A light that burns twice as bright burns half as long.
– Lao Tzu, Te Tao Ching
Finneas Forbes, a student at Western Technical and Commercial School in Toronto, passed away suddenly on October 3, 2022, because of complications from epilepsy.
Finn was an original. A smart, sensitive, funny, silly, sparkly, costume-wearing tornado who made an impression on whoever he met. Finn’s great passion in life was cooking, grilling, and curing meat. He loved nothing more than to cook for the people he loved, family, neighbours, teachers, anyone. He was looking forward to applying to Chef School next year. He would have made a brilliant chef, creative and fearless.
Finn’s positive outlook on life, despite his challenges, was inspiring. He simply explored every passion that occurred to him, finding a way.
Finn will be cherished forever by his mother, Laura Pratt, and sister Ainslie, as well as his father Daniel Forbes [Anne-Marie], and siblings Jack, Michael, and Penelope. Finn was a true citizen of his community. He loved his neighbours, friends, and teachers. He will be missed by everyone who knew him but will live in their hearts forever.
Visitation will be held at Turner & Porter "Yorke" Chapel, 2357 Bloor Street West, Toronto on Friday, October 7, 2022 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Visitation will continue on Saturday, October 8, 2022 from 1 - 3 p.m. followed by a service at 3 p.m.
Donations are being requested in Finn's name, c/o Epilepsy Toronto: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/t/65782