SABLJIC, John Anthony
December 4, 1954 – May 2, 2019
Surrounded by the people that loved him most, John Anthony Sabljic passed away on Thursday, May 2.
John is survived by his wife, Mary (nee D’Angelo), son Joseph and future daughter-in-law Kirstie Fischer.
He also lives on in the hearts, minds and fond memories of his parents, Ivan and Doris Sabljic, his siblings Josephine (Tony Labriola), Matthew, Mary (John Bruno), Caroline (Robert Lumley), Patricia (Jim Loveys) and Dolly, mother and father-in-law Giuseppe and Giuseppina D’Angelo, and brother and sister-in-law Rina and Domenico Ranalli.
John’s life will be cherished by his many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.
Though he liked to describe himself as “a simple guy,” John was anything but. He possessed an outlandish sense of humour and a vibrant, creative mind that allowed him to transform even the most ordinary situations into something magical, weird and hilarious.
He was intensely curious about the world around him and had an encyclopedic knowledge of anything from music and pop culture, to world history, sports and UFO conspiracies. This made him both an amazing conversationalist and formidable Trivial Pursuit opponent.
John had the generosity and patience of a saint and lived for his family. He doted on his wife, was fiercely proud of his son, cared passionately about those he loved and always, always put himself last.
A very special thank you to the nurses and doctors at St. Mary’s General Hospital for their kindness and compassion in John’s final hours.
John is resting at the Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home, Hart Chapel, 1099 Gordon St., Guelph. His family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 7 for a visitation from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m., followed by a Celebration of Life in the chapel at 3:00 p.m. Tea, coffee and pie – John’s favourite – will be served after the service.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Cards are available at the funeral home, or donations and condolences may be made on line at www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com