Celebrating the Life of Corktowner Greg Pelchat

Greg Pelchat

A celebration of the life of Greg Pelchat, a long-time Corktown resident and veteran Properties Master in the Canadian Film and TV industry, will be held Sunday, June 5th from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Dominion Pub, 500 Queen St. at the corner of Sumach St. Appetizers will be provided and there will be a cash bar.

Mr. Pelchat, who lived on Sumach Street, died in March while on vacation, swimming in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Nicaragua.  He was 58.

A graduate of York University, he had just completed work on this summer’s forthcoming blockbuster “The Suicide Squad” starring Jared Leto, Will Smith and Viola Davis.

Among the many films on which he worked are “X-Men” (2000), David Cronenberg’s “A History of Violence (2005) and “Cinderella Man” (2005).  He worked in Props and Set Decoration/Greens.

“Greg was a kind and gentle person who always had a smile and was willing to help anyone,” said his union IATSE 873, in an obituary/memoriam posted online.  “He loved working in the film industry and had forged many strong friendships over the years.”

IATSE expressed thanks on behalf of Greg’s family “for all the condolences they have received and the kindness that has been extended to them: “It is a testament of the wonderful person Greg was and how much he was loved and respected…by the film community at large.  He will be missed by many.”

In the spirit of the film industry, Greg’s family is calling the celebration “a wrap party” and invite family, friends and neighbors to share their memories of him.  The emcees will be his sisters Sue, Denise, Michelle and Stephanie.

Speeches and a slide presentation will begin in the back room at the Dominion at 3:30 p.m.

Donations can be made in Greg’s name to AFC (Actors’ Fund Canada) , Gilda’s Club and The Farley Foundation.

The family looks forward to seeing everyone there to honor Greg’s remarkable life with the humor, wit and kindness that “he gave to us all.”

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