Gilda Florence Rusonik (nee Brown), beloved wife, sister, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, aunt and wonderful friend to many, passed peacefully on Saturday, January 30, 2016 surrounded by her loved ones after years bravely fighting multiple illnesses. Gilda was born in Toronto, October 1, 1940. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Lena Brown, and is survived by her two older sisters Helen Firestone and Beatrice Hayman. Gilda married Milton Rusonik on November 27, 1960 and together made a life committed to family, friends, synagogue, community and Israel. Gilda took great pride in her children, their spouses and her 10 grandchildren: Alan and his wife, Dana of Orlando, Florida, and their children, Amanda, Ashley, Hannah and Zachary; Benji and his wife Ellie of Toronto; Janet and her husband Stanley Morais of Ra’anana, Israel and their children Rebecca, Yara and Noa; and Laya and her husband Jeff Weissberger of Toronto and their children, Evan, Aaron and Amy. Memorial donations may be made to Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care (416) 586-8203 ext.3936 or Beth Tikvah Synagogue (416) 221-3433