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"SEP" 2008 Obituary


SEPHTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-05 published
CORLESS, Reverend F.P. (PP)
Passed peacefully at the Houses of Providence in Toronto on Sunday, February 3, 2008 at the age of 83, completing a life filled with love. Father CORLESS was the beloved son of the late William CORLESS and Sarah COAKLEY of St. Catharines. He is survived by his cousins Mary CURRY, Agnes HARDMAN, Gertrude CORLESS, Father Ernest CANNING, Elizabeth and Ross DANSON and Francis and Joyce SEPHTON in England. He lived his life with enormous and infectious enthusiasm and he was greatly loved, and will be deeply missed, by his many adopted families, earned during a lifetime of devotion to others and to God. Father CORLESS was an active priest in the Archdiocese of Toronto for 49 years. He was ordained on June 3, 1950 and served as Associate Pastor at Saint_James Parish, Toronto, Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish, Toronto, St. Leo's Parish, Etobicoke and Saint Mary's Parish, Toronto and as Pastor of Saint Mary's Parish, Victoria Harbour, Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Etobicoke, Saint Paul's Basilica, Toronto and Saint Maria Goretti Parish, Scarborough. He served as Spiritual Director at Serra House from 1995 until 1999, when he retired. Father was a friend of L'Arche from its beginning in North America and was also deeply involved in Faith and Light, Young Christian Workers and the Catholic Children's Aid Society. His compassion and kindness knew no depths and are the greatest gifts he leaves to all those who knew him, and many who didn't. Many thanks to the staff at the Houses of Providence, the Archdiocese of Toronto and especially to Donna Peniston for the loving care provided to him. Resting at R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario, on Tuesday, February 5 from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and at L'Arche Daybreak, 11339 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill, Ontario from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 6. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Luke's Parish, Thornhill on Thursday morning at 11 a.m. Interment in the spring at St. Louis Cemetery, Mt. St. Louis. Donations in Father's memory, if desired, can be made to Development and Peace, Scarboro Missions, L'Arche Daybreak or Street Haven.

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SEPIC o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-20 published
TYRRELL, Harriett
On February 17th at East General Hospital, after a brave struggle with cancer. Born February 2nd 1950 in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Harriett was a beautiful person who will be sorely missed by her family and Friends. She is survived by her son Mark TYRRELL and his partner Jenny VASILOFF; by her mother Lynne TYRRELL and her sisters Geraldine STRINGER and Naomi TYRRELL, sister-in-law Mary TYRRELL and brothers-in-law Chris STRINGER and Mark SEPIC. She was predeceased by her father Ron TYRRELL and her brother Marvin TYRRELL.
She was the much loved Aunt of Justine CAREY, Jason STRINGER, Nic, Tyler and Taryn TYRRELL, Noah MALCOLM and Simone SEPIC and was Great Aunt to Jaime Hunt STRINGER and Steven and Clio CAREY.
She had a rich and varied career, most recently working for Eva's Phoenix. Harriett drew personal strength and gratitude from her spiritual life as a Tibetan Buddhist for over 35 years.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday February 23rd at 2.30 p.m. at the Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 79 Hiawatha Road, Toronto, Ontario M4L 2X7 (between Gerrard St E. and Dundas St E., west of Coxwell Ave).
A special note of thanks from Harriett's family to Doctor David Kendall for his sage advice during challenging times.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Gaden Choling, a meditation centre close to Harriett's heart: Gaden for the West, c/o Treasurer, #605-3495 Cambie Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V5Z 4R3.

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