Giffen-Mack Funeral Home & Cremation Centre

2570 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON


Hilda Beth Aikenhead

May 19, 1924July 26, 2020

Hilda Beth Aikenhead passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Sunday, July 26th, 2020 at Providence Healthcare, Toronto. Beth was 96, born May 19th, 1924, daughter of the late Robert and Hilda Evans. She is predeceased by her 3 brothers Glenn, Ian, and Rolph. Beth had 2 daughters: Leona, and Sue (David), and was blessed with 5 grandchildren Annette (Dave), Wesley (Kerri-Ann), Kenneth (Lisa), Scott (Dawn), and Nicodemus (Ioana); and 4 great-grandchildren Kellybeth, Daniel, Cara, and Donovan. Beth graced our family celebrations with her gentle presence. We will miss gathering around to listen to her dinner blessings - yet we know she will always be present. In 2013 Beth was bestowed the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Medal for her distinguished service to the community, recognizing her tireless work for more than two decades first as volunteer, then as dedicated leader at Glen Rhodes United Food bank, her beloved church. She also volunteered for the Daily Bread Foodbank, and spent her summers cooking for the Ryde Lake Summer Camp. Beth never spoke unkindly of any soul and radiated gratitude for everyone around her. She accepted with simplicity all that came her way, showing us how to age gracefully and with dignity. She always watched the ball games, and always had a jigsaw puzzle on the go. Many thanks to the staff at Chartwell Avondale where she lived with many of her friends for the last few years, and Providence Healthcare for their kind and compassionate care over the last months of her life. Beth requested that any memorial donations be made to a local food bank. A graveside service will be held to honor Beth at 1:30PM, Thursday, July 30th, at Resthaven Cemetery, 2700 Kingston Rd, Scarborough.


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Margaret Rundle

July 29, 2020

Leona very sorry to hear about your mom. Your family will now know she is in a lovely place, and not in any pain
. Marg Rundle