Gertrude Theresa O'CONNOR

O'CONNOR, Gertrude Theresa - October 3, 1927 - February 23, 2013 In her 86th year, now in the arms of Our Lord and His Blessed Mother Mary. Granddaughter of Milton pioneer (1888) farm family, Philip and Hannah O'Connor. Gertrude was the last surviving child of eleven of Daniel and Nellie O'Connor, predeceased by sisters: Eileen, Rita, Marie and Margaret and brothers: John, Emmett, Joseph, Thomas, Philip and George. Although born with special challenges, Gertrude met them all with perseverance and acceptance by virtue of the loving care and support of family. She was very sociable and had many lifelong friends. The kind understanding of Gertrude's special needs while at Burton Long Term Care in Brampton and Allendale Long Term Care in Milton has been greatly appreciated. Gertrude is survived by many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends and will be dearly missed. Rest in Peace Gertrude. You will forever be in our prayers. God Bless. The family will receive friends at the MACKinnon Family Funeral Home, 55 Mill Street East, Acton, on Friday, March 1st, from 6 to 8 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph, Patron of Canada, Roman Catholic Church, 64 Church Street East, Acton, on Saturday at eleven o'clock. Private family interment. Donations to a children's charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be made at 1-877-421-9860

Published in the Toronto Star on Feb. 28, 2013