McDIARMID, Carol Roxanne (nee ARMOUR) - August 3, 1935 – December 2, 2021
It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Roxanne McDiarmid after a lengthy illness.
Wife and best friend of Bruce McDiarmid for over 64 years.
Devoted and adored mother of Kirk McDiarmid, Jennifer Ayotte (Andy) and the late Karen McDiarmid.
Cherished Grandma of Michael (Laura) and Stephanie.
Loved GG of Elise.
Predeceased by her parents Irene and Wallace Armour. Loved sister of Adrianne Taylor (Barry (predeceased)) and Aunt to Steve (Val), Lisa (Murray) and Jonathan (Sandy).
Roxanne will be greatly missed by her family, extended family, lifelong friend Kathleen and friends old and new.
Born in London, Ontario, Roxanne lived in Toronto and attended Baron Renfrew PS/Armour Heights PS (where she met Bruce) and Havergal College.
She went on to Teachers College and had a lengthy career as an elementary teacher with the North York Board of Education. While teaching full time and raising their children, Roxanne completed her BA and Honours BA at York.
In addition, she completed her Master of Education and Doctor of Education at University of Toronto. Roxanne and Bruce were avid sailors and have extensively travelled the world together. When not travelling Roxanne wrote a book on education, enjoyed family times, social gatherings, long walks and reading. She has left an indelible imprint on all of our lives and she will be forever missed.
A special thank you to Shelley PSW, Dr. Luces, Sondra (NP), nurse Muniba, the Palliative Care Team and VIVA staff.
Cremation has taken place and a private family burial will be held. A Celebration of Life will take place on April 23, 2022.
If desired, donations may be made to Epilepsy Toronto, Abilities Centre, RS McLaughlin Cancer Centre, Salvation Army or Havergal.