Died peacefully with his granddaughter by his side on Monday, April 24, 2017 at Victoria Hospital, London. JOHN YANKOVICH, was 78 years old. John was predeceased by his loving wife Patricia (nee Yager) (2004). He will be missed by his granddaughter Emiley “Elizabeth” and her fiancée Nic Ward. He was the father to Deborah (Karl) Kloos, Tamara (Ian Swanson) Yankovich, Jackie Yankovich & Pamela Yankovich and a grandfather Darren Kloos. He was great grandfather to Patricia Ethan and Arya. He will also be missed by his sister Anastia Kainz. John was retired from Ford Motor Company where he was an electronics engineer. In his spare time, he enjoyed fulfilling his passion for sailing. A service celebrating his life will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2017 at 4:00 pm from the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made the Terry Fox Foundation. Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.