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Monday August 27, 2007

NANCY LEIGH (SNUBBY), EATON
(NEE GOSSAGE) Beloved daughter of the late Leigh McCarthy Gossage and Brookes Ferrar Gossage, succumbed to the lingering and unforgiving lung disease COPD at Granite Place, Toronto on August 7, 2007 in her 82nd year. Snubby was tragically pre-deceased by her cherished only daughter, Nancy (Tiger) Alice Eaton, on January 21, 1985. Snubby was a loving sister to David and Michael Gossage and is fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews Jane Janson, Diana Flock, Paul Gossage, Susan Bell, Valerie Crook and Graeme Gossage, as well as an extended family of admiring cousins. She is also survived by her beloved poodle 'Poppy' and by a number of extremely close friends and caregivers, particularly Dr. Gerald Cook, whose love and unfailing support over the many years brought her immeasurable comfort and Snubby's many devoted caregivers, Maria Barcelos, Rhonda Castro, Myrna Loman, Evelyn Ogalesco, Magda Gombos, Melinda Gombos and Janice Auld. She was once a member of the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service and had varied interests, insights and opinions (always to be considered seriously). She was honest, frank and funny. Her bright spark and determination helped her survive the darkest of hours and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Heartfelt thanks are extended to the many other special friends, physicians, nurses and caregivers who devoted themselves to Snubby's care and well-being, especially as she became increasingly incapacitated. In accordance with her wishes, Snubby's ashes will be buried with Tiger in the family plot at Mount Pleasant cemetery and there will not be a public funeral. A reception for family and friends will be held at The Badminton & Racquet Club, 25 St. Clair Ave. W. on Thursday, September 6 at 1:00 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Asthma and Airways Centre at the Toronto Western Hospital (Respiratory Division) (in honour of Dr. Kenneth Chapman), the IBD Fellowship Fund at The Sunnybrook Foundation (in honour of Dr. Fred Saibil) or Toronto Botanical Garden (in honour of Susan and Geoffrey Dyer). Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.

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