Obituary of Marie Josephine Gorrie
Marie passed away peacefully in her 90th year on July 31, 2019. She lived a life of love, faith, and service, and was a devoted and passionate advocate for the welfare of children, first, with the Catholic Children's Aid Society for 22 years, and then, in her retirement, with the North York Toy Library. Since 1968, Marie was a cherished member of the Catholic laywomen's institute Caritas Christi, where she served on the international governing council from 1986-1992. Her life was a testament to Caritas Christi members' desire to love God and make Him loved in their surroundings.
Marie was and is loved by her caregiver Attia Bano and by her nephews and nieces, Jerry and Ludi Murray, Kelly, Gary, Claire and Gabriel Raposo, Michael, Brian and Chris Gorrie, and Jo-Anne and Peter McKnight. She was predeceased by her sisters Muriel and Irene and her brother George. Visitation will take place at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home,
6150 Yonge Street, Toronto. on Monday August 5 from 2-4 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday August 6 at Blessed Sacrament Church, 24 Cheritan Ave., Toronto. In lieu of flowers, donations to Share Life are appreciated.
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