OBITUARY

Terry Lee McCarthy

December 2, 1956September 3, 2021

Terry "Lee" McCarthy It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Terry Lee McCarthy at Michael Garron Hospital on September 3rd 2021, after a brief illness. Affectionately known as Nanny or Lee, she was born in Toronto, Ontario on December 2nd 1956 to her late parents Mary and Frank Gorse. Predeceased by her sister Lynda McCarthy. She leaves behind her children Jeffrey and Tracy (Jason). granddaughters Shelisa, Jordyn-Lee (Alexander). great grandchildren Emma-Lee, Ryleigh. brothers Frank Gorse (Catherine), Michael McCarthy and soul sister Jackie Lockhart. Some of Lee's proudest moments were buying her car, being present at the births of both her grandchildren and great grandchildren and seeing her granddaughter Jordyn graduate college with honours.

Known for being compassionate, caring, and loving, she spent much of her time in the company of friends and family. She had a calmness and ease about her that others instantly felt that gave them a sense of comfort. Affectionately called Nanny by even many of her granddaughter's friends, she often gave sage advice and was always present when anyone needed a shoulder to lean on.

Lee loved her dogs with all her heart. Bailey and her could always be found snuggling on the couch and sharing a snack. Grunt and Wizer will certainly be waiting to be reunited with her on the Rainbow bridge. On any given day you could easily find Lee listening to country music like Rascal Flatts, as this was one of her favorite bands. She went to see them once in concert after receiving tickets as a gift. She sometimes went to Casino Niagara or Ajax to play the 25 cent slot machines and played bingo with her friends, she always had the most fun when she won. She will be deeply missed by her many friends, family and pets, but none more than her grandchildren whom she meant the world to. The family will continue to sing what Lee sang "You Are My Sunshine" to Ryleigh and Emma-lee in hopes they will never forget the love they shared with their Nanny. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Lee's honour to the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral details to be added by Jerretts

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.jerrettfuneralhome.com for the MCCARTHY family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, September 13, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Memories

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Sandra Burk

September 15, 2021

I was shocked and saddened to learn of Lee's passing. I knew Lee through her partner Paul and my brother Loren. She was always a nice person and loved her family so very much. She will be sorely missed. Rest peacefully, Lee. 💔🙏

Carrie Forster

September 14, 2021

I will miss you. Our talks laughs and memories. You were a great friend. Rest in Peace. Till we meet again. 💔

Brenda Beamish

September 13, 2021

My fondest memory of Lee is I worked with her years ago. She was such a nice person. She never said anything bad about anyone. While we worked together we had a company bowling league that we started up. She joined and she had a good time and bowled very well. She actually got a trophy the first year.

Lee, (that is how I always remember her by) may you rest in peace till we meet again.

Love, Brenda Beamish

Christel Tedesco

September 12, 2021

We met you through your beautiful granddaughter Jordyn and knew and loved you as Nanny in our family. I have had the pleasure of sharing some great memories with you along the road…..the celebration of your two amazing great grandchildren for all their miles stones. The accomplishments your granddaughter has had despite the many obstacles in her way. Every step of the way we got to see the pride and joy you had during it all!!! You have been such a mentor on how a mother and a grandmother should be. Do not worry… I have them now… I only hope that I can live up to the standards you have left behind…. Live on in peace my friend…my mentor….❤️ (Glamma) Christel

Linda Tomkins

September 10, 2021

Lee and I were friends for over 40 years. I will miss her dearly, she a firecracker that girl. She was very proud and dedicated to her family and loved every moment with them, my prayers to the famly.

Denise Rochon

September 10, 2021

Sorry to hear about the passing of Lee. We worked together many years. Condolences to all family. May she sleep in peace.

Jackie Lockhart

September 10, 2021

I met you as a stranger, you left as my best friend I hope we meet in heaven where friendships never end.
I still can not believe you are gone, it is still like a nightmare I want to wake up from.
You were so kind, loving and outgoing.
I will love you today tomorrow and forever.
RIP sweet angel until we meet again. Xoxo xoxo

Marie Scrofano Sanchez

September 8, 2021

Sending love and condolences to Lee's family and friends during this difficult time. We will surely miss her kindness and sweet nature.

Lee was a very important part of our family who we came to love through Jordyn and my daughter Gaby's childhood friendship.
Gone but never forgotten.
Rest in peace Nanny Lee.

Gabriel and Marie Sanchez

Ellen Mcaleer

September 8, 2021

I have known and loved Lee for
5 decades we shared endless good
adventures and some hard times I look forward to seeing you on the other side
Miss you forever
Ellen Mcaleer

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY