David Stein passed peacefully in his sleep on Monday, October 3, at the age of 101 at Sunrise Retirement Home in Thornhill. Up until recent months, he was in good health with full mental acuity. He was a proud veteran of the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II where he served as a sergeant and aeronautical mechanic from 1939-45. He was the youngest and last surviving child of Abraham and Rebecca Steinwortzel who immigrated to Canada in the early part of the 20th century from Galicia. He was a devoted husband to his wife of 71 years Beulah who passed away in 2019 and loving father to his three children and their partners Stephen Stein and Pat McQuade, Howard Stein and Nico Fischer and Marilyn and Paul Weissman. He was the a very special zaidie to his grandchildren and their partners Adam and Shawna, Cory and Mitra , Joshua and Tom, Daniel and Max . He was especially happy to be able to spend time in recent weeks with his nine-month old great granddaughter Evie. He was the adored “Uncle Toots” to a long list of nephews and nieces, their children and their grandchildren. He was always intellectually engaging, gregarious and served his community through voluntary and charitable work throughout his life, particularly through his long affiliation with Rotary International. His indomitable presence touched the lives of all around him. He will be sorely missed by his many friends,relatives and the staff and fellow residents of Sunrise and his condo of forty years at 55 Skymark Drive.

Memorial donations can be made to some of David Stein’s favorite charities including Mogen David Adom, The Technion Institute of Technology and North York General Hospital. Donations to other charities are also welcome.