(May 7, 1935 to September 12, 2014)
After being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer more than one year ago, Arthur left us on September 12th, 2014 to pursue his next great adventure.
He is survived by Gloria, his wife and love of 47 years. He was the best of fathers to four sons: David (Genevieve), Greg (Jessica), Peter (Rona) and Tim (Erin), proud Gung-gung of 10 (soon to be 11) grandchildren and loving uncle to numerous nephews and nieces.
Born in Kingston (Jamaica), Arthur attended a Jesuit seminary in Massachusetts for over a decade before pursuing his career in teaching and guidance at Paul Dwyer Catholic High School in Oshawa and St. Joseph's College School in Toronto.
In addition to spending time with family, Arthur was an avid sports fan who enjoyed travelling and fine scotch. He was well known to chat with anyone at any time, to enjoy good food and to dance the night away with our Mom until the very last song. His booming voice is now silent, but will not be forgotten.
Visitation will take place on Tuesday, September 16th at DESTEFANO FUNERAL HOME, 1289 Keith Ross Drive (at Taunton Rd.), Oshawa from 2 - 4 and 6 - 9 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 17th at St. Leo The Great Catholic Church, 130 Watford Street.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Alpha Boys' School in Kingston, Jamaica, at (www.mercysc.org).
Memories and condolences may be shared at destefanofuneralhomes.ca.