Ida (Walsh) Plaskett
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PLASKETT, Ida (nee Walsh) - Died peacefully at Toronto on Sunday, September 20, 2009 at the age of 88. Beloved wife of the late Reverend Charles R. Plaskett. Loved mother of the late Ralph Plaskett and the late John Plaskett. Survived by her daughter-in-law Sharon, grandchildren Bruce (Laura) and Scott (Catherine) Plaskett, great-grandchildren Nathan, Abby, Devon and Skylar and sisters-in-law Margaret (Walter MacDonald), Phyllis Ritchie, Sally Plaskett, Gwen Plaskett and their families. The family will receive friends at the HUMPHREY FUNERAL HOME -- A.W. MILES CHAPEL, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, September 27, with a small Memorial Service at 3:45 p.m. Donations in lieu of flowers, may be directed to Northern Secondary School Foundation c/o Ida Plaskett Award, 851 Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto M4P 2L5. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through

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Published in Toronto Star from Sep. 24 to Sep. 26, 2009.
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October 15, 2009
I just heard of Ida's passing and was sorrowed. She and I taught English together for many years at Northern.I will always cherish the memories of this very accomplished and warm person. My condolences to her family. Nora(Kapsi) Wallner, Toronto
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October 9, 2009
Mrs Ida Plaskett was a most wonderfully warm and generous person and teacher. I remember sharing tea with her and her husband in the late sixties just as I was leaving NSS for university. Upon leaving her home, Mrs Plaskett gave me a small farewell card. 'Aim high ' were the concluding words. I have rather carried that polite imperative with me all my life and today feel gratefully indebted to her.

With deepest recognition,
Patrick Glynn
Quebec City
Patrick Glynn
October 8, 2009
My life was significantly improved by here teaching method back in '81 g.13 English. I developed a pleasure in literature that otherwise had not been able to engage me.

Ultimately, I must say, she was and still is, my favorite English teacher.
Randolph Croft
October 8, 2009
I was a student of hers over 30 years ago. I remember how she made me feel about myself during those awkward teenage years and her words to me, written in my yearbook, I look at from time to time and they always bring a smile to my face. She made a difference to those whose lives she touched. My condolences to her family and friends in this time of mourning.
Mary Zaiser
October 7, 2009
Mrs Plaskett was my teacher in grade 13; her lessons were an absolute joy, her influence is with me to this day more than 30 years later. I still have some of her commets on paper to this day, and still vslue them now, perhaps even more than back then...

My thoughts are with her family and friends
Lou Svata
October 7, 2009
I am at a loss to sufficiently express how dear and important Mrs. Plaskett was to me as a student at NSS. She was my teacher for Grades 9 and 13. She was also a mentor and guide. This was 30+ years ago, but I recall her advice well. She is a stellar educator but, more importantly, a fine person. A person to emulate. A person of quiet elegance with a uniquely gracious disposition. I have thought of her often over the years. She is an example of many good things, and many good people will miss her.
Julian Simonis
October 7, 2009
We taught with Ida in the English Dept. at Northern S.S. in the late sixties. We have not forgotten her. She was a wonderful teacher and a warm, engaging colleague. Our condolences to her family and to all who knew her.
Jack and Linda Morgan
October 7, 2009
Ida was an outstanding educator. In my 35 years as a teacher, I encountered none better. Her legacy lives after her through the many students who benefitted from the time spent with this sensitive, innovative and caring teacher.
Harold Lass
October 7, 2009

As a fond mother, when the day is o'er,
Leads by the hand her little child to bed,
Half willing, half reluctant to be led,
And leave his broken playthings on the floor,
Still gazing at them through the open door,
Nor wholly reassured and comforted
By promises of others in their stead,
Which, though more splendid, may not please him more;
So Nature deals with us, and takes away
Our playthings one by one, and by the hand
Leads us to rest so gently, that we go
Scarce knowing if we wish to go or stay,
Being too full of sleep to understand
How far the unknown transcends the what we know.

By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The Poetry Foundation
Judy Gill
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