Obituary

Alexandra Mary Orme Amaro

“See ya soon” our beautiful free spirit.

You will live forever in our hearts and memories.

In one tragic second, our beautiful baby girl, Alexandra, was taken from us.

Struck on her bike outside Dufferin Mall on Wednesday, December 2, 2020.

Her light shone radiantly on everyone who stepped into its welcoming warmth, and kind, natural glow. Alex was a magnet that drew everyone together with her natural energy, empathy, intelligence, smile, laughter, humour, kindness, generosity, and quick quips … oh, she was sassy, and loved it.

At just 23, Alex lived a life that so many wouldn’t in a century … she made sure she packed it full of wonderful living. She was a journalism student at Ryerson University, a spiritual traveller, life philosopher, eloquent writer, prolific reader, earth lover, humble intellectual, avid cyclist, empathetic listener, beloved companion, and a beautiful human being.

We are grateful that her wanderlust and sense of adventure took her to so many places around the world. Cycling was a passion, and her beloved transportation around the city and beyond. Flowers filled her life for the last four years, with so many happy hours working at Crown Flora Studio … her other special family.

Alexandra will always be with us … in the warmth of the sunshine, in the gentleness of the rain, in the petals of a flower, in a special place, in simple conversation … in a warm embrace.

Alex is a little sister and best friend to her hero, Rebecca. Cherished daughter of George Amaro and Karen Orme. Beloved granddaughter to Ron and Myra Orme. Kin spirit to her uncle, Gary Orme and Anne Denning.

Cherished niece of Frank and Leonor Amaro, Luis and Fatima Amaro, Tony and Luisa Amaro, Rosa Costa and the late Delfim Costa, Susie and Nelson Assunçao. Sweetheart to all of her Amaro cousins, Tony (Iris), Mike (Sofia), Steve (Toni) who is also her proud godfather, Elizabeth (Leo), Diane (Rick), Brian (Emilia), Carla (Bruno), Jason (Andrea), Cristina (Felipe), Christopher, Michael, Nichole, Mark, and Nelson Jr., George, Stephen, Leo Jr., Logan, Camila, Peter, Amaya, Alice, Charlie, Olivia, Anneliese.

Clan member of the Scottish side of the family, great-niece to Janet and Steve Grey, Edna and Tom Carrick, and cousins Steven, Jill, Noah and Paige McInally, Lynn, Curtis, Joshua and Jordan Parsons, and Scott Carrick.

And a friend to so, so many.

Please commemorate Alex by supporting a local, independent business, planting some flowers, appreciating the sky, being kind, and smiling at a stranger.

If you’d like to make a donation to a charity, here are three that warmed Alex’s good heart:

Parkdale Community Foodbank, Cycle Toronto, and the Loyalist Humane Society (Prince Edward County).

If you’d like to send flowers, Alex would love if they came from her happy work place – Crown Flora Studioinfo@crownflorastudio.com 416-904-2867.

Due to the current pandemic restrictions and under direction from our regulator, the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, effective November 23, 2020 all funerals and visitations will be by invitation only to limit the number of people in attendance and prevent the spread of COVID-19. We encourage those that are unable to attend in person to express their sympathy by posting a message of condolence to our website, donating to a charity of your choice in memory of your loved one or by sending flowers to the funeral home.

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February 05, 2021
Sogand
Dear Orme Amaro family and friends,I am very sorry for your loss. Although I didn't know Alex, she seemed kind and loving and she was beautiful with her golden locks. I couldn't imagine how you must feel. Alex was creative in her art and her life imitated that. She left a legacy behind her, inspiring many to pursue their passion. I have a younger sibling whom I call my twin. Rebecca, I could not imagine what you have been through in the past months, but my prayers are always with you and your family. Alex was fortunate to have such a great big sister, caring parents, and remarkable friends. Her energy will forever live on.
January 01, 2021
sharlene richardson
Dear George, Karen, and Rebecca; A week has past since receiving the unbelievable news of Alex's passing and it still hasn't quite sunk in - my heart drops to my stomach each time I go back to look at her picture. I miss her terribly yet I knew her best when she was just a young girl and my history with her was relatively short at that. Nonetheless, Alex has left me with a huge impression of the person that she was and it only took my first interaction with her - when Gary and I had come over to babysit the girls - to be forever touched by her angelic beauty and sweet, spunky spirit. Of our shared time together I remember best how she approached everything with an outlook of fun and daring and even though just a young girl, it seemed she already knew a joyous secret about life that one had yet to discover. Alex had true sparkle. Throughout this last week memories of Alex have been gracing me daily. Alex has passed through the physical world but her spirit is still here to gently let us know with each memory she brings forward that she is okay and still sparkling. Thank you, Alex, for all the beauty and light you shared and have left for us to remember you by. Your memory is a symbol of love and I am forever grateful to have known you. To George, Karen, and Rebecca, and to Gary, Anne, Ron and Myra... my love and my thoughts are with all of you as I wish you peace of mind, of heart and of soul. With sympathy and love, Sharlene
December 31, 2020
Marina Alejandra Di Zio
I am so very sorry for your loss of your precious daughter and the pain you must be going through. I remember her because of her smile and her laughter her pretty curls and they way she spoke to her friends at school. I just can’t believe that she was taken away from us at a very strange time. I miss Alex and I wish I have gotten to know her more she seems to have had a lot of great light and energy around her that brightens up the room and the people around her. May you stay well in this point in time and my thoughts are with you.
December 29, 2020
Tina McPhee
I want to send my very deep, heartfelt condolences to Alex's family and friends. She was a lovely person and I am honoured to have had the pleasure of teaching her. I hope that her memory and legacy of being a positive light In the world brings some comfort. 🙏
December 23, 2020
Michael Longfield
To Karen, your family, and Alex's friends: I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing Alex's story. I hope you find some solace in hearing from others reaching out, and knowing her life touched so many.
December 22, 2020
Calvin V
I'm extremely saddened by Alex's loss, and offer my condolences to the Amaro family at this difficult time. I started Journalism at Ryerson at the same time as Alex, and as someone who had a few heartfelt conversations with Alex over the years about school and some of our struggles, I can say that she helped give me the courage to get through an extremely difficult part of my academic career. She was kind, sympathetic, and cleverly witty. We weren't exactly friends, but I find myself wishing that we were. I wish for nothing but the best for her family, and hope that her soul is at peace. I'll do my best to carry the torch and honour her memory.
December 21, 2020
Karen Franke
Dear Karen and George, and daughter Rebecca. My words cannot help you but please know that I will be kind, plant a tree and appreciate everything I have as a way to honour your remarkable, kind, beautiful, empathetic and cool daughter, Alex who is “back in the atmosphere” now. Please call or reach out when you are ready. My love to you and your family, Karen.
December 21, 2020
Ben
I'm so very sorry for your loss. I had a class with Alex last year and the few times I spoke with her I knew she was a kind soul. As an avid cycler myself, I can understand her love for it. Just know she passed doing something that made her feel free. My deepest condolences.
December 17, 2020
Isobel Carnegie
Dear Karen, George, and Rebecca, I used to dance with Alex, and I remember in one of our performances I did a jetè to the left instead of right and crashed into her - on stage! I was mortified and I remember not the words Alex said to me backstage while I burned with embarrassment but her warmth and reassurance and kindness, and I have always thought of her this way. I know this is just one little moment of so so many where she made an impact on someone's life. My heart goes out to you.
December 16, 2020
Andrew Choi
Heartfelt condolences to the Amaro family and friends. I wish you all peace and healing into the days forward. I did not know Alex, but I cannot help but think about her these past few days. Maybe it is because we are about the same age. Maybe it is because we are both cyclists. Maybe it is because I have spoken to her at the florists she worked at. The amount of flowers at both her memorials are a testament to how she has touched the lives of so many people. May her beautiful soul rest easy, and fly high. We will remember her. Cyclists never ride alone.
December 14, 2020
Mariah
I never met Alexandra, but am also in my final year of Journalism at Ryerson. I want to offer my condolences and will be keeping your family in my prayers. We chose to honour her memory by supporting one of the causes close to her heart.
December 14, 2020
Laurie Tuchto
Dear Karen, George and Rebecca, Sending you all my love. Words cannot begin to express the sorrow deep within my heart for you. I am so sorry. Keeping you close in my heart, sending you loving and healing thoughts and forever holding you in my prayers. Alexandra is an inspiration and light to us all. With all my love to you and your family, Laurie
December 12, 2020
Anja, Ray, Emily, Samantha, Mathieu
To You Alexandra Our Dearest Sweetness. We know you were just as shocked as we all were when this tragic moment happened. We are so honoured to have been part of your life from the early age of 2 1/2. So clear are the many memories, one being Easter in our backyard when all 4 of you hunted for eggs, chocolate, and treats. I remember Your Mom always saying what a great shopper you were. The 2 of You would head out on a Friday afternoon to the Mall & Craft Store before picking up Your big sister Rebecca from School. You, Rebecca, Emily & Samantha would play school downstairs in your beautiful playroom for hours. You couldn't wait to start school, You were so excited on Your First Day. Your Mom & I would say that You would be teaching the class not your teacher. We think of You every day , every hour, we miss you dearly . We Thank You for touching each and everyone of our lives. We know you are right here & being an even bigger Light to guide Us here on earth. LOVE YOU ALEXANDRA xoxoxo Emily, Samantha, Mathieu, Ray , Anja
December 11, 2020
Tom Bender
Hi Alex – Tom Bender here. You likely don’t recall me but I am a lifelong friend of your parents. I have known them longer than I haven’t. I am of course one of those people you touched and didn’t know it. Your uncle Ronny often called you and Rebecca little cherubs. Whenever I hear, read, or say that word I think of you both. That sweet image will pop up in my mind’s eye now more than ever. For me, though I always thought the little waif on the Les Mis poster looked more like you. And yes…she was very sassy.I live in Australia and was profoundly struck by your cruel, premature, flight from this earth. I have thought of you and your family often these past days and would give anything to see you back in the loving arms of your devoted, feeling mom, dad, sister. That goes for mother earth too…..she needs as many people like you as she can treasure right now.I will commemorate you as your parents have asked today and for a long time. It kind of comes natural to me. Maybe that’s why I feel connected to you even though when our paths crossed it was usually only New Years eves, beers at your home on Indian Grove, or dropping your dad off (sometimes late) before ballet on Saturday mornings after hockey.Your parents and sister are much loved and though nothing will ever altogether heal the deep wound of losing you, the ocean of love that surrounds them and the faith they have in each other will help them get through the tough days.Forever, Tommy
December 11, 2020
Angelo & Aneesa
Dear Karen, George and Rebecca. We are heartbroken for you. Our hearts filled with love for you, our tears to mourn with you, our thoughts and prayers to help give you strength, our smiles to give you comfort and support - Alex, a beautiful, bright light that will continue to touch all our lives... cherish forever. Sending all our love and support to you and your family.
December 11, 2020
Martha Barss
George, Karen & Rebecca, just crushed to learn of the passing of your beautiful daughter. Sending you love and strength. My thoughts are with you.
December 10, 2020
Edna, Trish, and Lori Golden View 408
Dear Ron and Myra, We are deeply saddened to hear of your beautiful Granddaughter Alexandra's passing. Our thoughts, love and prayers are with you both during this very difficult time. You were truly blessed to have had her in your life and may all the wonderful times and memories that you shared with Alexandra help you cope with this heart breaking loss. Our most sincere condolences to you and your family. Edna, Trish and Lori
December 10, 2020
Sandy Kerr & Tom Bender
Alex-we remember meeting you as a baby and will never forget the young girl you grew into. Rest In Power. Karen, George, Rebecca and family there will never be any words. Our hearts are forever broken for you and your immeasurable loss. You will always be in our thoughts and prayers and know we will always be here for you.
December 10, 2020
Nadene
Karen, George, Rebecca, your family and all of your dearest friends. My heart goes out to all of you. Even in pictures her familiar smile recalls the exact energy she always radiated so beautifully. Sending thoughts of love and compassion to all of you during this time.
December 10, 2020
Grace & Al Mota
Our dearest George, Karen and Rebecca. Our hearts are broken. There are no words. 💔 May the constant love of caring friends soften your sadness, cherish memories bring you moments of comfort and lasting peace surround your grieving hearts. As we, too, mourn your loss know that we are here for you.
December 10, 2020
Tim Knowles
To Karen, George, Myra & Ron; Our deepest condolences to you and you family. Our hearts were filled with sorrow and our eyes with tears upon hearing the distressing news of your daughter's/ granddaughter's passing. It hurts us also, know that you’re not alone. Memories of her life will never leave you. May her gentle soul rest in peace. Love always, Paula & Tim (UK)
December 10, 2020
Victoria Rodriguez-Morrison
Dear Karen, George and Rebecca, I am heartbroken for you and with you. Alex and I met at the Pia Bouman School for Ballet, and we became very close one year during the Nutcracker. I was very shy and worried about making friends, but even as a little girl, Alex's warmth, kindness and humour lifted me up. It was so long ago, but I remember lots of giggling and fun backstage. Her magic has spread father than you could even imagine. I am so grateful to have known her. I am sending all my love to you and all of Alex's many friends that have lost someone very special.
December 10, 2020
Sally Benson
Dear George and family, my heart goes out to you. As fellow journalism students, George, you must be so proud of Alexandra’s path. Although I did not know your beautiful girl, it’s obvious she was a wonderful personality and kind soul. God bless. ❤️
December 10, 2020
Ariana Crispin-Frei
To say that Alex was special would be an understatement. Alex was the complete embodiment of light, love, and kindness. I feel incredibly grateful that we were classmates at Runnymede in grade 7 and 8. She was already so wise beyond her years when we met at just 12 years old. Her ability to befriend, comfort, and elicit laughter from everyone was truly remarkable. She had unending compassion, empathy, generosity, perspective, intelligence, wit, and grace. She continues to inspire us to do better and be better, and I will always cherish the countless amazing memories we share.Rebecca, Karen, and George, I am sending all of my love and strength to you at this time. Thank you so much for bringing such an enriching human being into so many people's lives. She will continue to dance among us and brighten our paths forever <3
December 10, 2020
Joan A Pajunen
Dear Karen, George & Rebecca I step into your sorrow and weep with you. There is no tragedy so great as the passing of your child or sibling and no words of solace can ease your pain. I can only remind you that you have not lost her and she has not passed out of your life… just out of your presence. Alexandra is everywhere you are… In your garden you will feel a soft breeze on your face or a new bird will appear at the window…it will be her. A memory will suddenly intrude upon your thoughts as she reminds you of a funny story. You will converse with her and hear her responding in your ear… You will hear her voice with admonition… “Oh Dad”… “Oh Mom”… You will hear her laugh and see her face and know she is not gone. I have asked our Lara…”Look out for my friend’s daughter and join in her spiritual travels... She may be riding her bicycle looking for a new adventure about which to write.” So… to contribute to your vigil… Should you need a good cry, a good laugh or even someone to clean the B & B… don’t hesitate to call… (Well maybe not the B & B) Fondest of regards and Love Joan
December 10, 2020
Barbara Quinn
To the loving family of Alexandra, who i have never known. She is you and you are She. She was bright because you saw her light and encouraged her to shine, kind because you showed her to be more than just herself, enthusiastic as a result of your love of life. You were united as a family as you will continue to be always. Alex's scope of spreading love from a heavenly place is of great loss for you, for that I am truly sorry and send you heartfelt love and wishes for you all. For the world at large they have gained a beautiful angel that will visit you and comfort you and encourage you as you did her. I send you courage and love as you navigate unsettling waters that will again one day hold peace for you. Alexandra will be there along your journey flowering you all with the great love she has for you forever and a day xo
December 10, 2020
Monica
Heartbroken for you all. Perhaps this poem will bring some small comfort in this most difficult time, if not today, then in the days ahead.Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there. I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning's hush I am the swift uplifting rush Of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry; I am not there. I did not die.
December 10, 2020
Mike and Idalia De Faria
Karen, George, Rebecca et al, I hope that you feel our warm embrace and know that we share in your heartache. Words cannot express how deeply sorry we are for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time. Sending you all of our love.
December 09, 2020
Kate Bishop
What an enormous loss. I'm so very sorry.
December 09, 2020
Andre and Jenny Medeiros
To the entire Amaro family, please accept our deepest sympathy. Mr. George, I work with your cousin Hirsh Amaral and are good friends with Tracy and Hirsh. There are no words to describe what your family must be going thru. Our thoughts and prayer are with your family.
December 09, 2020
John and Véronique Parrinello
Karen, George and Rebecca, our heartfelt condolences go out to all of you. Alex was an incredible babysitter to our boys, namely JJ who loved her to bits. I’ll never forget the day she came over for the first time with her pad and paper to take notes the first time she babysat. JJ loved her immediately. We were so lucky to have her in our lives, even if was for a short period. I am so very grateful that we had the privilege of knowing her, she was a very special person. May your memories help to comfort you in this difficult time. Sending our thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
December 09, 2020
Heidi Clarkson
We are truly in disbelief that Alex is not humanly with us anymore but we know her spirit remains with us encouraging us to do our best; reminding us to smile and to just enjoy the days we are privileged to have. Much love and peace to your family.
December 09, 2020
Junior Amaro
My dearest Karen, George and Rebecca, there are no words that can ease your pain right now. My thoughts are with you during such difficult times. Alex was a terrific, gentle, kind person who I love very much and always will. My only regret is not having the opportunity to repeat the moments we had together. They were few, but were undoubtedly beautiful and special, which will be forever in my heart. George, Karen, Rebecca, I am sending all my love to you. Love you dearly.
December 09, 2020
Kathryn, Craig, Becca, Cam and Basil
Karen, George and Rebecca, my heart aches for your loss. I adored Alex, “my other daughter”, and would shed tears of pride watching her dance, at school events. Her kindness, charm, talent, spunk and creative spirit remain with us all. It doesn’t seem real. Sending our love.
December 09, 2020
Alex and Isabel
George, Karen, Rebecca, our hearts are breaking for you. There are no words to express the grief and sorrow, nor words to ease the pain. We pray for your healing, strength and courage to meet each day. While we mourn this heartbreaking loss, we are grateful for the time Alex shared with all who loved her. It's obvious she left a lasting impression on everyone whose path she crossed, what a blessing to know that she was loved by so many. May you find comfort in your memories of Alex, knowing that her light will live on. Remember that we are always here for you. With love, Alex, Isabel, Keira, Zachary
December 09, 2020
Cidaliza Amaro
Sweet Alexandra, Destiny took you away from us at such a young age, why???... I guess wee will never know nor understand!!!... Your beautiful smile, your glowing happiness, your beauty inside and out, your kindness and so many more wonderful memories will be cherished and live in our hearts forever. From now on, everytime I look up at the sky and see a bright shining star, I know Alexandra is winking at me. May your soul rest in peace and remain free in heaven eternally. So long for now, my sweet niece. George, Karen and Rebecca, my prayers and thoughts are with you. May you find strength and comfort in each other to support your loss and the hard days ahead. All my love and warmest hug to you!!!
December 09, 2020
Vera Maidan
Although I never met Alexandra, I heard you, George, speak of her so many times with such love, joy, and pride. I feel like I have met her, she touched me through your stories. I hope you can draw courage from Alexandra's life in this very difficult time. Sending prayers to you all.
December 09, 2020
Aria
I am so sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of working with Alex in my 4th year at Ryerson. She was such a kind a sweet person and although my time with her was short she was a light that I will always remember. Thank you for sharing your beautiful girl with me and everyone else who was blessed enough to know her.
December 09, 2020
Teresa & Carolina Luiz-Pereira
George, karen and Rebecca our sincere condolocences. Alex was such a special girl and we will never forget the long hours we spent with her during nutcracker rehearsals, ballet lessons and special events at Pia Bouman Ballet School. We hope you will find some confort knowing that her kindeness, love and beautiful smile will always be with us.
December 09, 2020
Filipe Saraiva
I'm at a loss for words... I only met Alex on the my last day in Toronto, but got frankly impressed by her easy going nature and radiant look... George, Karen and Rebecca, I'm so terribly sorry for your loss. Warm hug.
December 09, 2020
Cristina & Filipe
Dearest Karen, George and Becca, There is nothing I can say that can fill the void in your hearts... Alex was indeed a special, creative, gracefull and caring human being. She will be missed by all of those who surrounded her and will be forever in our hearts, thoughts and laughters. Her smile, kindness and natural glow will shine on us forever* Filipe and I send you all our love and the warmest hug! Love you so much!!!
December 09, 2020
Sam P and Gayle K
Dearest Karen and George - we cannot imagine the depths of your sorrow and we hope that you can find some comfort in the love and support that surrounds you. We are thinking of you and your dear angel Alex, may her memory be eternal.
December 09, 2020
Carlota,Bruno & girls
My sweet family. George, Karen & Rebecca, our thoughts are with you all. Alex will be our sunshine,our light,our kindness, our smile. A young girl that loved life and such goodness she had with everything around. A loss so hard to explain,my dear cousin...boy did i wish having more time to know you better and feel the greatness of your gentle being🍀. Today I offered flowers thinking you were near me, smiling with a blink. See ya. A big and tight hug.
December 09, 2020
Kevin, Debbie and the entire Augustus family.
Karen, George, Rebecca, and entire family. Our deepest condolences to you. May the fond memories of Alexandra help you through this difficult time. "What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly". May she continue to shine bright in the sky forever.
December 09, 2020
Crispin
I went to high school with Alex, and spent a lot of time with her in senior year. I can't express how much of a light she was with words. Everyone I have spoken to this week has echoed the same thing about her- that she was the most kind hearted, genuine and loving human being anyone could ever hope to be. Someone who radiated positive energy, sharing it with anyone who she was around by simply being herself. There was a lot of life left in her, and it breaks my heart that that was cut tragically short. Anyone whose lives she touched will never forget her. My condolences go out to your entire family. I will always think of her as an inspiration to do better, and to be a better person.
December 09, 2020
Cindy Kraemer
Karen, George, Rebecca and family. Our deepest condolences on the passing of your beautiful daughter. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this heartbreaking time. May the love you feel from your family and friends help guide you. Jens, Cindy, Cody, Shae (Kraemer)
December 09, 2020
Curtis Ennis
My heart is broken and I couldn’t believe what I was reading . I never forgot her face or her smile . She was simply the sweetest student one could ever know . My sincere and heartfelt condolences to Karen and Rebecca and the entire family. You are in my thoughts and prayers . Curtis Ennis former principal
December 09, 2020
Lin Anderson
Karen, George and Rebecca, I am very sorry to hear of the tragic loss of your dear Alex. I did not know Alex as a young woman but remember her & Rebecca as adorable young children at some of our family gatherings. From everything I’ve heard and read about Alex, she was a true inspiration to everyone around her. The love of life and joy she brought to so many will never be forgotten. May the love of your family and friends surround you and bring you comfort and peace.
December 09, 2020
Theresa Malay
Dear Karen, George, Rebecca and family, the world has lost an incredible life. I have fond memories of meeting young, beautiful Alex, she had a special light in her. My deepest sympathies and love to you all during this incredibly heartbreaking time.
December 09, 2020
Rebecca Diskin
My heartfelt condolences to Alexandra's family. I was one of Alexandra's English teachers at Humberside. She was a thoughtful and creative student, with a passion and talent for writing. My heart breaks for you and all who loved her, and I know that she will be missed by all who knew her.
December 09, 2020
Nicole
I never had the joy of meeting Alex but her passing really struck a cord with me. I feel so much for your loss. I too have lost my closest in an accident and it breaks my heart, hearing about her zest for life and how much more she had to give. My heart is warm knowing she impacted people so beautifully and that she had some incredible experiences, however, as you mention, the what-ifs will always remain. I’m deeply sorry for your loss. Sending so much love during the surreal time. Know that people are praying for your family’s strength at this time. Please know that however you choose to grieve is absolutely okay. Lots of love.
December 09, 2020
Ryan Matheson
I met Alex through the Humberside Outdoors Club, where she joined us on several trips in her grade 11 and 12 years. I have fond memories of her scrambling up, then tumbling down, a hill on snowshoes. I also remember the wonderful flowers she prepared for a celebration of life in High Park, which would have been the last time I saw her. Alex had a warmth that could light up a room. This is heartbreaking for all of us who crossed paths with her, and I am filled with grief for you, her family and friends.
December 09, 2020
Jason H
I went to high school with Alex. Although we never knew each other that well, the few times we did talk I could tell she was a very pleasant person to be around. Someone I always looked forward to seeing in class everyday. My prayers are with her family and friends grieving at this time.
December 09, 2020
Alex C
My deepest condolences to Alex’s family and friends. I never knew Alex however we had a number of things in common from our name, university studies, passion for cycling and nature, and apparently we lived in the same neighbourhood. Reading about her it’s clear she was a beautiful soul and I’m so sorry about this tragic loss. You are in the thoughts and prayers of so many Toronto residents and the biking community during this most difficult of times. Sending you all love and strength.
December 08, 2020
Rachele Colussi
A beautiful life has left us too soon, a life that has touched so many and has left a mark on everyone that was blessed to know her. To the Orme Amaro Family, we send you all of our love, strength, and light. We know that your beautiful Alexandra Mary will always be your sun in the sky shining down on you, reminding you that her beautiful spirit is always with you. Hoping that all of your special memories will live within all of your hearts, forever. We are thinking of all of you and praying for all of you.We have made a donation in Alexandra Mary Orme Amaro’s honour and memory, paying tribute to the kind hearted person she always was, and always will be.Love, Luciano, Rachele and the Colussi Kids.
December 08, 2020
Greg and Diana Christie
George, Karen, Rebecca and family, our hearts were broken today in learning of your profound loss. Know that there are so many old friends, even people you have never met, who have been touched by Alexandra's life story, and are sharing in your grief. Our most sincere condolences. May your memories comfort you.
December 08, 2020
Steve Thornton, Seattle Washington
I never knew Alex; I've never been to Toronto. But I am a daily cyclist and incidents like this are never far from my mind. I grieve for this loss of a lovely young woman with her whole life ahead of her no longer. I feel for the pain you are going through right now. May her memory be a blessing to you.
December 08, 2020
Faith Cochran
Dear Karen, George and Rebecca, words fail to express our sorrow for your great loss of your daughter and sister, Alexandra. I remember her joyful toddler giggles and grins. Please know that you are in our thoughts and hearts. Our deepest sympathy, Faith Cochran and John Bossy.
December 08, 2020
Kathleen Morrison
George, I only wish there was something I could say or do to lessen the pain. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers...“Those we love don’t go away. They walk beside us everyday. Unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed and very dear”
December 08, 2020
Joan & Heather Milburn
No-one has the perfect words to make your sadness go away but may you feel comfort in knowing how many people wish they did. Our love goes out to Karen, George, Rebecca, Myra, Ron, Gary and all the family and friends who were touched by Alex's bright light and who are feeling such incredible grief in her passing.
December 08, 2020
Maureen Fenton
Dear Karen, George and Rebecca, I want to express my deepest condolences for the tragic death of Alexandra. I remember her so well and the joy she brought to every Phys. Ed. at Indian Rd. Cres. P. S. What an amazing student she was and my heart is just absolutely broken. Please at this very difficult time, try to find some comfort knowing that she made such a positive and lasting impact on everyone who was lucky to know her. I am still teaching at IRC and the loss of Alexandra is deeply affecting our forever and always connected IRC school community .
December 08, 2020
Kristina Wessenger-Macdonald
My deepest condolences to your family! I had the great pleasure of teaching Alexandra for two years in my gifted class at Runnymede. She was always a bright light of warmth and joy. I am deeply saddened to hear if her loss and can only imagine your own pain. With deepest sympathy!
December 08, 2020
Luísa & Fernando Dias
Karen,George and Rebecca: We’ve heard about the tragic loss of your precious Angel. There are no words to express the feeling of loosing a loved one especially when it’s our own children. Our deepest condolences to you and the family. Sending you love and light.
December 08, 2020
Jan Tannis
I’m holding you in my heart Always here for you my dearest friends I love you Jan
December 08, 2020
Melissa Gouveia
Karen, George & Rebecca, Please accept my sincere and heartfelt condolences. I will never forget Alex’s beautiful smile and her kind eyes. She was very special and will be dearly missed.
December 08, 2020
Sophie Howe and James Kennedy
To Karen, George and Rebecca- we send our heartfelt condolences. We remember Alex from the ballet school days and also seeing her on Indian Trail. She had a special light that radiated outward. Our hearts are heavy for you.
December 08, 2020
Denis & Durdica Jezernik
Dear Karen, George and Becca. Our most sincere condolences for you unimaginable loss. The fond memories we have of Alex will always be in our hearts. Beautiful souls like Alex will never cease to exist, will never disappear, because they will never be forgotten by those who loved her.
December 08, 2020
Emma Walsh-Collins
Sending all of my love and light to such a beautiful family. Your love for one another has always shone so bright. Showing just how special all of your bonds are. Although I hadn’t seen Alex in a couple of years I will always remember her as a ray of light. Someone who laughed at every opportunity and loved whole heartedly. I feel blessed to have known her and your entire family.
December 08, 2020
Mark Ford & Michelle Wachtler
Karen, George & Rebecca,Words can’t describe our sorrow in learning of your sudden loss; please accept our deepest condolences.Cherish the memories.Much love,Mark & Michelle
December 08, 2020
Grant, Sheena, Rory and Eva McDiarmid
A couple of days have passed and I still cannot find the right words and probably never will. You guys have always been family and always will.We have forever been blessed with friendship and celebrated together as a family and right now we realise how tight that family bond is when we are all crying, praying and mourning for you all.It doesn't seem real and we all can't help thinking about you all.We are all shocked and devastated for Karen ,George and Rebecca.We love you all so much and are here for you anytime of day or night.Grant, Sheena, Rory and Eva McDiarmid Cycling up the West Highland Way tomorrow night, think Alex would approve.
December 08, 2020
Michael Conde
Dear Karen, George and Rebecca, Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel about your loss. We offer thoughts of peace and courage for you during this trying time. With much Love, The Conde Family
December 08, 2020
Johanna Finch
My heart hurts. I’m so sorry you are enduring the most tragic loss of Alex. Sending you love & light.
December 08, 2020
Mark Spik
George My deepest sympathies to you and your family on the tragic loss of Alex. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May she live on in the memories of all of those who had the opportunity to know her. Mark.
December 08, 2020
Mike, Soffia, George, Stephen, and Peter Amaro
Dearest Alexandra, from when you were the cutest little flower girl at our wedding to the beautiful, intelligent woman that you grew up to be, you always had a warm smile, those twinkling eyes, and an incredible kindness. We still cannot believe it, but we are told that it is true that God took away such a beautiful angel from us. While you may no longer be with us in body, you will always be with us in our hearts as neither time nor distance can fade a beautiful spirit. Love always, Mike, Soffia, George, Stephen, and Peter Amaro.
December 08, 2020
Kate Andrew with Maddie and Sarah Andrew-Gee
Deepest sympathies on your tragic loss during a challenging time. I remember Alex from Pia Bouman’s. Her kindness and generous spirit were much appreciated by all, including the younger dancers who she was especially thoughtful with. Words seem so inadequate at a time of such sorrow. Alex’s family and many friends are in our thoughts at this very sad time.
December 08, 2020
Greg Mateer
George and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Greg
December 08, 2020
Amanda Rose & Mark Crawley
We are so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful Alexandra. Please know that we are thinking of you and have fond memories of a sweet young girl from years ago in the neighbourhood. We are heartbroken. Amanda, Mark, Aidan & Una
December 08, 2020
Nancy Keslick-Kennedy
Dear Karen, George & Rebecca my deepest sympathy to you. Words can express how difficult this must be all of you. Much love Nancy
December 08, 2020
Laura MacLennan
There are simply no words. George, Karen and Rebecca -- I am shocked and saddened to hear of the senseless loss of your beautiful daughter/sister, Alex. My sincere condolences on your tragic loss. Love, Laura
December 08, 2020
Lisa Rohlf
Karen George and Rebecca My thoughts, heart and prayers are with you . I am truly saddened for your loss. I am here for you Karen in any way you need me. With much love, Lisa Rohlf
December 08, 2020
Victoria MacDonald
My heart goes out to everyone in the family. I didn't know Alex personally, but I am aware of how deeply she touched the lives of the many who love her, now and forever. Her light continues to shine brightly.
December 08, 2020
Gavin
I got to know Alex a little bit at the journalism school. I taught her in her first year there. She told me a little bit about her travels and indeed she was very patient with me as an instructor with two very young children at the time. She had a lovely soul and you should be proud. My deepest condolences.
December 08, 2020
John Quaglietta
My deepest condolences to you for this tragic loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
December 08, 2020
Manny Lau
I feel very sorry for your loss. Namo Amida Buddha.
December 08, 2020
Alan Gasser
I offer you my poor condolences, and all my reserves of courage and strength, for the bearing of such sorrow and loss. Please hold each other close, and know that many of us, especially the bike riders, are mourning right beside you, in front of you and behind you. I'm so sorry for your grieving.
December 08, 2020
Ann Clark Richard Harris
Our love and prayers go out to you and your family over the tragic loss of your beautiful, talented, Alexandra, taken too soon R.I.P With much love Ann and Richard xxxx
December 08, 2020
jane Curran
My condolences to you and your family, Karen. I am deeply sorry for your loss. Thinking of you. Jane
December 08, 2020
The Oldenburg Family
Karen, Gee and Rebecca, our deepest condolences to you, your family and friends. You are in our thoughts.
December 08, 2020
Barb and David Almos
Dearest Karen, George and Rebecca -We wish we could find words of comfort that would fill that deep hole in your heart even a little bit. We grieve right along with you...for you. Your Alexandra was a beautiful young woman.Much love always.
December 08, 2020
Debbie van der Beek
Karen and family. My heart breaks for you, and there are no words to make the pain you must feel subside. I can only pray that all the amazing moments and memories you created with her will provide you with some solace. Such a beautiful young soul. I do believe she is smiling down on you, and will forever be near. With love and sympathy, Debbie
December 08, 2020
Peter Carruthers
Dear Karen and George,A huge and supportive embrace from Mary Beth, Chloe, Quinn and me as you weather this tragic loss of a dear daughter. Over the many years to come I am available to offer help in absolutely any way, Karen. Deepest love to you all.
December 08, 2020
Jo-Anne & Sal Pusateri
George, Karen. Rebecca and family, we are very sorry to hear about your beautiful Alexandra. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all. Sending you our love and deepest sympathies. Jo-Anne & Sal
December 08, 2020
Gloria Gallagher
Karen, George and Rebecca, my deepest sympathy for your heartbreaking loss. On reading Alexandra’s obit — oh, what a beautiful person, inside and out. Sending you love. Gloria
December 08, 2020
Lisa Rolland
George, Karen and Rebecca Sending my sincerest condolences to you. My heart and prayers are with you all. Lisa
December 08, 2020
Peter Sharma and Donna
Words can't describe how sorry we are to hear of your loss. Our sincere condolences to your family. Our thoughts are with you.
December 08, 2020
Rosa Maria Costa
What can I say my beautiful angel, my niece? Pray for us from up above so we can heal this heartbreak, we that loved and cherished you, especially your mom, dad and Becca. I hope you are working on God's garden with vavo, both of you had the green thumb and loved flowers. I would love to write about all the memories I have of you, but the tears just keep on flowing, where they come from I don't know.... Forever, loved and always in our hearts. George, Karen, Rebecca and all of us who share in your pain, let's put on a smile as life goes on.
December 08, 2020
Tom, Edna and Scott Carrick
To all of you at this desperately sad time, We are all terribly upset to hear the dreadful news. We just cannot comprehend the terrible shocking suddenness of what has happened and the heart wrenching sadness of your loss. Alex was such a lovely girl, both inside and out and her love and zest for life knew no bounds. Karen and George – as parents, our deepest condolences are for you – there are no words at losing such a beautiful soul. Rebecca – as the older sister, your heart must be broken – we grieve with you. Gary – you were so supportive of Alex, like an older brother, you will be hurting too. Ron and Myra – as the doting loving grandparents your loss will be unimaginable. We are all unbelievably sad and shocked and are so sorry we can’t be there with you at this most dreadful of times. There is one more beautiful angel in Heaven now, and although we cry floods of tears for her loss, be assured there will be no more Tears in Heaven until we all meet up with her again.Our Love and Deepest Condolences to you All, Tom, Edna and Scott.
December 08, 2020
Dawn and Dave Bell
Karen, George and Rebecca. What a beautiful obituary for a beautiful person. We have no words that will lessen your grief, but we want you to know you are in our hearts and prayers as you go through this sadness. Cherish your special memories and know her spirit will live on. She was a beautiful soul and lived her life the fullest, although taken too soon. We always enjoyed hearing about her travelling adventures. Your circle of friends and family will help you through this, and are here for you in your time of need. Love Dawn & Dave
December 07, 2020
Ezaque, Pam, Lucas and Lauren Lopes
George, Karen, Rebecca, no words or actions can lessen the grief and sense of loss that you are feeling following Alexandra’s tragic and sudden passing; however, we simply wanted to let you know that my family and I are thinking about you and your family. In fact, we haven’t stopped thinking about you since we heard the sad news.From reading the obituary, I can see what a beautiful person she was and how much she gave to the world. You will no doubt have many wonderful memories to get you through the tough days.Know as well that we are sending you our prayers and thoughts. I wish there was more that we could do.
December 07, 2020
Dave Terceira
My deepest condolences to Karen, Rebecca, George and family. Our prayers are with you during this hard time. Love Dave and the Terceira Family.
December 07, 2020
Karen Maguire
My condolences to Alexandra’s family and friends.I am a Humberside teacher and got to know Alexandra through the Outdoors Club canoe trip. Despite some awful weather and some missing supplies Alexandra was always smiling and enjoying herself. She was an amazing you g woman taken too soon.
December 07, 2020
Kathy Sliwa
Our deepest condolences to you and your family, you are in our thoughts and prayers, we remember Alex from the ballet classes together at Pia Bauman! Love to you always, EMERELLE Sliwa and Kathy Sliwa
December 07, 2020
Darlene & Mike Scott
Dear George Karen and Rebecca. We were so very sorry to hear of the tragic passing of your daughter and sister. There are no words to heal your sorrow but our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of need. All our love Mike and Darlene Scott. Brockville ON.
December 07, 2020
Margo Scott
George, Karen, Rebecca, and family Sending you love, light, and prayers for the loss of your beautiful daughter. Her spirit and essence is so vast and so great and will live on forever. May you find peace and comfort in the memories of your time together. All my love Margo
December 07, 2020
Karin McDonald
Dear Karen, George and Rebecca. Our hearts are breaking for you. There are no words to express your unimaginable sorrow and loss but your friends are here to support and comfort you, now and always. Please know that we are thinking of you and offering boundless love and prayers. You have so much to be proud of. We are grateful to have spent a little time with Alex and will always remember her bonny smile. Al & Karin xox
December 07, 2020
Steve Amaro
My Dearest Alex....No words can be said to comfort or undo the pain and sorrow we are all feeling since you’ve been so tragically taken away from us.I’m sorry. I’m sorry for not making more time to spend together. I’m sorry that I took our time on this planet for granted. I’m sorry if I wasn’t there for you... to protect you. I’m sorry if I ever wasn’t available when you needed someone.Thank you! Thank you for making me smile every time I watched you walk in the room. Thank you for making me proud to be your godfather. Thank you for all the joy and happiness you were able to share and spread in such a short, blessed life. Thank you now for watching over us. Please look after mum, dad and becca. They are going to miss you like crazy... as we all will.I love you so so so much! (I’m going to think of you Pumble, every time I speak to a garbage can!)Love Rook
December 07, 2020
Sandi Campbell
Karen, George, Rebecca and family. My heart breaks for you in the loss of your beautiful girl. There is no way to ease your sorrow or lessen your pain. Please know that I hold you in my thoughts and pray for your peace of mind and heart as you say your goodbyes. Love to all of you.
December 07, 2020
Ruth Gouveia
Dear Karen, George and Rebecca my deepest condolences And may you all find comfort in this difficult time. We are left with great memories she shared with Ellesia while growing up. Her infectious smile has left an imprint in our hearts forever. Hugs and kisses from Ruth, Ellesia and Victoria xoxo
December 06, 2020
Horacio and Maria Amaral
Sending our love and prayers
December 06, 2020
DARIVOJ JAKSIC
Dear Karen & George, As you hold each other to keep from falling apart, keep in mind that your circle of loved ones—family and friends—is a large one. As we, too, mourn your loss, know that we are all here for you. Love, Darivoj and Jaksic family
December 06, 2020
Horacio and Tracy Amaral
Our heartfelt sympathies in this time mourning. Celebrate her life and her spirit shall live on.