Obituary: Long-time Petrolia businessman passes away

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A fixture of Petrolia’s business community has passed away.

Ed Sitek passed away Monday at the age of 91.

Sitek and his wife, Tillie operated their tailor shop beginning in 1962 on Petrolia Line which they operated the rest of his life.  The couple could be seen late into the evening, mending clothing.

The couple later opened Modern Ladies Wear in 1969.

A funeral mass will be held today (Thursday) at 11 am at St. Philip’s Church in Petrolia.

SITEK; Edward – Peacefully on Monday, February 3, 2014, EDWARD SITEK, 91 years, of Petrolia passed away at the C.E.E. Hospital of Bluewater Health, Petrolia.  Ed was the loving husband of Tillie.  Dear father of Alice Sitek and Ron Young,  Ben and Wendy Sitek, and Rich Sitek, and grandfather of Holly Young, Tyler (Niki) Young,  Cory Sitek, Bobi-Jo (the late Chad) VanMeenen, and the late Derik Whiting and great grandchildren Zack, Ryder, and  Tyce.  Ed was predeceased by his brothers Mack and Tadeusz and his sisters Adela, Zofia, and Elenora.  He is survived by several nieces and nephews.  Ed and Tillie operated their tailor shop beginning in 1962, which they operated the rest of his life.  Later, they opened Modern Ladies Wear in 1969.  Visitation was held on Wednesday from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia.  Parish prayers were offered at 8:00 p.m.  A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Philip’s Church, King St., Petrolia on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.  Interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to C.E.E. Hospital Foundation.  Memories, pictures, and condolences may be shared online at

3 Responses to “Obituary: Long-time Petrolia businessman passes away”

  1. Andrew Falby & Hermann Martens

    Our deepest condolences to the entire family and friends of Ed. He was a great neighbour and always had a treat for Bailey. He will be missed.

  2. Carol Watt

    My deepest sympathy to you in your time of loss. He was always such a nice man when I visited the store.

  3. Shirley & Gilbert Fuller

    Our heartfelt sympathy on the passing of a fine man .