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
elevated vrhBX Click Here to Livestream the Mass
elevated vrhBX Interment
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
8361 Yonge Street, Thornhill, ON, L3T 2C7
elevated vrhBX Section: 20
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
There are so very few people who grace this world with such poise, passion and compassion for humanity, Alina was a strong, vibrant women and mentor who left her footprint in my heart and for that I will be forever grateful.
Rest peaceful Alina.
Peace and Blessings to the family.
So sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved mother, Alina. She was such an inspiration to those of us who worked with her and called her friend. She made such a difference in the lives of so many children and families as well as those who worked in the field. She was so dedicated to others, especially her family and always spoke so warmly of her children and grandchildren and siblings. She had a great understanding of hardships and challenges that children and families faced with mental health diagnoses. My heartfelt condolences to the family. She will be remembered and missed.
Dr. Lazier was an inspiration to all she came in contact with, such a passion for Mental Health, condolences to the family
So sorry for the loss of a wonderful dedicated woman. She will be missed.
My dear friend,
You will be sorely missed but never forgotten.
Deep condolences to the entire Lazor family. Teta Lazor was a wonderful, kind and loving individual that was not only a trusted personal friend to my family but also a mentor that pointed me towards my future career after graduating. I called on her numerous times in life in order to get her perspective on various occurrences knowing that she would advise with wisdom and experience.
My thoughts are with Janka, Tommie and all the children. Thank you Teta and may you rest in peace.
I am so saddened by the loss of Alina. She was my beautiful boss at the Adolescent Unit and always made me feel part of her beautiful family.Alina had a heart of gold and loved dealing with adolescents. I will miss you and our phone calls. My condolences to Tom Yana and all the children. God has taken an Angel to Heaven. Rest in Peace Alina you will always have a special place in my heart and beautiful memories that we shared.
Dear Jana, Tomas, and Family,
I am so saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. Teta Alina was a treasured friend of my family, and I remember her being there for every party and celebration as I was growing up. She was always smiling and had positive and encouraging things to say. I greatly appreciated and respected that about her. She will be missed. Thank you, Teta Alina, and may God grant you eternal peace and bring comfort to your family.
Jana, it’s such a great honour for me to be part of Alina’s last days as her psw. Alina is such a caring, gentle soul person. A good servant of God, a good mother, a good grandmother, friend. Her memories will remain forever in our hearts. Thank you for giving me an opportunity to be part of her last days. She will be missed. ❤️❤️❤️ My heartfelt condolence to you and your family Jana and your brother Tom.