GROSSMAN, Samee-Lee - With profound sadness we announce the passing of Samee-Lee, on January 8, 2021 at Toronto General Hospital.
Beloved mother of Aaron Leighton and Jamie Simpson.
Predeceased by her parents Harry and Shirley Grossman.
Samee was a loving and devoted mother, and friend to all whose lives she touched.
Those who knew Samee knew that she was a single mother who loved her boys deeply. As a mother, Samee was a model of strength and resilience to her sons. She was their best-friend, and the love she provided to both of them is irreplaceable. Samee was loving, intelligent and kind, but a force to be reckoned with nonetheless.
Samee was a person who listened without judgment and accepted people for who they were. She helped others with constructive advice and life lessons, and above all lived her life with her own great sense of humour.
Some of the words her friends would use to describe her are: genuine, warm and empathic. She was also great storyteller, and most of her stories would make you laugh out loud.
Samee worked for the Toronto Public Library (4948) for a great many years. Samee was dedicated to her career with the library, and proud of her work there. One of her passions was mentoring young people who worked as pages at the libraries. She made sure she taught them everything they needed to know, including how to stand up for their rights. Samee was also was a trade unionist who inspired and mentored so many activists.
Please join us on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. by clicking the below Zoom link for her funeral service. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83195739470?pwd=M1FTZVd0UHZ6QVd2NFN6dlU3UG9uQT09