In Celebration of

Loretta Ann England (nee Martin)

February 7, 1925 -  September 15, 2020

In her 96th year after a long struggle with dementia. Predeceased by her loving husband Louis and her son Martin (Patricia). Mother to Lu-Ann (Oscar) and Mark (Deborah). She was grandmother to Katherine, Matthew (Teena), Ava (Helmann), Meaghan, David and Kyle and great-grandmother to Auston. Loretta was intelligent, loyal, strong willed and possessed a quick Irish wit. She was a woman of deep faith and conviction. She had been the parish secretary at Our Lady of Peace Church in Etobicoke. Beyond administrative duties of being the parish secretary she greatly assisted parish priests in their ministry. She did enjoy travel within Canada and abroad. The family would like to thank the staff at True Davidson Acres whose compassionate care allowed her to live and die with dignity.

For those who wish, donations in Loretta's honour may be made to the Alzheimer Society. Online condolences may be made through


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Cecilia Kerwin (Good friend of my mothers)

Entered September 19, 2020 from Etobicoke

Lu-Ann I was saddened to read of your mothers death. I know your mother was a great friend to my mother Marg Driscoll( who died in June 2018) .I remember visiting your home when we were young and latterly for tea after Mass with my mother.. The Bible was always open and displayed prominently in the living room. I remember seeing your mother walk to daily Mass and always sit in the same pew! She had such an exemplary faith. I know she will have found peace now and be with your father.

Maureen (Cooney)Farrell (Friend)

Entered September 20, 2020 from Burlington

Hello Lu-Ann,
I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. Please give my condolences to your family.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Kind regards,

Joan Kennedy (Friend)

Entered September 20, 2020 from Etobicoke

A kind and thoughtful good friend and a goldmine of information and assistance to a neophyte parish secretary. Miss our Scrabble games at which Loretta was a witty and wicked player.

My condolences to you, Lu-Ann and Mark, and your families. Loretta was so proud of all of you.

Anne Marie H. Alexander (Great niece)

Entered September 20, 2020 from Oshawa

We enjoyed our visits with Aunt Loretta when she came to family gatherings at Aunt Jacqueline and Uncle Clifford’s house. Always a smile and friendly conversation.

Gayle McBurnie (worked with Lu-Ann)

Entered September 20, 2020 from Toronto

Very sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. I remember meeting her all those many years ago. There was something in her personality that stuck as I never forgot about her. I'm sure she will rest peacefully being in the heavens with your Dad.


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