Miriam (Bassin) Chinsky

March 20, 1925 – Feb 14, 2019

Gently tended and loved by daughters Anne (George), Janet (Joe), wonderful, devoted caregiver Maricel (Su) and caring Langstaff Square staff. Beloved daughter of Sam and Fanny Bassin (deceased). Loving wife of Joe Chinsky (deceased). Cherished Bubby to Adrienne (Ryan), Alison (Fab), Nicole (Kyle), Elise (Gordon), Emily (Emanuele) and Elie. Great Bubby to Remi, Jarvis, Luca, Hannah, Claudio, Laura, Grace and Alice. Mom graduated from U of T with a Bachelor of Arts (English). She was a gifted freelance journalist as well as a writer for The Mirror, North Toronto Town Crier and The Canadian Jewish News. She became a published author with her book The Tailor’s Daughter (Growing up in North Toronto in the 30s and 40s) at age 80. She loved music, travel and gardening. She was a special aunt, cousin and friend to many and regarded Maryleah as her “sister”. Mom made our home a welcoming place and her legacy lives on in the many lives that she touched.

Memorial donations may be made to Mazon Canada 416-783-7554 or to your charity of choice.

The burial will take place at Pardes Shalom Cemetery, 10953 Dufferin St., Maple.

The shiva will be held at 131 Beecroft Rd. #1205, Toronto, M2N 6G9.