Stanley Pasternak

Passed in peace Saturday January 1st, 2022.

Loving father of daughters Cathleen (Kevin), Lisa (John) and son Robert (Janice).

Proud grandfather of Jessica Noble, Christopher Noble, Brenden Noble, Sarah Forrer, Andrew Forrer, William Forrer and Matthew Pasternak.

He is also survived by his former wife, Elizabeth Pasternak.

Predeceaded in death by his parents Peter and Mary (nee Syrnyk); sisters Leona (Louis) Gwodz, Beth (Mike) Melnyk, Verna (Frank) Norquay and Nell (Walter) Pacholok; brothers Joe (Pauline) and Victor (Vicky).

Further survived by nieces, nephews and other caring relatives.

Stan was also blessed with cherished friends.  He will be greatly missed by Carlos Flores, Rocco Brigante, Hans Wendt, Peter Pastor and many more.

He had a very successful career in real estate management that lasted for several decades.

Stan spent the majority of his life in Toronto. He loved the city and was a strong patron of the arts, especially musical theatre and opera.  He was also quite the movie buff.

He was equally competitive on the tennis court as he was talented in the kitchen.  A truly fantastic tennis player and an exceptional cook.

He loved to travel with his friends. New York City was always top of his list!

His family and friends supported him as dementia took hold.  A special thank you to his personal support worker Ali Sarvghad-Razavi who gave him his final wish of staying in his home as close to the end as possible.  Thank you, Ali, for your kindness and tireless dedication to his care.

Stanley passed with dignity, respect and pride.  A great long life lived.

We will celebrate Stan’s life this summer in Toronto.  Details to follow for friends and family.

Please consider a donation to celebrate Stan’s memory to organizations that he loved.

Tennis Canada –

Canadian Opera Company –

“Dad, your guiding hand will be on my shoulder forever.”

  1. I met Stan back in 1987 in a popular bar at the time, downtown Toronto. Friday nights it became a regular meeting place for friends, drinks and dinner.
    Soon our friendship grew into dinner parties hosted by Hans, Stan, myself and others. We started a Friday tradition that continued even to this day. It was always a pleasure going to Stan’s dinner parties. He was an excellent cook and worked hard to ensure a consistent culinary experience every time. I was one of the few, if not the only person he would allow in the kitchen to assist him during these events, it was a good experience.
    Through the years we’ve had our ups and downs but, we’ve always maintained that bond of friendship. In the last few years, the changes brought on by Alzheimer’s and dementia were hard to witness, being unable to change the circumstance. Yet, it also provided a unique experience to our friendship and trust for each other.
    My dear friend Stan may have left the building, but he is still with us.

  2. My wife Kathy and myself, Randy Pasternak would like to express our sincere condolences to Uncle Stan’s family and friends. There was a close bond between my father Victor and Uncle Stan. They kept in touch regularly. We enjoyed our visit with Uncle Stan as he proudly introduced us to the city of Toronto years ago. One interesting memory was having him show us the Saskatoon berry bushes growing on top of his condo building in downtown Toronto. He made his way out to Saskatoon to visit a few times. We look forward to details of Uncle Stan’s life celebration this summer.

  3. To Cathy and all your family…our condolences to you on the death of your Dad…obviously a cherished person in your family and beyond.
    xo Michele and Martin

  4. I worked with Stan at Royal LePage. He was my regional manager when I first started managing and always felt a special bond. there were four of us that took annual Xmas picture for many years
    I cherish those memories

  5. Stan was an integral part of my career. In the late 80’s, Stan encouraged me to become a Broker/Manager at Royal LePage. A number of years later, Stan managed a Royal LePage office across the street from my Royal LePage office on Yonge Street.. During these years, Stan, who had been a business mentor to me, now became a regular tennis opponent. Stan was keenly competitive and had developed quite the talent of anticipating when the balls would be out, mostly he was accurate.
    This talent lead for many verbal replays while enjoying lunch after our matches.
    A number of years later, Stan was a valued resource when I decided to open my own real estate brokerage. Shortly thereafter, Stan joined my company, from which he later retired from, thus leaving him more time to practice on his tennis and other interests.
    I regret not having kept in better touch with Stan over the past few years, but am happy to read that he lived his remaining years with friends and family close to him.
    He meant a lot to me in both my career and my life as I am sure he did with many others.
    He was unique.

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