It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Chris Bozinoff on Friday, March 1st at age 91.
Chris, and his beloved wife, the late Mary (nee Pavloff) were married for 57 years. Loving father of Lorne (Cindy) and Evan (Chris). Dear Dedo to Madison, Lexie, Nikki, (Luke), Alex (Hilary) and Danielle, and great-grandfather to Flynn and Zea. Cherished son of the late Louis and Dafina and brother of Sam and Eva (both predeceased).
Born in Toronto on Oct 1, 1927, Chris grew up and attended school in Cabbagetown where his parents operated a family grocery store.
Chris and his brother Sam started their jewelry business, Bozinoff Brothers in the 1940’s. They engraved beautiful silver and gold bangle bracelets which were sold at Simpsons. After that, Chris worked in the land development industry.
In retirement, Chris and Mary were avid sailors and belonged to the Mimico Yacht Club where many wonderful friendships were made. One highlight was taking actress Shirley MacLaine out on his sailboat “Inheritance” for a cameo in her movie Mrs. Winterbourne.
In 1993 Chris and Mary moved to Cobourg and started their adventures in RVing on the “Golden Eagle”, often with grandchildren in tow.
One constant in Chris’s life, were his Old English Sheepdogs. Over the years, he had five. The dogs travelled on all modes of transport with Chris and Mary. It was always the three of them.
In his 80’s Chris passed his motorcycle licence test and with that he became Ontario’s oldest Vespa rider.
In recent years, Chris could be seen everywhere in Cobourg with his red suspenders walking or rather, “being walked” by his beloved sheepdog, Big Ben.
His mischievous grin, wonderful sense of humour and gentle nature will be missed by us all.
A private family memorial will take place on Saturday, March 9th in Toronto.
Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.