In Celebration of

George Tostowaryk

July 28, 1922 -  October 8, 2017

Peacefully, surrounded by family in Ottawa on Sunday, October 8th, 2017; age 95 years, World War II veteran, high school teacher, poet and pilot. Beloved husband of the late Lois Tostowaryk (Singleton). Loving father of Helen Hamilton (Kester), Karen Tostowaryk (Steve), Marion Tostowaryk (Hanna), Michael Tostowaryk (Rio) and Daniel Tostowaryk (Florentina). Predeceased by his second wife Jeanne D’Arc Deir. Cherished grandfather of Steven Trudeau, Dalal Kawas, Skye Tostowaryk, and Trevor, Ryan and Jason Lubin. Great grandfather to Layla Lois McGregor and Holly Trudeau. 12 siblings, two dying in the first year of life, Survived by six siblings, Myrtle, Matt, Alice, Wally (Walter), Betty and Dennis. Predeceased by siblings Mike, Dorothy and Sydney. Son of the late Nick and Wasylka Tostowaryk. George will also be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to Beechwood, Funeral, Cemetery and Cremation Services (280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa), on Saturday, October 14th, 2017 for a visitation beginning at 2:30 p.m., followed by a Celebration of George’s life at 3:00 p.m. in Beechwood’s Sacred Space.


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Hanna Kawas and all the Family (Son-in-law)

Entered October 11, 2017 from Vancouver

The entire Kawas Family send their condolences. May you rest in peace.

Wade and Ingrid Haskin (Long time neighbours)

Entered October 11, 2017 from Brockville

Deepest sympathy to the family of George.

Danny, Florentina, Skye, Elena and Nicolaie (Son, Daughter in Law, Granddaughter and in Laws)

Entered October 11, 2017 from Ottawa

You will be missed by all. We are thankful you went in peace and now are in a better place with Mom. We will always remember you in our hearts and think of the joyous times and good memories

George's brothers and sisters and their families (Brothers and sisters & families)

Entered October 12, 2017 from Winnipeg

Dear George's Children & your families,
We all share in your sorrow. We will forever cherish the many experiences and stories your dad shared with us over the many, many years.
May you reflect upon the strength your dad possessed to make it to 95 years and may that strength and your happy memories of him bring you comfort at this very sad time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
With love,
George's brothers and sisters and their families.

Patricia Bethel (cousin)

Entered October 13, 2017 from Ottawa

Peggy and I are both very sorry indeed to learn of Mr. Tostowaryk's death; at whatever age it happens, it always seems far too early.

We were both very grateful to have had the opportunity to see him again when Peggy was visiting Canada during his ninetieth birthday celebrations and to have been able to catch up with the family then.

Words really are insufficient at such a time as this: please accept our condolences.


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