PLESCIA, Brenda Elizabeth
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May 16, 1944 – May 2, 2012
Surrounded by family and friends, Brenda passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Mario and her parents Brendan and Margaret McGrath. The loving sister of Bill (Heather) of Acton, and affectionate aunt to her nephew, Fr. Brendan McGrath from Hamilton and her niece Megaen from Kitchener. Cherished sister-in- law of the late Stan Plescia (Anne), Nick (Mary), Tony (Anita) and George (Maria). Doting aunt to her numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, she will be dearly missed by her cousins John (Jill), Frank (Joanne) and Deidre in Australia and also her dear friend Tomasine with whom she enjoyed many trips over the past 11 years. An educator for more than 40 years both at Marymount and Villa Maria, she will be very sadly missed by her colleagues, staff and students whose lives she touched. A special thanks to the staff and doctors of the Royal Victoria and Jewish General Hospital, particularly Dr. Susie Lau for their compassionate care. For all of us who had the good fortune of having Brenda in our lives, we will be forever grateful. Visitations will be held Saturday, May 5th from 7:00 to 9:30 pm and Sunday, May 6th from 2:00 to 5:00 and 7:00 to 9:30 pm. at Côte-des-Neiges Funeral Complex, 4525 ch. de la Côte-des-Neiges. Funeral services will be held Monday, May 7th, 10:00 am at St. Veronica's Parish, 1300 Carson Av. Dorval. Donations to the Villa Maria Bursary Fund or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
Published in The Gazette on May 5, 2012