RACZKOWSKI, John "Johnnie"

In loving memory of Johnnie Raczkowski who peacefully passed away during the early morning of October 9, 2019 at the age of 67, battling throat cancer.  Beloved father of Chris and Derek.  Predeceased by former wife Gail.  Johnnie leaves behind brothers Richard, Roman, Stan and Leon (Monroe) and sisters Lucia (Parks) and Lena (Monroe), as well as nephews and nieces; Nathaniel, Sonja, Joseph, Josh, Hannah, Vanessa, Neil and Ruth.  Johnnie was an avid fisherman who enjoyed the great outdoors as well as word smithing crosswords who will be missed by family and friends, especially his lifelong friend Gary Lonsberry.  A private memorial reception as a celebration of life will be held at the McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905) 433-5558 on Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 2 - 4 p.m.  Donations in memory of Johnnie to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.  Online condolences can be shared at makfuneralhome.com.


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  • Oct 16, 2019

    Barry Meier
    It is with great sadness to hear about the passing of such a dear old friend.  Having shared a good portion of our youth together I will always cherish the memories we made throughout high school and beyond.  John was always a good friend and will stay in my heart forever.  Rest In Peace 
  • Oct 16, 2019

    Pat Startek
    John was a favourite student of mine at MCVI and I am so very sad to hear of his passing.  Go in peace, old friend.
  • Oct 17, 2019

    Uncle John,
    You will be missed. I’ll always remember the good times over the years.
  • Oct 17, 2019

    Walter Dudar
    John was an old friend that always dropped by to say hello, share a laugh and reminisce. I'll miss seeing and chatting with such a great down to earth friend. May God bless him. 
  • Oct 29, 2019

    Gary Lonsberry
    Sorry to hear about John He will always be my Brother from another Mother He was a great man and Loved his Family and children Chris and Darrick Our Condolences From theLonsberry and Farmer Families 
  • Nov 1, 2019

    Byron Meier
    John will be missed by many. It was like having a second brother when I was growing up. John and Barry were thick as thieves. I have many memories of John at my parents home and camping with us, they were great times. God bless and rest in peace.
  • Nov 1, 2019

    Lisa Proctor
    I corresponded with JR by email throughout his visits for chemo & radiation.  He even sent me a video of him "banging the gong" after his last visit.  I was waiting for him to respond to my last email when I received a call from a mutual friend telling me about his passing. So sad!  JR will be missed by many friends he has accumulated over the years.  As his memorial is "private", please let Chris & Derek (and Gary) know that we (his friends at the Staggs Head) will be keeping him in our hearts and our sympathy goes out to his entire family!
  • Nov 2, 2019

    Elsie Bowler
    So sorry to hear of the passing of John. Our prayers are with the Family. We pray that the Lord will give you comfort at this time. Thinking especially of John's sons.
    Elsie and Valerie Bowler

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