In Memoriam

Your light will always shine

June Wilkie
May 30, 2020
June and John Wilkie were married for 61 years. They shared a love of music and especially barbershop. June sang tenor with North Metro before she and John moved to Japan for a few years. She was a strong supporter of John's membership on the Board of Sing Canada Harmony and accompanied John to many performances across the GTA in their roles as Sing Canada representatives.

Edna Racicot
Edna, a former long-time member of North Metro Chorus, passed away recently. A bright light has gone out in the Sweet Adeline World. Edna, a sixty year member of Sweet Adelines, with her beautiful    More

Carol Ann Sutton
July 27, 1939 – August 28, 2019  
On August 28, 2019, North Metro Chorus lost a beloved member. Carol Sutton had just reached her 80th year and for 50 of those years, Carol devoted her time and talents to the chorus.  More
Sarah (Sadie) Moore
March 2019
As North Metro members prepared for the 2019 Regional Contest, we were very aware that one of our founding members was not on the risers.  Shortly before contest, our beloved 90-year-old ‘Sadie'  More
Barbara Borovicka
July 17, 2019
Barb was born in Cambridge, Ontario and moved to Toronto with her husband Milan. She joined North Metro in 1987 and   More
Lois Janet Walker
Jan 1 1931 – Aug 1 2016
Lois joined Sweet Adelines in May of 1957. She was at first reluctant to join, as she objected to the phrase in our then constitution   More
Dorothy Hofstetter
March 27, 1933 - August 14, 2014North Metro members were greatly saddened by the loss of our Founder and dear friend, Dorothy Hofstetter.  North Metro began with some 15 or so members, in the basement of Dorothy's home  More
Linda Susan LaBine
February 15, 1952 - January 5, 2009
Susan McDowall
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Susan McDowall of North Metro Chorus in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  Susan's life was filled with music from a very early age being raised in a family that was very talented musically.  More
Carol Archer
January 12, 1945 - December 23, 2004
North Metro Chorus is deeply saddened by the passing December 23, 2004 of a much-loved chorus member, Carol Archer. Carol was a long-time member of our chorus, joining North Metro 30 years ago. Our chorus enjoyed her innovative choreography  More

Wendy Lousa
North Metro Chorus members joined family and other friends at a graveside service on May 21, 2004 to say goodbye to our dear friend and chorus sister Wendy, who recently passed away at the age of 59. As in all things, Wendy's courage and tenacity had enabled her to  More

Phyllis Keen
It is with great sadness that North Metro announces the loss of another very treasured member. Phyllis Keen joined us in 1981 after 4 years with the Credit Valley Chorus.  Phyllis was a most devoted member  More
Laverne Rousseau
September 17, 2005
It is with great sadness and regret we announce the passing of Laverne Rousseau on September 17, 2005. Laverne was diagnosed with Lung Cancer in August, 2002.  More
Mary Snow
It has been a devastating summer of loss for North Metro as we said a final farewell to three long-time members – the latest being Mary Snow.
Mary Snow was a forty-year member of Sweet Adelines and  More
Nellie Skene
Jean Goode
Feb. 8, 1943 - June 11, 2004North Metro again said goodbye this month to another of its longtime members, Jean Goode. Jean passed away after a brief illness and will be sadly missed by her  More
Maud Potts
Maud Potts shared a birthday with June Dale and was always thrilled to have the chorus sing "Happy Birthday" to both she and June. Maud was never thrilled to wear false eyelashes and usually had someone help her put "those crazy things on my old eyes" so she could go and sing. She would bring a griddle and sandwich fixings to regional competitions and cook up a storm for anyone who was hungry. Her daughter, Carol Sutton, always make sure that Maud had a suite in the hotel to accommodate her cooking and entertaining.