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Wednesday January 23, 2013

MURIEL GROSSMITH (nee MacKENZIE) March 13, 1923 - January 21, 2013 Passed away peacefully in her 90th year knowing she was loved deeply by her family. She now joins her parents Albert and Margaret and brother Jack, dancing to her favourite Benny Goodman tunes.
Fondly remembered by her 3 children, Suzanne (Simon), Nancy and Glen (Gail). Her wonderful smile will always be looking down on us. We are grateful to have had her in our lives for so long. Adored by her grandchildren, Tara (Calvin), Adam (Rosy), Haley, Leah, and Mark and 4 great-grandchildren Tyler, Connor, Emily, and Maya.
A native Torontonian, in her early years Muriel enjoyed dancing to several famous orchestras at Sunnyside on the shores of Lake Ontario. A true Leafs fan, she had the pleasure of witnessing ''multiple'' Leafs Stanley Cups and was always pleased when they took down the Habs.
Muriel's devotion to family was first and foremost, encouraging us at every step. She taught us all how to treat people with respect and dignity no matter what a person's position in society. After raising her family, Muriel took up a career in the family travel business, which allowed her to ''see the world''.
Muriel was a Canadian first, but also proud of her Irish and Scottish heritage. She was especially proud of her father and brother's service to our country as soldiers in the 48th Highlanders, respectively in both World Wars. Fittingly, Muriel left us precisely at the moment the 48th Highlanders were marching off the ice at the Leafs home opener on Monday night. Dileas gu brath!
Her grace, charm, class and sense of humour will be missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing her.
Our family would like to thank the staff and caregivers at Bough Beeches who cared deeply for Muriel as she did them.
A private service will be held to celebrate Muriel's life. In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made in Muriel's honour to a charity that supports those less fortunate.

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