In Memory of



Obituary for Mark Pastir

PASTIR: MARK EDWARD -After a valiant and lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer Mark has cashed in his ticket to heaven and was welcomed into the arms of our Lord. He passed away peacefully at Norfolk General Hospital on August 4, 2022, with family by his side, in his 69th year. The only child of deceased parents Michael John (2011) and Clara Beverly (2010) was born in Simcoe. Much beloved husband, best friend, and soulmate of Betty for 46 years, loving father of Michael (Leryn) and, Marisa Thompson (Dean). Cherished Papa of Varsity & Maverick (Pastir) and Harper and Clyde (Thompson), and nephew to a dear Aunt and cousins as well as nieces and nephews. Mark was a member of the Phoenix Club in Simcoe, Past President and member of the OEL (Ontario Electrical League) Norfolk Chapter, owned and operated Mark Pastir Electric (1978–1998), as well as Past President of OVPGA (Ontario Vegetable Board) Norfolk Chapter. Mark had a passion for motor sports beginning at the age of 5 racing go-carts with his father, progressing through-out life to snowmobiles, drag racing the quarter mile and eventually into ATVs with multiple trophies in each to add to his winning achievements. He was a graduate of Simcoe Composite High School and attended Fanshawe College in London, graduating as an Electrical Engineering Technician. Returning to Simcoe he joined the team at Simcoe Electric as an electrical apprentice, later left to work as Plant Electrician for Mrs. Smith’s Pies in Simcoe where he finished his apprenticeship and attained his Inter-provincial Electrician’s license. In time he later returned to help his parents on the family farm. He along with his wife opened a successful Electrical Contracting business (Mark Pastir Electric) in 1978 which operated until 1998 when the farming operation required all his attention until he retired at the age of 49 handing the reigns over to his son Michael. He continued to assist for a couple of more years until becoming actively involved full time managing the family’s investment properties until his death. He loved camping, barbecuing, and making up words to his favourite songs. Mark always found it a challenge to repair, resolve or design any issue that supposedly couldn’t be done which earned him the nickname ‘MacGyver’ as there wasn’t anything he couldn’t fix. He adored the company of his children and grandchildren who he constantly bragged about often and was called ‘The best Papa ever’ by his youngest grandchild. He had a great sense of humour always making everyone laugh. His motto in life became “If you are not laughing you are not living!”. Cremation has taken place. A Mass will be held Saturday, August 13, 2022, at 3:30 p.m. at St. Bernard of Clairvaux Parish, 165 Thompson Rd W, Waterford followed by an Celebration of Life at the Phoenix Club, 51 Argyle St., Simcoe from 5:00 till 8:00 p.m. to share stories and memories of Mark. For those wishing to make a memorial donation in memory of Mark they are asked to consider the Canadian Cancer Society, 328 Mountain Park Avenue Hamilton, Ontario L8V 4X2 or Juravinski Cancer Centre/Hamilton Health Sciences, 699 Concession St, Hamilton, Ontario L8V 5C2 would be greatly appreciated. SERENITY BURIAL & CREMATION SERVICES INC., 361 Main Street, Port Dover (226)290-9093 have been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences can be left at