In Celebration of

Dilys Manion

January 16, 1926 -  February 1, 2019

Passed away peacefully at West Park Long Term Care secure in the love of her family at the age of 93. She was the beloved widow of Frank, mother of Paul (Deb), and Maggie (Paul Allan), grandmother of Sarah, Elizabeth, Kate and Michael, and sister of Ruth and Maureen and the late Gwyn. Because she was born and lived in London, England, her family life was significantly disrupted by the war. She and her sister Gwyn were evacuated and lived with several different families during the war. Dilys graduated from University College, London with a degree in chemistry, then worked at Lyons of London as a senior chemist and came to Canada in 1953 where she worked at Canada Packers as a research chemist. She became a teacher in 1959. After raising her family, Dilys returned to teaching and worked into her 70s. She enjoyed a long retirement with Frank gardening, attending the theatre and the opera. She will be remembered for her kindness, intelligence and incredible energy. A funeral service will be held at Royal York Rd. United Church (851 Royal York Rd.) on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be much appreciated. Online condolences may be made through


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Neish / Tooth Family 

Entered February 4, 2019

Our condolences to the whole family. What an incredible and interesting life Dilys lead. She was exceptional throughout and will be deeply missed.

Judy & Andy (Friend)

Entered February 4, 2019 from Toronto

Our hearts are heavy knowing you are all grieving the loss of your dear mom and grandmother. You are close in our thoughts and please accept our sincerest condolences. We are here for you and offer our love and support and whatever you may need during this sad time and in the days and months to follow.

Andrew Page (Nephew)

Entered February 4, 2019 from Perth, Australia

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

David Cornfield (RYRUC)

Entered February 5, 2019 from Seattle

So sorry to hear this news.
Glad we got a chance to catch up a bit last month Maggie.
Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.


Beverley White (Friend)

Entered February 9, 2019 from Port Elgin, Ontario

A fine person, your mother, Maggie... in a nicely summarized account of her life. You will be sad, and thankful for her , in her long life. My condolences.


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