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DOROTHY MAY UNITY DE LA FOSSE Passed away peacefully Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Leisureworld - O'Connor Court in Toronto, Ontario. Dorothy is survived by her daughters Karen Nedelkos (John) and Barbara Burns (Ross) and is predeceased by husband John Bartholomew, parents George and Dorothy Weston and brothers Jim MacGregor, Harry, Barry and Fred Weston. She will be forever remembered by her grandchildren, Kasey and Jason Nedelkos and Robin Bailey. Dorothy was a dedicated wife and mother. Her characteristic strength and persistence remained evident as she struggled with debilitating pain for many years. Karen and Barbara, would like to thank the staff at Leisureworld - O'Connor Court for their assistance during Mom's time in their care. The family would also like to thank Aida Crisostomo for her help over the past year. Friends and family will gather at the Paul O'Connor Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Ave. E., for a short visitation, on Thursday, April 10, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Hearing Society, Parkinson Society Canada or Osteoporosis Canada would be appreciated. Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there. I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning's hush I am the swift uplifting rush Of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry; I am not there. I did not die. Mary Elizabeth Frye

Published in the Toronto Star on Apr. 8, 2014
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