elevated CgO0q July 31, 1929 ~ December 19, 2019
elevated CgO0q Visitation
Friday, December 27, 2019 from 10:00am – 12:00pm
elevated CgO0q Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, ON, L3T 3Z6
elevated CgO0q Funeral Mass
Friday, December 27, 2019 at 12:00pm
elevated CgO0q Chapel of St. Joseph – Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
elevated CgO0q 211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, ON, L3T 3Z6
elevated CgO0q Reception
elevated CgO0q Immediately following the Funeral Mass
elevated CgO0q Interment
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
8361 Yonge Street, Thornhill, ON, L3T 2C7
elevated CgO0q Obituary
elevated CgO0q Peacefully at the age of 90 at Amica Newmarket, her home for the past 10 years. Devoted and loving, daughter, sister, wife (Reg – d 1990), mother (Gary, Brent, Mark and Jim), mother-in-law (Roxanne, Eleanor, Trudy and Jennifer), grandmother of 10, great grandmother of 2 and aunt to countless nieces and nephews.
elevated CgO0q Our beautiful mother raised 4 rambunctious boys (5 if you count Reg) and she never wavered in her focus on, and love for, her boys. She guided Reg to Metropolitan Life where he found a lifelong career and they found lasting friendships.
elevated CgO0q She was a chef, chauffeur, the family banker, sports mom, volunteer to numerous organizations, a superb pianist and choir member, and the centre of our universe, which she kept under amazing control. When dad passed far too young, she built a new life around travel, her friends, her Church and her return to the workforce. She was a consummate grandmother and never shy to voice an opinion.
elevated CgO0q Her work which she continued into her late 70’s, was for a family friend, wherein she learned to manage a business computer and deal with customers literally around the world. Family gatherings became less about what her sons were doing, and more about a call she had, with a high school friend from 60 years ago (now living in Australia), while processing a book return. It was magical.
elevated CgO0q 10 years ago she moved to Amica and was blessed with yet another loving family of residents and staff. As always she voiced her opinions on just about everything and they were welcomed, for the most part. She continued her lifelong worship of the sun on the main floor balcony and her bronzed, unlined skin remained the envy of many.
elevated CgO0q The love and support she received at Amica, right until her last breath, is greatly appreciated and our hearts go out to all those from Amica who mourn her.
elevated CgO0q Mom, we were blessed to be your sons, and we are forever grateful for your love, support and guidance. ‘Be not afraid’ – ‘And he will raise you up on Eagle’s Wings’.
elevated CgO0q In lieu of floral tributes, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.