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"WAI" 2003 Obituary


WAITE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-02-15 published
LUCAS, Muriel May (née ROSS)
Died peacefully, at her home in Toronto, on Wednesday, February 12, 2003, in her 97th year. She was born in Brighton, Ontario on December 15, 1906. The ROSS family were early settlers from Ireland in the Brighton region. Muriel's parents were Robert James ROSS and Elva WAITE. Elva WAITE's parents, Sarah Jane and William WAITE, were of United Empire Loyalist background and owned a farm between Brighton and Colborne. Muriel was a Registered Nurse and graduated from The Wellesley Hospital. During World War 2, she volunteered for the Red Cross Blood Donor Clinic and nursing assignments at The Wellesley Hospital to free up nurses for war duty. Muriel devoted much of her time and energy to her church, Deer Park United. Her many years of service included being president of the United Church Women. She was a longtime member of the Philanthropic Educational Opportunity and continued to attend meetings into her last year. Her service to her community also included Board membership of Saint Christopher House and the Toronto Children's Aid Society. Muriel enjoyed spending every summer with family and Friends at her cottage on Lake Scugog. She was the loving wife of J.D. LUCAS, former Solicitor for the County of York, who predeceased her in 1986. Her love was endless for her daughters Jane GORDON, who predeceased her in October 2002, and her husband Ian of Burlington, Ontario, Carol BOTTERELL and her husband Frank of Claremont, California, her grandchildren Bruce GORDON, who predeceased her in December 2002, Sarah LEIKKARI and her husband Rick of Ottawa, Douglas BOTTERELL and his wife Audra, and Kate BOTTERELL, all of California, and great-grand_son Ian LEIKKARI of Ottawa. Funeral Services will be held at Deer Park United Church, 129 St. Clair Avenue West, on Tuesday, February 18th at 2: 30 p.m. If desired, donations in Muriel's memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, 20 Holly Street, Suite 101, Toronto M4S 3B1, would be appreciated.

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