In Celebration of

Greta Yelovich

August 17, 1925 -  April 13, 2018

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.


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Terry Murray (former tenant)

Entered April 17, 2018 from Toronto

To the family of Greta Yelovich - I am so sorry to learn of her death. My first apartment, when I moved to Toronto after university in the late 1970s, was in a Canadiana Towers building (at Bloor and Dundas West), and I still remember Greta warmly. She was particularly kind to me when I arrived here after a difficult move from the U.S. We kept in touch, sporadically, for a few years after my tenancy, and while I haven't seen her or spoken with her in some time, I feel a loss at news of her passing - so please accept my condolences at your much greater loss.

Gord and Beth Holdaway (Brother and Sister in law)

Entered April 17, 2018 from London Ontario

Dear Peter and Family,
We are terribly sorry to hear about the passing of your mother, please accept our condolences.
Uncle Gord and Aunt Elizabeth.

Heather Ahle (Niece)

Entered April 18, 2018 from BRAS D'OR

Sorry to hear about your mom.She was always such a lady.Mom loved her dearly as you all did.I remember going to your parents home when Uncle Don died.We didn't get to see all of you often over the years but always felt we knew her from mom and dad talking about their younger years.

Basil and Susie Cantwell (Aunt)

Entered April 18, 2018 from 34 Russell Drive Brasd'or,Cape Breton B1Y 2B8

We were so sorry to hear of Aunt Greta's passing .Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time .Thinking of you ❤️

DENNIS JESSOME (just a neighbor ,long time ago in bras dor ,cape breton)

Entered April 18, 2018 from bras dor

My Deepest Sympathy to Gretas Family, I had a good friend Paul Leblanc from Alder Point,CB who knew all of the Cantwells I think hjs mom was a Macgrath, Percy Macgraths sister and we talked a lot of them, I knew a lot of them myself, but didnt know Greta , Paul mentioned her name a few times in conversation, along with the rest of the family , I remember Frank her dad, when I a very young kidm going to schiool in Bras d'or his farm was next to the school,, but whenever I see someone from Bras dor in an obituary, I send my condolences to their family out of respect, for them,, God Bless,


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