It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Maynardo Forro Farrol at the age of 78.  He died peacefully on April 23rd, 2020 in Toronto, Ontario surrounded by his family in spirit and his compassionate caregivers. He is survived by his wife Thelma Corpuz, and two children.  His daughter Denise Anne Ferrer with her husband Rene, and children Ethan and Madison.  His son John Maynard Farrol with his wife Maria, and children Naomi and Joshua.  He was a loving Lolo to his four grandchildren. Maynardo was born in Janiuay, Iloilo, Philippines on April 21, 1942.  He is deceased by parents Socorro Forro and Jose Farrol Sr.  He was the second youngest sibling of seven brothers and sisters.  In the Philippines, he graduated mechanical and electrical engineering.  He worked in telecommunications in Manila and in the sugarcane mills in Iloilo.  He immigrated to Canada in 1970.  Upon reaching Toronto, he worked for The Toronto Star.  Then at the Ministry of Government Services in maintenance for 24 years and retired in 1998. Maynardo was a very hard working, kind hearted, humour filled, spiritual family man.  As a husband, he was patient, devoted and endearingly sweet.  He married Thelma on February 12th, 1972 and celebrated their 48th Anniversary together.  He often picked the new blossoms from the garden to give to his wife to brighten her day and comfortably provided in their home on Oxford Street for 44 years in the Kensington Market community.  As a father, he always looked towards his children’s future, supported their endeavours and took pride in speaking about them.  As a grandfather, he found joy in making the grandchildren laugh with his stories, sang to them his favourite songs and always hugged them tightly.  As a person of faith, he was very close to God and offered his daily adoration and prayers to Our Mother of Perpetual Help at St. Patrick’s Church. Uncle or Tito Mer was the name he was often called by as he was a very simple, practical and humble Ilongo that made him easy and fun to get along with.  He enjoyed his early travels by long driving through many different States visiting with family and friends.  He also made it to historic places like Spain, France, and Italy.  Many of his favourite past times were gardening, fishing, reading, financing, coffee times and maintaining the home, as he was always such a handy man. As he got older and developed Alzheimer’s disease, Maynardo tried to continue to show his calm, loving and genuine personality to everyone he met.  He always greeted everyone with a generous smile, offered caring advice and loved socializing at family festivities and at church gatherings.  He made sure to use his constant hospitality, humour and gentle words to invite and thank those around him.  He always reminded others to be happy, not to worry too much, and that life was too short, but good to all of us because of the Lords daily blessings. Maynardo will be missed by many who knew and loved him.  He will forever live in all of our hearts.  Rest in peace Dad. With much gratitude for everyone’s sympathies, fond memories and daily prayers. A celebration of life will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kensington Gardens through the Kensington Health Foundation.  



Private Family Visitation



April 28, 2020
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery

Private Interment


April 28, 2020
Ann Kilian
Dear Denise, It was so interesting to read about your father's life. What a wonderful person. I believe he is watching over you all. May you know you are surrounded by love and prayers. 💖
April 28, 2020
Lolita Farrol Mallada
I cried and felt very sad when I learned that my manghod, my little brother Mer passed away. Mer and I were inseparable when we were young. Memorable moments in Janiuay. We used to play tricks on Auring because we wrongly thought that Auring was our mother's, your Lola Coroy's, favorite. He also tried to teach me to drive our jeep, he failed, not his fault. The jeep did not have power steering. Bug-at. That steering wheel was heavy. He was a very loving and caring brother. I did not know anything about the Canadian pension system but when I reached sixty, he reached out to me, unprompted, and helped me so that I could receive my pension here in the Philippines. 3000 pesos a month is not much but it paid for my vitamins and Jollibee. So every Sunday, after Mass, my children and grandchildren, remember their Uncle and Lolo Mer, at Jollibee. I am thankful to Thelma, Denise Anne, John, and their families, firstly, for their warm welcome when I visited Toronto. Mostly, I am very, very, very, thankful for the love and support that they gave to Mer. I know the sacrifice and sadness that comes with taking care and losing a loved one. God bless you all and you are all always in our prayers. I know that Mer is now with the Lord. We will all miss him. We pray for the eternal repose of his soul. God bless you, Mer! We love you, Mer!
April 27, 2020
Enza Civello
Dear Denise and family. Know that you are in the thoughts of so many during this difficult time. I am sure your dad is looking down from a peaceful heaven with a warm heart knowing how very loved he was. I hope all your happy memories, help you through this sad time. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Sending hugs.
April 27, 2020
Lunar family
So sorry for your loss, sending our love and prayers to you and the whole family. Let perpetual light shine upon Uncle, may he rest in peace. Amen. He will be missed.
April 26, 2020
Papy and Erlyn
May fond memories of your dad bring you comfort during this difficult time. Our sincere condolences to you Denise, Rene and Family.
April 26, 2020
Siphanh, Elaine, and family
Our deepest condolences to the Farrol family. We were shocked and sadden to hear about the passing of your of dad. Please know that he is in our prayers and may Mr. Farrol rest in peace.
April 26, 2020
Michael, Ada and family
Our deepest condolences to you Denise, John and your family. Your father was a good and gentle soul - may he rest in peace.
April 26, 2020
Al & Evelyn Lero
We are deeply saddened by the terrible loss you and your family have suffered. Sorry that we cannot be there to share your grief because of the corona pandemic but please know that our hearts go out to you, your brother John, your Mom and the rest of the family in this trying time. May you all find the strength to get through this and we pray that the soul of Nong Myr will rest in peace.
April 26, 2020
My deepest condolences to Denise and family. May your laden hearts be filled with peace, knowing full well that he is at rest with the Lord our God.
April 26, 2020
Angela Chimenti & Family
Our sincere condolences to you Denise, Ethan, Maddy & Rene. Our prayers are with you.
April 26, 2020
Noel San Jose
Sear Auntie, Denise and John, Know that our thoughts are with you and your family at this sorrowful time. Uncle Mher is now at peace and he Loved you Dearly....Our Deepest Sympathy.
April 26, 2020
Maricor F. M. Cervera
Dear Auntie Thelma, Denise, and John, and the whole family It is amazing to read about how Uncle Mer lived his live and cared for your family (we live so far away). He is a wonderful person and much loved. My family and I are with you in this moment of great loss. With much prayers and love to the whole family...
April 26, 2020
Dong&Ced Corpuz -Del Rosario
When someone we love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure. Prayers for peace and comfort in the days ahead..
April 26, 2020
Glyza Corpuz
Stay strong and continue life with faith and love! May Lolo Mer rest in peace. He is now in the hands of our loving God. He will be missed by everyone! ❤