It is with heavy hearts that the family of
Daniel E. Rostie
announces his passing on Saturday, April 23rd, 2022.
Dan passed away peacefully a few hours before his 82nd Birthday in Toronto.
Daniel was born on April 24th, 1940, in Fort Frances, ON. He attended St. Mary’s and Fort Frances High School, later graduating from the accounting program at Success Commercial College in Winnipeg, MB. He spoke often of his cherished memories curling with his father and brothers while growing up, working at the family (Roste’s Maple Leaf Bakery) business, his opportunity to serve and travel throughout the South Pacific on HMCS Ontario, through The Royal Canadian Sea Cadet program, imparting a life-long love of travel. Dan went on to work for the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (Quetico Provincial Park), inspiring his passion for fishing, hunting, and the outdoors. He then married the love of his life Anita (Armstrong) Rostie in Fort Frances, moved to Atikokan, and they started their family.
Dan later went on to hold a long and varied career, including roles as an accountant, quality control manager, industrial supervisor, logistics business owner, and in his retirement years, school bus driver in Thunder Bay.
Dan will be forever remembered best in Northwestern Ontario by friends (far & wide), and family, as “The Piano Man”. Playing piano to put smiles on faces was his passion throughout his life, and he enjoyed this passion until the end. Everybody always looked forward to Christmas with “The Piano Man”, as everyone would always join in singing. Dan also played piano at many venues, including the Circle Inn, in Thunder Bay – he was a born entertainer.
Dan will be greatly missed by his highschool sweetheart Anita (Armstrong) Rostie, their children Cynthia Rostie (John Anderson), Glen Rostie, David (Jennifer) Rostie, Chris (Dusty) Rostie, and his many grandchildren; Charles and Spencer Anderson, Taylor and Jayden Rostie, Jeni (Miles) Daniel, and his great grandchildren; Caileigh, Mathew and Richard. He also leaves behind his younger brother Barry (Lynn) Roste and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Glen and Isabel (Whalen) Roste, Sister Joan (Les) Anderson, brother Wayne (Jackie) Roste.
We would like to personally thank the many friends, family, and healthcare staff, for their unwavering support of our father throughout his later years in life.
Cremation has taken place, and a memorial service will be held virtually, with the date and details to be determined.
Online condolences, memories, or photos may be offered at: https://www.facebook.com/daniel.e.rostie.