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August 4, 1928 - February 24, 2018
It is with sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Alex Michael Nastasiuk on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Woods Park Care Centre, Barrie. Beloved husband of Peggy who predeceased him (2011) after 51 years of marriage. Cherished father of John (Tracey), Anne (Kelvin) Hamilton, Paul (Sue), Joey (Jane) and Theresa. Loving Poppa of Christopher, Nicholas, Alexandra, Samantha, Madison, Zachary, Sara, Matthew and Anika. Alex is predeceased by his sisters Leda Stefanko, Nina Daley, Vera LeBlanc, Mary Nastasiuk and brothers Peter, Nick and Billy Nastasiuk. Alex was born on August 4, 1928 in Timmins, Ontario. After graduating from Timmins High and Vocational School in 1947, encouraged by his teacher Miss. Wilson, he left Timmins to attend St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto. He received his BA in 1952 and his MA in Philosophy in 1954. After completing his studies at University of Toronto he enrolled in St. Augustine’s Seminary. He left the seminary realizing that his vocation was teaching and continued his education completing his BEd. and MEd. at the University of Toronto. This was the beginning of a long teaching career that spanned nearly 40 years. Early in his teaching career at Mattawa High School he met a fellow teacher and future wife, Peggy. They married in 1959 initially finding a home in Aurora, then moving on to Barrie in 1967 where they stayed and raised their family. Throughout his life Alex was an avid gardener winning many horticultural awards and applying his gardening skills to his parish, St John Vianney. He played competitive baseball in Timmins during summers as a young man, then later participated in orienteering meets in Ontario. These were just a few of Alex’s many interests. Alex was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed by all. Friends will be received at Adams Funeral Home 445 St. Vincent Street (just north of Cundles Road) Barrie on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 from 6 – 9 pm. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. John Vianney Catholic Church 13 Baldwin Lane Barrie on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 11 o’clock a.m. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca
The family would like to thank Dr. Michael McConvey and the staff at Woods Park for their exceptional care and compassion.