In Memory of



Obituary for Joe Malfara

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of their dear Joe on Wednesday June 26th at the age of 70. Loving and devoted husband of Olga for 46 years. Cherished father of Danielle and her husband Joseph Ohannessian. Adoring Nonno of David Joseph. Dear brother of Mary (Tony) Apa, Lisa (the late Joe) Malfara and Frank (the late Margaret) Malfara. Dear brother-in-law to Tamara Harbar and Darren Redfern. Fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Joe was born in Vallelonga, Calabria, Italy and immigrated to Canada with his siblings at the young age of twelve. Joe began his retail career as a Sales Associate with Agnew-Surpass Shoes and later with the Hudson Bay Company. Joe’s love for shoes and his dream of owning his own shoe store led him to open his first store, Village Shoes, on Bloor St. in the Kingsway. He went on to open a Ecco store in Vaughan Mills and Fara J Shoes in Humbertown Shopping Centre. Joe was very proud and dedicated to his business and was very sad to close his stores due to his failing health. Joe will be missed by his many long time clients, employees, and business associates. Resting at NEWEDIUK FUNERAL HOME, KIPLING CHAPEL, 2058 Kipling Avenue (North of Rexdale Boulevard), Monday from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Transfiguration of Our Lord Church, 45 Ludstone Drive, Toronto on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. Entombment at Westminster Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences at