Jean (June) Hamilton O’Toole
Passed away peacefully on May 30, 2020 at the age of 81. Beloved wife of Frederick (Fred) Patrick O’Toole (predeceased) and proud mother of Laurence O’Toole (Caron), Anne Sebold (Michael) and Tamara Alison O’Toole. She is also survived by her darling grandchildren, Jamie, Megan, Aidan, Faith, Kayla, and Tarren, and her great-grandchildren Halyn, Kendal, Felix, Henley, Emma, Rowan, and Charlotte. June was born April 25, 1939, to Thomas and Amelia Foye in West Lothian, Scotland. June is also survived by her beloved siblings, Annie, Thomas, and Adam.June was just a young woman, when she set out for the promise of Canada; and she was not long-settled in Ottawa before meeting and marrying her beloved Freddy, and starting a family. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were her greatest joy. She fawned over them in the grandest of ways, and was always willing and eager to have them visit so she could spoil them to bits! June was one of those truly selfless people who was always putting the needs of others first. She was a friend to everyone she encountered and always recognized the beauty in little things: a smile, a kind gesture, the first bloom of spring, the sound of a child’s voice. June understood instinctively that love, laughter, forgiveness, and empathy are the greatest gifts she could give. June’s tremendous generosity was expressed through her lifelong commitment to volunteering: from helping out at the Ottawa Hospital, to directing amateur theatre, and, of course, helping Fred bring decades of live music to seniors’ residences all over Ottawa – it was a labour of love that she shared with her family. June also loved the arts – beyond her commitment to local theatre, she adored Pavarotti and Puccini, and was no stranger to evenings at the opera. Herself a zealous reader, you could always count on her to have at least one great book close by. June had the voice of an angel and a heart of gold and she will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. A private family service will be held, attendance will be restricted as a COVID-19 precaution. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society would be appreciated.