In Celebration of

Leora M. Havlin

September 2, 1922 -  November 4, 2018

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Leora after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s. She died peacefully with her loving children by her side. She was a gentle, hardworking lady devoted to her family. After spending most of her life in Mississauga she resided the remaining 5 1/2 years at Cedarwood Village Nursing Home in Simcoe, ON.
Devoted wife of the late Andrew Havlin and lovingly remembered by her children Bettyann Carty (Ray), Pat Kosmalski (Ed), Bruce Havlin (Esther), Dave Havlin, Richard Havlin (Katalina) and Earl Havlin. She is also remembered as a special influence over the years by 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. The family wishes to thank the remarkable staff at Cedarwood Village who lovingly cared and supported mom over the past five and half years. They have been like angels on mom’s shoulders during these challenging years.

Friends are invited to attend a visitation and funeral remembrance at Cawthra Park United Church, 1465 Leda Ave., Mississauga. On Saturday, November 10, 2018. Visitation will be held from 12:00 – 1:00 followed immediately by the service and reception.

For those who wish, donations may be made to Cedarwood Village Nursing Home, 500 Queensway West, Simcoe, ON N3Y 4R4 or Cawthra Park United Church, 1465 Leda Ave., Mississauga, ON.


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Frank/Chris McInally (Neighbours of Ray/Bettyann Carty)

Entered November 6, 2018 from Simcoe

So sorry to hear of the loss of such a wonderful mom, grandma and great grandmother. I’m sure you all have such wonderful memories of a very special lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you today and always! Frank & Chris

Ken & Moonyene Boyd (Daughter-in-laws parents)

Entered November 7, 2018 from Pickering

Our condolences to the family of this wonderful woman - mother, grandmother & she lives in all your hearts she will never be gone.

Janice Lang (Niece (Brother Gladwin's Daughter))

Entered November 7, 2018 from Ajax

If I was asked to describe Auntie Lee in one word, it would be ADORABLE.
But to her many nieces and nephews, she was simply: "A LANG", which means: Intelligent, courageous, selfless, hardworking, uncomplaining, loving, the global image of A Canadian. Like her sisters, she looked and had the same golden voice as her mother, the same knack in the country kitchen for making the many people she shared with, cooked and cared for feel "warm all over". HOME. No one can make you feel safe and at home like A LANG. And little Auntie Lee with her oversized heart was ALL LANG. We can never begin to express our gratitude and pride at being born into her circle and legacy. But rest assured that we will never stop trying. Love you forever Auntie Lee, forget you never. XOXO

Sharon Barbosa (Friend)

Entered November 7, 2018 from Selkirk

Dear Bruce and Ester, I am sincerely saddened by the loss of your mum. Lindsay, Adam and Jack, will give you great strength to get through this, as well as, Leanne and her family, and Trevor and his wife. I wish nothing but peace for your mother. She was a strong woman, and a good/kind human being.

Deepest Sympathy,

Sharon & Joan

Angela Harper (Friend)

Entered November 7, 2018 from Port Severn Ntario

Bruce, Esther and family
I was saddened to hear of your loss, may the fond memories be kept in your hearts.


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