sorry for your loss and our deepest condolences. A wonderful man.

    By: Charles & Penny Godfrey
    December 12, 2020
  4. We are both very sorry for your loss. John was a community fixture that we all knew and enjoyed talking with.

    By: Debra and Phil Crane
    December 11, 2020

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