In memory of

Dr. Vera Solowska Duane

September 18, 1924 -  November 6, 2018

On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, Dr. Vera Solowska Duane, surrounded by her family, passed away peacefully in her 95th year. She was born in Tarnapol, Poland in 1924, and immigrated to Canada in 1935, settling in Toronto. First female chief resident at Sick Children’s hospital. Devoted wife to Andrew A. Duane for 60 years. Loving mother to Helen (Marc Carere), Tom (Anne) and Peg (Tom Best). Loving aunt to Karen Kulyk (Michael Goodyear) , Janice (Michael Keefer), and Robert Kulyk. She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren Matthew, Emily, Andrew, Dominique, Luke, Jeff, Richard, Melanie, Amy, Colin, Jenna and her great-grandchildren Anna Bella, Sophia, Cosmo, Jessica, Kiana, Avaya and Michael. Special thanks to Dr. Chris Keefer and Dr. Sheldon Katz for their outstanding care and support, and to the wonderful staff at Weston Gardens. She will be remembered as giving all of herself but asking for nothing in return.
On Nov 16, visitation is at Mount Pleasant Funeral Centre, 375 Mount Pleasant Rd. (East Gate entrance) from 10-11am, followed by a memorial service in the Chapel at 11 am. For additional information and online condolences please visit


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John and Julie Coppinger (Family Friend)

Entered November 7, 2018 from Toronto

Our condolences to the Duane Family

Melanie Duane (Granddaughter)

Entered November 7, 2018 from Toronto

Will always be remembered loved and missed for her brilliance, compassion, warmth, courage and stength. An inspiration to everyone who was fortunate to know her 💕💕

Keith and Kathleen Harding (Brother and sister-in-law of Vera’s daughter-in-law, Anne Duane)

Entered November 7, 2018 from Auchterarder, Scotland

We shall always remember the wonderful bright-eyed, cheerful and God-loving lady that was Vera, and the many friendly discussions we enjoyed with her in her beautiful home and garden at Paulson Road, Toronto. Rest in peace with Gus.
Love Keith & Kathleen xxx

Jenna Best (Granddaughter)

Entered November 8, 2018 from Florida

To my beautiful, brilliant, kind Nana,

I will always admire your strength, compassion, and loving nature towards others. Such an inspiration to us all.

I love you forever!

Sheilagh Duane de Leon (neice)

Entered November 8, 2018 from peterborough

A kind and beautiful soul has left this earth. Nothing but sweet memories left with those who were lucky enough to have known her! RIP Auntie VERA!


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