JARVENPAA, Pentti Henrik - (November 20, 1925 - October 12, 2020)
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our loving father, Pentti Henrik Jarvenpaa at the age of 94, at Michael Garron Hospital in Toronto on October 12, 2020 on Thanksgiving Day.
Every Thanksgiving from hereon will always be a symbolic day to give thanks that we were blessed to have him as our Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather.
Pentti will be eternally missed by his Daughters, Kristina (Dave), Mervi (John) and Michelle.
Grandchildren, Daniel (Jessica), Luke (Jennifer), Corbin, Lauren, Nicole (Mitch), Daine, Nicholas, Josephyne and Stratton. Great Grandchildren, Henrik, Soren, Saul and Iver.
Predeceased by his wife Ulpu (Vartija) of 31 years.
He was lovingly known to his children and grandchildren as (a.k.a.) IRONMAN.
It is a great loss for the Finnish community in Toronto, he had been an active member since 1970, served on many Committees, Boards and Government Agencies in Canada and Finland to help fundraise one million dollars for the construction of the Toronto Finnish Seniors Centre and acted as their first Administrator (1986-1990).
He served in the Finnish Armed Forces during World war II and was decorated for his bravery. He was a member of the Toronto Finnish War Veterans Association and shared many memories of his experiences during World War II battling the Soviet Union.
Due to covid-19 restrictions, the family has decided to hold a memorial service to honour our father on July 23, 2021 (tentatively covid allowing) at the Thornton Cemetery, Oshawa, Ontario. This date has been chosen as it marks 30 years from the passing of our mother (July 23, 1991). A special time to reunite our parents in the grave.
Memorial donations may kindly be offered to the Michael Garron Hospital for their extremely professional and compassionate care.