TEVAN, Jay
July 17, 2021

Jay Tevan

Jay Tevan

August 6th 1961 – July 17th 2021

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Jay Tevan, just shy of his 60th birthday, at age 59. Son of the late Ted Tevan and the late Ellie (Florence) Weldon Tevan. Jay is survived by his sister, Stacey, niece, Ashley and nephew, Tyler and close cousins and friends. 

Jay maintained a positive and all around charismatic (sometimes too charismatic) outlook on life, even as he newly learned of his diagnosis with Cancer. Jay went nowhere without a smile, some sass, a sporting fact and a good song. He made up wild words, and nicknames for any and all who crossed his path. He was a character easily remembered, even if only met for a short minute. 

Let us always remember his wacky side, and know that “It is all truly wonderful” as he would often say! 

A small and intimate memorial will take place at a later date for family and friends. 

 

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Voluntas (514-695-7979, voluntas.ca).

30 responses

  1. Andrew Long

    July 20, 2021 at 3:44 pm

    What lovely words
    I have known Jay probably as everyone that knows us all
    I have shared so many fun and unusual times with the Tevans clan
    ALL CHARRISHED
    you will be missed by many my J
    You and your dad and mum
    Are together again
    YOUR A LEGEND

    REST EASY MY OLE FRIEND

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    • Patty mckean

      July 30, 2021 at 8:59 pm

      Mr.Jay! You will be totally missed with me and your hairstylist Karyne, you are a ball of fresh air, always a smile and laughter.

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  2. Shelley Rubin

    July 20, 2021 at 3:50 pm

    He was one-of-a-kind : strong, athletic, and energetic. Courageous and independent, but not afraid to ask for help. Outgoing and confident, but a loner. Bright, observant, and organized. Kind, funny, and silly. Nostalgic and sensitive but outspoken, sometimes stubborn. He possessed an incredible memory and a beautiful smile. Gentle to animals, even insects. A skillful speaker/raconteur, he was always interesting to converse with on an endless range of meaningful, important issues. He was bestowed with natural, versatile singing talent by his Mom Ellie, and he inherited his Dad Ted’s signature deep voice. Devoted to keeping Ted’s legacy alive in the local media. A big, sweet kid to whom so many were drawn. This is an unbearable loss to those who knew and loved him….
    If tears were pennies, Jay, I’d be a millionaire. I wish we’d had more time. Lau etek talal tik vath veh gad svi’ Sha-ka-ri. Love, Shelley

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  3. Sherry and Peter Booth

    July 22, 2021 at 6:50 pm

    Jay was truly one of a kind! He could put last anyone in an argument and even if he was wrong he would win the argument and all would smile. Jay often sent singing Facebook messages and shared his voice on his Facebook. He never had a bad word to say about anyone. We will remember you fondly and miss you for ever Jay. Hope you and take Elf are together again enjoying a lot of laughs.

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  4. Stacey Tevan

    July 24, 2021 at 2:11 am

    To my Big Brother our tour of duty was to short together,I will always hold you in my heart and always say good night ,Give MUZ and Hair,abig hug for me .I truly miss you guys so much.

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    • Eric Ayache

      July 30, 2021 at 4:42 pm

      Stacey, I am heartbroken to read this news. In the past few years Jay and I have spoken and chatted. I consider(ed) him a friend. My condolences.

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    • Kim

      August 8, 2021 at 9:53 pm

      My god Stacey my heart goes out to you luv Kim Julie’s sister xxxx

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  5. Sol Boxenbaum

    July 24, 2021 at 12:45 pm

    Sad to hear of Jay’s passing. We only met once through e mail when he wrote to tell me that his father had been an avid listener to my talk show on CJAD and I told him that I had been an avid listener to Ted’s show as well. May your family be free of further sorrow.

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  6. Sol Boxenbaum

    July 24, 2021 at 12:46 pm

    Sad to hear of Jay’s passing. We only met once
    through e mail when he wrote to tell me that his father had been an avid listener to my talk show on CJAD and I told him that I had been an avid listener to Ted’s show as well. May your family be free of further sorrow.

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  7. Fred Arshoff

    July 25, 2021 at 8:24 pm

    Rest in peace Jay was an honor to know you as a Facebook friend

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  8. Sheldon Eric Fried

    July 25, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    Dear Tevan Family, I have known Jay for a number of years and I was deeply saddened by his passing. May he Rest In Peace may his family and friends be spared further pain and anguish. Now that Jay has entered the eternal gates of Heaven to join his father Ted, I know that he shall smile from the heavens above to his friends and family. May you.all soon begin the process of healing but always cherish the wonderful, happy memories Forever!

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  9. Rosemary Jones

    July 30, 2021 at 12:58 pm

    Rest easy my old friend, I will miss you, your sharp whit and your forever smile. The times we all shared are memories that will be with us always. From nights of Saturday Night Live at my house, then off to the Mapes with stops in between to afternoon drinking at Stewart Hall. Our late night conversations of recent years were cherished and I knew my secrets were safe with you. Until we meet again I will think of you with a smile and a warm place in my heart ❤️
    Rosemary aka Rosealicious

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  10. Anthony Zeepvat

    July 30, 2021 at 1:39 pm

    I was so incredibly sad to hear the terrible news about Jay. Unfortunately I never had the privilege of meeting Jay but we were Facebook friends for years and had wonderful phone conversations I never will forget. We had a special bond and kept in touch on Facebook messenger. He always left be beautiful phone messages on messenger which I always will have to hear his beautiful words and incredibly voice. He was so friendly to me. We planned to get together once he gets better but sadly it can never happen but I am blessed to have had Jay in my life. In March he called me asking if the volunteer organization I work for can take him to his medical appointments at the hospital. I told him I would love to drive him. His last message to me was on June 12. I greatly miss his beautiful messages and he always will have a special place in my heart . He told me he worked with my mom at Gary Taylor center and we had a great connection through my mom, sports and his late great father Ted who once wrote me a nice letter.

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  11. Lorna Albert

    July 30, 2021 at 4:56 pm

    I am in Calgary, sitting here in tears. I grew up on the west island as a teen and Jay and I had friends in common I found out later, so our paths may have crossed in high school but I am younger so we actually met each other as people on FB. I loved how much he loved and respected his father, his posts would make me smile, I loved how he loved his cat. I honestly just can’t believe this happened, and my heart breaks for his family and closest friends. It says something about a person when you connect much later in life, not deeply or anything — but the connection is there – and you just know that you are friends. You get each other. I don’t mind telling you this broke my heart. He was one of a kind, and I will never forget him. I am so very very sorry for your loss.

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  12. Frank McCormick

    July 30, 2021 at 5:53 pm

    Never met Jay in person, but worked with his dad many years. ago. We “met” on Facebook and I could always count on him for his recipes, and assorted nonsense about “Club Jay”. My sympathies to his family and friends. RIP Jay. Gone too soon.

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  13. Dianne Arnott

    July 30, 2021 at 8:53 pm

    Even though we weren’t close friends as teens, we became really good friends through Facebook. I always enjoyed our long talks. I will miss your crazy humor, your wonderful voice and Chef Jay. It’s heartbreaking to know that your gone.

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    • Dianne Arnott

      July 30, 2021 at 8:57 pm

      Even though we weren’t close friends as teens, we became great friends through Facebook. I will miss our long talks, I will miss your wonderful voice and I will miss Chef Jay. It’s heartbreaking to know that your gone. Always love you.

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  14. Kathleen guinn / Neitz

    July 30, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    R.I.P. Jay . My condolences to the family. High scool friend

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  15. Sandra

    July 30, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    My condolences to the remaining family.
    Jay was special, We all hung out together for yrs. had lots of interesting times. You will be missed jay. But now you are with your parents, and touchy watchy( Felix)
    R.I.P my dear friend!

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  16. Carmen Iasenza

    July 31, 2021 at 2:31 pm

    Jay, always happy go lucky kind of guy !!
    Rest In Peace my friend!
    You were a great guy and you will continue to be great in memory.

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  17. Ashley Tevan-Long

    July 31, 2021 at 7:14 pm

    Celebration of Life gathering Sunday, August 8th for those who would like to join us in honouring him.

    EVENT LINK: https://fb.me/e/U43Py7cT

    DETAILS OF EVENT:

    Jay Sutton Tevan – Celebration of Life
    We would like to welcome you to stop by and share a story,
    memory, and some laughter in celebration of the beloved brother, uncle and friend to many, Jay Tevan.

    Sunday August 8th between 1:00 – 3:00 PM

    Centennial Park, Dollard-des-Ormeaux

    Please share with those you may have connections with who would like to join.

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  18. Ashley Tevan-Long

    July 31, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    Jay Sutton Tevan – Celebration of Life
    We would like to welcome you to stop by and share a story,
    memory, and some laughter in celebration of the beloved brother, uncle and friend to many, Jay Tevan.
    Sunday August 8th between 1:00 – 3:00 PM
    Centennial Park, Dollard-des-Ormeaux
    Please share with those you may have connections with who would like to join.

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  19. Cynthia Sabia

    August 5, 2021 at 9:20 pm

    As it was almost your 60th Birthday, we are sad to hear of your passing. Our deepest condolences to remainder of the Family. “Big Ash” is and will always be The Star in His eyes. We will be thinking of you every year on what will always be your Special day to us. From Sailor girl, The Goog and Mama-polsky. Cynthia, Deby and Sandra Sabia

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  20. Joe

    August 11, 2021 at 8:34 pm

    It was great to see a few familiar faces, on such a sad occasion, thanks again for the event that the family provided.

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  21. Patrick Griffin

    August 12, 2021 at 12:53 pm

    So sad to hear of such a fun guy passing on to the other side
    God bless you Jay safe journey.

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  22. Ian Clyde

    August 13, 2021 at 1:08 am

    Stacey, my name is Ian Clyde. I’m a long time friend of your parents & Big Bro. “Jay”. I’m terribly shocked & saddened to have just read of your Brother’s passing. I’m terribly sorry to have just seen this now & I express my very deepest sympathy to you & your loved one’s. Inclosing, I am once again, so very sorry to have just seen this. I am terribly shocked & saddened. Jay & I would often speak on the phone & he was the one who informed me of your”Mom’s” passing which I was also shocked & saddened to learn. Please know that you are in my thoughts & prayers on another loss of your wonderful family.

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    • Stacey

      August 13, 2021 at 6:44 am

      Thank you Ian ,I remember you ,I amon fb if you want talk

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  23. Stacey

    August 13, 2021 at 6:45 am

    Kim thank you it’s been a long time

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  24. Stacey Tevan

    August 13, 2021 at 6:55 am

    I would like to Thank You all for the heart felt words it is on behalf of the family that I say Rest Jay it was a Honor to say we were Family love you forever and meet forgotten ♥️

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  25. Maureen Blainey

    August 16, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    Jay was/is by big brother’s best friend. Jay would pick John up every single night at 6;15, in his little yellow Volkswagen. The would always share a grin and a laugh, even before getting into the car, and use their nicknames for one another {Teev and JB), and they would go to hang at our local chalet. Jay was always ready to laugh and boy, my family and I had some good ones with him. We all loved how quirky he was, and ultimately, loved just how he always saw the glass half full, and that he loved a room full of people to tell stories to, but also and to listen to theirs. He truly was one of a kind. Take good care Stacey. xo

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