On February 15, 2012 our family tragically lost my brother, Garry Zentil, who was an important part of my life and the lives of many friends, family members, and employees. We were especially fortunate to work together with our father who mentored us to manage different parts of the organization. We worked together for over 27 years and enjoyed each other’s company for close to 50 years. It was a special relationship that grew with each year as did our mutual respect and support of each other.
Garry started working at Zentil Property Management Inc. and Luxury Hardware in 1978. He enjoyed every aspect of the construction and property management business and especially enjoyed the client relationships he developed over the years.
He was instrumental in the development of one of Canada’s premier public golf courses – Eagles Nest Golf Club. He was the president of Eagles Nest and co-managed the golf and real estate development company, York Major Holdings Inc., with our partner, Jim De Gasperis. Eagles Nest was a pioneer in the golf business and much of that success was due to his hard work and passion for the golf club business.
We are proud to announce an educational bursary in my brother’s name for employees of Eagles Nest Golf Club, Turnberry Golf Club, York Major Holdings Inc., Mayfair Tennis Courts Limited and the students of Chaminade College School. The bursary of $3,000 per year is open to students applying to university or college institutions. The bursary will grow to support 4 students per year for the balance of their undergraduate degrees.
We are hopeful that the students receiving these bursaries will carry on the legacy of my brother who made a fundamentally positive impact on all those who met or interacted with him throughout his life.
Zentil Property Management Inc. is proud to announce the Garry Zentil Memorial Scholarship Program.
Eligible for this program are employees, the children or grandchildren of the employees of Eagles Nest Golf Club, Turnberry Golf Club, York Major Holdings Inc., Mayfair Tennis Courts Limited and the students of Chaminade College School. The person who receives this scholarship will receive financial assistance each year for a bachelor or diploma program.
The first person to receive this scholarship was Cameron Prukner, in 2013.
"As a graduate of Chaminade College School, I am very thankful to have been selected as one of the recipients of the 2016 Garry Zentil Memorial Scholarship. I am currently attending classes at the University of Toronto St. George Campus, and intend to pursue a degree in both Computational Biology and Evolutionary Biology. My goal is to further pursue my education to the graduate level and ultimately obtain my PhD. I am infinitely grateful for the generosity of the Zentil family for their support in my undergraduate education and will honour the memory of Garry Zentil by committing to community involvement and career excellence. Thank you for investing in my future.".
"I am honoured to have been awarded the Garry Zentil Memorial Scholarship. I study in the Mathematics and Chartered Professional Accountancy program at the University of Waterloo and look forward to receiving my CPA designation in the future. I would like to thank the Zentil family for supporting me through my post-seconday education".
"I am grateful and honoured to be the 2014 recipient of the Garry Zentil Scholarship Program. This contribution to my future is assisting in my current pursuit of a Philosophy program and International Languages at the University Of Toronto which widens my potential possibilities for a future in Law. The generosity of the Zentil Family and their passion for assisting the next generation academically is an inspiration I will always carry with me".
"I am a proud member of the Eagles Nest Golf Operations team for the past three years. I am honoured to be the first recipient of the Garry Zentil Scholarship Program. I would like to thank you for your generosity as the reward is something I will truly cherish as I continue to strive for excellence in education. Mr. Garry Zentil was well respected by the staff and his friends at Eagles Nest. As I begin my studies of business at McMaster University I will make a valiant effort to honour Garry Zentil and this prestigious award".
With great appreciation and Sincerity,