Dr. R. John Kominar

Dr. R. John Kominar

1941 - 2023

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Obituary of Dr. R. John Kominar

Dr. R. John Kominar passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his wife Patricia, children Kerri, John, Kris and Koni, grandchildren and great grandchildren.


John was born in Flin Flon, Manitoba to John and Anne Kominar. He grew up in Windsor and attended Dougall Ave. Elementary, Hon. J.C. Patterson Collegiate and University of Windsor. He will be missed by his sisters and their families, Irene and Joe Timko, Mabel and Joe Riordan, Eleanor and Dan Marcuz and Darlene and Stan Zin.


John was a chemistry professor at Wilfrid Laurier University for 35 years and he will be remembered fondly by his many students and colleagues.


A funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 11:00 am at Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S, Waterloo, Ontario.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice, and condolences may be posted at www.erbgood.com.




His handclasp had a feeling of friendship,

His eyes had a twinkle of mirth,

His grin carried humour and kindness,

He was truly the salt of the earth.


He was always there when you needed him, 

He could never say no to a friend. 

He was one of God’s finest creations,

He was steadfast and true to the end. 


John’s love for chemistry and teaching,

Was a gift he generously shared.

His cooking for his family and friends,

showed them how much he cared.  


John’s memory will live on within us,

In every wine glass that we break.

We will cherish his appreciation for life,

In every photograph that we take. 



Funeral Service

11:00 am
Saturday, September 23, 2023
Erb & Good Family Funeral Home Chapel
171 King Street South
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada