In Celebration of

Edward Michael Dmytrasz

June 27, 2019

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Ed Dmytrasz on June 27th, 2019 with family by his side. Ed was predeceased by his parents Walter and Stefanja, and his parents-in-law Mathew and Branka. He is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years Lillian (Hreljac), son Steven, daughter Christine (Gord), grandchildren Matthew and Andrew, and brother William. Ed will be dearly missed by many relatives and friends.

Born in Lachine, Quebec in 1942 and raised in the Long Branch area of South Etobicoke, he found a passion and skill for lacrosse and played in the Ontario Lacrosse Association with the Long Branch Castrolites. His love for sports also included cheering for his favorite hockey team the Montreal Canadiens. Ed was a first generation Canadian who proudly graduated from the University of Toronto School of Pharmacy in 1967. In between classes, he met his future wife Lillian who worked nearby at the Best Institute. Ed went on to work as a Pharmacist in the Alderwood neighborhood of Etobicoke for over 40 years where he was a pillar of that community. Anyone that knew Ed, knew he was a loving and wonderful dad, avidly supporting everything his children were involved in; Christine’s track and field events and dance recitals, as well as Steven’s 30 years of competitive rowing. Later in life, Ed and Lillian enjoyed their traveling adventures together, most recently celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on a Baltic cruise. Ed adored his grandchildren, Matthew and Andrew and was so proud of everything they accomplished. Attending their hockey, soccer and basketball games was always a priority and something he looked forward to. As their “GP”, he proudly watched both grow into incredible young men.

As per Ed’s wishes, a small ceremony with immediate family will be held. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks to make donations in Ed’s name to Pancreatic Cancer Canada. Please access Ed’s memorial page:

Letters of condolences and shared memories can be made online at Turner and Porter.


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Ruth and Pat Doherty (Friend)

Entered July 1, 2019 from Paris, Ontario

Ed was always a wonderful friend.... for many years dating back to the late 60's.
We enjoyed fun times with Ed and Lil and will always remember him as a loving husband, a devoted father and grandfather and a true friend.
May he rest in peace.
Kind regards....

Deborah Francoz (Co-worker and friend of Steve Dmytrasz)

Entered July 2, 2019 from Toronto

Dear Steve and Family,

I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of your beloved father Edward. I read his obituary and he sounded like a wonderful man who I'm sure left a big imprint on your heart and many other hearts. I'm thinking of you at this difficult time and sending my sincere condolences to you and your family.
Deb Francoz

Sandra and William Ballios (Friends and neighbours)

Entered July 2, 2019 from Mississauga

Our deepest sympathies and sincerest condolences to the entire Family at Edward's passing. As neighbours of Christine, Gord, Matthew and Andrew we were fortunate to have gotten to know both Ed and Lillian. Ed was a quiet loving father to Christine, always present to watch over the family's welfare and so proud of all their accomplishments. In the face of his illness he bravely stood strong and positive. All our best to Lillian and the entire family at this sad time.

Nancy and Joel Dagnone (Friend)

Entered July 2, 2019 from Mississauga

Christine, we are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of your Dad. We will remember his warm smile, friendly face and steadfast devotion to quietly cheering on Matthew and Andrew from the stands of countless hockey arenas. We hope all of the happy memories of your Dad and beloved GP provide comfort during this extremely difficult time. Our thoughts, prayers and hugs are with you and your family.

Richard Bratton (distant relative)

Entered July 3, 2019 from Saint Louis

Our thoughts and prayers with Lillian and the family at this difficult time. I had heard of Ed's passing after speaking with Ted about Pauline and our upcoming visit to Sudbury.
Since it's been about 40 years since our family has been to Sudbury, I don't recall everyone I had met during that visit. From what I'm reading about Ed, I think he would have been a great person to know.
God Bless,
Rich Bratton - Son of Mary Bratton, grandson of Milan Ivankovich (Branka's brother)
St. Louis, MO


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