Gina Calleja

Obituary
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  • "I have many fond memories of Gina. She was a kind, generous..."
    - Ann Feric
  • "My sincere sympathy to Joe and his family. I have many..."
    - Donna Fenton
  • "Gina was a beloved teacher at St.Joseph Morrow ParK H.S.I..."
    - Paulette Dantzer
  • "Many fond memories of good times spent together."
    - Cindy Alty
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Gina CALLEJA

(nee JEAN GADSBY)

March 12, 1928 - March 7, 2017

A life devoted to art and teaching

Gina died suddenly Tuesday morning from complications due to lymphoma. Born in Lowestoft, England, Gina came to Canada in 1958 with her husband Joseph. She was a graduate of the Slade School of Fine Art, artist, teacher, author/illustrator of children's books, much loved wife, mother and friend. She leaves behind her husband of 58 years, Joseph, daughter Anna, son-in-law Allan and grandsons Marcel and Antoine.

A funeral is to be held on March 12th at 11 a.m. (visitation at 10 a.m.) at York Funeral Centre, 160 Beecroft Road, North York, 416-221-3404, https://mountpleasantgroup.permavita.com/site/GinaCalleja.html?s=50

Flowers and messages may be directed to the funeral home.

If you wish to give a charitable donation in Gina's name, a donation to the Canadian Children's Book Centre would be appreciated.

www.bookcentre.ca
Published in the Toronto Star from Mar. 10 to Mar. 11, 2017