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Cecile Mary (Byrne) O'Rourke

June 29, 1937 ~ May 28, 2017 (age 79)

O'Rourke, Cecile Mary (nee Byrne)

Peacefully, with her family by her side on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at Toronto General Hospital Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit. Loving mother of Maureen (Jay), Michael (Michelle), Patti (Steve), Katie, Steve (Earlene) and the late Tim (1982). Grandma Cecile will be greatly missed by her grandchildren Jason, Hannah, Sam, Bridget and Sarah, and her former husband Gerald O'Rourke. Beloved sister to Adele, Murray (Rosemarie), Paul, Gerard (Wanda), Mike (Charlene), predeceased by sisters Rosanne Marino (Paul) and Mary Catherine, and her parents Jim and Mary Byrne. Auntie Cele will be missed by her many nieces and nephews, and cousins and grand-dog Hudson.  Cecile was Organist and Choir Leader at St. Alphonsus Liguori Roman Catholic Church for 45 years and was the phlebotomist (the renowned painless blood taking lady) in the The Medical Centre lab prior to her retirement. Thank you to the compassionate medical staff at Peterborough Regional Health Centre and Toronto General Hospital for providing exemplary care to Cecile and her family in her final days.  A Celebration of Life will be held at HIGHLAND PARK FUNERAL CENTRE,  2510 Bensfort Road, Peterborough, ON,  on Saturday, June 10, 2017,  at 1:00 p.m. officiated by Father Leo Coughlin. Reception immediately following. Private family interment St. Peter's Roman Catholic Cemetery with her beloved son Tim will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Cecile to The Mount Community Centre would be appreciated by the family. On line condolences may be made at www.highlandparkfuneralcentre.com


 Service Information

Celebration of Life Service
June 10, 2017

1:00 PM
Highland Park Funeral Centre
2510 Bensfort Rd.,
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 1C5

June 10, 2017

Highland Park Reception Centre
2510 Bensfort Road
Peterborough, ON K9J 1C5

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