Jason/Deko memorial in Marie Curtis Park

Jason Pavlick aka Deko Steele left us too soon on March 15th. 2019. 

March 18 update 9:00 pm 
Thank you everyone - we have achieved our goal in 12 hours - what a wonderful response.  Any future funds donated we would share to Mo to help with funeral expenses if you would like to help with that.

March 17 original post:
Larger than life, passionate about his music, friends, generous of spirit he was one of a kind.  He was legend in the Toronto music and club scene and has hundreds of friends from that era.  For the last 10 years,  he has been a fixture at Lake Promenade and 42nd St.  He definitely  made Lake Promenade an even more colourful and wonderful place to visit or live.  He often said he never wanted to live anywhere else.  From his gazebo he would often host his friends and greet the many people that strolled down the street and into the park.  Young or old, Jason had a way of making strangers laugh and quickly become his friends.

In talking to Mo and his friends, we feel that Jason would love to have a lasting memorial in the park.  To that end we invite you to contribute any amount towards a bench and a plaque.  It would be installed and maintained by the City of Toronto.  Our goal would be to raise $2530.  At minimum we would plant a tree with a plaque for $738 but am optimistic that we could buy the bench and know that Jason would love you to visit and sit for a while.  Even better bring your dog if you have one!

Thanks  for consideration of this and we will all miss Deko.

Michael & Ann Gates neighbours at 404 Lake Promenade
Jenn Star longtime close friend of Jason

Donations (35)

  • Play de Record
    • $200 
    • 5 yrs

Fundraising team (3)

Michael Gates
Raised $775 from 8 donations
Etobicoke, ON
Ann Gates
Team member
Raised $1,600 from 16 donations
Jennifer Gagnon
Team member
Raised $125 from 2 donations
This team raised $1,700 from 9 other donations.

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