It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Malynda, the most wonderful and devoted mother and grandmother, and a friend to all whose lives she touched, on October 14, 2023.
Malynda left us after suffering a stroke just days prior and slipped away peacefully in the early hours of Saturday at Humber River Regional Hospital. She was in her 80th year.
Born in Black’s Harbour, New Brunswick to Vinton and Margaret, she and her older sister Margaret both learned the value of hard work and the determination to do well and succeed. Later she moved to the small island of Grand Manan in the Bay of Fundy where she was loved by a large extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins, and where she graduated high school and her love of lobster and seafood was born.
In the early 60’s Malynda and her mother moved to Toronto and lived in a tidy little apartment on Arlstan Drive in North York, and where she eventually got a job in the accounting department at a family-owned plumbing and heating company, and it was there that she met Graham, her husband and best friend of 40 years. After a brief courtship they were married in February 1968 at St. Philip’s Anglican Church. By the end of that year, they bought and moved into the house that she still resided in today, and where together they raised a small but very happy family, complete with cats over the many years and that she took in with open arms.
Malynda lived a full life as a wonderful mother, homemaker, active church member and Volunteer President of the Rexdale branch of the Canadian Cancer Society. In 1990 she began work as the Volunteer and Special Events Co-ordinator at Arts Etobicoke, a job she absolutely loved and where over the next dozen years she met and made many dear friends which she still has to this day.
As an active member of St. Philip’s, she leant her talents in many areas, as a Sunday School Co-ordinator, former Warden, Chancel Guild member, Funeral Reception Co-ordinator and Hiring Committee team member for the Incumbent. Her faith and devotion led her to receive the Order of the Diocese of Toronto in 2015 for her outstanding service and steadfast commitment in volunteer ministry.
Beloved mother of Thana (Marcus), proud and beaming grandmother of Paige and Miles, who she loved with her whole heart. She never stopped praising them and shared all their successes and triumphs with her friends and family. She was predeceased by her devoted and loving husband Graham, and dear sister Margaret. She will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts.
A celebration of Malynda’s life will be held at St. Philip’s Anglican Church on Saturday October 21st beginning at 11am, with visitation the hour prior beginning at 10am. Private Internment.
In honour of Mrs. Montgomery, please consider a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society or St. Philip's Anglican Church.
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