DZIEWA, Hildegarde (Hilda) (nee WANK) - At the age of 87 and after more than 10 years of living with Alzheimer's, she has left us to be with the love of her life, Walter, who has waited for her for over 20 years.
Now two souls walk hand in hand, In a place where there's no mortal man, Where spirits know no sorrow, no pain, And where our Mom knows Dad again. Mother of Carole-Anne, Susan and Stan.
Mother-in-law to Roy and Maureen and Granny to Erica, Alix and Derek. Sister of Helen. Aunt Hilda to many nieces and nephews. Special mom to Rob.
In keeping with Hilda's wishes, burial beside her beloved Walter has already taken place.
And to the unsung heroes who deal with this wretched disease day in and day out, our heartfelt thanks go out to you... Dr. Verma and Darshana for always being available when she needed you, Richard and Gabrielle at CCAC for always taking our calls and making Hilda a priority, Lisa, Kathy and Yannique at Eldercare for giving us your constant support, Lynn, Dr. Marcus and Dean for helping us transition Hilda to palliative care, Ophelia, Miguel, Winsome, Sonia, Haddas and Dr. Brody for the comfort and care you gave her during the final leg of her journey and to Hilda's angels, her wonderful caregivers - Bela, Jane, Shagini, Sherma, Stephanie, Tammy and Tylah.
You kept her safe, put up with her shenanigans, laughed with her, cried with her, but most importantly, you showered her with kindness and affection and made her life meaningful until the end.
How absolutely lucky she was to have you all.
On Monday, April 25, 2016, 'Gus', surrounded by his family, passed away peacefully in his 92nd year. He was born in Loughrea, County Galway, Ireland in 1924. He flew in World War II with the RAF and immigrated to Canada in 1946. As one of twelve children, he is survived by his sister Eileen Hickey. Devoted husband to Dr. Vera Solowska for 60 years. Loving father of Helen (Marc Carere), Tom (Anne) and Peg (Tom Best). He will be greatly missed by his grandchildren Matthew, Emily, Andrew, Dominique, Luke, Jeff, Richard, Melanie, Amy, Colin, Jenna and his great-grandchildren Anna Bella, Sophia, Cosmo and Kiana. He was always a mentor and loving advisor to his children, their peers and his grandchildren. On May 2nd, friends may visit at Mount Pleasant Funeral Centre, 375 Mount Pleasant Rd. (East Gate entrance) from 10-11 a.m., followed by a memorial service in the Chapel at 11 a.m - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thestar/obituary.aspx?n=andrew-duane&pid=179788240&fhid=17702#sthash.yZVARBov.dpuf