Peacefully, on Sunday April 4, 2021, our beloved husband, father and grandfather, Ihor Pelech, passed away after a short illness. He leaves behind his wife Mary, his three sons Danylo (Cyndi), Josyf (Natalie) and Mattej (Patrycja) and his five grandchildren Nathan, Mark, Vera, Juliana and Luca whom he adored. Also, left to mourn him are his sister Olha and brother-in-law Garrett Marinacci, sister-in-law Oksana with husband Bohdan Ciz, nephew Zenon (Marta) and niece Olenka as well as family in Canada and Ukraine.
Ihor was a passionate teacher as was his calling, having spent his entire career at St. Andrew’s Junior High School as Head of English, a position he cherished. He took pride in his work, demonstrated in the fact that he had tests, essays and exams all marked and returned to his students the next day. His retirement celebration was a fitting testament to his exemplary teaching career.
His retirement years were spent quietly enjoying time with his family. Ihor was a cherished husband, wonderful father and grandfather, much loved and respected by all who knew him.
Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, funeral arrangements are by invitation only. Donations in memory of Ihor Pelech may be made to: The Ukrainian Catholic Sobor of The Holy Protection, 30 Leeds Street, Toronto.
Due to the current Covid - 19 restrictions in Toronto that allow a maximum number of guests to attend a funeral, the service details will be kept private and attendance will be by invite-only.
The family thanks you for your support and understanding during this challenging time.