elevated bf400 August 4, 1926 – July 15, 2023

elevated bf400 Visitation
Friday August 4, 2023 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am

elevated bf400 Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, ON, L3T 3Z6

elevated bf400 Funeral Service
Friday August 4, 2023 at 10:30 am      

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elevated bf400 Chapel of St. Joseph- Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home

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elevated bf400 Following the Funeral Service

elevated bf400 Obituary

elevated bf400 It is with deep sorrow our family announces the passing of our loving mother Paula Muench (nee Merlack) just shy of her 97th Birthday, on July 15th 2023 after a brief hospitalization at North York General Hospital.

elevated bf400 Born on August 4, 1926 in the former Yugoslavia, Paula immigrated to Toronto in 1952 with her then- husband Willi.

elevated bf400 A “Willowmom”, Paula raised her 5 children at the Blake Ave residence she lived in for 61 years. She had an affinity to sport and music, which she instilled upon her children. Paula adored her garden, was a fabulous cook, loved to bake, was an avid reader and enjoyed following tennis.

elevated bf400 Paula was the owner of “Paula’s Grill” in midtown Toronto. She was an employee of The Toronto Historical Board and a dedicated PSW  with The Visiting Homemaker’s Association for over 25 years before retiring in 1993.

elevated bf400  Paula had a sharp mind and great humour. She possessed amazing inner strength, having survived WWII and other hardships. During Covid, she participated in weekly Zoom calls with her family members in Canada and across the globe.

elevated bf400 Paula was a caring neighbour, loyal friend and active in her Community.

elevated bf400 Paula was kind, courageous, thoughtful, and wise beyond her years.

elevated bf400 Paula passed on her gifts to Gottfried (Beverley), Rolf (Janet), Hans (Annette), Barbara and Thomas (Anahita).

elevated bf400 She will be eternally remembered by her grandchildren Peter (Amber) and David (Sara), Stephen and Julie-Ann, James and Stefanie, Felicia and Julian, as well as her great grandchildren newborn Elaine, Jagger, Coby, Addison and Brayden.

elevated bf400 As per her wish, Paula has been cremated.