In memory of

Juri Otsason, MASc, PEng

January 31, 1946 -  September 16, 2022

Juri was born January 31, 1946 in Stockholm, Sweden to the late August Otsason and Saale Leis, immigrants from Estonia. He is survived by his spouse, Bernadine Morris, and son, Rein Otsason.
Juri immigrated to Canada in 1966, and attended the University of Toronto where he received his Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He enjoyed a successful career of 35 years at Enbridge Inc. (formerly Consumers Gas).

A gathering of family, friends, and colleagues will take place on Sunday, October 2 at 1:00 pm at York Cemetery and Funeral Centre, further details can be found under the funeral tab. To honour Juri and to reminisce on the importance he held in many peoples’ lives.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to either KESKUS International Estonian Centre ( or Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. Charity links can be found under the donation tab.


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Tõnu Otsason (vend)

Entered September 22, 2022 from Estonia, Hiiumaa, Lõpe küla

Eesti iseseisvumise järel, 1991. a., saime esimest kgrda kokku 1944. aastal meie Rootsi asunud isa poja Jüriga, oma poolvennaga. . Saime rohkem teada tema elust ja tööst. Rõõmustasime koos Jüri perega. Kui Kanada uudiseid meedias sirvisime,kohtasime seal kõrget hinnangut tema tööle insenerina ja juhtiva persoonina gaasi trasside loomisel ja majandamisel . Olime rõõmsad tema edu üle. Eestis käies oli ta väga abivalmis . Teame et ta pere oli Kanada Eesti Maja toetaja .Oleme Jüri ja ta pere kaotuse üle väga kurvad. Olgu muld talle kerge. Rahu leinajate südametesse!

Cherry Knight (Friend / Past co-worker)

Entered September 22, 2022 from Ajax

My deepest condolences to Juri's wife Bernadine and son Rein. I enjoyed working for Juri for over 10 years, he was kind, professional and respectful. He will be missed.

Peeter and Mari Teedla (Friends)

Entered September 22, 2022

We treasure this special friendship, which spanned many years (almost 60) and different countries (Sweden, Estonia, Canada and USA.) So many warm memories of good times, good conversation, lots of laughter and love.

Lynn Hitchin (Friend)

Entered September 22, 2022 from Scarborough

Dear Bernadine and Rein...I was so sorry to hear the news about Juri’s passing.
Please accept my deepest condolences. May he Rest In Peace.
Thinking of you both.

Bob and Lynda Basilij (Cottage neighbours)

Entered September 23, 2022 from Hanover

Dear Bernadine and Rein,
We were so sorry to hear this news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will remember Juri as a friendly face always welcoming a chat on the dock, and a hard worker, ready to champion local issues.
May you find comfort in your many happy memories of your years together at your beautiful cottage.


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