Toy Arleane Marsden

March 5, 1948October 22, 2020

It is with extreme sadness that the family of Toy announce her quiet passing on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at home where she wanted to be. Toy is predeceased by her parents Dorothy Gerow (Bud) and Leonard Wilcox, brother Frank “Bunny” Giaruso, James Wilcox and her sister Janice Fulton (Dale). Survived by siblings Dennis Giaruso (Susan), Nancy Taccone (Joe), Thomas Wilcox, Wendy Coulson (Jack), and Lisa Beecraft. Loved and missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family; she had many relatives who would visit, call, or text just to say ‘Hi’. She showed a genuine interest in every person that she met and was a very giving person. She volunteered at Foxridge L.T.C. and Briarwood L.T.C, The Brantford General Hospital, and was part of an Aphasia Group where she made each person feel very much loved and important. Visitation will take place on Saturday, November 7th from 1-3 p.m. at Thorpe Brothers’ Funeral Home (96 West St., Brantford), followed by a private family service. Donations in memory of Toy may be made to The Canadian Cancer Society, The Brantford Food Bank, or Hearts to Homes Feline Rescue & Sanctuary.

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Kitty Shanahan

November 11, 2020

This world will be a sadder sadder place without Toy. I am so sorry I could not come to say goodbye up in Ontario. Nobody will ever ask me "how are you?" and mean it the way you did when you asked that question .
We will all forever miss you. But I know I will see you you again someday. And, no, I am not bringing that red plaid outfit with me!
Love forever, cousin Kitty


November 7, 2020

It is with a very heavy heart we all say
goodbye to one of the most amazing & caring people I have ever met. On a daily bases Toy volunteered her time in LTC facilities and private care. With nothing but respect,and compassion, Toy made others more comfortable leading up to, and in there final hours. 💗
My family met this beautiful soul when my father was ill prior to his passing. She sat with him and my mom daily. She had a way with him and always made him smile or laugh. Trust me, that was not a easy task.
With that I gained a friend that I will be forever greatful... Safe travels buddy. You will forever be missed but forever in out heart's ....

Lynda Wilcox

November 6, 2020

"Aunt Toy" will be greatly missed, her smile, her laugh, and especially her kind and thoughtful ways.
Aunt Toy came to our family's rescue many times when I needed help with my Mom who was not well at the time. She would always reach out and extend a hand without question. She adored us all, and never hesitated to help whenever she could.
Aunt Toy is missed everyday, and she was loved so much.
We will miss her.
Lynda, Natalie, Audrey, Aunt Patti

Lainey Gianoulias

October 29, 2020

Aunt Toy could always put a smile on anyone's face. She was very kind hearted and very caring, always.

She will be missed dearly by all of us.

Patricia Kawamoto

October 25, 2020

We are going to miss Toy. Toy was always such a great help at our major fundraising events. She volunteered her time to help the animals in our care. Thank you Toy. Miss you already.

Pat Kawamoto
Managing Director
Hearts to Homes Feline Rescue & Sanctuary


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