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Thursday July 12, 2018

1953 - 2018

It is with great sadness that
we announce the unexpected
death of Joseph Chertkow on
July 9, 2018 in Toronto. Joe
was a devoted and loving son
to his mother, Evelyn, and his
father, Gerald, who
predeceased him in 2013. He
is survived by his son, Daniel,
whom he adored; and by his
beloved friend, Marie
Natanson, whose support and
kindness has been unfailing.
He leaves behind a family
shocked and heartbroken by
his loss, including loving
younger siblings, Howard
(Ann) and Patricia (Robert);
and many nieces, nephews,
and cousins whom he
cherished. Joe grew up in
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan,
and London, Ontario,
graduating from the
University of Western
Ontario's Faculty of Law in
1975 with a Bachelor of Law
(LL.B) and some of the
highest marks ever awarded
in the school's history. He
obtained an LL.M. in 1976
from the London School of
Economics and Political
Science and entered the
Faculty of Law of the
University of British Columbia,
before moving into the
private sector. Joe worked as
a legislation and policy
consultant for London Life,
Royal Trust and Royal Bank.
He then embarked on a third
career as an international
legal and regulatory expert,
designing and drafting new
legislative and regulatory
frameworks for Asian banks in
Vietnam, Mongolia,
Cambodia and elsewhere.
   Joe was an intense, erudite
and brilliant man who was
fiercely loyal and generous to
those he loved. He was
known and admired for his
quirky wit, encyclopedic
knowledge of rock trivia,
passion for travel, and terrible
Ed Sullivan impersonations.
He will be so missed.
   Funeral will be Friday at 3:30
p.m. at Logan Funeral Home,
371 Dundas Street, London,
Ontario, N6B 1V5. Please
check their website Friday to
confirm time, www.logan-
   Donations in honour of Joe
may be made to UNICEF
Canada: 1-800-567-4483 or
   Expressions of sympathy may
be made through Logan
Funeral Home (519) 433-6181
or online at www.logan-

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