elevated XVvf1 1930 ~ 2020
elevated XVvf1 It is with great sadness that the family of Rubin Busuttil announces his passing on August 6, 2020 in his 89th year. Loving husband of the late Joyce (Gardner), Rubin will be lovingly remembered by his children Kathie (Doug) Jamieson, Paul (Mary), Jim (Christine) and Michael (Sonia); and grandchildren Joshua, Adam, William and Katerina. He is also survived by his beloved sister Mary Formosa, and sisters- and brothers-in-law Mary and Frances Busuttil; Leroy, Jean, Blair (Rosie) and Tony (Lina) Gardner, and Lorna (Bernie) Thornton. Rubin is predeceased by his parents Vincent and Catherine; and siblings Joe, Charles (Nanette), Hilda and Miro Busuttil; Ines (Charles) Tabone; Noemi (Michael) Scicluna; parents-in-laws Osmond and Ruby Gardner; and brothers- and sisters-in-law Lawrence Formosa; and James, Vernet (Angie) and Monica Gardner.
elevated XVvf1 Born and raised in Zabbar, Malta, Rubin immigrated to Toronto where he met and married Joyce who was the love of his life. For over 65 years, they worked tirelessly to make a happy home for their children, raise their grandchildren and help others. Rubin enjoyed laughing, gardening, attending church, good food, and spending time with friends and family. In his final years, his quiet strength allowed him to face challenges with dignity and grace, and fully appreciate the gift of life. He will be dearly missed.
elevated XVvf1 A private funeral mass will be held on Thursday August 13, 2020 at Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home in Thornhill, Ontario, followed by urn entombment at Holy Cross Cemetery. If you wish to attend the mass via webcast at 1030am EST, please use this link
elevated XVvf1 In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Rubin can be made to the Sunnybrook Foundation at www.sunnybrook.ca/foundation.