In Memoriam

Loretto Abbey Teachers & Staff


NameObitNotes
Enid Denham1931 – 2017Lynn died peacefully in Sunnybrook Hospital at the age of 86, on Sunday, September 17, 2017.
https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thestar/obituary.aspx?n=enid-lynn-denham&pid=186742203&fhid=17701
Maria DeMancheAugust 15, 2016It is with deep sadness that the family of Maria announces her passing on Monday, August 15, 2016. Through her brief illness Maria lived in hope, peace and trust in God's mercy and love.
https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thestar/obituary.aspx?n=maria-de-manche&pid=181094386&fhid=17684

Loretto College Teachers & Staff


NameObitNotes

Loretto Abbey Students/Graduates


NameMarried NameGraduating YearObitNotes
Cathy Mae Drab1989May 27, 2019https://rskane.ca/tribute/details/11318/Cathy-https://rskane.ca/tribute/details/11318/Cathy-Drab/obituary.html#content-start Drab/obituary.html#content-start
Leah Teresa Idalina FernandesApril 18, 2019A beloved daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece, cousin and friend, Leah left this world unexpectedly, at age 16, on April 18, 2019. Born in Toronto, Ontario on August 30, 2002 to George and Lynette Fernandes, Leah grew up in Toronto and attended Churchill Public School, St. Edward Catholic School and Loretto Abbey Catholic Secondary School.
Patricia Sinclair Goodfellow1981Sept 23, 2018It is with great sadness that the family of Patricia announces her peaceful passing at home on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at the age of 55. Patricia fought a heroic battle with breast cancer, and was an inspiration to all in her presence throughout her cancer journey.
https://www.steckleygooderham.com/obituaries/Patricia-Goodfellow/#!/Obituary
Elaine LycettHazlitt1957February 5, 2018
Anne Marie D'Amico2005April 23, 2018Anne Marie D’Amico passed away on April 23, 2018 in Toronto at the young age of 30 years, as a result of the tragic van attack in North York.
https://www.dignitymemorial.com/en-ca/obituaries/toronto-on/anne-marie-damico-7832634
Sohe Chung2013April 23, 2018So He Chung passed away on April 23, 2018 in Toronto at the young age of 23, as a result of the tragic van attack in North York.

Loretto College Students/Graduates


NameMarried NameGraduating YearObitNotes

Loretto Sisters


NameObitNotes
Sister Herman SeiferlingApril 23 , 2019Seiferling, Sister Herman (Theresa) IBVM died peacefully at Presentation Manor, Toronto on April 23, 2019. Sister was in her one hundred and fifth year of life and her eighty-eighth year as a member of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Loretto Sisters). Sister Herman was born to Paul and Anna (Schmidt) Seiferling, and was baptized "Teresa" at Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church in Sedley, Saskatchewan. Sister Herman is predeceased by her parents Paul Seiferling and Anna Schmidt; sisters Caroline Seiferling, Sister Louisa (Barbara) Seiferling, Clara (Paul) Charland, Felicia (Ambrose) Klein, Anastasia (William) Mallindine, Pauline (Norm) McInnis and Mary (Ken) Wade; brothers Reverend Fred Seiferling, Andrew (Minnie), Michael (Elrose), Reverend Michael (John) Seiferling OFM, Reverend Canisius (Anton) Seiferling OFM, Peter (Edith), Edward, Joseph (Eloise). She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews as well as grand and great - grand nieces and nephews. From 1934-1978, Sister Herman taught in junior and elementary schools in Guelph, Hamilton, and Niagara Falls Ontario; in Regina, Weyburn, and Sedley, Saskatchewan. In Hamilton, Ontario she held the position of Principal of St. Joseph's School (1941-1945) and Loretto Academy (1964-1968). Sister Herman then ministered as Sacristan at Loretto College School until 1999 when a fire necessitated the moving of the Community to the Loretto Abbey. From 2011 she lived an active life at the Loretto Infirmary and recently moved to Presentation Manor.
Sister Helen WheaterApril 16, 2019Wheater, Sister Helen Teresa (Dominica),IBVM, died peacefully at Scarborough General Hospital, on April 16, 2019 in her 91st year of age and her 64th year as a member of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Sister Helen is predeceased by her parents William Gerard Wheater and Ledemma Estelle Hill; brothers Wilfred and William, her sister Ilene McWilliam and her sister-in-laws Irene Crennell, and Rita Wheater; brother-in-law Roy McWilliam; and niece Sherry Wheater. She is survived by her nephews William Wheater, David McWilliam, Barry Wheater, Robert Wheater, Gary Wheater and Robert McWilliam; her nieces, Carol Kakoske, Lee Wheater, and Rita Wheater Jones, and numerous cousins, grand and great- grand nieces and nephews. Sister Helen’s ministry was as a teacher in elementary schools in Toronto and Richmond Hill (1957-1981)including two years as Principal (1963-1965) and as a teacher of special education (1974-1981). In 1981, Sister Helen moved to Loretto College University Residence, where she was a member of the Dean’s Team (1981-1985) and Treasurer (1981-1991), during which period she spent a year at Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington (1985-1986). After a year (1991-1992) in administration at the Loretto Centre in Niagara Falls, Sister Helen moved to Loretto Abbey (1992-1998) where she assisted in the Bursar’s office and was a member of the Abbey Community Leadership Team, before returning to Loretto Centre Niagara Falls (1998-2003). From 2003 until 2015 Helen worked at Loretto Abbey as Bursar and member of the Abbey community Leadership Team. In 2015 she joined the Infirmary Community and in November 2018 moved to Presentation Manor.
Sister Wilfreda O'FlahertyNovember 30, 2018O'FLAHERTY, IBVM, Sr. Wilfreda Died peacefully at Presentation Manor, Scarborough, on November 30, 2018 in her 78th year as a member of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Loretto Sisters).
https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thestar/obituary.aspx?n=wilfreda-oflaherty&pid=190900217

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