O'CONNOR, Wilfred Robert Born February 7, 1934 in Glasnevin, Ireland. Passed away peacefully, on August 19, 2021, in Oakville, Ontario, after a brief battle with cancer. Wilf is survived by Ida, his loving wife of 64 years. Wilfred and Ida immigrated to Canada from Ireland in March 1957 and married in August 1957. They had 3 children: Deidre (Laurie), Brian (Darlene) and Oonagh (David). Grandfather to Carolyn, Eric, Brendan, Kaitlin, Stephen and Sean. Step-grandfather to Courtney and Matt. Great-grandfather to Charlotte. Survived by sister Monica, and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brothers Liam and Vincent and sister Marie. Wilf worked at Kodak Canada for over 32 years and then at Greenwich for 15 years. He was an avid, competitive tennis player entering and winning many tournaments within Ontario. He was a proud member and volunteer of St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Scarborough. He also enjoyed bringing the Eucharist and volunteering with Ida at Seven Oaks Long Term Care in Scarborough. He will be dearly missed by his many friends at Tam Heather Tennis & Curling Club, Curran Hall Park Tennis Club and numerous Irish connections. A special thank you to neighbours Lloyd and Jimmy for all their help over the past years. We would also like to thank the entire palliative care teams at Scarborough Centenary and Sunnybrook Hospitals as well as the entire staff at Ian Anderson House for their wonderful end of life care. A funeral Mass will be held at Saint Thomas More Catholic Church at 2234 Ellesmere Rd., Scarborough, on August 27th at 11:00 a.m. COVID-19 protocols are in place and masks must be worn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada or Ian Anderson House in Oakville, Ontario. "Ar Dheis Go Raibh A H'Anah Dilis" "May His Soul Rest In Peace"
Published in Toronto Star on Aug. 24, 2021.