elevated 2Ypqi Joseph Ivan Marcinek (42), of Toronto, died March 23, 2024 at Michael Garron Hospital following a battle with cancer. He was born on March 31, 1981 to Joseph Daniel Marcinek and Maria Tamara Marcinek (Grobov) in North York. Joe attended Brock University after graduating from Brampton Centennial Secondary School and an amazing, award winning career in baseball and hockey as a child and teenager. He married Sarah Weaver on October 27, 2018 and they had Lily Sophie Marcinek – his greatest joy – in January 2017.

elevated 2Ypqi He worked in the Ontario Public Service after returning from teaching in South Korea but his favourite job was being a father to Lily. He was a tremendous conversationalist, storyteller, deeply caring, protective of those he loved, always fought for what was right and always convinced one day that the Toronto Maple Leafs could win the Cup.  He enjoyed spending time with his family, friends, playing a round of golf and going on adventures. He was an avid traveler and always felt the need, the need for speed.

elevated 2Ypqi Joe is survived by his wife (Sarah), daughter (Lily), brother (David), mother (Tamara), sister-in-law (Keri), nephew (Max) and many loving uncles, aunts, cousins, extended family and a tremendous number of friends and colleagues who he touched deeply. He was preceded in death by his father Joseph Daniel Marcinek and his grandparents Joseph Marcinek Sr, Anna Marcinek, John Grobov Sr and Marta Grobov. 

elevated 2Ypqi A private funeral and internment was held by the family at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery (Thornhill).

elevated 2Ypqi A Celebration of Life will take place on Friday, April 12th from 11am to 2pm at Reid’s Distillery in Toronto.

elevated 2Ypqi In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joe’s honour to Michael Garron Hospital or the Canadian Cancer Society.