(Retired Detective Constable Toronto Police Service, Knights of Columbus 4895, 4th Degree 2287 Father Leo J Austin Whitby Assembly, Whitby legion 112)
Passed away suddenly in Florida on December 8, 2017 at the age of 63.
Predeceased by his parents Dan & Gretta Shutka. Survived by his wife Marie and his daughters Catherine (Chris) Waters and Kelly (Shane) Penton. Cherished grandfather of Kody, Kole and Kiley.
Desmond is survived by his siblings Donna (Paul) Lonergan, Diane (Vic) Dyke, Dan (Jewel) Shutka, Denise (Mike) Holden, Debra (John) Kiriopoulos.
Des is also survived by his in-laws Terry and Dolores O’Connor and all their children; Jim (Patti) O'Connor, Marilyn (Richard) Brown, Larry (Chris) O'Connor, Colleen (Tony) Townsend, Theresa (Sylvain) O'Connor/Harrisson, Frances Connolly (Ben), Tim (Lucy) O'Connor, Shannon (Tim) Smith, Matthew (Gerry) /(Marion) O'Connor as well as several neice’s and nephew's.
Des passed away unexpectedly while on vacation in Florida. He was living the dream! Des has been cremated and a celebration of his life will be held at St. John the Evangelist Church in Whitby on April 14th 2018 at 11:00 a.m. and would have been his 64th birthday, followed by an interment service at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery. A celebration of his life will follow at the Knight of Columbus Hall on Brock St in Whitby.