PETERSONS, Maiga (nee Ezergailis) - December 22, 2012 in her 92nd year passed into the arms of Our Lord after a long and rich life. Born December 31, 1920 in Kosa, Latvia, the eldest child of Arturs Ezergailis and Alma (nee Kuze). Immigrated to Canada with her young family as refugees after the Second World War and since 1950, lived life to the fullest in her adopted country of Canada raising her family in Oak Ridges, Ontario. Maiga was a person of deep faith, with unreserved loyalty to family, boundless energy and unlimited heart, giving generously of herself to family, her church and her beloved Latvian community. Maiga was predeceased by her husband Jãnis Petersons and three of her four children: Ilga Turner, Mãra AmolinÅ¡, Andris (Andy) Petersons and two brothers: Leonids and Janis Ezergailis. She is survived by and will be missed by her son Martin Petersons (Catherine Carroll), her 10 grandchildren: Kathleen, Sean and Martin Turner, Christopher Petersons, Zinta, Krista and Arnis AmolinÅ¡ and Oskar, Olivia and Victoria Petersons, 6 great- grandchildren, her brother Auseklis Ezergailis, in-laws, nieces, nephews and extended family and friends in Canada and Latvia. Visitation from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge Street, Toronto. Funeral service at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 27, 2012 at St. Andrew's Latvian Lutheran Church, 383 Jarvis St., Toronto, Ontario, followed by interment at York Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Andrew's Latvian Lutheran Church or a cancer research foundation of your choice would be welcome. Condolences www.rskane.ca
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Published in the Toronto Star from Dec. 24 to Dec. 26, 2012