Brenda Kathleen O’SULLIVAN
Brenda passed away peacefully at Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto, on Friday, March 17, 2017, in her 55th year after a courageous battle with an unexpected 3-month illness. Predeceased by her mother Margaret (Rita) Thompson (O’Sullivan). Beloved daughter of a devoted step-father Richard (Rick) Thompson, who never knew what “step” meant. She will be greatly missed by her brother Sean O’Sullivan, sister-in-law Lydia Evans, niece and nephew Lauren and Evan, all of Vancouver, as well as her brother Michael O’Sullivan and sister-in-law Efi Komninou of Athens, Greece and by her sister Maureen McGregor, nephews and nieces Ryan, Michael, Alex, Paige, Madison and Riley. She will also be sadly missed by her best friend Andrea Ebidia.
We all will remember Brenda’s smile and wicked sense of humour and her gestures of kindness to all. Her joys in life included Bandit her loyal four-legged companion of eight years, all things fine in life – food, wine, travel and good friends. She was highly committed to her work at the Princess Margaret Hospital managing the Asbestos and Mesothelioma Clinics where she made everyone feel at ease. The family would like to thank Dr. Marc De Perrot for all of his support and the nurses, doctors and extended team at Sunnybrook Hospital for their fine care.
Brenda’s cremated remains will rest alongside her mother’s casket in Holy Cross Cemetery, Thornhill. A Memorial Reception will be held on Saturday, April 1st at 1 p.m. at McLean House, 2075 Bayview Avenue (Enter at Armistice Drive, at Sunnybrook Hospital and drive along ¾ km.). In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Mesothelioma Research Fund in honour of Brenda O’Sullivan, Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, 610 University Ave., Toronto, M5G 2M9, 416-946-6560, www.thepmcf.ca
Robert Arthur Clark 1923-2017
Bob passed away peacefully after a brief illness on March 20 Born in England, he served as a pilot in the RAF during WWII and then moved to Toronto where he lived for the remaining 70 years of his life. He loved big band music, martinis, good food, wine and his summer visits to Menton, France. His great optimism kept him active and happy into his ripe old age. He will be missed with great love and sadness by his daughters Moira and Brenda and by his good friend Beryl. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Bob’s name to Cancer Research Society of Canada.
Norma Olive Lillian Willis
June 1927-February 2017
Norma passed away peacefully at Toronto Western Hospital.
The family would like to thank the Doctors and Nurses for the wonderful
compassionate care given to Norma.
Norma was born to Arland Willis and Elsie May Pogue Willis in Toronto and had three sisters.
The family fell apart due to illness when Norma was about 5 years old.
The next 3 years of her life were very traumatic, but at the age of 8 was accepted into the happy
home of Christine Muir, a kind, wise, compassionate woman who gave Norma a lovely stable home to grow up in.
The first job Norma had was at an aircraft plant in Mississauga and had the position of Rosie the Riviera riveting the aircraft together.
The war ended and Norma moved to Sudbury, Ont. and worked for Ontario Hydro in accounts payable.
While in Sudbury, she married Clarence Naismith and had a son Ford.
Alas the marriage ended after about 10 years and eventually Norma moved back to Toronto where she held a variety of responsible jobs.
Norma had a good sense of humor, was a creative seamstress and had a flare for design.
She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Susan Naismith; grandson Travis Naismith , his wife Crystal and their daughter Whitney; granddaughter Amanda
Quehe ,her husband Matt and their daughters Ella and Amelia. All reside in New Liskeard, Ont. Also left to mourn is her sister Millie from Duncan B.C. who, although
unable to attend the celebration of life is here in spirit.
Norma will be missed, but is resting safely and peacefully in the arms of Jesus.