John (Jack) Molofy

January 31, 2015 8 Condolences Print Obituary

We are extremely sad to announce the passing of John (Jack) Molofy on January 26, 2015 in his 85th year.

He will be missed dearly by his wife, Pauline, his son, Randy (Janice) and grandchildren Anders, Brock and Samantha who were the highlights of his life. He will also be missed by his younger brother, Victor (Vic) Molofy, his wife Marj and their four children: Darren, Carol, Bob, Cathy and families, his sister-in-law Ethel and niece Sharon (Tom). He was predeceased by his Mother, Kathrine (Katie) Molofy (nee Fodchuk), father, Samuel Molofy, and older brother, Russel.

John started his career as a partsman on Oct 6, 1952 with Taylor Pearson. Through acquisition the company became Acklands Grainger and John stayed on until retirement. He held different positions through the years but for the majority of his tenure he was a store manager.  John met the love of his love at the Rainbow Ballroom and married her (Pauline Brodyk) June 13, 1953. They celebrated many anniversaries and the birth of many nieces and nephews before they were finally blessed with a son, Randy, in 1965. John coached and managed many sports teams that Randy played on. John was a proud father.   Once John retired, at the end of June 1994, he shifted his focus to “more important things”. He was so happy to spend even more time with family, golf and woodworking.

John’s world changed again on April 8, 2000 when he became a Grampa for the first time. Over the course of the next 10 years John showed his two grandsons and one granddaughter the joy of spending time in the backyard under the apple tree, beginner golf and “grass” hockey lessons. In addition to weekend time, John and Pauline babysat the kids every Tuesday for all of those ten precious years. Once they were in school the family still came over for Sunday dinners.  In 2009 John was diagnosed with mild dementia. Pauline, who had dealt with John’s diabetes for the past 55 years, and his celiac disease for the past 15 years continued caring for her husband as no one else could. She kept him at home and kept the dementia at bay for a long time. John finally had to move into a dementia care ward in January 2014. He was treated very well at the Churchill and really enjoyed himself and all the activities. The staff at The Churchill expressed to Randy on many occasions how much they appreciated John’s steady and grateful demeanor. Many thanks to the caregivers of The Churchill for the outstanding care and attention that John received while in their care.

During the night of January 25th John suffered a heart attack and was unable to get out of bed the next day. He was sent by ambulance to the Royal Alexandra Hospital. Once diagnosed in Emergency he spent the last two weeks of his life on Unit 43. He was treated very well and was still endearing himself to others.

Many thanks to the staff of RAH Unit 43 who made John’s final days comfortable and pleasant. John will be deeply missed by all in his life. He was a rock, while always being positive. Firm, while always kind.
Although the last two years were challenging, they will never erase the 83 years of “fabulous”.

Celebration of Life
12:00PM Monday February 2nd, 2015
Odd Fellows and Rebekah’s Lodge Hall
11201 – 95 Street Edmonton, AB

 

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  1. We have so many happy memories of Uncle John. Our deepest heart wrenching sympathy to you all.

    During the years we had a few family bar-be-ques at our house where a good time was held by all. Debbie remembers going on golf trips to Smoky Lake with Uncle John & Auntie Polly. He had this swing that his golf ball would always have a curve to the right. We always had a great time whatever gold course we went to.

    If tears could build a stairway
    and thoughts a memory lane
    I’d walk right up to heaven
    and bring you home again

    No Farewell words were spoken
    No time to say good-bye
    You were gone before I knew it
    And only God knows why.
    My heart’s still active in sadness
    And secret tears still flow
    What it meant to lose you
    No one can ever know.

    But now I know you want us
    To mourn for you no more
    To remember all the happy times
    Life still has much in store.
    Since you’ll never be forgotten
    I pledge to you today
    A hallowed place within my heart
    Is where you’ll always stay.

    With much love Auntie Jenny, Debbie, Harvey, Diana & Dan

  2. Dear Auntie Pauline, Randy and Jan…
    Please accept our heartfelt sympathy in the passing of Uncle John. It has been a pleasure to know him and have him in our lives. May he finally rest in peace… We’re so sorry that we will be unable to attend the Celebration of Life on Monday. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers…
    With much love: Tom and Sharon

  3. Dear Randy, Jan, and Family,

    Condolences on the loss of your Dad. It is always hard to lose a loved one but it is part of life and something we all have to go through. Our hearts go out to you and your family.
    Ernie & Edie Mortemore

  4. Pauline and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Janice & Danny Shpeley and family, Ramona Taciuk, Linda Napp and family, Bob & Carolyn Taciuk and family

  5. Dear Pauline and family,

    I am very sorry to hear about the passing of your dearly beloved husband, father and grandfather. Please accept my heartfelt and deepest sympathy on your great loss. ~ Sorry that I am unable to attend the Celebration of Life for John because of my health, but please know that I hold you close in both my thoughts and prayers.

    With love in Christ,
    Joanne M. Chizen

  6. Auntie Pauline, Randy, Jan and family
    You know why I cannot be there today in person, but I am with you in my heart, emotion and spirit. It is a tragedy to lose someone, but a blessing when they are in a better place. He is with all those that have gone before him – what a reunion on the other side! I can smile as I think of my own Dad greeting him. Be strong and know that you are all loved and he is in a good place.

    Geri

  7. Dear Aunty Polly, Randy, Jan, Anders, Brock & Samantha..
    . What a lovely tribute you have written about Uncle John… he indeed enjoyed a wonderful and fulfilling life as husband, father and grandfather and you are all rich in these beautiful memories. I chucked when I read about the Rainbow Ballroom… That was THE PLACE for fun & romance..the in-place for swingers like Uncle John and Aunty Polly… May all these beautiful memories bring a smile to your heart.
    A HAPPY MEMORY IS ON EARTH, PERHAPS TRUER THAN HAPPINESS
    A. de Musset

    Love to you all
    Evelyn & Stan Amirault and family ( Paul , Elisabeth & Kate, Jane, Claire)
    ( Cathy & Ken and Broderick)

  8. Dear Pauline & family,

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.
    With our deepest sympathy .

    Blaine & Heather Manning ( Justin & Jocelyn )
    Sophie Oshust.

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