elevated elrzp July 4, 1928 ~ June 14, 2024

elevated elrzp Visitation
Monday, June 17, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, Ontario, L3T 3Z6

elevated elrzp Funeral Mass
Monday, June 17, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.
Chapel of St. Joseph at Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, Ontario, L3T 3Z6

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elevated elrzp Cremation
To be held privately

elevated elrzp Reception
To take place following the mass at Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home

elevated elrzp  It is with sadness that we announce that our dear mother Marcheta passed away in Toronto with family by her side at the age of 95.  She was born in Calcutta, India to Eugene Francis Duncan and Claire (nee De la Bat). Along with her sisters, Marina & Gloria, she attended Loreto House School in Calcutta and fondly remembered her years there and education by the nuns and kept in touch with some of them even after she moved to Canada.

elevated elrzp Her older brother, Eugene’s, St. Xavier’s college friend, Kenneth Gaughan, eventually became her husband in 1949.  Before that, during the war years, she volunteered with the Red Cross to help released Allied POWs and wounded soldiers read and write their letters home.  

elevated elrzp She was an astute and amazing secretary excelling in shorthand and 90 words per minute typing. Her work resumé included: Burma Oil in India, Pre Con in Toronto and finally as administration assistant to the head of the French Immersion Program in the Ontario Govt. She retired early to enjoy life with Kenneth in their love of travel and watch sunsets by the seaside – her favourite vista!  Marcheta mastered the art of cooking for a crowd and you always knew you would be fed even unannounced at her house.  She loved the ballet, theatre and symphony and encouraged her family to do the same. 

elevated elrzp Marcheta is predeceased by her beloved husband Kenneth (passed in 2018), brother Eugene Duncan, sister Marina (Loan), sister-in-law Sybill (nee Alexander) and brothers-in-law Leslie & Patrick Conway and sadly by her great-grandchild, Mateo Sarmiento.

elevated elrzp She is survived by her sister Gloria (Conway), brother-in-law George Loan, sister-in-law Blossom (Conway) and her children Linda Gaughan, Marina Elms (and Paul Klingborg), Ken Peter (and Laurie) Gaughan, and Suzanne (and Ronald) Wales; her four grandchildren Ryland Elms (and fiancée Paula Martinez), Martin Wales (and Elishia Porter), Mary-Claire (and Melissa) Sarmiento, and Julia (and Loa) Ngaue; and her precious great-grandchildren Darius and Addison Wales, Marley, Naomi & Kalani Ngaue (and their cousin Vai), and  Mila Sarmiento

elevated elrzp The family would like to extend their deepest thanks to the staff of Bayview Extendicare for all of their care and unfailing kindness as well to the wonderful staff at her prior senior’s retirement home– Delmanor Northtown (2016-2023).  The family is also extremely grateful and ever thankful for the untiring help, assistance and caring given by her caregiver, who became a friend, Luzviminda (Minda) Gariando in the last two years of Marcheta’s life.

elevated elrzp In memory of our mother and in lieu of flowers, if you wish, please consider a donation to the Canadian Red Cross or The Good Shepherd Ministries.

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