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A Mighty Tree has Fallen
Passed away peacefully on May 7th, 2013, at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, following complications due to stroke. Mairuth lived an incredible life, achieving excellence as broadcaster (former host CBC, CTV, TV Ontario and Governor of the CBC board of directors), civil servant (the U.N. and Expo 67 and 70), and best-selling Author of the Canada Reads selection No Crystal Stair. She is immediately mourned by Husband Dominick Sarsfield (89), Sister Lucille Cuevas (90) Granddaughter Zinzi de Silva (28), and widely mourned by many in the global community. All are welcome to the memorial of this amazing woman on Saturday, June 1st, 2 p.m. at Christ Church Cathedral, Ottawa. Flowers can be sent to Christ Church or preferably in lieu of flowers, donations are being accepted to establish a national Mairuth Sarsfield Award. To send condolences, please contact [email protected]
Published in The Ottawa Citizen on May 18, 2013
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