In Celebration of

Hilary May (nee Brookes) Brinton

May 17, 1926 -  August 2, 2022

Died at Wellesley Central Place, Toronto, on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at the age of 96.

Loving mother of Canon David Brinton OGS and the late Brenda van der Vecht.

Friends and family may call at the Turner & Porter Peel Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga on Sunday, August 7, 2022 from 2 – 4 p.m.

Funeral Mass to be held at The Cathedral Church of St. James, King and Jarvis Streets, Toronto, on Monday, August 8, 2022 at 11 a.m.

The funeral will be livestreamed

Please note that a ‘box’ for the service won’t appear on the screen until just a few minutes before the service begins. As well, the liturgy will be posted after it ends for viewing later.

Canon Brinton would welcome donations in Hilary’s memory to the Cathedral Church of St. James.

Online condolences may be made through


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Everett & Barb Gaudon (Aunt)

Entered August 5, 2022 from St. Thomas

Sending our deepest condolences on the death of your Mom. May your many memories you made with her through the years help you through this difficult time.
Love and prayers, Everett & Barb

Ann Crabbe (Friend)

Entered August 5, 2022 from Mississauga

Hilary will be greatly missed. We've been friends since Sam and I moved in next door to Hilary's Father (Tom Brookes) 54 years ago. She was such a vibrant energetic individual.....always seemed to be younger than her age. May she rest in peace.

Olwen and Ed Davies (Friend from St Hilary’s)

Entered August 5, 2022 from Mississauga

We have fond memories of Hilary from her many years spent at St Hilary’s. Our prayers and our deepest sympathy.

Dianne and Richard Poole (Niece)

Entered August 7, 2022 from Toronto

Aunt Hilary had a life well-lived and was well-loved. As well as being a good and kind person, she had a wry sense of humour and a quick wit. As I was growing up, I admired her progressive views. She was a crackerjack, and we will all remember her fondly. David was a devoted and loving son and will miss her greatly.

Elizabeth Wall (Friend of her son)

Entered August 7, 2022 from Toronto

Dear Canon David - Bob and I send our sincerest sympathy to you and all your family on the passing of your beloved Mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Elizabeth Wall and Bob Saunders


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