Obituary of Marion Lucy Mihalek
Marion (Lucy) Mihalek (nee Mensour)
Late in the day of September 2, 2019, Marion, having passed her 94th birthday, slipped away after a short battle with an infection and the continued onslaught of dementia.
Youngest daughter of Stephen and Eva, she was the last living member of the Mensour clan. Predeceased by her husband Lou of 55 years, mother of Carl Stephen and his wife Rosemaria, grandmother to Meaghan Alicia of Victoria BC and Carlos Eduardo of Niagara Falls, Sister of Albert and wife Julie, Michael and wife Bernice, John and wife Thelma, Emeline and husband Albert, Jean and husband Albert, Sam and wife Camellia, sister to Sodie, Eli and Mary. Aunt, Great Aunt, and Great Great Aunt to many.
Godmother to Lynn Poley (nee Glazier), and Suzanne Kekely.
Born in 1925, Marion attended St. Cecelia’s Catholic School and graduated from Western Technical-Commercial School having studied Commercial – Secretarial.
After graduation she worked for Parmenter and Bollock as a Secretary/Receptionist.
She met the love of her life at a St. Anthony’s CYO dance in the early 50’s. Lou and Marion were married in 1956 and adopted their son Carl in the fall of 1961.
Mom was very attentive at child rearing and remained at home for many years until her employment as a secretary for the MSSB at St. Timothy’s and St. Edwards Catholic Elementary Schools in North Toronto. She retired in 1991.
After retirement, her and dad enjoyed short trips to Florida and Las Vegas, spending time with their closest friends Dodi and Ian Mackenzie, and watching Blue Jay games on the TV. They even managed to visit Portugal twice in 2006 and 2008.
Marion was an avid volunteer for the Canadian Cancer Society. She canvassed every year with dad for over 30 years. She was also a member of St. Gabriel’s Passionist Parish while living in Toronto.
She was a loving wife, Mother, friend. She will be dearly missed by many.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 5th from 2-9pm at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge Street (at Goulding, south of Steeles). Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, September 6th at 10am at St. Gabriel’s Passionist Parish, 670 Sheppard Avenue East, Toronto. Interment Mount Hope Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.