THOMAS, Gretchen Judith (nee Grant) - Died suddenly at home on Thursday, April 19, 2012. Deeply loved and missed by children Erin (Timothy) and Joel (Melita). "Nana extraordinaire" to grandchildren Benjamin, Sam and Jade. Dear sister and friend to Elizabeth Milsom. Gretchen is predeceased by her son Michael and parents Patrick and Gretchen Grant. Adoring pet-mom to successive generations of canine pals. A graduate of the University of Toronto, Gretchen had a great love of education and had an accomplished career as a teacher, counsellor, vice-principal, principal and senior administrator with the North York and Toronto District School Boards. Mom's beautiful spirit, infectious laugh and passionate approach to everything she did will embrace us forever. Visitation will take place on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 5-8 p.m. at Mount Pleasant Visitation Centre located in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, 375 Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto. A private family service will be held at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Toronto Humane Society would be appreciated by the family.
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Published in the Toronto Star from Apr. 23 to Apr. 24, 2012