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NICHOLAS, Cindy - August 20, 1957 - May 19, 2016 Cynthia Maria Nicholas, 58 of Scarborough, peacefully passed away on May 19, 2016, at her home from liver failure. Cindy was born in Scarborough to her beloved parents Victoria (nee Dube) and the late James Nicholas on August 20, 1957. As a member of Provincial Parliament for the riding of Scarborough Centre, practicing Lawyer, member of the Scarborough Walk of Fame and Canada's Sports Hall of Fame, Cindy was well known for her many notable swimming accomplishments. Cherished mother of Leahanne LeGrow and dear former wife of Ray LeGrow. Lovingly remembered by her aunts Mary Jochiam and family, Pauline Hasselton, Phyllis Clobow, Marry Morris and her cousins Gail, Michael, Ryan, Bradley and Andrew Wheeler and Pam, Gerry, Stephanie and Amanda Dornan and her closest friends Marsha Simons and Shoshana Teitleman. Treasured goddaughter of Carman Marson. She will be forever remembered by her extended family members, friends, colleagues and neighbours. Family and friends may call at the McDougall & Brown Funeral Home, 2900 Kingston Rd. (at St. Clair Ave. E.), 416-267-2656, on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Boniface Roman Catholic Church, 21 Markanna Dr. on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 10 a.m. Private family interment. In lieu of flowers, her family politely requests that memorial donations be made to The Canadian Liver Foundation. Her family wishes to extend its gratitude for the loving care provided by Alison, Marie, Joan and Nadia. Online condolences may be made at

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Published in the Toronto Star on May 21, 2016