Jeffrey Joseph Swartz Sr.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jeffrey Swartz Sr. on Tuesday the 26th of January, 2021, just shy of his 71st birthday.

Jeff Swartz, or Jeffrey Joseph Swartz Sr., as he liked to be called, was born to Stanley and Joanne Swartz on February 11th, 1950 in beautiful, Iroquois Falls, Ontario. There he was raised with his siblings Johnny, Tony, Tommy, Chris, Matthew and Julie. He went on to work in the mines of Kirkland Lake Ontario where he met Marlene Gerrior and married in 1975. They had two children, Jeffrey Swartz Jr. and Margaret Swartz before finally settling in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Jeff became a winder of large engines during this time, a job he loved so much that he kept doing it well past retirement age.

Jeff was generous man who gave freely to those less fortunate. He loved space, both outer and personal. Mostly, he just loved to drive. Whether it was to visit his family in Iroquois Falls, Toronto, or Calgary or just driving to the other side of town to get a coffee. Driving was his bliss.

His family brought him to Calgary AB from Thunder Bay when he was diagnosed with terminal cancer in the fall of 2020. They are very grateful that they were able to spend so much time with him before he passed.

Jeff is survived by his son Jeff Swartz and daughter-in-law Suzanne Swartz, his three grandchildren Malaya, Logan and Kaelyn, as well as his daughter Margaret Swartz.

Donations can be made to The Salvation Army. Condolences can be sent to and










13 Obituaries

  1. Chris & Ruth Swartz

    We will miss your dad, but we are happy he had this time with all of you in Calgary

    • Carol (Porter) Guay

      My deepest condolences to Jeff’s family and friends.

      • Bob & Mary Lou Taylor

        Sending our condolences and prayers to all the family. RIP Jeffrey

        • Barbara Powell

          Heartfelt sympathy to the Swartz family, Love from Barbara Powell

          • Blaine and Susan Eddy

            Sincere condolences to all of Jeff’s family .

            • Susan Chandler-Scott

              Thoughts and prayers to the Swartz family and friends

              • Douglas Beagan

                Very sorry to hear of your loss
                Jeff was a very dear friend

                • Allen/Louise Eddy

                  Sincere sympathies to you all! Allen was just wondering about Jeff a few days ago.

                  • Alexa Wollan

                    My condolences to family and friends

                    • Linda Devine Harkins

                      Deepest sympathy to the Swartz family with loss of Jeff. Fond memories of living just 2 doors down from the Swartz family on Cambridge Avenue. RIP Jeff.

                      • Marnie Killingbeck Robinson

                        My condolence to the immediate and extended family. He will be missed.

                        • Carolyne Fuschi( (nee Swartz ) and Rick FuschI and family

                          Our sincerest condolences to all of the family.

                          • Dave and Donna McEwen

                            Thoughts going out to you all at this time. Jeff was such a nice guy!

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