1932 - 2018
KUIACK, Silas - Peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family, Silas passed away at his family homestead on Sunday April 29, 2018 on his 86th birthday. Silas will be lovingly remembered by his sister Gertie Leahy, his brothers Desmond Kuiack, Tony Kuiack (Mary), Leonard Kuiack (Irene) and his many nieces and nephews. Silas’ spirit is reunited in eternal life with his parents Paul and Tessie Kuiack, his sister Evelyn Leblanc and his brothers Edward and Winfred Kuiack.
Silas left Wilno in 1950 to pursue a career in Toronto. He worked for Shell Canada for 34 years, travelling between Toronto and Calgary for many of those years. Silas had a passion for music, being especially fond of symphonies and opera. This passion led him to a second career as the head usher at Massey Hall in Toronto for over 30 years.
Silas enjoyed being outdoors walking and gardening. He loved flowers, shrubs and trees. In his spare time he tended to the gardens around his condominium and the flower beds he had planted in Wilno. He enjoyed his daily outings and coffee with his many friends and neighbours. Silas loved baseball and was a loyal fan of the Toronto Blue Jays. He loved the city of Toronto, its many changes and growth over the years and requested traffic and weather reports right up to his final days.
Silas’ wit, humor and generous nature will be remembered and missed by many.
The family is grateful for support from MV Hospice, Champlain LHIN, Dorothy Hannah, Cortnee Rafuse, Tania Green, and the team at Bayshore Home Health, Dr. Malinowski, Dr. Atfield and Joanne Plebon. Thank you to Treena Utronkie, Kristen Graves, Bob Howe, Chris and Erin Briggs, Warren Heubner , Joe Bratley and to the many people who reached out to offer help, support, prayers and kind words during this time.
Donations can be made in his name to St Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation in support of Hospice/Palliative Care Services.
As per his wishes there will be no visitation or funeral service. Family will welcome friends at our homestead for a private celebration of life at a later date.