Michael John Petis

2 février 193410 février 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Michael Petis peacefully on February 10, 2021 at the age of 87.

Mike leaves behind his devoted wife Betty (Nemeth) of 59 years. He was a proud and supportive father to children Suki Patricia, Julie Parco, Michael and appreciative father-in-law to Lou Parco. He loved his adoring granddaughter Asia Petis, and step grandchildren Melissa and Rodney Bierhuizen and Adam and Natalie Parco. Mike was honoured to cherish Liana and Ben Bierhuizen and Avery and Lauren Parco. He will be remembered by his brother-in-law Alex Nemeth and wife Mary, niece Sarah Lasko and nephew Matthewe Nemeth and their families. Mike’s personal angels Mihaly and Julia Petis, Alex and Elizabeth Nemeth, John and Nick Petis, Steve Karnay, Franz VandenBosch and Mario Pacenti have surely greeted him with open arms. Mike lived a life built on the values of his Catholic faith; love, generosity and giving. He had a magnanimous personality that was larger than life. With his wife by his side, he travelled the world. Mike sparked and nurtured friendships both at home, in Hungary and wherever he went. He was a leader and mentor to many in both business and life. You could always count on Mike to greet you with a smile on his face and have a funny story to tell. We all have memories of big gatherings around the goulash pot and hours spent late into the night singing Hungarian “halgato” songs with family and friends. He may have been born in Canada, but he had Hungarian blood through and through. We would like to thank the staff of Heritage Green Retirement Home for going above and beyond the call of duty over the past six months. Drs Alton, Boyle, and Ashbourne, Kathleen, and the Palliative Care team at St. Joseph’s Hospital who were instrumental in allowing Mike to make his way through his final journey in life with compassion, dignity, peace and even a bottle of scotch. Due to COVID protocols, a private Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael’s Hungarian Greek Catholic Parish. A livestream of Mike's visitation and service will take place on Friday, February 12, 2021 at 10:30 am by logging on to www.markeydermody.com and clicking on “Join Livestream” under the Service section of the webpage. Cremation to follow and interment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Mike’s name to the St. Joseph Hospital Palliative Care Unit.



Michael John Petis


Bhavani Chlopan

21 février , 2021

Michael Petis was a loving and generous Grandfather, to his granddaughter Asia and my son Joah. He gave them special memories. He was generous, along with Betty, in supporting our young family to make a home for ourselves. I admired his faith and the respect he had for his culture. Our lives are interwoven through our family ties. May he rest in peace. Compassionate, caring thoughts to his family and friends.

Zoltan Almasi

17 février , 2021

Dear Betty,
Bernie and I are very sorry to hear that Mike has passed away. We did have some laughs and good times together. We hope you and your family are doing well.

Zoly and Bernie

Josie Bonaventura

13 février , 2021

Mrs. Petis and family,
Sincere condolences on the passing of your husband and father. I only met him once, years ago - he was a warm, welcoming man, a pleasure to be around. Cherish and keep alive those precious memories you all have of him. He will never be far from you.

Minti Demissei

13 février , 2021

Dearest Betty and family please accept my deepest condolences. Mike was a wonderful person.will missed. Wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Andrea Antolich

13 février , 2021

Most sincere condolences on the passing of your father, John. Will keep him in our prayers. Andrea & Jack Antolich

John and Evie Flokstra

12 février , 2021

Our deepest condolences Betty, we are so shocked , your dear hubby Mike was one of a kind and we will all miss him dearly
Remembering all the goulash parties and trips we all took, fun times to cherish
Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers
Much love and Hugs John and Evie

Jean and Larry Lanigan

12 février , 2021

Dearest Betty and family please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of you dear Michael.Upon meeting Michael you knew you were in the presence of a strong.caring and honest man.It was a privilege to know him.The best advice he gave me was what he called his 11th. commandment.SPEAK UP.I did that when Jenn and Matt were looking for a house and a house came up for sale in our neighborhood so i spoke to the owner and they were able to buy it and now we have our Adriana close by and we see her every day.Thank you Mike for that advice and rest in peace dear friend.Jean and Larry Lanigan.

Doug Burke

12 février , 2021

Our prayers and heartfelt thoughts are with you Mrs. Petis, Julie, Lou and family.

Doug, Kim, Jenny, Rachel and Alex.

Margaret Romasz

12 février , 2021

Dear Betty and family, sincere thoughts and condolences . Mike was a wonderful person. Will miss him.

Adam Parco

12 février , 2021

Betty and Family, we are so sorry for your loss, and everyones loss. Mike was a great husband, father, and friend. Take care, Mike will be missed.