Quick Search

John 'Sonny' Rostek

John 'Sonny' Rostek

Born In: Scotchtown

Passed in: Halifax, Canada
Passed on: January 15th, 2015

It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our father and grandfather John Joseph Rostek who passed away in the QE II, Jan. 15, 2015.
John 'Sonny' was born in Scotchtown, N.S., in 1929. He was the eldest son of John and Marie (Schima) Rostek.
As a young man, Dad worked briefly in the coal mines before entering the Navy and serving from 1951-1956. He was on the HMCS Iroquois and served in Korea. After the war he stayed on another year for peacekeeping, then left the Navy and settled back in New Waterford.
Dad was Post Master at the New Waterford Post Office and he owned a small corner store for a number of years. Dad spent many years on the St. Agnes church council in New Waterford. He was also an honorary life member of the KOC, where he was a member for 50 years and served as treasurer. Dad loved to bowl and spent many years on the New Waterford team.
One of his great passions was gardening and spent many hours in his large garden and was proud of the fresh food he served his family. As an original foodie, he was a wonderful cook. He and our mom moved to Halifax in 2000 to be close to kids and grandkids. He took care of Mom as she battled cancer for a number of years until her passing in 2013.
Dad loved his kids and grandkids; one of the highlights of his week was cooking dinner for his family on Friday nights. Dad spent the last year in Veterans Memorial Hospital where he was building a new life with lots of new friends and fantastic staff. Dad was a very kind and generous soul and he was very good to his children, grandchildren, and friends.
He was predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Theresa (MacLean) Rostek, parents John and Marie (Schima) and sister, Christina.
Survived by his four children, Christina (Jamie Sealy), Jennifer (Michael Ross), Anthony, (Terrie MacIntyre) and Jane; grandchildren, Andrew, Noah and Matthew Sealy; his brother, William (Shelagh) Orleans, Ont., and sister-in-law Helen MacLean, Sydney, and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
The family would like to send special thanks to 4West in Veterans Memorial for their loving and caring support.
Visitation will be form 7-9 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 18 at Snow’s Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr., Halifax. Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Agnes Church, 6903 Mumford Rd. in Halifax, Monday, Jan. 19 at 10 a.m.; Fr. Morris officiating. Reception to follow in the church hall.



Funeral home(s)



Local Services

John D. Steele’s & Sons LTD. Monument Manufacturers

Thoms Flowers

Leave a condolence

comments powered by Disqus

Quick Search

Place an Obituary


Create a Memorial Website