SWAIN, Sonia
1933 - 2012
Died peacefully on Saturday November 10, 2012 at the Bayview Center, Pointe-Claire. She was the beloved wife of Brian for 55 years, the loving mother of Duncan, Michael and Timothy and the cherished grandmother of Daniel, Matthew and Mia. She will be missed by her other relatives and many friends. Sonia was born in Jamaica, educated in England and then settled in Canada. Following her marriage and the raising of her family, she obtained a degree at Concordia University and then joined her husband Brian on several overseas projects to which he was assigned. In each case, she immersed herself in the local culture and often participated in groups dedicated to improving the status of women in those countries. Upon returning to Canada, she offered her services as a volunteer and for several years was the coordinator for Meals on Wheels in Dorval. The family would like to thank the staff and volunteers at the Bayview Center for their care and dedication over the years. A celebration of her life will be held at le Centre communitaire Sarto-Desnoyers, 1335 Lakeshore Drive, Dorval on Thursday November 22, from 4pm to 6pm. Family and friends are welcome. In lieu of flowers, donations in Sonia's memory may be made to Médecins sans frontières, 720 Spadina Ave, Suite 402, Toronto ON M5S 2T9 or to the charity of your choice.
J.J. Cardinal

Published in The Gazette from Nov. 17 to Nov. 19, 2012