SUZANNE ELIZABETH DENTAY

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SUZANNE ELIZABETH DENTAY Suzanne Elizabeth (Susie/Suzi) Dentay, 60, of Toronto, Ontario, and Caune-Minervois, France, passed away on July 21, 2014 in Toronto of cancer. Born in the Toronto neighborhood of Rosedale on June 11, 1954, Susie/Suzi was the loving daughter of Elizabeth Benson Guy Dentay and John Theodore Dentay, devoted sister of Ted Dentay, granddaughter of Erwin Gomperz Dentay and Greta Kraus Dentay and doting aunt of Nicolas Erwin Dentay and James John Dentay. From many trips to France, visiting with her parents who often stayed in the 'Minervois' region, Susie/Suzi decided she liked it so much that she decided to buy a home there a few years ago. It was a "fixer upper" that, unlike other surrounding homes, wasn't 600 years old. It was only 400 years old. She successfully navigated her way through the indifferent Gallic shrugs of local tradespeople and succeeded in having it renovated. She had only just finished late in 2013 but never had the chance to enjoy the fruits of those labours. Her business career with the Fairweather/Big Steel division of Dylex Inc. was characterized by loyalty and tenaciousness. She steadily rose through the corporate ranks, starting as a cashier with the company and ending as a senior executive responsible for many critical IT decisions and implementations made by the company during her tenure. This, despite the fact that early on in her time with Dylex, her grandmother snappishly advised her to take a typing course so that at least she "could become a secretary". Susie/Suzi never even hinted at an "I told you I could do it" response when she finally retired after 25 years with the company. There could not have been a more caring, decent, kind and generous soul in the world. Susie/Suzi never had a bad thing to say about anyone or any group. If, in her judgement, they had betrayed basic, decent values then they simply ceased to exist. She was always 'there' for family and friends. For many years she almost-singlehandedly cared for aging grandparents and parents in the last days of their lives, even at the expense of her personal life. In keeping with family tradition there will be a simple memorial at Mount Pleasant Cemetery for family and friends on July 29th at 11 a.m. for interment, to be followed by a reception at 1 p.m. in the Visitation Centre (east gate entrance from Mt. Pleasant Rd., north of St Clair Ave., 416-485-5572) at 1 p.m.

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Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Visitation Centre, Crematorium and Mausoleum
375 Mount Pleasant Road
Toronto, ON M4T 2V8
(416) 485-9129
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Published in the Toronto Star from July 24 to July 25, 2014