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JANUARY 19 1948 - JUNE 9, 2020



If tomorrow starts without me,

and I’m not here to see,
If the sun should rise you find your eyes

all filled with tears for me;
I wish so much you wouldn’t cry

the way you did today,
While thinking of the many things

we didn’t get to say.
I know how much you love me,

as much as I love you...

Sir Mario M. Javier, KOR( Knights of Rizel) passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 9th at the age of 72 years. Without warning, he quickly fell ill and unexpectedly passed leaving his family, many friends and compatriots to mourn his absence.  


Mario was a very unique individual. He was outspoken but quiet. He was hard, yet soft. He was complex and simple. At times you could find him laughing uncontrollably at one of his own jokes and in the same moment peacefully reading a book, smoking his favorite cigar and while petting his cat and dogs.

Mario was always ready to lend a helping hand to family, friends and neighbors. Mario was knowledgeable on many different things.  He enjoyed listening to  music, he secretly loved movies,  and utterly enjoyed debates on philosophy.

Mario was the oldest of seven children and was born in Tanawan, Phillipines. He met his wife to be in 1971 and over the next 49 years, they immigrated  to Canada, raised two kids: Jean-Jacques and Genevieve. He worked at the Health Sciences Centre, then became the Union President of the Local 1550 Chapter. Upon retiring, he became politically involved. But soon after, he devoted himself to a secret passion he had for years;Car Sales.

Mario was precise and detailed, and taught his children what it meant to work hard, take the time to do things right, and appreciate the little things in life. 

Mario is remembered by his wife Juie, children Jean-Jacques and Genevieve, son-in-law Todd. As the oldest he leaves behind his younger siblings and his multiple nieces and nephews and numerous extended families.

We can imagine Mario now at peace, smoking a cigar, playing golf with his dogs following him and philosophizing in ‘twenty words or less’. 

He will be greatly missed and will live in our hearts forever. 

Today your life on earth has passed but here life starts anew.
I promise no tomorrow,

but today will always last
And since each day is the same there’s no longing for the past.
You have been so faithful

so trusting and so true.
Though there were times you did some things you knew you shouldn’t do.
You have been forgiven and

now at last you’re free.
So won’t you come and take my hand

and share my life with me?
So when tomorrow starts with out me

don’t think we’re far apart,
For every time you think of me,

I’m right here in your heart.

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