Patti Marko

August 27, 1963 - May 19, 2023

Funeral Details: August 27, 2023 from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life will be held at Oakview Terrace (13256 Leslie St., Richmond Hill, On., L4E 1A2)


Patti Lynn Marko née Grundy passed away on May 19, 2023 after a hard-fought battle with cancer, surrounded by her husband Brad and son Jack.

Patti was born August 27, 1963, to Shirley and Joe Grundy in St. Catharines, Ontario.  In her childhood, Patti was an adorable, curly-haired spitfire.  Patti always expressed herself creatively and with those talents went on to study illustration and graphic design at Sheridan College. Patti met Brad, her husband and partner in life in the late 1980s.  They have been together ever since.  Brad was Patti’s rock and his personality perfectly complemented Patti’s.  In their marriage Patti bore one child, Jack, in 1998 and he continues to make them both proud with his musical accomplishments.  They presently live in Aurora, Ontario with their cat named Ivy.

Patti will be greatly missed by her husband Brad and son Jack, Shirley and Joe (parents), Anna (Joe’s wife), Bonnie, Jo-Anne, Cindy (sisters), Joe (brother), and their partners, nieces and nephews, uncles and aunts, cousins and everyone on Brad’s side of the family.

Patti had the biggest heart and the most beautiful smile.  She was a private and quiet person, creative and artistic in so many areas.  Patti worked in glass fusing, jewelry making, silver-smithing, graphic design, painting and anything else she could put a creative touch on.  She loved walking the beach and collecting sea shells on family vacations, baking cakes and desserts for family, watching murder mysteries and trash tv with her husband, and spending time with her book club girlfriends.  She was strong-willed, stubborn, and opinionated but those traits defined Patti.  They were part of who she was, and her strength undoubtedly helped her deal with life’s challenges.

Patti was a strong fighter, but she is now sailing on a journey to shores that we cannot see.  We know that she is free from pain and is floating peacefully in the crystal-clear turquoise waters of her dreams.  Just keep swimming love…

“Seeing death as the end of life is like seeing the horizon as the end of the ocean." — David Searls

In lieu of flowers, we request that donations be made in Patti’s honour to Stronach Cancer Center at Southlake Regional Health Centre  or The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Celebration of Life
August 27, 2023 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Oakview Terrace
13256 Leslie St. Richmond Hill, ON L4E 1A2
All will be taken care of, but please kindly RSVP by phone or text at +1 (613) 389-8717 or email by August 12, 2023 for catering purposes. It is our hope that through this celebration, we will all leave with smiles and fond memories and her spirit in our hearts.



10 Condolences
  • Jj and John
    Posted on: Tuesday, May 23, 2023 Reply

    Pain free
    In peace

  • Tracey Watt
    Posted on: Tuesday, May 23, 2023 Reply

    Life can be very hard. I am so very sorry, my deepest condolences.
    Your friend and colleague, Tracey

  • Mary Hooey
    Posted on: Wednesday, May 24, 2023 Reply

    Sounds like a wonderful lady. My condolences to you and the family. Rest in peace.

  • Peter and Trish Stokes
    Posted on: Wednesday, May 24, 2023 Reply

    We will miss Patti dearly. Kind, friendly, warm, caring, artistic. That’s the Patti we remember. Lots of good times together. Our sincere condolences to family. Trish and Pete

  • Randy & Lisa
    Posted on: Thursday, May 25, 2023 Reply

    It’s always sad when good people are taken away too soon. Patti, you will be missed.

  • Kelley Marko
    Posted on: Thursday, May 25, 2023 Reply

    We love you Patti. You were a spitfire in this lifetime and undoubtedly still are in the next! We are sad that you are gone yet know you are at peace and being held lovingly and joyfully by creation itself. Kelley and Scott

  • Charise Jewell
    Posted on: Thursday, May 25, 2023 Reply

    The last thing Patti said to me was “I’m very grateful for many things” in a messenger exchange, some time ago. That’s exactly how I think of her, full of gratitude and joy no matter what. She was also so very generous and creative. I will think of her often and especially every December when we hang her beautiful Christmas decorations on our tree. Our deepest condolences to the Marko and Grundy families.

  • Shawna Terrell
    Posted on: Monday, May 29, 2023 Reply

    Patti was a great friend. She always had time to listen and offer her advice. And I loved her wit and sarcastic comments!
    She was fearless in her creative endeavours and was always an inspiration.
    We were lucky to have known her. Lots of great memories. She left too soon and will be, and is, greatly missed.
    Shawna & Claudio

  • Irene Kavanagh
    Posted on: Monday, May 29, 2023 Reply

    Gone too soon. We will always remember you.
    Irene and Isabel.

  • Rolfe and Linda and Steven Ueberschaer
    Posted on: Wednesday, May 31, 2023 Reply

    We were deeply saddened to hear the news of Patti’s passing. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the Marko and Grundy families. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

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