LANNAN, Loretta (O'Rourke) - Loretta was born in Dublin, Ontario in 1918. After a full and happy life, Loretta died with grace and dignity, in her 95th year on February 16, 2013. Predeceased by husband John (Jack) in 1985, and by her parents Mary Ellen Flanagan and Joseph O'Rourke. Loretta was the last surviving member of all the brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law of both herself and John. She greatly loved her brothers and sisters - Mary, Nellie, Johnny, Dan, Irene and Frank. Loretta will be dearly missed by her children: Catherine Brothers (John), Frank (Jocelyne), Theresa Hawman (Stewart), Margaret Anne Parks (Don) and Michael (Lucie). Loretta adored her eight grandchildren: Emilie Brothers (Matt Webb), Joseph Brothers, Louise Lannan (Corey), Cathy Courchesne (Mitch), Colleen Sarvas (Curtis), Rosanne Lannan (Andrew), Jennifer Charles (Ben) and John Sylvester. Loretta was proud of all her twelve great-grandchildren: Daisy, Mia, Miles, Kelsy, Derek, Mats, Annie, Hazel, William, Tamsine, Giselle and Annabelle. Loretta had very special relationships with her nephews and nieces. She so enjoyed their visits and the little secrets they shared. Loretta had a genuine ability for making friends and she cherished all these special people. Staff, Volunteers and Fellow Residents at Providence Healthcare ensured Loretta's quality of life was exceptional in recent years. Loretta's family is deeply appreciative of the care she received. Friends may call at the HERITAGE FUNERAL CENTRE, 50 Overlea Blvd., Toronto, 416-423-1000, on Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 4 to 8 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held at Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church, 522 Plains Road, Toronto on Friday, February 22, 2013 at 11 a.m. Interment following a church reception will be at Pine Hills Cemetery. In Memoriam, donations can be made to ShareLife www.sharelife.org Online condolences and directions may be found at www.heritagefuneralcentre.ca
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Published in the Toronto Star from Feb. 19 to Feb. 20, 2013