elevated tS1dt June 2,1933 – September 17, 2020
elevated tS1dt It is with deepest sadness that the family of John “Murray” Jellifo announce his passing on Thursday, September 17, 2020. Beloved husband of 54 years of the late Mary Jellifo (nee Harvey). Cherished father of Helen McGuire (Dave), Sheila Littlejohn (Bruce), John Jellifo, Maureen Charlebois (Stephan) and Martin Jellifo (Lara). Treasured grandpa of Brian (Carly), Sarah (Cody), Meagan (Jay), Melissa (Tyler), Stephen, Klayton, Jeff (Emily), Murray, Lindsay, Nicole and great-grandpa to Ella. Loving son of the late Joe and Julia Jellifo and brother of the late Florence Kaus, Edna Berger and Marietta Emory. Beloved Uncle to many wonderful nieces and nephews.
elevated tS1dt Murray was born and raised in Victoria Harbour, Ontario and lived most of his adult life in Toronto, Richmond Hill and Nobleton. As an Electrician, Murray worked at the CP Rail for 35 years and led many electrical projects across the Province. He was a very proud father/grandfather and loved sports and was an advid hockey player, swimmer, hunter and fisherman. Murray and Mary and their loving family enjoyed many summers at Georgian Bay and getting Ice Cream at Picnic Island. Murray was a kind man and was loved by all who had the good fortune to meet him. He had a huge heart and would give you his shirt if you needed it. He loved telling stories and spending his weekends collecting treasures. A special thank you to Lakeside Retirement Home for being such a wonderful place for Murray. He made many friends and the staff made him feel loved. Earth has lost an amazing man but his gentle soul will live forever in Heaven. His kids and grandkids now have two Guardian Angels to watch over them.
elevated tS1dt Thank you dad for being an amazing father and for making a positive difference in the lives of others; you will be forever missed!
elevated tS1dt Due to COVID an in-person church service and burial will be held on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. for immediate family member only.
elevated tS1dt Donations can be made to georgianbayforever.org and/orjust show love and kindness to all.
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Our deepest condolences to all of your family. Murray was the sweetest man and best friends with all of you. We loved him and he will be missed greatly.
I’m so glad I got to see Uncle Murray last October. I loved him dearly and will miss him forever.❤️❤️ take care to you all.
We are so sorry for your loss. I will never forget him dancing at Sarah’s wedding. What a lovely man he was. Always so kind and sweet. Big hugs to you all.
So sorry we won’t be there to share all the stories I know what will be told lots of memories camping, watching stanley cup on TV at our camp site in Orangeville, but will have to remember them from my hospital room in Toronto. RIP CUZ, Murray ,your bride is waiting for you.love Sandi & Bill
Our sincere condolences to the whole family. We remember Murray warmly – so quick to smile and make you feel welcome. Always lots of laughs….your family is an extension of his spirit. Kim, Peter and Madeline Baker
Condolences from the Savages.
I think he was my uncle Claude Savage’s best friend.
He will be surely missed but not forgotten.
Sure was I remember as a kid, they would be at my grandmas place!! 7Up were ther favorite pop!
Sincere condolences to whole family. We remember your father as a gentleman and lovely person.
Daniellle et Daniel
A sweet thought to share with you our deepest condolences.
Perhaps you will find some relief in the hope that your loved one lives today in a world of peace.
The family thinking of you at this difficult time.
Line & Jacques
Great Uncle Murray was a wonderful man and he will be miss. You all have my condolences and I wish you all the best with love! <3 <3
Murray’s passing deeply saddens me. He was a kind and gentle soul; I really did admire him. I am very blessed to have so many wonderful memories of he and Mary; I shall cherish them forever. We wish we could be there for you – but rest assure each and every one of you are in our thoughts.
Love from Troy & Katie Cook
Pour Vous Maureen , Stephen et Nicole Nos Sincères Condoléances la perte d`un
être cher est difficile . Nous sommes de tout cœur avec vous.
Ceux que nous aimons ne meurent jamais ils sont a jamais dans nos souvenirs et ils sont précieux.Nos sympathies aux membres de votre Famille
Louise et Jacques
We spent many hours talking about Murray’s collections. I don’t ever remember seeing him without a smile. So many great family memories to treasure. We were all blessed to have had Murray in our lives. A true beautiful spirit and wonderful family.
To Maureen and the extended family.
You have a huge loss in your life…..but one that is filled with great memories and stories.
Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Stuart C and the Bayshore Team
Maureen ,Stephen ,Nicole et à toute l votre famille je suis avec vous tous dans la tritesse par la pensée
Mer sinceres condoleanses à tous
We dont forget him forever agreat men great father and gd father Aiways there for every one Of us
Syncerly condoleance lwood like to be there .my deep toughts.are with you…..By Murray , my friend .!!!!
Sending love and sympathies to all – Uncle Murray was full of life and kindness – a true gentleman – he will be missed – May your family be comforted in Gods Love ❤️
To Sarah and Family,
Please accept our deepest and sincere condolences.
Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Jason & the TD Bank team
We’re very sorry for your loss , a lot of great memories way too many to list here….
Sending love and prayers to you all during this difficult time. I can certainly see some if the wonderful qualities in you Sarah that I am sure came from your Grandfather. XOXO.
Murray was a kind and generous person who I looked up to my entire life. When we were moving to Australia, he gave me small brass bell (from his broad collection!) and told me to not forget about him; I have displayed where I see it everyday and think about him.
He leaves behind a big empty space, however I will forever cherish the memories I have.
Lovingly remembered from Todd & Valerie Cook
Sending my love, condolences and prayers to you during this very difficult time.
So sorry for your loss. Murray was a great soul! Love to the whole Jellifo family.
To all the family, Mr J ment so much to all of us each time we met at so many family gatherings. He always had so many terrific interesting stories and was so kind to all of us that grew up knowing him and Mary. He will be sadly missed by all our family.
John and Patti Corbishley
To the Jellifo family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Mr & Mrs Jellifo were always so caring , and such a wonderful couple. I always had so much respect for them. It was always nice to see them at gathers. I enjoyed listening to them tell stories. He’s with Mrs Jellifo now, and I bet his happy. You will be missed Mr Jellifo ❤❤
I will miss Murray’s sense of humor. We could have all learned about negotiating from him. I don’t believe he ever paid the asking price. He is probably asking for a better deal right now.
Love Uncle Frank
I have so many memories of Murray – many of them involve him and my dad Joe Harvey spending ages on the phone, particularly if Toronto and Montreal we’re playing hockey – both very keen on their favourite team.