In Memoriam

Loretto Abbey Teachers & Staff

Dorothy BadregonJune 25, 2023The family will receive their friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213) on Tuesday evening, July 4, from 5-8 o’clock. Funeral Mass will be held in Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, 60 Allan Drive, Bolton on Wednesday morning, July 5 at 11 o’clock. Followed by cremation.

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Ann Marie McGuireDecember 10, 2019obituary
Enid Denham1931 – 2017Lynn died peacefully in Sunnybrook Hospital at the age of 86, on Sunday, September 17, 2017.
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.
Gwendoline (Mary) Pratt (nee McCorvie)Tuesday, June 7, 2016Died peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at the age of 95. She was the loving wife of William (deceased) and beloved mother to Nanci and Bruce. She will be missed by her two grandsons, Kyle and Leigh, two granddaughters, Kyra-Mei and Ana-Li, as well as son-in-law Mark and daughter-in-law Susan. Gwen taught English and Art at Lorretto Abbey for 25 years. She was also a longtime member of University Women's Club and the Garden Club of Toronto. The family would like to thank the staff at Bridgepoint Hospital and Harmony Hills Care Community for their excellent care and compassion

Loretto College Teachers & Staff


Loretto Abbey Students/Graduates

NameMarried NameGraduating YearObitNotes
Cathy KinlinWhiteJune 20,
Franca PerruzzaJanuary 3, 2022
Theresa TerryBorczonJune 8, 2021
Anne Marie WallaceMoliskiOctober 25, 2020
Anna Maria Ruscica Trevor-WilsonNovember 11, 2020
Gwen Hickey1940sOctober 14, 2020
JOANNE BINELLI SAJANKO1980September 30,2020
Olivia Sarracini2020June 7, 2020
Cathy Mae Drab1989May 27, 2019 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.!/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.
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

Sr. Mary Anthony (Ruth Mary) JudgeMarch 6, 2021Sister Mary Anthony (Ruth Mary) entered eternal life at Presentation Manor, Toronto, on March 16, 2021 a month short of her 102th birthday. She joined the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Loretto Sisters) in 1941 and began her extensive ministry of education in 1946, as teacher and principal at numerous schools in Toronto (St. James, St Edwards, St. Mary of the Angels, St Bonaventure) St Peter and Paul, Hamilton, Fruitland, Chrystal Beach and Niagara Falls. She served for 6 years as local Superior of Loretto Abbey. In retirement she volunteered as a guidance counsellor at Loretto Abbey, Sr Mary Anthony was born in Toronto, daughter of the late Michael Judge and Winnifrid O’Connor. She is predeceased by her brothers Jack, Wilf and her sister Kay McLeod. Sr Mary Anthony leaves her Loretto sisters and many nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews especially Michael and Ethel.
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).

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