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"ZA" 2003 Obituary


ZABA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-07-29 published
COOK, John Anthony
Died suddenly on July 26, 2003. Husband to Alexandra MONTGOMERY son of Jane and the late G. Norman COOK; father, with Marilyn COOK, of Norman COOK (Dalia) and Kirsten ZABA (Dwayne) and grandfather to Niki, Antony, Tristan and Jasmine. Brother of Diana WURTZBURG (Chris) and George COOK (Noreen.) John was a retired Director of RBC Dominion Securities, Past Chairman of the Canadian Opera Company and President of Lewa Downs Foundation Canada. He was the recipient of the first Ruby Award recognizing Opera Builders in Canada and was made an Honorary Citizen of Saskatchewan for his service to that province. John was a graduate of the University of Toronto, and Upper Canada College where he was recognized as athlete of the year. John loved life and lived it to the fullest. He will be remembered by all who knew him for his warmth, integrity, good humour and generosity. A service for family and close Friends will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 31, 2003 at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 73 Simcoe Street, Toronto. A celebration of the life of this passionate and generous man will be held at a later date. Details will be announced in this column. The family gratefully declines flowers, and asks that donations be made to the Canadian Opera Company's Ring Cycle in John's memory. Canadian Opera Company, 227 Front Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5A 1E8. (416) 363-6671. Arrangements in the care of the Trull ''North Toronto'' Funeral Home and Cremation Centre 416-488-1101.

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ZACCHEO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-06-30 published
Maureen Elizabeth PEERS
Maureen Elizabeth PEERS, beloved wife of Angelo ZACCHEO, passed away peacefully at her home in Toronto on Thursday, June 26, 2003, after a courageous battle with brain cancer, one day short of her 57th birthday. Predeceased by her parents, Maurice and Lillian (ARMSTRONG,) she will be missed by her stepdaughter Kathleen, brother Glenn (Katherine), niece Caroline, nephews Glenn, Matthew and Andrew, sisters-in-law Margaret CURTO (David) and Mary STEELE (Patrick), nephews David and Steven, and nieces Alicia and Jena. She also leaves behind many aunts, uncles, cousins and wonderful, caring Friends. As a passionate and dedicated teacher, Maureen influenced and inspired her students to achievement. She will be remembered as a loyal friend, a devoted daughter and sister, and a loving and much loved spouse. A Memorial Service will be held in the chapel of Bishop Strachan School, 298 Lonsdale Road, Toronto, on Thursday, July 3rd at 6: 30 p.m., followed by a reception. Parking is available from Russell Hill Road entrance. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Sunnybrook and Women's Foundation, c/o Dr. James Perry, C.N.S. Oncology Site, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto M4N 3M5, would be greatly appreciated. May you always walk in sunshine, And God's love around you flow, For the happiness you gave us, No one will ever know. It broke our hearts to lose you, The day God called you home. A million times we've needed you. A million times we've cried. If love could have saved you, You never would have died.

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