John George Olech

September 1, 1926July 21, 2018

OLECH, John George Passed away peacefully at home on July 21, 2018, surrounded by his loving family, in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of Iris for 61 years, loving father of Alex (Anne), Suzanne (Pat), Steve (Kaarina) and Johanne (Tobin). He will be missed by his 13 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. John was born in 1926 and raised on the family farm in Saskatchewan. He moved to Toronto where he and Iris raised their family. John was an accomplished welder who worked in a variety of manufacturing industries in the Toronto area. He completed his career as a welding inspector with the Canadian Welding Bureau. He loved his cottage on Lake Catchacoma and was known locally by his CB handle as “The Dancer”. Upon retirement, he began his second career with Iris as a world traveler. A memorial mass will be held on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at the Cathedral of St.Peter-in-chains (411 Reid Street, Peterborough). Interment will be at a later date. The family wish to acknowledge the excellent Palliative care team at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre who cared for John both in the hospital and at home. Dr. Mallory, Dr. Webster, the nurses and the Personal support workers provided exceptional, compassionate care. Thank you all so much. Arrangements entrusted to the COMSTOCK-KAYE LIFE CELEBRATION CENTRE, 356 Rubidge Street. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in John’s honour to P.R.H.C. Palliative Care Unit would be appreciated. Online condolences may be made at


  • Memorial Mass Thursday, July 26, 2018

John George Olech

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Eileen Tewsley

July 25, 2018

Thoughts and prayers to all the Olech family, at their difficult time. I will remember John for all the happy times we had, golfing, bowling and playing cards. John was a wonderful man and a true gentleman. He will be sadly missed, by all who knew him.

Sheila Shalva

July 23, 2018

My sincere condolences to the Olich clan. I will always remember him sitting on the deck at the cottage or looking for his next handyman project there. Remember the special times you shared.

Kathryn Tyce

July 23, 2018

My sincere condolences to the Olech family. I'll never forget your Dad. He was a wonderful character and had such patience putting up with all the kids on the street in his rec room when we were growing up. I was lucky enough to speak with him a couple of times after he retired and he seemed to really be living his retirement well. Circumnavigating the globe and always planning his next trip. Something we can all aspire too.
Best wishes, Kathryn