Joel Siegel

May 19, 1988September 22, 2020
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Siegel, Joel – Passed away suddenly of natural causes in Victoria on Monday, September 22, 2020 at the age of 32. Joel is the so loved and treasured son of Maureen Elizabeth Siegel (Finn) and Mark Siegel. Joel will be sadly missed by his aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends. A private family graveside service will be held at Little Lake Cemetery. To protect the public during the COVID-19 Pandemic all attendees are required to wear a face mask or cloth facial cover and social distancing will be requested. In memory of Joel, donations to the Kawartha Food Share, United Way or the Five Counties Children’s Centre Foundation would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Comstock-Kaye Life Celebration Centre, 356 Rubidge Street. If you wish to watch the livestream of the service on the Comstock-Kaye Celebration Centre Facebook page, please contact the funeral home for further information (705) 745-4683. Online condolences may be made at


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Jill Konarzycki

October 25, 2020

Maureen and Mark,
I was so sorry to learn of Joel’s passing. Maureen, my heart goes out to you as I can only imagine the pain and heartache that this loss brings. I remember spending many an hour talking about our children and the ups and downs of parenting, over the many years at St. Paul’s. Your love for Joel was so deep and beautiful. I send my love and condolences to you both on this so sad a time. I hope you find comfort in your family, friends and your fond memories of time spent together.
Jill Konarzycki

micky renders

October 25, 2020

I want to express my profound sadness in hearing this news. I was Joel's art teacher at Thomas A Stewart. I remember Joel as a wonderful, kind and insightful young man with a great sense of humour. I appreciated his creativity and willingness to help. He had so much potential and cared about others. He had a big picture of what mattered in the world and wanted to address injustice.
He came and visited me once when he was back in town and brought me a painting he painted which remained in the classroom on the wall until I retired last year. I thought of him every time I looked at it. What a lovely gesture, one that meant the world to me.
My heart aches for his parents, family and friends. What a terrible tragedy - losing someone so young - it seems impossible. I am sending you much love and will keep you in my thoughts as you grieve. I hope in time you find some comfort in the beautiful memories of Joel.

Rory & Charlene Petticrew

October 23, 2020

Maureen & Mark,
We just read of Joel’s passing. Words cannot express our sadness and sympathy. We will cherish the memories of all the play days Joel and Brent had together as children. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Charlene & Rory Petticrew

Megan George

October 19, 2020

It is so hard to put into words the long friendship I had with Joel. He was a interesting and unique person.  He was a goofball. He was incredibly smart but always seemed to downplay it. One of a kind.
My trip out to Victoria last year for our birthdays to see him meant a lot to me. Having our birthday's together has been a tradition for so long of my adult life... even a phone call... we always did! But last year we got to go whale watching and hold bugs at the museum. He was lowkey annoyed I made him go whale watching, but afterwards he was so happy and having a blast. It was so much fun and the memories will stay with me.
I don't know his parents personally but he spoke about them often. He loved them so entirely. I remember we had some drinks on our birthday last year and he said "Hold up I gotta call my mom". I was thinking that is the last thing I would ever do when drinking! But to Joel his parents were his safe place. That stuck out to me. He told me many times how much they meant to him. I hope his parents know how much he really loved them.
Rest in peace Joel. You will be so missed. I am so sorry for everything.

maureen newby

October 18, 2020

Dear Maureen
Words are inadequate to express the pain of losing your beautiful son. I am so very sorry. Years ago we went to some display of rock hounds at a meeting room at the Peterborough Zoo and Mark and Joel were there. He was just a little guy. I remember thinking what a sweet pair they made pursuing rockhounding. Father and Son.
You are in my prayers God bless you
Maureen Newby

Fay Hadler

October 16, 2020

Dear Maureen and Mark,
I was so saddened to read of Joel's passing. I remember very well the day Maureen came into the office with their new son . I worked beside Mark in Dr Gray's office and the joy felt that day by all the offices was palpable.
May all the joy he gave you, help sustain you both in this most difficult of times.
My deepest sympathies ,
Fay Hadler

Barry and Kathleen O’Brien

October 16, 2020

Kay and I are saddened by your grief.
Words don’t quite make an adequate response. Your pain is any parent’s nightmare.
Thinking of you both
Barry and Kay O’Brien

Gord and Nancy Jeffrey

October 15, 2020

Mark and Maureen,
Our deepest condolences to you both. May wonderful memories of Joel help comfort you at this very difficult time.

Cindy and John Hendren

October 14, 2020

Dr. and Mrs. Siegel,

It was with great sadness that we read, today, about the passing of your beloved son, Joel.
Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.

Cindy & John Hendren

Leon Litvak

October 13, 2020

Dearest Mark and Maureen,

Thank you for agreeing to the memorial service. I hope it offered you some comfort in your hour of distress. The sense of community, and the atmosphere of love at Beth Israel are wonderful to behold.

I would recommend the Book of Joel to you. While the first chapter concerns terrible destruction, as we move through this short book the message becomes more hopeful.

Please feel free to call me if I can ever do anything to ease your pain and grief. You are very dear people.

המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים ולא תוסיפו לדאבה עוד
May God comfort you amongst all the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem, and may you know no more sadness.

With love from Cantor Leon


Joel's 32 birthday May 19,2020
on screened in porch


around 2015, Victoria visit


12m-18m 'spontaneous fisticuffs'


Cape Code, just after long car ride, revelling in the sand dunes


Daniel Glauber's Barmitzvah, Wh. Plains NY


Joel's Barmitzvah June 2001


Kindergarten class picture


Joel's 32 birthday on screened porch May 19, 2020


AM couch potato routine for 5 m during Covid stay (August 2020), doing his day trading while watching stocks on tv


Joel's favourite bacon and eggs, during covid stay 2020

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