Keeping You Safe
Beginning July 16, 2021 the Bereavement Authority of Ontario is once again permitting visitations and services to take place that are open to the public. We must continue to maintain physical distancing, the wearing of masks and may not allow more than 50 guests at any one time. Once the maximum limit has been reached, we will ask any additional guests to kindly wait outside in a physically-distanced line until there is room to enter safely.
Beloved mother Tracy-Lynn Crawford, age 47, passed away at Toronto Western Hospital on Friday, July 16 after a week-long battle to overcome a sudden massive stroke. Her immediate family were by her side every day and showered her with love until her final moments.
Tracy was born on Friday, September 21, 1973 in Georgetown, Ontario to Pam Barrager and James Crawford. Her role model and best friend was her grandmother Marilyn "Nani" Crawford.
Tracy was a true animal lover. She rescued dozens of animals throughout her lifetime. From raccoons and pigeons to rabbits and cats, she took deep comfort in helping the helpless and turned her house into a mini animal sanctuary. Tracy had a passion for learning about veterinary science and had hoped to eventually make her dream come true by becoming a veterinary technician.
Aside from caring for animals, Tracy was also a neighbourhood mom. Old or young, weak or strong - Tracy would always welcome those who were struggling to stay in her home. Many saw Tracy as a mother or a big sister. She did not judge anyone by their past or present circumstances and always tried to see the beauty in everyone. Tracy's love and humour made her house a home.
Having named all her children with musical names, it was clear Tracy loved music. She loved the band Metallica and all sorts of rock genres. A notable souvenir from her youth was one of Lars Ulrich's drumsticks. In her free time, Tracy loved to draw and colour. She was extremely artistic and was always eager to help her daughters with art projects when they were in elementary school. You could always find her lying in bed with a colouring book and a pack of pencil crayons, peacefully filling in various pictures with beautiful hues. Tracy also enjoyed interior design.
Tracy is survived by her father, mother, brother, two daughters, five cats, and a bird.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Toronto Humane Society can be made in Tracy's name.
July 23, 2021
Cardinal Funeral Home (Bathurst Chapel)
11:00 AM - 01:00 PM