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PELEGRIS, Alice

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“Alice Pelegris passed away on September 10 while asleep and in the presence of her closest family,

She is survived by her husband, Spiros; children, Peter, Rebecca and Andrew Pelegris; and brother, William Keel.

Having been born with a heart defect and living with its consequences throughout her life, Alice overcame the expectations of her doctors to volunteer, start a career and raise a family. Despite the pressures of her health and family, Alice continued to volunteer at church and schools. She was talented in knitting, sewing and cooking and was actively invested in the success of her children.

Alice will be missed by her family and friends, but has touched the lives of many more and left a lasting impact that will always remain.

Visitation at the PAUL O’CONNOR FUNERAL HOME, 1939 Lawrence Ave. E. (between Pharmacy and Warden) on Saturday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of the service in our chapel at 11 a.m. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery.

As a believer in the importance of helping others, it is suggested that her memory be honoured with a donation to the Scott Mission or Doctors Without Borders.”

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3 thoughts on “PELEGRIS, Alice

  1. Alice, I will miss receiving your Christmas letter bringing me up to date on you, Spiro and children. Your birth gave great joy to Alice and me as we knew how our Aunt Cecelia so badly wanted to be a mother. For many years we were her substitute children and loved every minute of the week we spent in Catalina being indulged by her and Uncles Jim and Bill. You were three years old and I twenty when we first met. You had huge eyes with a smile to match. You again came into my life when I was about 34 and I remember fondly the week you stayed with my family at our cottage before your wedding to Spiro. I rejoiced at your wedding and again at the births of all your children. I loved our marathon yearly telephone calls early on. Your courage in the face of adversity was inspirational. You were blessed with a big heart and optimistic nature. Your children were blessed to have a mother who loved them so completely and unreservidely and who dedicated her life to your father’s and your well being whether it was volunteering at your school or worrying about your well being. Know that I feel privileged to have been your cousin and while we always lived in separate cities I somehow felt a closeness to you. May your soul rest in peace and know that Spiro, Peter, Becky and Andrew will be remembered in my prayers. Your cousin, Florence

    —Florence French Mullen, Ottawa -
  2. Spiro and Family: We are saddened to hear about Alice. My mother had a very special fondness for her niece. I am proud to have had such a wonderful thoughtful person for a cousin. We will be at her funeral tomorrow. With our thoughts and prayers!

    —Garry, Kathy and Paige Belfall, Mississauga -
  3. I knew Alice from Oak Park Junior High through high school at East York Collegiate….and visited her a few years ago white in Toronto. I wish I had spent time with her since I came back to Toronto – she was often on my mind because she really was the type of person that left a lasting impact in her special way. I am so happy that she accomplished so much in her life and seeing the photos of her wide, bright smile with her young children or at her wedding was just the most wonderful thing. Rest well, dear friend.

    —Donna MacDonald, Toronto and Miami -