Suddenly at St. Joseph's Health Centre, August 7, 2021, age 89. Third child of Henry and Marjorie Gulston (Buchanan). A grad of the Toronto Western Hospital's Atkinson School of Nursing, she worked at Toronto Western and Runnymede Healthcare Centre, taught nursing at George Brown College, and achieved a BScN. Spouse of the late Barry Thornton, the late Jack deBoer, and the late Hugh Lloyd. Much-loved mother of Paul Thornton (Deirdre), Marni Thornton, the late Ian Thornton, several pets, grandmother of Chase and Corey, beloved aunt, stepmother, and friend to many. Lover of flowers, gardening, animals, dancing, bowling, shopping, Jeopardy!, her family and friends. Memorial plans TBA. Contact via www.turnerporter.ca. Donations to animal care (Ontario Veterinary College) or the Heart & Stroke Foundation appreciated.
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