Joseph Paul Chertkow
It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected death of Joseph Chertkow on July 9, 2018 in Toronto.
Joe was a devoted and loving son to his mother, Evelyn, and his father, Gerald, who predeceased him in 2013. He is survived by his son Daniel, whom he adored, and by his beloved friend Marie Natanson, whose support and kindness has been unfailing. He leaves behind a family shocked and heartbroken by his loss, including loving younger siblings Howard (Ann) and Patricia (Robert), and many nieces, nephews, and cousins whom he cherished.
Joe grew up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and London, Ontario, graduating from the University of Western Ontario’s Faculty of Law in 1975 with a Bachelor of Law (LL.B) and some of the highest marks ever awarded in the school’s history. He obtained an LL.M. in 1976 from the London School of Economics and Political Science and entered the Faculty of Law of the University of British Columbia, before moving into the private sector. Joe worked as a legislation and policy consultant for London Life, Royal Trust and Royal Bank. He then embarked on a third career as an international legal and regulatory expert, designing and drafting new legislative and regulatory frame works for Asian banks in Vietnam, Mongolia, Cambodia and elsewhere. Joe was an intense, erudite and brilliant man who was fiercely loyal and generous to those he loved. He was known and admired for his quirky wit, encyclopedic knowledge of rock trivia, passion for travel, and terrible Ed Sullivan impersonations. He will be so missed.
Funeral Service will be conducted at Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas Street, London, Ontario (between & Colborne St.) on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 3:30 p.m.
(Please check www.loganfh.ca on Friday to confirm date and time of funeral service).
Interment in Restmount Temple Israel Cemetery, London, Ontario.
Those who wish may make memorial donations to UNICEF Canada (1-800-567-4483 or www.unicef.ca) in memory of Joe.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.loganfh.ca
as a living memorial to Joseph Paul Chertkow.