Rosina, John

June 18, 1922 ~ November 25, 2014

ROSINA, John – It is with deep sadness that his family announces the passing of John Rosina, formerly of Petrolia, on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at Bluewater Health in Sarnia at the age of 92. Predeceased by his parents Josef and Apolonia and brothers Jerry, Joe and Frank. Survived by his loving wife Lillian and their children Fred (Penny), John (Kendra), Julie (Bill), Theresa (Louis) and Krista (Alan). Cherished grandfather of Michael, Eric, Kurtis and Burkeley and great-grandfather of Laura. Dear brother of Gus (Tina), Tony, Mary and Jean. Also predeceased by his brother-in-law Alf and beloved nephew Jerry. John will be remembered fondly by his sister-in-law Olga, niece Joyce and other family and friends. John immigrated to Canada from Czechoslovakia at the age of 8 with his parents and brothers on the White Star Line. They settled in a homestead in Peesane, Saskatchewan in the 1930s before moving to Ontario and settling in the Alvinston and Petrolia area. As a young man he joined the Regina Rifles Regiment Saskatchewan and took his training at Camp Shilo, Manitoba – Canadian Army. He was a member of the Canadian Legion Branch 62, Sarnia. John is mostly remembered for being owner/operator of john Rosina Construction – bulldozing and heavy equipment being his passion. He also worked 17 years for CNR as a fireman and engineer and on the Great Lakes as a Merchant Marine oiler and fireman on freighters and passenger ships.

At the family’s request a private funeral service will be held with interment following at Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia.

Family and friends can celebrate his life if they wish by donating to the Legion Poppy Fund or a charity of your choice.

“Jste milováni a bude chybět!”

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  1. Theresa, Krista and the entire Rosina family, I am so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. May warm memories bring you comfort at this time.

  2. We send our deepest sympathy Lillian and family on the passing of John. We were neighbors for many years on Petrolia Line and we think of you and John often. It wasn’t that long ago when you were still living here. John was a wonderful man and we feel blessed to have known the two of you. Our prayers to you and your family in the coming days and weeks ahead. John & Marion Lennan

  3. We are so sorry to learn about John’s passing, Lillian.
    May you and your family have many wonderful memories of the good times. Memories are treasures that no one or nothing can ever take them away from you. You all are in our prayers and we send our warmest sympathy to you at this sad time. Sincerely Marg Lennan and Bob.

  4. Lillian and family: Thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. I remember John and yourself as being the best neighbors I ever had. He will always be remembered by those who loved him and his many friends.
    You have my deepest sympathy. Carl

  5. We are so very sorry for the loss of your father. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you……