Drew Alexander Worden

March 19, 1972 - July 16, 2020

Funeral Details: Due to Covid 19, A Celebration of Life will be announced for a later date.

Worden, Drew Alexander:  On Thursday, July 16, 2020 in the seconds between 1:44 and 1:45p.m. Drew Alexander Worden took his last breath. Surrounded by family at the Margaret Bahen Hospice, he died of renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer) which he had been fighting bravely for five and a half years.

Born March 19, 1972 in Scarborough, Ontario to Donna (Judge) Worden and Glenn Worden he had a wonderful childhood with his parents, his two younger brothers Spencer and Grant, whom he loved very much and his extended family (Judges - Uncle Bob, John, Dan, grandparents Myrtle and Bert and cousins Julia and Andrew and the Wordens,  grandparents Rita and Art and Auntie Jane).

Drew started school at Elizabeth Simcoe in Guildwood Village, where he met his future wife Jenn and his lifelong friend Steve Wasilishin. For middle school Drew moved to Churchill Heights for the gifted program and then on to high school at Woburn CI. He had fond memories of drinking in the photography darkroom with friends like Chris Young, Carlo Allegri and Jamie O’Donnell while developing photos for the yearbook. He was also part of many clubs and teams where he made many great friends like Matt, Scott, Brian and the rest of the gang. He was both academically gifted and socially gifted – a very rare combination.

Drew attended the University of Western Ontario and loved every minute of it, especially all of the incredibly fun times with his roommate from New York, Danny Saraf. After Western, Drew earned a marketing diploma from Centennial College where Dave Moss became a fast friend. They had memorable adventures together that always brought a smile to Drew’s face when he recounted the stories.

Drew spent many years working in the family business. In 2010, as that business closed, Drew took the very brave step of starting his own company. Worden Displays reached its ten-year milestone in April 2020. Over the ten years he had many professional successes, which included earning a spot, on Profit Magazines Fast Growing Companies list three years in a row. He was also a founding member of one of CAFE’s best functioning PAG (business advisory) groups that has continued to thrive for twenty years. As a result of that he made a number of wonderful friends like Jordan, Stephen and Billx2 and others who provided both friendship and business council.

While he was never trying to build a legacy with Worden Displays, he really did. He ran an incredibly successful business that was profitable, but also inclusive, supportive and welcoming, all the while providing top shelf levels of customer service. Many people commented on how nice the “Worden Boys” were to work with and for; which came from Drew’s lead in ensuring his people, his customers and his suppliers were treated well.

However, in Drew’s opinion, his true legacy is his family. Drew and his wife Jennifer grew up in Guildwood together as friends, classmates (at Simcoe) and coworkers (they were both lifeguards for the City of Scarborough). Once Drew returned from Western and Jenn from Queens that’s when it all started. They began dating in February 1996 and never looked back. They married in October 2001. Drew and Jenn worked hard to build a family life and home filled with love, joy, happiness (and lots of music). In 2004 Elizabeth (Libby) was born and three years later Alicia (Ali) was born, both girls ensuring that the home WAS filled with laughter, love and joy. This was Drew’s true legacy and passion. He loved his ladies with every fibre of his being. He was so proud of his daughters.

Drew had many great adventures and a lot of fun over the years. Some of his best memories included hunting, skiing (and apres skiing) at Mansfield with Jenn, the girls, Pete and the Mansfield crew, night missions with his very best friends Brad and the Preston Lake Navy Seals, and travelling with Jenn, the girls, the Whitticks, Wards, Elliotts and Jarretts.

Charles Darwin said “A man’s friendships are one of the best measures of his worth”. If this is truly the case, Drew was one of the wealthiest men in the world.

Thank you to Southlake Hospital, Dr. Baguio, Dr. Cynthia Luk, Dr. John Preiner.  Sunnybrook Hospital, Nesan Bandali, Dr. Sten Myrehaug, Dr. Georg Bjarnason as well as Robert Lees, Alex, Lawal, Liza, Shefali, Sandra Chadsey, Linda, Dr.Yves Petcho and Dr. Pete Moore for all of your incredible support, professional talents and genuine care for Drew. Each of you had a positive impact on his life and your combined efforts gave us more time together as a family for which we are forever grateful.

A special thank you to Anke and the team at Margaret Bahen Hospice in Newmarket for a compassion I didn’t even know was possible. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Drew’s name – the support they were able to provide to us all in Drew’s final days was invaluable and we would like to pay it forward to others.  https://www.myhospice.ca/support-my-hospice/

Due to COVID19 a Celebration of Life will be held when it’s safe, Hoping for October.

Night, night Drew. Sleep tight. Don’t let the…. That’s right!

Arrangements entrusted to Peaceful Transition York and condolences may be forwarded to the family through peacefultransition.ca

CONDOLENCES

78 Condolences
  • Renee Somerville & Jeff Hughson
    Posted on: Monday, July 20, 2020 Reply

    Deepest condolences to the Warden Family. So many beautiful childhood memories. May you all find some peace during this very difficult time. Sending love and prayers for each of you.

  • Paul Lewis
    Posted on: Monday, July 20, 2020 Reply

    I could not imagine a better person to have created a life and family with our Jennifer. I had lots of good memories with you especially as you always let me win on the golf course. You will be missed. Rest peacefully Paul

  • Ian Thorne
    Posted on: Monday, July 20, 2020 Reply

    My sincere and deepest sympathies to you Jenn, Libby, and Ali. But given what a close knit family you have always been, I know that Drew will always be in your fondest and cherished memories.
    Sincerely,
    Ian Thorne

  • Karyn Clegg
    Posted on: Monday, July 20, 2020 Reply

    Jenn, Libby, Ali & Family,

    Sending you our love. Our hearts are saddened by your loss.
    We are honored to have met Drew, he was a very kind man.
    We hold you close in our thoughts, and are here for you.

    Karyn, John, Julia & Owen

  • Jim and Bindi Ryan
    Posted on: Monday, July 20, 2020 Reply

    Heartbroken for you Jenn and your beautiful girls and also your extended families. When you guys moved in next door to us and we met Drew outside installing his TV satellite, we instantly fell in love with him. And then we met you and the deal was sealed. He liked TV, booze, food and was funny as fuck! It was like we’d won the neighbour lottery. We still talk and laugh about him dumping a bucket of water on Sean’s head when Sean and Michael wouldn’t stop squinting your guests with their tiny water pistols at Libby’s 1st birthday. And god bless him for asking our permission to do it. He was truly a one in a million. Our whole family is so saddened by his passing and I know we didn’t see you guys much since you “upgraded” to Preston lake and then Aurora but we knew he was there. Being a Hindu (I’ll explain religion to you one day over a bottle of Kim Crawford) we are told that beautiful great humans like Drew are gods and given to us for as long as god decides. And then he can ask for them as he has a bigger plan for them. I still can’t wrap my brain around it but maybe you and I and the LCBO can try. He was a truly a beautiful great one and he will be missed by the Ryans a lot! Rest In Peace friend.

  • Nancy, Rick, Alexander & Jessica
    Posted on: Monday, July 20, 2020 Reply

    Our deepest sympathies go out to you. Drew was a wonderful neighbour and friend, always willing to lend a helping hand. He went through life with a friendly wave and a big smile on his face.

    • Alexander Faber
      Posted on: Sunday, August 2, 2020 Reply

      I remember going camping with him and all the other parents and the neighborhood kids when I was little. He always had a smile on his face and made everyone’s day. Or the potlucks, Canada day, bike rides in the loop, babysitting his kids Libby and Ali. I might not have not keep in contact with him for the past few years. But he will always be such a big part of my childhood and made me who I am today. My greatest condolences to all of you.

  • Sandra (Chadsey) O'Grady
    Posted on: Monday, July 20, 2020 Reply

    Drew was one of my favourites! I will miss him dearly! Drew, you were happy, funny, smart, kind, honest and very willing to do whatever it takes to live as long as you could. In the past 6 years I have enjoyed every moment spent talking and laughing about health, life, work, family, pain, fears and everything in between. Thank you Drew for being apart of my world, I am so much better off because of knowing you. Rest well my friend, rest well! xoxo

  • Anna Giannatselis
    Posted on: Monday, July 20, 2020 Reply

    We are sending our deepest sympathies and sharing our heartfelt prayers. I am so sorry for your loss.

    Words will not wipe away your tears and hugs may not ease the pain. But please hold on to the memories, because they will always remain. Treasure the wonderful memories you have and try to find some comfort in those.

    Sending hugs to you three beautiful ladies.

  • Phyllis Gray
    Posted on: Monday, July 20, 2020 Reply

    I’m so sorry to hear of Drew’s death – he was way too young, and had so much more to contribute to this world. From his obituary, it’s so clear how much he was loved and how much love he had for his family and friends. I missed the Worden’s when they moved away from Preston Lake, but he’ll always be remembered – for his big smile, for his help when anything was needed, and for his service to the community. Condolences to Jenn, Libby, Ali and the rest of Drew’s family and friends.

  • Eraldo Fraga-Santana
    Posted on: Monday, July 20, 2020 Reply

    Dear Jenn

    My deepest condolences to you, yours girls and the whole family, I pray God to receive Drew, a lot of strength for you in this moment which must be so painful. I wish you strength during this very painful time.
    Eraldo

    Dear Drew

    You will be greatly missed. You will always be in our hearts and with us in spirit. May God comfort your wife, daughters, mother and family. You were a fighter, may you rest in peace.
    Eraldo

  • Glenn Novak
    Posted on: Monday, July 20, 2020 Reply

    So sorry to hear about Drew. He was a classmate at Churchill Heights and we were in the same cabin at Art Camp together one year. While our paths diverged in High School, we reconnected in a small way via Facebook in recent years. My memories of Drew are that of a genuinely kind-hearted and positive human being. My deepest condolences.

  • Catherine (van Gulick) Ringler
    Posted on: Monday, July 20, 2020 Reply

    I am saddened by this news and send condolences to Drew’s family and loved ones everywhere. Drew and I went to high school together and as I type that I get a huge smile. Drew was such a happy and fun guy to hang out with. He was also so kind and generous. I do remember many laughs and shared joyful moments. He has left an amazing legacy. Proud of you Drew!

  • Eraldo Fraga-Santana
    Posted on: Monday, July 20, 2020 Reply

    Eraldo Fraga-Santana
    Posted on: Monday, July 20, 2020Reply
    Dear Jenn

    My deepest condolences to you, yours girls and the whole family, I pray God to receive Drew, a lot of strength for you in this moment which must be so painful. I wish you strength during this very painful time.
    Eraldo

    Dear Drew

    You will be greatly missed. You will always be in our hearts and with us in spirit. May God comfort your wife, daughters, mother and family. You were a fighter, may you rest in peace.
    Eraldo

  • Eraldo Fraga-Santana
    Posted on: Monday, July 20, 2020 Reply

    Drew was the first grandchild and loved by his grandparents !

  • Andrew Briggs
    Posted on: Monday, July 20, 2020 Reply

    Our deepest condolences on your loss to the Worden family. We are thinking of you during this time.
    Sincerely,
    Andrew and Lori(Briggs)

  • Robert Wesley Judge
    Posted on: Monday, July 20, 2020 Reply

    Drew and Grandpa and his future !

  • Robert Wesley Judge
    Posted on: Monday, July 20, 2020 Reply

    Dear Drew
    Sorry you suffered so much the last few years with that terrible illness. You fought well with great dignity and I am relieved now that you are not in pain. Many thanks for all the tech help in the past and especially the help for the hardwood at the cottage. You always made work seem like fun ! Your extended family will certainly be around to support Jenn and the girls in this difficult time. Your sunny disposition will be missed at all the family gatherings.
    Uncle Bob

  • Lisa Young
    Posted on: Monday, July 20, 2020 Reply

    We are heartbroken at the loss of Drew.
    Sending love to the whole family.
    Lisa and Chris Young

  • Denise Balducci
    Posted on: Monday, July 20, 2020 Reply

    Jenn, my heart is broken for you. My deepest condolences to you and the girls.

    Heaven definitely just got a new Angel. I still remember our days at Marriott and the smile you had on your face every time you spoke about Drew. When I read about the beautiful life he led, I know now why the big smile. He was a special husband, father, son, and friend who touched so many lives.

    May God give you strength,

    Love, DeniB

  • Tara and Matthew Cook
    Posted on: Monday, July 20, 2020 Reply

    Our deepest condolences on the loss of Drew. Our thoughts are with you.

    Matt and Tara.

  • Colleen Logan
    Posted on: Monday, July 20, 2020 Reply

    It was only what seems a few months ago that several of us from Guildwood and Simcoe reminisced about our young childhood and celebrated Drew and Jenn way back when … the smiles they exchanged in the late 70’s- spoke of their connection … to Jenn, Libby and Ali my heart goes out to you… and I smile as I remember Drew… all my love and energy.

  • Radhika Natgunarajah
    Posted on: Monday, July 20, 2020 Reply

    Dear Jen, Libby and Ali

    We are truly sorry to hear the loss of Drew. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you. Please hang in there.

    Love,
    Krish, Radhika, Anish and Alisha

  • Carolyn Butterworth
    Posted on: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 Reply

    I am very sorry to hear of Drew’s passing. It is a tremendous loss. Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Campagna Family
    Posted on: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 Reply

    Dearest Jenn, Libby & Ali,
    Our deepest condolences to all of you. We were saddened to hear about the passing of Drew but know that he is no longer in pain & suffering. Sending our hugs & prayers to you. Xoxo….

  • Sean Weinberg
    Posted on: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 Reply

    I am so sorry for your loss. Drew was an incredible person – so kind and always dedicated to his family which was his world. My thoughts are with you, Jenn, Libby, and Ali.

  • Jenn collie
    Posted on: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 Reply

    Kind, caring, giving and genuine are the first words that come to mind when thinking about Drew. We always admired the love and laughter he shared with Libby and Ali. Drew was a wonderful neighbor and friend. Drew will be truly missed by all those who’s hearts he touched. Jenn Libby and Ali may you cherish all of the wonderful memories. With deepest sympathy. Jenn and Ali

  • Judy Sandiford
    Posted on: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 Reply

    Jenn, Ali, Libby and Family. My sincere condolences to you all.

    Love Judy

  • Leslie Walsh
    Posted on: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 Reply

    Dear Ali and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Although I never had the opportunity to meet your dad, I could tell how wonderful he was by the way your face lit up when speaking about him. And now, reading about his life, I could see how loved he is by so many. Take comfort in your memories, it sounds like you have had so many good times together. Please reach out if there is anything I can do. Sincerely, Madame W.

  • Brad Fuller
    Posted on: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 Reply

    Only a man of such excellent caliber and character could be surrounded by so much love and leave such a remarkable family as part of his legacy!!
    My deepest thoughts and prayers to you.

  • Kim Manning
    Posted on: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 Reply

    Love you millions

  • Joanne, David, Matthew and Jennifer Macdonald
    Posted on: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 Reply

    We are sending lots of love to you and all your family at this very sad time
    We were neighbours on South Marine for such a long time. I remember you driving by with your top down and three little guys in the back with their Scout
    Hats on. So adorable Many many more wonderful memories.
    We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers at this time

  • Angie Whittick
    Posted on: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 Reply

    Thank you, Jenn, for taking care of our friend…being by his side, so selflessly, every moment of this difficult journey. You are a beautiful loving mother, partner, and friend.
    We are grateful for all the wonderful moments we shared with Drew – the laughter, the talks, the advice, the adventures. Drew may not be here, but he will never be gone…he will always shape our world.
    Love you all, Angie

  • Nesan Bandali
    Posted on: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 Reply

    Dear Jennifer
    you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    I had know you for such a brief amount of time, however the love you both have for each other and your kids always struck me as so pure and unconditional. He was a kind person who talked about you and your family all the time. Had an amazing sense of humour even with all that he was going through. Big hugs to you and your family. He was indeed a wealthy man :-). I am truly so very sorry for your loss. Please reach out if you need anything

  • Christine Degg
    Posted on: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 Reply

    I am so very sorry for your loss.

    My heart goes out to you and your girls, Jenn.

    Sending you all my love and warmth,

    Christine

  • Adam McBrain
    Posted on: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 Reply

    Donna,

    On behalf of Linda, Anna and myself, our deepest condolences to you and your family.

    Sincerely,

    Adam, Linda & Anna McBrain

  • Rachel Shipley
    Posted on: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 Reply

    We want to send our deepest condolences to the entire family – Drew was a pillar of strength and will forever be remembered,
    Ken & Rachel Shipley

  • Clarissa Lewis
    Posted on: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 Reply

    Every good word I have read here about Drew is true for me also. I experienced firsthand his quick smile, his generous and patient help, his kind nature, his funny side. Here is what I wrote to him on Father’s Day: “I want to tell you that I know from personal experience that it takes an exceptional man to be a father to girls. You are that. Libby and Ali are growing up strong and smart, with courage, and the support to tackle whatever they want to do.”

    What a lucky grandmother I am to know that I never need to worry about my granddaughters because they have the best parents they could possibly have. Jenn here and Drew now in their hearts.

    What a lucky mother-in-law I have been to have a son-in-law who has been so easy to love. Drew will always keep that place in my heart that he began to build for himself starting the day we met. There are no words to say how much he will be missed.

    The world is a better place for Drew having been in it.

    Jenn, I am in awe of your grace, compassion and steadfastness. My heart is with you, Ali and Libby – always.

    Love you all 4, xoxo m

  • Gary MacGregor
    Posted on: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 Reply

    Donna

    My son Ian was born in 1971 and my daughter Leslie in 1973 and they both attended Woburn when Drew was there. The Allegri’s are neighbours of mine and I know Carlo well. I just can’t imagine what it would be like to lose one of my kids.

    My heartfelt condolences to you and you family.

    Gary

  • Jo-Anne Liburd
    Posted on: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 Reply

    Dear Jenn (and the entire Worden family),
    You are all in my thoughts and prayers right now. I have been trying to wrap my head around this news for the last day and I can’t imagine the profound sense of loss you must be experiencing. Jenn, I wish I could hug you tight and I hope you are feeling all of the love that is being channelled your way. This tribute so beautifully captures the kind, generous, funny, warm guy Drew was. Thank you for reminding us all what a rich and wonderful life he led. He truly was gifted in so many ways, and just thinking about him and my brief time with him brings a big smile to my face. I hope one day soon, the pain of his loss will be replaced with smiles at his memory for you as well. I hope we get to celebrate all that he was and did in person soon. In the meantime, know that you are loved and in my thoughts and heart. xo

  • Brad Whittick
    Posted on: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 Reply

    Drew has been my wingman for a long time and I mean this literally. Early on in our friendship when we were eating chicken wings we discovered he liked the flats and I liked the drumsticks. It was then that I realized this had the potential to be a meaningful friendship.
    As it turns out, that day I was eating wings with a guy that would become my best friend for the next 15 years.
    Drew had some amazing traits, he was generous, kind and possessed a positive attitude that was virtually unbreakable.
    That being said, I think I will remember most how lucky Drew was. I mean this guy won sports pools, golf contests and seemed to think casinos were a place where you walk in and they just give you a bunch of money. I was in a constant state of amazement and envy.
    Although he did recognize this unusual good fortune there is no doubt he felt most lucky to have Jenn, Ali and Libby in his life. He would often tell me about their latest adventures, of which there were many, with such joy and pride. Nothing meant more to him than family.
    I have no doubt the values and love both Drew and Jenn have given the girls will guide them throughout their lives.
    Buddy, you did a great job.

  • Keith Lee
    Posted on: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 Reply

    Dear Jennifer, Libby and Ali,

    We are terribly sorry of the passing. Drew is truly a kind, caring neighbor and friend who knows how to throw a party and gives everybody a wonderful time. Its obvious Drew and you raised a beautiful family with the best kids in the hood and I am sure that’s his proudest accomplishment. The business empire he built is also amazing. His vision, dedication, professionalism and spirit radiates in every staff member at Worden Display. Thank you Drew and the team for the wonderful work you’ve done for my business and will for years to come. Your legacy as a husband, parent and entrepreneur will live on. Please accept the Lee family’s deepest condolences.

    Love,

    Keith, Deonic, Victoria and Spencer

  • Steve Wasilishin
    Posted on: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 Reply

    Growing up, I had the honour of calling Drew my best friend. We went to Elizabeth Simcoe together with Jenn and our houses were separated by only a few backyards. The Worden family always welcomed me in their home and there was never a dull moment when the three brothers were together. Drew was a gentle and generous friend and that never changed as we grew up.

    Jenny, my love and thoughts are with you. Libby and Ali, your dad was an absolutely awesome man. You all took such good care of him and he loved you so much. Mr. and Mrs. Worden, Spence and Grant, you are an amazing family and I’m sharing in your loss.

    Drewster, you were a great friend, brother, son, husband and father. We’ll always have wonderful memories. I’ll never forget you. I miss you buddy.

  • Heidi Schwarzkopf
    Posted on: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 Reply

    To Drew’s family, I have only known Drew since 2009 when he and members of the CAFE Personal Advisory Group UC15 welcomed me to their “clan”. I remember feeling safe and supported in great part due to Drew’s warmth and reassuring manner.
    He had a disarming smile and an extremely positive outlook in all parts of his life. I looked up to him and his approach to business and balancing family life which, to me, seemed laudable.
    I’m so glad to have known him. I am so sorry he died. My sincere condolences.
    Heidi

  • Sarah-Jane Laws
    Posted on: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 Reply

    Jenn
    So sorry to hear of Drew’s passing, he will be missed! Drew will continue to live on through Libby and Ali….an amazing legacy.
    Take care of each other, you are in our thoughts!
    Sarah-Jane,Gavin,Courtney and Scott Laws

  • Rick Muldoon
    Posted on: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 Reply

    So, so sorry to hear this. Drew was a truly beautiful and radiant soul (which explains why he and Jennifer made so much sense together). The world is a sadder place today.
    Rick, Evelyn and Sean

  • Sarina and Luciano Lombardi
    Posted on: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 Reply

    Dear Donna:

    We send our sincerest condolences to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

  • Hina and Syed Kazimi
    Posted on: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 Reply

    Jennifer, Libby and Ali, this news is so shocking and saddening. Jennifer, we’re finding it hard to wrap our head around this news. Sending you our love and prayers. You guys were such a wonderful couple and such amazing parents. We will never forget that you and Drew were the first people to welcome us in this neighbourhood. After meeting you, we knew right away that we had amazing neighbours and moving here was the right decision. You and Drew have done such a great job in raising your daughters. We are always full of praise of the good manners and kindness that Ali shows (being in the same grade as our son previously). It is a reflection of the amazing upbringing by you and Drew. Jenn, please accept our heartfelt condolences. May his soul rest in peace and may you all find the strength to bear this irreplaceable loss.

  • Jane Taylor
    Posted on: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 Reply

    The genuine warmth and love that your family gives to each other and to those people lucky enough to be in your life is what makes you all so special.
    Drew made us feel special with his generosity of spirit and kindness. It is easy to describe how he made you feel because he gave everyone his affectionate, warm nature. His tenderness and compassion for for his girls and his wife makes everyone want to be a better parent and more like him.
    I think that is why we are all having trouble coping with his leaving us because he touched everyone he met with his humanity, his ready smile and awesome chuckle….. we will miss you.
    I wish we could give you real hugs…. hope you can feel all the love coming your way Jen, Libby and Ali and the rest of the family too.
    Jane, Lloyd, Lliam, Callum and Tessa

  • Robert Carter
    Posted on: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 Reply

    Our deepest condolences.
    Drew was always full of positive energy and a joy to be around. One of those rare people who always made you feel good by just interacting with him.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Jenn, Libby, Ali & Family.

    Rob&Donna
    Evan, Fianna, Aleksander

  • Roula da Silva
    Posted on: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 Reply

    We are so saddened to hear this news. We are thinking of Jen, Libby and Ali and the extended family during this difficult time. Sending you love and virtual hugs,
    The da Silva family

  • Jason Balgopal
    Posted on: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 Reply

    As a classmate of Drew’s from Woburn CI, I am saddened to hear of his passing.

    Drew was a fellow who seemed to always have a smile on his face, and certainly caused smiles to appear on others when he was near!

  • Theresa Bennett
    Posted on: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 Reply

    Our deepest condolences Jenn , Libby and Ali. What a wonderful life Drew lived. We have fond and happy memories of our families at WHPS. We wish you all strength and Peace. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Theresa Trevor Maddi and Sawyer

  • Marlene Foran
    Posted on: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 Reply

    Dear Jenn, Libby and Ali,
    We have so many memories of our time at Preston Lake, so many that include all of you. Meeting an entire family of such giving, loving individuals is not only a tribute to you as parents, but something for us to cherish always. Drew, with his unfailing sense of humour, his kindness, and his silent determination to be there for his girls was a source of admiration for all of us. We will always treasure Canada Days, the annual Chille Cookoff, our trip to New York, the Preston Lake Navy Seals weekly missions (To Overserve and Protect), and somehow being present in your home watching a program with Drew where someone ate a 72-ounce hamburger. Most importantly, we so appreciate the time spent with you both and your girls. Drew will always be in our hearts.
    Love,
    Mars, Jeffrey and Griffen

  • Martin Famiky
    Posted on: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 Reply

    So sorry to hear. Drew was a fighter, and I know that fight very well. Hugs and kisses to you and the girls.

  • Michelle Yacynowych
    Posted on: Thursday, July 23, 2020 Reply

    Dearest Jen,
    I was so sadden to hear the passing of Drew. Heaven has gained an incredible person. You, the girls and your entire family are in my heart. Sending you healing prayers and comforting hugs.
    Love, MY

  • Craig Reynolds
    Posted on: Thursday, July 23, 2020 Reply

    I’m so sorry to hear this. I had no idea what he was going through. My thoughts are with you Jennifer (especially considering this socially distant time). Hugs to all your family. I still remember working with Drew in the grade 3 program at West Hill. What a great laugh.

  • Tania Boudreau
    Posted on: Thursday, July 23, 2020 Reply

    Dearest Jenn, Libby and Ali,

    You are such a beautiful family-strong, compassionate, inclusive, generous, considerate, loving, supportive and fiercely loyal. Drew lived those ideals every day and felt the support of his family to the very end. I watched with such admiration knowing he never felt alone. He fought a valiant fight which ended surrounded by his family at his side. His love will live in your hearts forever.

    We will miss Drew so much-his smile, laughter, wit, advice, TV show suggestions (always better than rotten tomatoes!), winning Ribfest recipes, fellow Morrissey and BNL lover and concert goer, dad to daughters club member, bonfire builder extraordinaire and my horror movie buddy.

    The many lives that your family has touched over the years are all here now to support you beautiful ladies in the future. We love you so much!
    Rod, Tania, Amber, Brianna and Chloe

  • Lucion David-Jocelyn
    Posted on: Thursday, July 23, 2020 Reply

    I had Drew as a client for a few years and he’s someone I appreciated for his kindness and openness.
    He will be one of the clients with whom I enjoyed working and with whom I could have had a friendship.

    I enclose this photo that we took during one of our presentations.

    My sincere condolences

    David-Jocelyn

  • Kevin McClelland
    Posted on: Thursday, July 23, 2020 Reply

    So very sad to hear of this. My prayers of peace and love to all the family.

  • Ruth (Morrison) Herrington
    Posted on: Thursday, July 23, 2020 Reply

    My condolences to the Worden family.

  • Tony Rettino
    Posted on: Thursday, July 23, 2020 Reply

    My deepest condolences to the whole family. To soon. God speed Drew. May the peace of God be with the family in this time of grief as you also celebrate the gift he has been.

  • Vija Lucs Pitchford
    Posted on: Thursday, July 23, 2020 Reply

    Dear Jenn, Libby, and Ali,
    All of you are in our thoughts as you grieve this loss. Drew will be Deeply missed by so many.
    Love,
    Vija and Terry

  • George Camalier
    Posted on: Thursday, July 23, 2020 Reply

    Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of Drew. I had the pleasure of meeting him through Jennifer and I always found him warm, funny, and delightful. He packed a lifetime of love with his family in a short time. I am grateful for having known him and his girls. May you find some peace in the memories he left you.
    Warmest Regards,
    George Camalier

  • Caroline Wiley
    Posted on: Thursday, July 23, 2020 Reply

    Dear Jenn, Libby, Ali and to your extended families,

    Sending you our heartfelt sympathies and love as you celebrate Drew’s life and legacy. We are grateful to have had Drew touch our lives and enjoy his friendship, kindness and generosity. He was so proud of Libby and Ali as stood on the sidelines of the soccer pitch and while there was readily willing to share a kind word or a good laugh. We also had the good fortune to work with Drew professionally and his support for our new company was exceptional. A true professional with his customer’s needs top of mind. We wish you all strength and courage during this difficult time. Caroline, Mark, Megan and Rachel Wiley

  • Nikki Littlehales
    Posted on: Friday, July 24, 2020 Reply

    My deepest condolences Ali, Jenn & Libby.
    I hope your fond memories help bring you comfort in this difficult time.
    Thinking of you all & sending love.
    Nikki

  • Jane Vivian
    Posted on: Saturday, July 25, 2020 Reply

    Dear Jenn, Libby, Ali and family
    Please accept our sincere condolences. Drew was always one of the guys that we could rely on at WHPS events. He was a great member of the community with his warm, welcoming smile and keen sense of humour. It wasn’t hard to notice his love for his family.
    It’s not the number of years in your life, it’s the life in your years. And it sounds as though Drew packed in a lot of life in his years.
    Thinking of you
    Jane, Tibor, Max, Grace and Claire

  • Dave Carter
    Posted on: Saturday, July 25, 2020 Reply

    Jenn, Libby, Ali and the whole Worden family,

    The Banbury Carters are so saddened to lose Drew and send our deepest sympathies. It was a short stint we got to have as neighbours but Drew’s strength as a fighter and his family’s reslilience were both clear. His achievements are truly in rarified air, raising a successful business alongside a stellar family and dedicating himself to both. We wish we knew him better and longer.

    Worden gals, we are here for any and all your neighbour needs, thanks for coming to Banbury Ct.

    Rest well, Drew.

    Hilary, Dave, Angus and Clare

  • Max Drozd
    Posted on: Sunday, July 26, 2020 Reply

    All the amazing and kind words in the world, will not replace the loss of an amazing son, husband and father. Taken away before his time, Drew was able to leave a legacy that most can’t even get close to in a hundred years – brilliant, beautiful, clever, strong and purely amazing daughters. Fantastic joy to work with for a coach, they win you over by dedication and determination, always sharp, never disrespectful, example and support for everyone around them.

    Stay together and be strong. Just remember, that if things get hard, you’re never alone. You’ll always have friends and community to lean on.

    My deepest condolences,
    Coach Max

  • Brian Rae
    Posted on: Sunday, July 26, 2020 Reply

    Was deeply saddened to hear of Drew’s passing. We had so many good times together at Churchill, Wobourn and into the university years. Drew was always open and kind, quick with a smile and a joke. He was such a good natured friend. Drew, a wonderfully kind soul, you will be missed!

  • Carlo Allegri
    Posted on: Sunday, July 26, 2020 Reply

    I am so gutted to hear this news. Ive been staring at this screen for a week not knowing what to write or say. It all seems so useless. Drew was always a Prince among men, funny, smart, loving and always so much fun to be around. I just can’t imagine what Jenn and and his girls Libby and Ali must be feeling with his loss. If its tough for me it must be devastating for you guys that lived with him. Every part of our aching hearts need you more, here than the angels do. I can only hope my Mom was waiting for him and gave him a big hug when got wherever he ended up. All my love and support. RIP Drew.

  • Jarrett Family
    Posted on: Monday, July 27, 2020 Reply

    Our sincerest condolences during this difficult time. There is really nothing we can say or do to make things better but know that we are here for you and the girls!

    Drew – The pain and suffering is over my friend! You may have left us but will never be forgotten.
    We are so glad we got to spend so much time with you, Jen, Libbi and Ali – so many great memories and plenty of laughter.
    From the soccer field to the golf course..to the ski hill and our amazing Cruise together, we will cherish those memories forever.
    …and I promise to play a game of Craps just for you!

    Rest in peace pal!

  • Nancy & Paul Ovcacik
    Posted on: Monday, July 27, 2020 Reply

    Jenn, Libby, Ali & family,
    Our most heartfelt condolences. We are so sorry to hear of Drew’s passing. Drew was one of the first neighbours we met at Preston Lake in 2005 and are forever blessed and grateful for his friendship. With every interaction we were guaranteed a beautiful, authentic smile and a dose of his contagious laughter. Drew was as genuine as they come. His warmth, kindness, humour, generosity and his passion for life, family and community enriched everyone who knew him.
    And all the wonderful memories! A host of so many awesome parties; his ingenuity to modify his trailer to give the neighbourhood kids a wagon ride on Halloween; and who can forget the phony real estate sign he put on the Boudreau’s lawn on April Fool’s. We will forever cherish the fond memories and example by which Drew lived. May the love of your family and friends – and knowing that Drew is with you in your hearts always – comfort you and give you strength.
    Love of love – Nancy, Paul, Matt, Alessia and Markus

  • Michele Lalonde
    Posted on: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 Reply

    Jenn, I never had the pleasure of meeting Drew, but I am in awe of the man, husband, father, friend and son he was to so many people. Reading the notes above bring both tears and smiles, what amazing memories. I am thinking of you and your girls and miss you.

  • Lisanne Spataro
    Posted on: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 Reply

    I am so sorry to hear about Drew. Thinking of you Jenn, Libby and Ali xo

  • Linda and Chuck Cundari
    Posted on: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 Reply

    We are so saddened by Drew’s passing. He was always such a positive person and Chuck enjoyed working with him. Especially his personal delivery service to our house! We always felt the kindness of his gentle soul. He will be missed terribly.

  • Tracy Harris
    Posted on: Friday, July 31, 2020 Reply

    So sorry to hear of Drew’s passing, truly one of the world’s brightest lights. Shine on Drew.

    Jenn, Libby and Ali, you are in our thoughts. Tracy, Ben, Layla, Sophia and Elliott.

  • Outi Leis
    Posted on: Friday, July 31, 2020 Reply

    Dear Jen, Libby, and Ali,

    Our deepest and most heartfelt condolences during this difficult time. We were very saddened to find out about Drew’s passing only a few days ago. So sorry for your loss he was such a good guy…

    Drew always had such a pleasant and delightful presence at WHPS events – the Turkey luncheon , etc.
    We sure miss him, and you ladies, at Mansfield. Seeing your ski lift chair is always heartwarming . We will always remember a big smile in Drew’s face when he was enjoying the winter weekends with his special ladies at the”Field”. He was a great husband and a father.
    Rest In Peace, Drew.

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