Born February 15, 1924 in Kalisz, Poland. Died peacefully in his 86th year, on December 20, 2009 at the Dorothy Ley Hospice in Toronto, after a courageous battle with prostate cancer. Son of the late Eupraksia and Joachim, Jerry was the youngest of 7 sons, 3 of whom died in childbirth. Predeceased by Ivan, Anatole and Leonid. He survived WW II in occupied Poland and graduated in 1949 from the University of Hanover (Germany) with an engineering degree. Jerry arrived in Canada via Halifax on September 15 1950, and reunited with his bride to be Larissa, whom he married on October 14, 1950 and with whom he recently celebrated 59 years of marriage. He will be missed by his children (Dr.) George of London and Victor, and by his grandchildren Laura and Christian of London. Jerry began his long and successful career as a Draftsman and Senior Engineer with Wallace and Carruthers and in 1955 Jerry left to found Farkas Barron Jablonsky (Canada) Ltd. where he served as Chief Engineer. In 1965 he became a full partner in Farkas Barron Jablonsky, and in 1973 the company came under complete Canadian ownership. In January 1980, the company became Jablonsky Associates, and finally, in 1988 became Jablonsky, Ast and Partners Consulting Engineers. Although Jerry retired in October 1994, the company still proudly bears his name. Some of Jerry’s most notable projects/developments in the GTA are The Manulife Centre, Hudson Bay Centre (Yonge & Bloor), as well as projects at Yonge & St. Clair, and Yonge & Eglinton, the Skylon Tower in Niagara Falls, The Galleria in London, Banker’s Hall in Calgary, Bell Canada Centre in Ottawa, the National Revenue Taxation Data Centre in Sudbury, as well as other projects in Montreal, Pointe Claire, Quebec City and Halifax.
The family will receive friends at the Cardinal Funeral Home, 366 Bathurst Street (North of Dundas) on Tuesday & Wednesday from 6 pm to 9 pm. Panachida (prayers) will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 8 pm, and Wednesday at 7:30 pm. Funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Thursday, December 24 at 10:30, then to St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral for Orthodox Rite of Funeral at 11 am. Interment will follow at Prospect Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jerry’s memory may be made to Prostate Cancer Canada, The Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Children of Chernobyl Fund."
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December 24, 2009