elevated Rrnc9 February 5, 1936 – October 20, 2021
elevated Rrnc9 Visitation
Monday October 25, 2021 from 6pm to 8pm
elevated Rrnc9 Due to Covid-19 capacity restrictions, friends may have to wait to pay their respects during the visitation period, we are inviting family and friends to a walk-through visitation only to pay their respects, offer condolences and then kindly exit the building to allow for others to enter.
elevated Rrnc9 Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, ON, L3T 3Z6
elevated Rrnc9 Private Funeral Mass
A Private Funeral Mass will be held in the Chapel of St. Joseph within the Funeral Home on Tuesday October 26, 2021
elevated Rrnc9 Private Entombment
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
8361 Yonge Street, Thornhill, ON, L3T 2C7
elevated Rrnc9 * Due to COVID 19 restrictions the Entombment will be Private
elevated Rrnc9 Loving wife to Vincenzo (1933-1996), devoted mother to Vince and Joe, cherished mother-in-law to Janice and Susan, beloved grandmother to Samantha, Olivia, and Anthony. In the brief hours of her passing, the universal theme of gentleness and kindness was echoed in the many condolences received. Doreen was that and much more. The only daughter of Robert Kinnaird and Catherine Kinnaird (nee Mahoney), she arrived into this world on February 5, 1933. Her brother, Robert “Bob” (1939-2001), soon followed. A proud Toronto woman, she entered the workforce at a wholesale grocer where she met Vincenzo, a customer, who had arrived in Canada with his family only a few years earlier to begin a new life and destiny for the Saccucci family. She raised two sons and spent many hours in cold hockey arenas. The family business was grocery and the work hours required did not always allow Vincenzo to be at the games and practices. However, these events were never missed as Doreen made sure the boys would always get to the game.
elevated Rrnc9 As the years passed, with the guidance of Doreen and Vincenzo, the boys became men, married, became fathers, and through Doreen and Vincenzo’s guidance became the men they are today who live each day in wishful pursuit of their example. There is no greater joy to be seen than in the eyes of a grandmother looking at her grandchild. Doreen had a special relationship with each of her grandchildren that continued well into their adulthood. An active grandmother while they were young from attending recitals and games to spending days together after school, she became the best movie partner, dinner and tea companion, and confidant.
elevated Rrnc9 Vincenzo passed away in 1996 and only earlier last month she recognized their 61st wedding anniversary. While she was without her dearly missed husband for many years she was never alone and surrounded herself with loving family and friends. Not only a wife, mother, and grandmother, she leaves behind a legacy as a special sister-in-law, a beloved aunt, godmother, and a dear friend to so many throughout her life from her work to her euchre group. More so than all of her roles, she was a woman who meant so much to so many.
elevated Rrnc9 Her passing was sudden and a shock in which there is blessing as she was without pain or long illness. She passed as she had wished; with the grace and dignity that defined her life. A life lived and ended on her terms. While her passing leaves a void, the love and legacy she leaves behind fills our hearts.
elevated Rrnc9 In lieu of flowers, the family would ask that you make a donation to a charity of your choice so that your kindness in her memory can spread to as many as possible.
Doreen was alway a special sister to me and my sisters. Doreen filled our lives with so many wonderful memories that I will cherish.
She was the kind of sister-in-law that we could all learn from.
She never had an unkind word for anyone. Doreen always had encouraging words and never judged you.
I looked forward to calling her every week for a quick chat, something I know I will miss terribly. God Bless you my wonderful sister
Doreen was a special lady. I was honoured to spend many family times with her for decades. Starting with Joe and Sue’s court ship. Memories of Sam and Anthony’s birthday , baptism, and First Communion celebrations. We had a fabulous vacation in Florida for Sams graduation; where we were roomies. I loved her. I cherish my times with her .
My thoughts are with you all and prayers.
Love Theresa, Rachel and Catherine
I’ve been privileged to have known Doreen for the past 25 years and have been part of many happy times with Joe and Susan. She was so loved by Sam and Anthony as well of being around them and watch them become such amazing adults. Doreen always knew how to enjoy her family and there friends I’m so happy I got to be one of those friends that spent time with all of them. You will be missed in so many ways. Rest In Peace
Doreen entered my life when I was eight years old. My oldest brother Vincenzo and Doreen were to be married. Her beautiful smiling face, caring, thoughtful and gentle manner endeared her immediately to the entire Saccucci family. She always made time to take my two sisters and me to the Toronto Exhibition, or an afternoon downtown to see a movie or even to take us to the beach. She always remembered our birthdays, gave us wonderful Christmas presents and was with us for whatever the special occasion was at the time. Throughout the years growing up, Doreen was no longer thought of as a sister-in- law, Doreen had become our ‘Sister” and sometimes a second “Mother”. She was an exemplary role model as a woman, wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt.
I will miss our long telephone conversations when we talked just about anything and everything and shared some great laughs, the Friday birthday dinners with just the Saccucci Girls where we all talked so much and had a great time just being together.
My heart aches, my eyes fill up with tears, I feel empty inside but my mind reminds me that Doreen had a wonderful life with her beloved Vincenzo. They raised two outstanding and loving sons who both mirror their parents admirable, loving and caring qualities. We thank God that Doreen was not ill and passed peacefully and for this we find comfort.
Doreen, I love you so much and will forever cherish my loving memories of you throughout my life.
Rest in Peace my Dearest.
Our Heartfelt condolences to you and your family during this time of sorrow. Dealing with loss is never easy especially someone as close and dear to you as your Mom.
Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love Sigi and Keith
Doreen was a special kind lady, I ‘ve been work with her for many years, she never had an unkind word for anyone. I will forever cherish my memories of you! Rest in Peace!
Love Cindy and William
My sisters Sylvana and Mary expressed beautifully how we all felt about Doreen. She was a much loved member of our family. Doreen married our eldest brother Vince when I was fourteen years old and she always treated my sisters and I like younger siblings. She took us to the C.N.E., on shopping trips and Sunday picnics at the beach. Her quite, gentle manner endeared her to all. I will miss our evenings at the ballet, our birthday dinners and our long chats on the phone, Doreen was a good, kind loving women who was a role model to us growing up. My hope and prayer is that she is reunited with her beloved husband Vince and may they rest in peace together.