Markey-Dermody Funeral Home

1774 King Street East, Hamilton, ON


John Kolich

16 August, 194216 March, 2020

It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of John on March 16, 2020 at the age of 77.

Loving brother of Kay Holjevac and the late Mike (the late Shirlee). Predeceased by his parents Mike and Mary Kolich. Loved uncle of Shelley Mierkalns (the late Norm), Michael Holjevac, Lisa Cheeseman (Randy), Paul and David Kolich. Great Uncle of Mark, Scott, Kirstin, Thomas, Tyler, Matthew, Peter and Charlotte. Dear nephew of Anne Pavli. Will be sadly missed by many cousins and friends. A big thank you to Arbour Creek LTC for such exceptional care over the last two years. Private family service and burial at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.


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John Kolich

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john dorrington

22 March 2020

Sorry to hear about John , the world is sadder and emptier place now. Best guy I knew at #2 rod mill.
Jay Dee

Walter & Marlene Ilijanich

21 March 2020

Dear Kay,

We were so sorry to hear about John’s passing. May he Rest In Peace.


Walt & Marlene

P.S. Walt does not know who will give him accurate sport updates now.

Kay & Ivan Kelly

19 March 2020

Sorry to hear of John's passing. He was sweet guy and we loved chatting with him. God Bless you Kay for taking him under your wing. Hugs.

Darryl Claeys

19 March 2020

I remember all the family function in Huntsville listening to the stories Johny would tell while having one or two drinks .Sorry to his close family for their loss

Tony Pavli

19 March 2020

What a great picture of Johnny! To me he was always a gentle man!! In every aspect so sorry for your families loss, he will always be fondly remembered , the times spent with him (memories) will always warm my heart and put a smile on my face. RIP Cousin!!

Shelley Mierkalns

19 March 2020

Too many memories to pick just one, Uncle Johnny. You will always be remembered, and loved. xoxo

Mike Holjevac

19 March 2020

Mike Holjevac

19 March 2020

Mike Holjevac

18 March 2020

Uncle Johnny, I will miss all our sports discussions, especially our Leafs / Habs rivalry! Most of all you will be missed, luv ya!