DOSANJH, Irene (nee Rampersad Sookoo) - After a short illness, Irene passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 15, 2012 with family and loved ones by her side at Sunnybrook Health Centre at the age of 66. She will be deeply missed by her loving and devoted sons, Richie (Joscelyn) and Rojars (Vicky Parsad); her grandsons Gavin and Kyle; Jagdev Dosanjh; sisters Icyl (Francis Mohammed), Iris (late Ramsaran Balram), Sybil (Pooran Nanan) and Iro (Stephen Ayoungchee); brother Alvin (late Elizabeth); and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews around the world. A faithful member of her church, The Potter House Christian Centre, Irene treasured the close relationships forged there and was much loved in return. Born and raised in Trinidad, Irene moved to Canada in the early 1970s. She had a true zest for life, taking nothing for granted and living every day to its fullest. Selfless to a fault and with a smile always on her face, she was devoted to her family and made friends wherever she went. She was surrounded by love every day of her life and now will live forever in our hearts. Visitation will be held at the Glendale Visitation Centre, 1810 Albion Rd. (corner of Albion Rd. and Hwy. 27, 416-679-1803) on Thursday, December 20th from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A Funeral Service to celebrate her life will be held at Potter House Christian Centre, 6915 Dixie Rd. S., Mississauga, on Saturday, December 22nd at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. The family thanks the tremendous doctors and nurses in Sunnybrook's Cardiovascular Critical Care Unit for their kindness, compassion and care. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Sunnybrook Foundation or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

Published in the Toronto Star on Dec. 19, 2012