ObituaryIt is with deep sadness, I announce the passing of my wife Jill, age 55, on Sunday May 25, 2014 in Toronto. Loving wife of Steven Smirnis. Beloved daughter of the late Merlin “Pete” Tario and mother Loretta. Beloved sister of Brian(Kathy) Tario, Mary Lou(Paul) Sawyer, Judy(Cam) Croal, Allan(Jane) Tario, and Peter(Janice) Tario. Treasured aunt to many nieces and nephews. Jill was born in Pembroke, Ontario, a small town along the Ottawa river. She followed in the footsteps of her mother to pursue a nursing career and graduated in nursing from Algonquin College. She moved to Toronto and began a 28 year career at the Toronto Western Hospital. Beginning in bed side nursing; she then moved into managing general and internal medicine, then managing the cardiology and cath lab, and finally the emergency department. During which, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Ryerson University. Her primary focus remained with caring for the patients and comforting their families. Her dedication and passion as well as her leadership will remain part of her legacy. Jill had touched many hearts. She will be greatly missed. Special thanks to Dr. Jennifer Knox, Dr. James Brierley of Princess Margaret Hospital; Dr. Andrew Pierre of T.G.H.; and Dr. McLeod and her surgical team and I.C.U. at Mt. Sinai Hospital; and the staff at Kensington Hospice. Thank you for taking such great care of my wife and best friend during this difficult journey. I would also like to express my gratitude and appreciation to my niece Lindsay Croal and very good friend Vaska Jones for their great care they gave Jill. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to either: Princess Margaret Research Foundation, Mt. Sinai Hospital, or Kensington Hospice. Visitation will take place at Cardinal Funeral Home on Thursday May 29, 2014 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. The Celebrated Mass will be held at 10:30am on Friday May 30, 2014 at St.Patrick’s Catholic Church, Toronto, 133 McCaul Street and Dundas St. Burial to follow at York Cemetery, 160 Beecroft Road, Toronto(Yonge St. and Sheppard).
May 29, 2014
May 30, 2014
St. Patrick's Church, 133 McCaul Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5T 1W3
Burial / Entombment / Cremation
York Cemetery, 160 Beecroft Road, Toronto, Ontario, M2N 5S5