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Joseph Paul Chertkow


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 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 in memory of Joe.

Online condolences can be expressed at

A tree will be planted, by the Logan Funeral Home,
as a living memorial to Joseph Paul Chertkow.
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Service Date
Friday, July 13, 2018
Service Time
3:30 p.m.
Service Location
Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas Street, London, Ontario

Burial Date
July 13, 2018
Burial Time
Following Funeral Service
Burial Location
Restmount Temple Israel Cemetery, London, Ontario

Requested Charity
UNICEF Canada (1-800-567-4483 or