After years of fighting a progressive illness, Greta Yelovich, passed away peacefully at 3:00 a.m. on Friday April 13, 2018. Born on August 17, 1925 in Bras d’Or, C.B., Nova Scotia of Francis Cantwell and Mary Cantwell (nee McGrath). She was the tenth of eighteen children.
Trained as a registered nurse, she was shipping out to serve overseas when World War II ended. Moving to Ontario with her husband Peter Yelovich, she went on to rise from Head Nurse, to Ward Head, and then into the top echelons of Hospital Administration. But dissatisfied with the direction of care developing with the Government takeover of hospitals; Greta teamed up with her husband to found Canadiana Towers Limited. With the dynamic combination of her financial administration and his leadership in acquisition and renovation, this real estate development & management company expanded, prospered and is active to this day. Greta continued at the company helm as Secretary-Treasurer into her eighties.
Accomplishments aside, my mother was a woman of great charm and an extremely cooperative nature. She had an impeccable character, an iron will, and absolute dedication to duty, work and faith. Generous but prudent, she was a brilliant organizer and a diligent steward of whatever she undertook: whether nursing, business or motherhood.
She is predeceased by her younger son Craig, and her husband Peter. She is survived by her elder son Peter Jr. She will be greatly missed by her five grandchildren: Mary-Clair, Stephanie, Peter (III), Cheryll-Ann and Joseph.
Friends may visit at the Turner & Porter “Yorke Chapel”, 2357 Bloor St. West (at Windermere, near the Jane Subway) on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be offered at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 3055 Bloor St. West at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 20, 2018. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. For those who wish, remembrances may be made to the Charity of Choice.
Turner & Porter - Yorke Chapel
2357 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, M6S 1P4
Thursday, 19 Apr 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, 19 Apr 2018 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Info: Prayers and Rosary to be held in the evening visitation