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Mrs. Alice Hamilton

30 septembre 194223 octobre 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Alice Muriel Hamilton on October 23, 2021.

Alice was kind, generous, loving and creative. She was born in Ormstown, Quebec on September 30, 1942 to the late John Hamilton and Elizabeth Todd and grew up in Huntingdon, Quebec. As a devoted teacher, Alice taught school for many years. She loved art and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts. She completed many beautiful drawings and paintings. She loved rug hooking, dyed her own wool and made her own patterns. Alice also loved animals.

Predeceased by her brother Bill and her brother-in-law Curtis Myers, Alice will be greatly missed by her sister Betty Ann, brother Art (Lori), nieces Vicki (Andrew), Genii (Derek), Olivia and Diane (Mark), nephew John, grandnieces Lauren and Jenna, grandnephews Alex and Jack and sister-in-law Lorna MacGillivray.

We wish to thank Nancy Grant, Alice’s cousin, for all she did to help Alice during her illness. We also wish to thank the staff at 1st floor Vigi Dollard des Ormeaux and other caregivers. Alice will be greatly missed by us all.

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Mrs. Alice Hamilton

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Catherine Ferguson

12 novembre , 2021

I had the pleasure of meeting Alice (aka Aunt Alice) on a number of occasions when she was in Toronto visiting Vicki, Andrew, Alex and Jack. Often these meetings involved stories about the shenanigans that happened on the "party train" which Alice and Betty took from Montreal to Toronto over the Christmas holiday season, which apparently involved lots of good cheer and good drinks :-) for many of the travelers.

Vicki also shared many stories and fond memories about her Aunt Alice throughout our pandemic walks and bike rides.

It was evident from meeting Alice and through hearing the stories about her, that she was was beloved, possessed a strong spirit that carried her through some incredibly trying times, and that she brought an immense amount of joy to her family and friends.

There was a palpable sense of excitement and anticipation for Vicki and her boys when Alice and her Mom were expected to visit. I had the pleasure of dining with these ladies over a number of family meals and the conversation was engaging, insightful, funny and inclusive. What a gift to have an "Aunt Alice" in life.

When we lose someone we love, we must learn not to live without them, but to live with the love they left behind.

It was clear that Alice left a lot of love behind, and I hope that wonderful legacy, gives peace and comfort to all the people who are missing her today, and each day.

I wish Alice eternal light and love until her soul connects with yours again.

Jack MacDonald

31 octobre , 2021

I'll miss you, Alice.

Love, Jack

Betty Hamilton Myers

31 octobre , 2021

My dear sister, my best friend, my confidant, I miss you so much. I remember the good times we spent together in childhood, sliding down the hill in winter and playing in the summer. We used to enjoy riding Gracie, our horse, without a saddle. You were so creative and always enjoyed painting and drawing. When we both retired we enjoyed going to the museum, appreciating the paintings, and having lunch.

You helped me tremendously when Curt was sick. I couldn't have gotten through that time without your loving support. It was wonderful when you were able to live down the hall from me. We were together everyday for shopping or tea and talk. You were always so positive. Visiting Jen and her family on the weekends was such an special and enjoyable time we shared. We had wonderful times taking the train to Toronto to visit Vicki and her family and Lorna and Bill. We always had what you called "our train treat". I love you and will miss you forever.

Genii Myers

31 octobre , 2021

Alice,
You touched all our lives in a very special way. Growing up, you were there for every occasion. You shared your love of art with me at a very young age and did the same with my girls, Lauren and Jenna (memories shared below). I have fond childhood memories of you teaching me needlepoint and embroidery (works I have kept with me today). We all loved the weekend tea visits with you and my mom where we would talk about what happened during the week and even get in some arts and crafts. Your rug hooking creations were thoughtful masterpieces crafted with care from actual clothes family members wore. You hooked them with love, to tell a story – truly amazing (just a couple of your amazing pieces are shown below). You were such a helpful, giving person and loved animals. You and my mom, the dynamic duo, did not flinch when I asked you both to watch Reese and Willow (dogs) during our family trip to Mexico. During this time, my dogs had the times of their lives, creating havoc and eating bones, cookies, sweet potatoes and giant kongs filled to the brim with peanut butter every day.... it took us a few days to figure out why there weren’t hungry – those were good times that we will laugh about for years to come! You were a warrior over the last 2 years, battling what most people would never be able to imagine. It is time to rest now; you will be with us forever.
Love forever, Genii, Derek, Lauren, Jenna (and Reese and Willow)

Renée Blanchard

29 octobre , 2021

I will sorely miss my sweet neighbour Alice. My sincere condoleance to Betty and her family.

Vicki Myers

29 octobre , 2021

To my dear sweet aunt Alice,

I so fondly remember when we used to spend time together when I was a kid. You lovingly taught me about some of your passions: crocheting, hooking and later gardening. When Alex was born you raced here with my dad to help me when I couldn’t help myself. You so beautify created hooked designs of my stories of Jack and Alex’s childhoods by using pieces of all our family member’s wool clothing. How incredibly creative you were. The times we spent together with my boys were so special to me. As I write this, I’m reminded of us sitting around the dining room table singing “row, row, row your boat” with smiles all around. What special times we had. During my dad’s illness you held everything together for us from taking my dad to his oncology and dialysis appointments to making sure my mom made it through that dark time. You were there for my mom and dad, Jen and I during our darkest moments. Without you, I just don’t know what we would have done. Alice, I so enjoyed all the times we spent together here in Toronto. I remember the simple pleasures like snuggling up in our pj’s together watching tv. I loved those times. You and my mom, two sisters, two best friends living down the hall from one another, spending every day together were some of the sweetest times. I miss those days so very much. I thought we’d have more of those very special times. I wish we’d had more. I’m so sorry for all that you went through the last years of your life. You, such a gentle person, fought such a courageous battle, during a time with covid when we wished so much we could have been at your side more. These memories and the strength and resilience you showed us is something I will take with me. I love you. I miss you dearly.
Love, Vic

Grace Losier

29 octobre , 2021

I was so sorry to learn of Alice’s passing-she was a kind and lovely lady as well as a great neighbour to Michael, she will be missed!

Lauren Kowalski

28 octobre , 2021

I have fond memories of when Alice used to come over on the weekend to drink tea and do crafts. I miss those moments very much.

Sylvia Solomon

28 octobre , 2021

Alice was my close friend. She was so special in so many ways. I will miss our phone calls, her advice and so many other things too numerous to list.
Rest In Peace my friend. I will never forget you and you will always be in my heart.

Michael Sauve

28 octobre , 2021

TO ALICE,
I WAS VERY LUCKY TO MEET ALICE, EVEN MORE AFTER SHE MOVED TO BE NEAR BETTY. SHE WAS A GENTLE SOUL, KIND AND OFTEN HELPED IN TIME OF NEED. WE SHARED THE SAME PLEASURE IN PAINTING,AND THE LOVE OF ART IN GENERAL. SHE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED.
YOUR NEIGHBOUR,
MIKE.

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