Mr. John William Comartin

January 3, 1952December 4, 2012

COMARTIN, John William Peacefully at home after a 7 year battle with leukemia, on December 4th, 2012. Much loved husband and best friend of Christine (Michie) for over 32 years. Loving and proud father of David and Michael. Predeceased by his parents Hilaire and Norine Comartin. Survived by his family, Suzanne and Grant Andrews, Mary Ellen and Gerry Pegg, Rosemary Comartin, Norine and Shain Lynas. Sadly missed by his mother-in-law Nan Michie and sister-in-law Dr. Fiona Small and her husband Dr. J. Small. Lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation will be held at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King St. West (905-721-1234) on Thursday, December 6th from 7 – 9 P.M. and Friday, December 7th from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, December 8th at 10:00 A.M. from HOLY CROSS PARISH (373 Simcoe St. S.). Interment Mount Lawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Leukemia Research Foundation or Princess Margaret Cancer Center 5th Floor Medical Oncology c/o Dr. A. Schuh.


  • Visitation Thursday, December 6, 2012
  • Visitation Friday, December 7, 2012
  • Visitation Friday, December 7, 2012
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, December 8, 2012

Mr. John William Comartin

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Shirley Matizka

December 15, 2012

Christine, my thoughts are with you, Michael and David at this very difficult time. Please accept my heart-felt condolences.

Shelley Wry

December 13, 2012

I was privileged to be able to get to know John over the past year and a half. It was always a pleasure sitting and talking with him, and seeing that guilty "boyish" grin on his face when he was being ratted out by Chris for something he shouldn't have been doing! :) I'm glad I had the opportunity to get to know such a great man.

Jim Wilson

December 10, 2012

My thoughts and prayers go out to John's family. John was my manager for several years - very knowledgeable and a good spirit. It was a pleasure to know him. Jim Wilson - MPAC

Anna Thow

December 8, 2012

Dearest Chris,
You and John were beside us on our wedding day and we wish we could have been with you both more during these past years.
Smiles, laughs and hugs were perfected by John and he never hesitated to share them. Heaven needed John's humour now;
but be assured, John will be about to hear a good joke and leave you kisses.
With saddened hearts for you, David and Michael,
Anna, Vince, Mary & Adrian

December 8, 2012

John and I worked together at the North York Assessment Office in the mid 1970's. I will always remember John for his integrity and dedication to his profession. We also participated in our weekly basketball game where he was fondly known as the "locomotive" for his intensity to the game. John's passing is indeed a loss to his profession, friends and his family. It was a pleasure to be part of John's life and my most sincere condolences go out to his entire family.

Charles Benton, Oshawa, Ontario

Marina Seferian

December 7, 2012

I will always remember John as a true gentleman; he was smart, funny and kind - a wonderful combination. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

December 7, 2012

Dear Rosemary, I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. I had no idea he was fighting this illness. I wish you great comfort to you and your family at this time.


Dawn Rivers

December 7, 2012

My thoughts are with you during this very difficult time. May you find comfort in the memories of the life you shared together.
With sympathy,
Dawn Rivers

Margaret-Mary Comartin Blackburn

December 7, 2012

Our deepest sympathies are with you at this time. Comartins will miss that loud booming laugh of his whenever we get to-gether.

Andrew Drake

December 6, 2012

I had the opportunity to play basketball with John on Wednesday nights for the last several years. He would often be the first one to arrive and the last one to leave and played the game with a smile on his face the whole time. He was a great teammate and a pleasure to play alongside. My thoughts and prayers go out to John's family.