elevated vrhBX June 29, 1933 ~ June 9, 2022

elevated vrhBX Due to Covid-19, the family requests that all guests who come to the viewing and/or the funeral wear a mask and follow related distancing protocols. Also, there will not be a reception afterwards with food due to Covid.

elevated vrhBX Visitation
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 from 12:15 – 1:15 pm

elevated vrhBX Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, ON, L3T 3Z6

elevated vrhBX Funeral Mass
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 1:30 pm                                   

elevated vrhBX Chapel of St. Joseph – Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home

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elevated vrhBX Interment
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
8361 Yonge Street, Thornhill, ON, L3T 2C7

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elevated vrhBX Obituary

elevated vrhBX We are saddened to announce the peaceful passing of our mother, Dr. Alina Lazor, at her home on June 9, 2022. Alina was a devoted wife to the late Vladimir, mother to Jana and Tomas (partner Sharon), grandmother to Nikki (partner James), Mathew, Mark, Emma, Becca, and great-grandchildren Katie and Jayden. Alina will be missed by Teresa (mother of Emma and Becca) and Heidi (mother to Katie and Jayden). Alina is survived by her family in Slovakia, her sister Miluska, Janik, Marianka, Ondrik, Matus, and Veronika, Zuzka (Vojtech), Barbara, and Jergus  and in Switzerland, her brother-in-law Jan, sister-in-law Marianka, and their family Roman (Catherine), Eric, Meryl and Cassandra. Alina will also be missed by many friends and past coworkers. 

elevated vrhBX Alina and her late husband, Vladimir, immigrated to Canada in 1968 with two young children, two suitcases, and $50 to create a new life for their family. She developed a passion for child and adolescent mental health as a child psychiatrist. She was a sought-after expert in this field, educating, consulting and mentoring many professionals. As Director of Adolescent Services at the former Whitby Psychiatric Hospital, Alina touched and improved the lives of so many clients, and professionals. She believed in taking a multidisciplinary approach, challenging staff to take on a team-based systems approach in dealing with child and adolescent mental health issues. She continued her advocacy for client and family needs well past retirement through consulting with various agencies, presentations, and workshops. Alina’s passing is a tremendous loss to the child and adolescents mental health community.

elevated vrhBX While Alina has thrived on her professional challenges, her greatest joy was her family. She always made time and touched the lives and hearts of her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and the rest of her near and extended family. These family members all remember the annual ritual of posing for family pictures at her condominium’s spiral staircase at Christmas time or individually taking turns giving ceremonial speeches at family birthdays, holidays and other special occasions. 

elevated vrhBX Whether you called her Mamicka, Nani, Alina, Dr. Lazor, Doc, or shrink, Alina was a special person with a huge heart. The world is a better place with the person she was and the contributions she made in her lifetime. May her memory be a blessing.

elevated vrhBX In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Central Toronto Youth Services https://ctys.org/donate/ or the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care Temmy Latner Centre

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