LISTON, TRICIA (SUNNY) At home in Toronto, on March 4, 2014. Sunny will be greatly missed by her parents Gerry and Patricia, and her sister Vanessa & her spouse, Bernadette. Graduate of Canterbury Highschool. Loving grand-daughter of Emily Soroka, and niece of Anne (Garry) Franklin, Gary (Donna) Soroka, Jim (Nancy) Liston. Sadly missed by her cousins Jeff, Lorrie, Rhonda, Andrew, Derek, Jillian, Peter and Kristen. A Memorial Service to celebrate Sunny’s life will be held at Southminster United Church in Ottawa on Saturday, March 15 at 11 am. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Sunny Liston Memorial Award for the Dramatic Arts, in care of Vanessa Liston.



March 15, 2014
Southminster United Church, 15 Aylmer Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3X1
11 am

Burial / Entombment / Cremation

Private Cremation


March 16, 2014
Sonja Harrington Woods
I was deeply saddened to learn of Tricia's passing in the newspaper this afternoon. It simply breaks my heart. Tricia and I were the best of friends through much of elementary school. She was incredibly creative, fun, and maybe even a little mischievous. I have tons of fond memories of our adventures either playing at Tricia's house, catching crawfish at the family cottage, dancing to George Harrison's I got my Mind Set on You between racing to the rides at the Ex, that St. Patty's day where our babysitter Sharon made all our food and milk green, dressing up her cat Opal, etc. I could go on and but I would remiss not to mention her super detailed Halloween costumes that made me also start planning and making mine with my dad in August, or her birthday parties, always around January 18th, 6 months after her birthday. Tricia and her dad always planned out the best themes and most original games. Her birthday party was not to be missed. The music themed one may have been the best. I also went to Canterbury with Tricia and we were in drama together, though not as close we remained friends but lost touch after that. I thought of her and our times together every so often but more recently now that I have a young daughter. I very am sorry that we won't have a chance to reconnect. I was very lucky to have spent so many formative years with Tricia and will be forever grateful to have had her as my friend. She was one of a kind and her influence played a strong role in making me who I am today. Gerry, Pat, and Vanessa, I am profoundly sorry for your loss. I hope you can find comfort in knowing that she was loved and will not be forgotten. Sonja
March 14, 2014
Kristin Kendall
It's sad to think of such a bright spirit lost, but I think she will stay in the hearts of all who knew her, both as the child who had such a zest for life, and as the young woman who wrote so well and thought so deeply. To all of you- Pat and Gerry and Vanessa and Emily-from Bill and Kristin
March 13, 2014
Birgit Woods
Dear Liston Family, I am terribly saddened to hear about Tricia's passing. I remember her fondly from our Hopewell School days. She was the lead in the Jack and the Beanstalk musical and she was great! I remember working on various projects with Tricia , her beloved cat Opal, and I especially remember how much she loved Halloween! Your house was always amazingly decorated. She was so fond of drama then and it's no surprise to me that she continued to pursue this. We unfortunately lost touch once we went on to high school... I'm sure she has changed over the years but that her spirit from her childhood carried on. I live in the UK now, so I can't attend the service unfortunately. I will think of her on the 15th and the celebration of her life that you will have. Best wishes and my deepest condolences, Birgit Woods from 175 Belmont Ave. in Ottawa