NICE, Mary Jane (nee Thornton) - May 16, 1945 - July 26, 2014 Passed away unexpectedly in her sleep Saturday morning with her loving husband Jim of 37 years at her side, in the loving company of her two dogs Roger and Lucy. The eldest surviving daughter of Roscoe and Helen Thornton. Her laughter and warm embrace will be fondly remembered by her ESL students, close friends, as well as her 26 nieces and nephews who enjoyed many a long conversation in her family room. Mary Jane was truly blessed with the gift of effortless communication whether it be "captains or kings". Visitation will be at McDougall and Brown Funeral Home "Scarborough Chapel", 2900 Kingston Rd., on Wednesday, July 30th from 11:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Funeral Mass to follow at 1:00 p.m. at St. Theresa's Shrine, 2559 Kingston Rd. Interment following the Mass at Resthaven Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to the McGill Lymphedema Research Program.
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Published in the Toronto Star from July 28 to July 29, 2014