GRESKO, Babe (Wm. V) October 24, 1922 – March 15, 2019 Passed away on Friday, March 15, 2019 at the age of 96. He is predeceased by his beloved wife of 60 years Jean (nee Woods). Loving father of Gordon and Jane (Alfie). Adoring grandfather of Anthony (Linda), Amanda (Mark) and Grant. Cherished great-grandfather of Valencia, Daniella and Olivia. He is remembered for his love of sports, dancing and music and for his great sense of humour. A celebration of Babe’s life will take place at the Cardinal Funeral Home, 92 Annette St., on Friday, March 22, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the charity of your choice.


March 22, 2019
Cardinal Funeral Home-Annette Chapel
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM


Burial / Entombment / Cremation


March 23, 2019
John Stevens
I had the pleasure of meeting Babe and his pals when I nominated them for induction into the Softball Canada Hall of Fame. We drove in a van from Toronto to Ottawa and back. The stories that echoed in the vehicle kept us entertained for the whole trip. He was a great guy and I kept in touch with him from time to time to see how he was doing. Sad to see him pass, but the memories will remain.
March 22, 2019
Joe Trambulo
Our sincere condolences from Joe (Raquel), Arielle - daughter, and Abraham - son. Mr. Gresko was such a presence at all of our baseball games and practices at High Park. His support, enthusiasm, and wisdom helped us players to become successful as baseball players and men. I have fond memories of him. As a father I appreciate how important having strong and positive influences are in a kid’s life and I will be forever grateful that I was lucky enough to have a legend like him positively influenced my life. He is and will always be a class act!
March 22, 2019
Jim and Deb Woods
Dear Gord and Jane, so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. I always had a great affection for Uncle Babe, he had a cool factor that was unique for that generation. I am sure all the family is waiting for him on the "other side" and having a grand celebration of a life well lived. Love and respect.
March 21, 2019
Diane Mark ( nee Tohana)
Dear Gord and Jane, My sincere sympathies on your loss. I recall your father was always a happy guy, smiling and kidding all the time. Peace to your family.
March 19, 2019
Marvin Pearl
What a sad, sad loss for all of us, especially the family. He will definitely be remembered by all who knew him - and there are so many he befriended. He loved being involved in the CNE baseball program year after year after year and even at 95 he was was on the job each and every day. A delightful young man with an amazing athletic and military career and an incredible sense of humour. Thank you for being you - R.I.P. MARVIN PEARL - CNE Ball Park Coordinator.
March 19, 2019
Michael Loreto
Our sincerest condolences from Tony Loreto (Sandra), Michael (Stephanie) and son MJ. I dont think Babe ever missed a High Park game in 15 years. An integral part of our High Park team's success and baseball career's. A true legend and gentleman. xoxo
March 19, 2019
Mary-Lou Parissi
Dear Jane, We are so very saddened to hear of your Dad's passing.Though he had a long life, it is always hard to say a final goodbye to your parent. Looks like Babe will be joining in on many games at the great baseball field above and reuniting with your Mom and all of his family, friends and baseball pals that went before him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Alfie, your brother Gordon, and your family at this sad and difficult time. With Love, Mary-Lou & Tracy xoxo