March 27, 2022
Hyacinth McConney passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Wexford Residence in Toronto, Ontario at the age of 90. Hyacinth (also known fondly as Grace or Gracie) was a fiercely independent and active individual who only slowed down after suffering a stroke in April 2016. She was born on Oct 25, 1931, in St. George, Barbados, the eldest daughter of the late Irvine and Orley (Pollard) McConney. She is preceded in death by her brothers Irvine (Masako), Courtenay (Dathny) and Trevor (Lee) and is survived by Mark (the late Eunice), and her sister, Sylvia (Curtis). Grace is the fondly remembered and beloved aunt to numerous nephews and nieces across North America and Barbados as well as the godmother, adopted aunt, “other mother” and lifelong friend to many others across several other countries and especially Chickey Branker (Applewhaite) and her cousins, Barbara Skinner and Carol Kapitany. Grace was an active and long-time member of the Barbados St. Michael’s Alumni and part of their choir assembly. Grace graduated from Ryerson where she studied Hospitality and Tourism. She worked for the Caribbean Confederation government, and the Barbados Tourism Board, and later in her career in Canada, worked in the insurance field. Her passion for adventure led her to live in the U.S.A, West Indies, and Canada. Grace loved to travel, her family, and her church as well as a good laugh. She had an impact on so many lives and was loved for her kindness, wisdom, quick wit, generosity, and caring nature. Grace will be missed but never forgotten by those who knew and loved her. A Celebration of Life will be held at St. Jude’s (Wexford) Anglican Church, 10 Howarth Ave., Scarborough, Ontario on Saturday, April 23 at 11:00 am. Cremation has taken place. The service will be live-streamed, details can be found here www.stjudewexford.ca. In remembrance of Hyacinth’s life, the family ask you to consider making a donation to St. Jude’s food bank or Heart and Stroke Foundation or your favourite charity.
Hyacinth McConney passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Wexford Residence in Toronto, Ontario at the age of 90. Hyacinth (also known fondly as Grace or Gracie) was a fiercely independent and active individual who only slowed down after... View Obituary & Service Information
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