Vernon Kiyoshk

Gene Kiyoshk

Monday, September 1st, 1952 - Wednesday, July 29th, 2020
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Kiyoshk, Vernon Gene –

It is with heavy hearts the family of Vernon "Gene" Kiyoshk announce his passing on Wednesday July 29th, 2020 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa.

Gene in his 68th year leaves behind his sisters Anna Mae, Ramona, Eva, Verla, Sharon and brothers Robert Jr. and Jonas.
Lovingly remembered by his nieces Amanda, Kimberly and nephews Michael, Neil, Daniel and Jeff.
Predeceased by his sister Marion and brothers Philip, Joseph, parents Robert Sr & Emily Hadden (nee French) and by his companion Ed O’Neill.

Gene was a gifted artist who enjoyed drawing, painting and calligraphy.

Friends are welcome to join with the family for visitation on Sunday August 2nd from 1pm to 2pm
followed by a Celebration service in the Chapel on Sunday at 2pm.

Registration is required and masks are mandatory, call 905-433-4711, RSVP on Gene's webpage or email
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, August 2nd, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Sunday, August 2nd, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Armstrong Funeral Home
    124 King St. E.
    Oshawa, Ontario L1H 1B6
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    Please contact Armstrong Funeral Home 905-433-4711, RSVP service or email to register for the visitation. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED MASKS ARE MANDATORY, Please bring your mask.
  • Celebration Service

    Sunday, August 2nd, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Sunday, August 2nd, 2020 2:00pm
    Armstrong Funeral Home
    Address Not Available
    Please contact Armstrong Funeral Home 905-433-4711, RSVP service or email to register for the service. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED MASKS ARE MANDATORY, Please bring your mask.
    Kim Wheatley


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Terrance Sands

Posted at 05:47am
I am deeply saddened to hear the news of Gene's passing. He was a dear friend and I enjoyed the times with him when I lived in Toronto. He always connected with me and wanted to know how life was treating me on Walpole Island. Condolences to the family. Love from a friend, Terrance E. Sands

Daryl marks

Posted at 04:05pm
We had the pleasure of having Vernon as a client at Storage Mart in Leaside for several years. Vernon was always a breath of fresh air. He was always smiling, and had a gentle, yet mischievous way about him, and all of the staff loved dealing with him. We were all so upset when we received the news of his passing from his sister Sharon.

Our heartfelt condolences to all of his family and friends on the passing of such a gentle soul.

Rest in peace Vernon.

Maris, Daryl and Paul

Eva Mae Harrington

Posted at 10:58am
To my brother Gene, love Eva Mae Harrington:

How does a family say good-bye?
Do we hug or do we cry?
Do we speak of days gone by
Or do we share a wistful sigh?
A gentle soul has gone his way
And for his journey this we say
'May the Angels guide your way
And may you see a better day'
There will now be peaceful sleep
For the Lord your soul will keep
Sleep well, and do not weep
Rewards of Heaven you will reap
Good-bye to our baby brother
We know there'll never be another
Like the man we called
Our brother
August 5, 2020

Patricia Lawrance

Posted at 12:06pm
We were very sad to learn of Gene's passing on July 29th. Both Gene and Ed were very good neighbours, so we will always keep the good memories of their time living on Glenvale Blvd. In his better days, Gene was always sharing his home made pies he would bake for some of us neighbours. In his better days, Gene loved to go for walks in the neighbourhood and if he felt the neighbours should know about 'a newsworthy situation' he would let us know. These last few years have not been the same since Ed's passing and Gene trying to find his way to move on. We take comfort knowing Gene is no longer in pain and is now reunited with Ed. May they both Rest in Peace. Our sincere sympathies go out to his family at this sad time, and as each day goes by, be able to hold on to the good memories you have of Gene.

Joe D’Angelo

Posted at 04:19pm
Our family had the pleasure of being Gene’s neighbour since we moved into our home in 2008. He was a calm, kind, friendly neighbour who liked being outside to run errands and go for walks and bike rides. He took very good care of his yard, and grew vegetables such as tomatoes and rhubarb. He would often make wonderful pies for us to enjoy, and was alway kind to toss back our children’s errant pucks and balls when they found their way into his backyard. He loved nature, and was always looking our for birds, cats, dogs and even rabbits when they made their way through our backyards. He was always super excited on halloween night seeing ours and the neighbour hood children drop by for trick or treat in their costumes. Our family will miss him. May he rest in peace.

With love,

Joe, Christine, Emily, Lucas, Jason and Sam.

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