elevated OxZTm August 7, 1924 ~ June 21, 2022
elevated OxZTm Visitation
Monday, June 27, 2022 from 10:00 – 11:45 am
elevated OxZTm Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, ON, L3T 3Z6
elevated OxZTm Funeral Mass
Monday, June 27, 2022 at 12:00 pm
elevated OxZTm Chapel of St. Joseph – Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
elevated OxZTm Interment
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
8361 Yonge Street, Thornhill, ON, L3T 2C7
elevated OxZTm Our dear and loving Father passed away peacefully on June 21, 2022 at Sunnybrook Veterans Centre in his 98th year. He was predeceased by Helen, his loving wife of 65 years. Devoted Daddy of Colleen (Garry), Michael (Phyllis), Elizabeth Ann (Anthony), Mary Claire (Glenda), Cathleen, Carolyn (Johnny), and Patricia (Aubrey). Proud Papa of Helen Marie (Steve), Natalie (Carlo), Matthew (Meghan), James (Heather), KT (Mike), Steven (Brittany), Michael, Laura, Daniel (Dea), Rebecca (Liam), Emily, Alycia, Johnathon, Lisa Marie, Sam, Patrick, Bridget, Joey, Claire, Rachel and Great Papa of sixteen. He was the last surviving sibling of five brothers and three sisters (Vic, Edna, Jack, Kitty, Shane, Sheila and Frank).
elevated OxZTm He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force when he was eighteen years old. He flew thirty-eight missions overseas as a mid-upper gunner on Mitchell Bombers during World War II. When he came home he started his career and worked for forty-five years as an engineer for the Canadian Pacific Railway. Daddy was happiest at the cottage with his family around him, bouncing a baby on his knee and tending to his garden. He faithfully attended daily mass and was known for sharing finger rosaries with those who crossed his path. Daddy recognized and was grateful for the exemplary care that he received from the team at Sunnybrook.
elevated OxZTm God bless you, Daddy.