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Audrey Downes
November 17, 1952 - February 2, 2016
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<div itemprop="description">Audrey Ann Downes was surrounded by the love of her family &amp; friends as she passed away on February 2nd, 2016 at the age of 63, after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. <br /> <br />Audrey was a long time resident of Toronto, Ontario but her heart always belonged to her beloved Suddie, Essiquibo Coast, Guyana where she was born &amp; raised to the late Elias Correia aka Sunny of Grant Singapore Abram&rsquo;s Creek Poneroon &amp; Carmelita Savory. <br /> <br />Audrey is survived by &amp; was the beloved wife of Irving Downes, The cherished &amp; well respected Mother of Trecia, Garfield and Tenisha Downes, adoptive mother to Arlene Crick &amp; the very proud, loving &amp; devoted Grandmother to Keyannah Downes, Marcel &amp; Marcus Hylton &amp; Laila Calixte. <br /> <br />Audrey was a sister to the late Natius and Albert Savory and they will remain in the hearts of her nieces and nephews. <br /> <br />Audrey was the half-sister to the Correia family Bernidatte, Genevieve, Anita, Jennifer Correia and the late Christina Singh and Sandra Deeges. Aswell as sister to Theodore, Dorand and Patrick Correia. <br /> <br />Audrey was the daughter to her adoptive parents the late Elaine &amp; James Whaul and the sister to Beatrice, Audrey, the late Carol , Adele, Linden, James, Roxanne and Arlene. <br /> <br /> <br />Audrey was a graduate from Shaw College and continued on her journey becoming a long time employee of the City of Toronto Employment Services and the Air Canada Center, where she has touched the hearts and lives of those she worked with. <br /> <br />Audrey, with her well known nurturing ways spent a majority of her life making sure those close and dear to her were taken care of. Whether it be providing you a place to rest your head, or grab a well-nourished bite to eat, or just receive her sound advice, Audrey was there for her friends &amp; family. Even her children&rsquo;s friends called her Mom! Audrey was there for anyone who needed some comfort at any time. <br /> <br />Audrey will be remembered for her humor, contagious, unique laugh, feisty personality &amp; her extremely giving heart. We will all miss her famous cooking of Shrimp Stew, Bora, Chow Mein &amp; the sound of her clapping the fresh homemade Roti in the kitchen. <br /> <br />A Daughter, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Cousin and Friend, although you are gone to your final resting place&hellip;. You will never be forgotten &amp; will forever be in our hearts for an eternity! <br /> <br />We would also like to send a special thanks to the staff at both Humber River Regional Hospital &amp; Sunnybrook Health Science Centre for the continued care &amp; support during her illness as well as the Odette Cancer Centre for her years of treatment <br /> <br /></div>