Parnes, Esther. Peacefully on October 6, 2008 at the Baycrest Apotex Centre, in her 94th year after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Predeceased by husband and sweetheart Earl. Loved and loving mother and mother-in-law of Bob and Ann, Richard and Penny, and Lorne and Marilyn. Loving Bubbie of Sarah and Ari Cohen, Samantha, Aaron, Jason, Jordan, Stuart and Leah. Great-grandmother to her very special great-grandsons Ezra and Jonah. Esther always maintained a sense of humour and a love of music, both of which comforted her through difficult times until her death. A special thank you to the medical and nursing staff at Baycrest Apotex Centre (7 North), and to her very special companions Alma, Rose, Lina, Joy, Sol and Josie over the past four years. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 7, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. at Steeles Memorial Chapel, 350 Steeles Ave. West, Thornhill. Interment at Mount Sinai Cemetery, Pride of Israel section. Visitors are welcome to 17 Croydon Rd., Toronto. Memorial donations may be made to the Baycrest Foundation, c/o Earl Parnes Music for Life Covenant Fund (416) 785-2875.