CECILIA HEENAN Died peacefully at Seniors' Health Centre in North York after a short illness. Cecilia was the 5th of 10 children born to Joe and Lilly Heenan of Tottenham, Ontario. She is now reunited in Heaven with her parents, her sisters Hilda, Marguerite, Theresa and Christene and her brothers Patrick, John and two brothers who died in childhood. She will be greatly missed by her brother Don (Bernice) and many nieces, nephews and friends. Cecilia entered The Community of The Sisters of St. Joseph's Convent after moving to Toronto from Tottenham. She received her M.A. in Theology from Manhattan College, NY. She has taught in many schools in Ontario and Saskatchewan. For two years she taught at a teacher's college in Kabba, Nigeria. She was the Principal of St. Joseph's Catholic High School in Barrie before ending her teaching career as the Principal at Corpus Christi Catholic School in Toronto. After her years in the convent and retiring from her teaching career, Cecilia went on to work at The Marriage Tribunal for the Archdiocese of Toronto. In her retirement years, Cecilia loved to play bridge. She loved entertaining and spending time with family and friends. She travelled extensively, cruising the world with her beloved, the late, Jean Soare. Cecilia had an incredible mind and a great sense of humour. She will be greatly missed and remembered fondly by all who have been touched by her warm spirit. Visitation will be held at Rod Abrams Funeral Home, 1666 Tottenham Road, Tottenham, 905-936-3477, on Saturday, January 12, 2013 from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. James Church, Colgan 2 p.m. Interment St. James Cemetery, Colgan. The family wishes to thank the many dedicated healthcare professionals who supported Cecilia through her last few years including the staff at First Health Care, especially Delores and Donna, and the healthcare team at Seniors' Health Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations to ShareLife in Cecilia's honour would be appreciated. RodAbramsFuneralHome.com
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Published in the Toronto Star on Jan. 10, 2013