In memory of

Sarah Coles

September 26, 1962 -  November 13, 2023

Daughter of Heidi and Don (dec.), sister of Luke,
aunt of Sawyer, and friend, teacher, colleague....
all devotedly.

Sarah listened more than she spoke, doing both
with clarity and intelligence. Her modesty and
selflessness could mean some might miss her
underlying strength. It was missed by none,
though, who witnessed how bravely and
positively and on her very own terms she died.
Sarah loved to travel and did so widely with
lifelong friends and family; the American
Southwest finally becoming her favourite.

She started teaching in 1990 and retired from McKee
Public School in 2020 as a beloved teacher who
found much joy in her students, directed school
shows, and championed that school’s proud Terry
Fox Run.

Sarah was a prodigious reader, enjoyed her shows
(Supernatural and West Wing topping the list),
and was a magnificent aunt to Sawyer, as well as
devoted dog-mom to Amy, Portia and most
recently, Bear.

During her short time in hospital care, the love
and appreciation for Sarah flowed. The team at
Sunnybrook was magnificent, Dr. Selby an
outstanding example. Sarah left this life choosing
appreciation for all she experienced over any
regret for what she will miss. Her mom, brother,
nephew, deeply committed friends, aunts Anke
and Carolyn, extended family across North
America and Europe, colleagues, students, and so
many more will miss her deeply. We will take her
gently offered advice and example into the future.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to The
Terry Fox Foundation:

A celebration of life will be held at Mt. Pleasant
Funeral Home on Saturday, December 9th , 2-4 pm.,
375 Mt. Pleasant Rd.


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Nancy (Friend and co worker)

Entered November 16, 2023

Your kindness, wisdom and quiet guidance will be so missed.

Adam de Pencier (Friend of Luke)

Entered November 16, 2023 from Toronto


My heart goes out to you friend, and I know how mush your sister meant to you…

Sending ❤️and good vibes…

Janet Patrick (Retired teacher and friend from McKee Public School)

Entered November 16, 2023 from Toronto

Sarah loved to watch tennis and we texted each other often during the Grand Slam finals. Our dogs played together at Sunnybrook Park one day in April . I used to supply for her on the day she would go to the One of A Kind craft show with her mom every year. So many memories of a life taken too soon. Rest in peace Sarah. You will be missed.

Ivana Barbieri (Colleague)

Entered November 16, 2023 from Toronto

My dearest Miss Damm,
I was so sorry to hear about your sudden passing. Hit me for a loop. Such fond memories of our years together.
Ivana ❤️

Sophia Yang (Student)

Entered November 16, 2023 from New York

Ms. Coles was my fifth grade French teacher at McKee. She was incredibly intelligent, kind, and warm. I enjoyed seeing her over the years each time I visited McKee and will cherish all of the memories I have of her. Sending much love to all of her family and friends during this time.


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