Mr. Cecil Carmichael Alleyne

May 16, 1940January 7, 2013

ALLEYNE, Cecil “Cec”; With great sadness, the family announces the passing of Cecil “Cec” Alleyne on January 7, 2012. He is survived by his loving wife Jean, his children Roger (Sophia) and Andrea (Stephen) Matthews and was the proud grandfather of Annika Matthews and Jaiden and Laila Alleyne. His loss is deeply felt by siblings Esmay, Eustace (Lamar), Junior, Keith (Merlene), Jefferson and Sylvester Alleyne , Clevere (Esther) Fenty and Glendeane (Orman) Lythcott. He was predeceased by his parents, Hillary and Geraldine and sister Norma Best. Cecil was a beloved uncle to Anderson, Tamara, Karen, Jennifer, Janae, Tanya and Terri-Lynn Alleyne, Susan Packer, Jonathan and Matthew Fenty, Cheryl Ann, Carol-Ann and Andrew Lythcott. He was brother-in-law to Maude and Mitchell Hampden and “Uncle Cec” to Kimberley Blackwood and Danielle, Kaylee and Kalani Hampden. Cecil will be missed by his extended family, the many friends he made abroad, in his neighborhood and during his 24 year tenure in the Toronto Star’s composing room. Cecil’s family will be receiving visitors on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at Giffen-Mack Funeral Home (4115 Lawrence Ave. E., Scarborough) from 2 – 4 PM and 6 – 9 PM. Services will be held at Rosewood Church of The Nazarene on Wednesday, January 16, 2013(657 Milner Avenue, Scarborough) at 11 AM. Interment at Duffin Meadows Cemetery, 2505 Brock Road North, Pickering. We would like to acknowledge Mr. Norman Dash for his selfless, tireless efforts in assisting the Alleyne family during this trying time.


  • Visitation Tuesday, January 15, 2013
  • Visitation Tuesday, January 15, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Mr. Cecil Carmichael Alleyne

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Andrea and Annika ("Butts") Matthews

June 16, 2013

We wish we could see or talk to you on this first Father's Day since you passed.

A toast will be made with Dr. Pepper in your honour today. :-)

We love and miss you.

February 11, 2013

Dear Uncle Cecil, I love you I know we never met but I heard great things about you. I thank God for lending you to our family for these many years. I thank God for allowing me to be in such a blessed and talented family.I Pray that we will meet oneday. I love you always R.I.P.

Jennifer Alleyne

Jean Alleyne

January 25, 2013

Love you and miss you terribly. Go with God.

Ann Warner-Bovell

January 17, 2013

My deepest sympathy to Jean & family my blessings to all of you and I know that Cecil is in a better place and would be missed. I am sorry that I did not get to see him.

January 16, 2013

Remembering Cecil from the Tornto Star. We all went around quietly doing our job. A pleasure to have known him. My sympathy to the Alleyne family.
Don Messaros

Julia Knight

January 15, 2013

My condolences to the Alleyne family.
Cec was such a wonderful man. Had the pleasure of seeing him daily when he worked at the Toronto Star. Always a smile on his face.
He got me hooked on those crunchy hot peas!
Miss him dearly.
With sympathy, the Knight family.

January 15, 2013

Our sincere condolences to Sylvester and the entire Alleyne family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Cherish the wonderful memories you have of Cecil.

Curtis, Daisy & Renee Lucas

Margaret Clarke and family, Toronto and Barbados

January 14, 2013

Our sincere condolences and deepest sympathy to the entire Alleyne family. Cecil was a wonderful, caring person. May he rest in peace and rise with Christ in Glory.

January 13, 2013

Condolences to Jean, and her family. May Cecil rest in the arms of the Angel, with the promise from God that we will meet again on that beautiful shore.

Venieve, Michael, Ian, Terrence/Kim

Kim Moseley

January 13, 2013

Our deepest sympathy goes out to Jean and family, we are so sorry to hear about Cecil's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time - Joyce, Kim and Raymond Moseley