739 Browns Line
Toronto, Ontario



LudvikStajanLudvik Stajan (August 3, 1927 - March 15, 2012) passed away peacefully in his home, shortly after enjoying a final breakfast with his beloved wife of almost 60 years, Slavka. For better or worse, he was always her “honey”. An extremely proud Canadian, Ludvik also had great pride in his Slovenian heritage and was committed to supporting the growth of the Slovenian community in Toronto. His voluntary and philanthropic endeavors were many, but it was his ability to remain humble that made him a leader, and more importantly, just “one of the boys”. He thoroughly enjoyed life through people, laughter, music, hockey and the occasional scotch on the rocks. As the co-founder of ABC Fire Door, Ludvik turned a small family business into a successful company. Although he enjoyed the challenges that came with running his own business, the most gratifying part was going to work everyday with his sons, and eventually, his grandsons. Ludvik touched the lives of his children with his infectious smile and generosity, maintaining his trademark sense of humor all the way to the end despite the difficulty of his last few months. Loving father of Bill & wife Mary, Mike & wife Nada, Andrea & husband Stan Ferkul, Carol & husband Kevin LaPlante and the late Robert. He will be sadly missed by his adoring fan club of grandchildren: Jason (Jeannia), Marty (Julie), Michael (Irena), Thomas, Michelle, Matthew (Katie), Nadia, Maya, David, Mark, Jake, Jenna, Robert, Jonathan and his great grandchildren Jackson, Joshua, Juno, Benjamin and Ava. Ludvik will also be greatly missed by his many brothers, sisters, extended family and friends in Canada and Slovenia. A special thank you to Diana for all her care. Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. West, on Saturday from 7:00-9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 2:00-4:00 p.m. & 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral mass to be held at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church, 739 Browns Line, on Monday at 10:00 a.m.; interment to follow at Mt. Peace Catholic Cemetery, Mississauga. In lieu of flowers, donations to Dom Lipa would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolences may be placed at


+ Rev. Jožef Casl CM.
(22. 9. 1908 - 7. 7. 2009)

Gospod Jože Casl se je rodil 22. septembra 1908 v Podhom 3, župnija Radmirje, občina Bočna. Njegov oče je Anton, mati pa Uršula roj. Završnik. Obiskoval je humanistično gimnazijo v Mariboru (1921 - 1929).

Bil je v bogoslovju v Mariboru in Ljubljani (1933 - 1937). Vojaški rok je služil v Nišu (1935 - 1936). V Misijonsko družbo lazaristov je vstopil 8. januarja 1933 v Grobljah. V duhovnika je bil posvečen 19. marca 1937 v Ljubljani. Dve leti je kot kaplan in katehet deloval na Kosovski Mitrovici. 15. julija 1939 je odpotoval v Paris in nato na Kitajsko, kamor je prispel 15. oktobra 1939.

Dve leti se je v Pekingu učil kitajščine in nato misijonaril do leta 1950. Leta 1949 je bil premešcen (zaradi revolucije) na ameriški misijon na jugu Kitajske, nato pa izgnan. Preko Rima je marca 1951 prispel v Philadelphijo.

V Toronto je prišel 13. junija 1951. Kaplan je bil pri Mariji pomagaj do aprila 1952. Maja 1957 je prišel kot prvi stalni slovenski duhovnik v Montreal. Z vernimi rojaki je ustanovil slovensko župnijo Sv. Vladimirja in kupil cerkev od Slovakov. Februarja 1965 se je vrnil v Toronto k Mariji Pomagaj.

Od 1966 do 1968 je vodil slovensko župnijo v Winnipegu in se vrnil k Mariji Pomagaj v Toronto, kjer je bil pomočnik do 1995, ko se je upokojil in preselil k Brezmadežni v Torontu. Februarja 1999 se je preselil v Dom Lipa, od koder ga je poklical Gospodar življenja.

Spomnimo se ga v molitvi!

Father Joseph (Joze) Casl

Peacefully at Dom Lipa, Etobicoke on Tuesday, July 7, 2009 in his 101st year and in his 73rd year as a Priest. Father Joseph Casl entered the Vincentian order of Religious Priests in Slovenija and was ordained on March 19, 1937. Predeceased by his parents Anton and Ursula and his 6 brothers and sisters. Remembered by his religious brothers, Sisters of Mary, nieces, nephews and other family. Resting on Sunday, July 12 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church, 739 Browns Line. A Holy Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at the Church at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 13, 2009. Interment Assumption Cemetery, 6933 Tomken Rd., Mississauga. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Slovenian Apostolic Circle, 739 Browns Line, Toronto, ON M8W 3V7 or Dom Lipa, 52 Neilson Dr., Toronto, ON M9C 1V7 would be appreciated. Messages of Condolence may be placed at