On Thursday January 19, 2023, Sophie Melnick – loving mother of Larry, mother-in-law of Marysia, grandmother of Lisa, Jon, Jodi and Ilan, adoring great-grandmother of Samantha, Erin, Natalie, Adam and Jordan and beloved aunt to her nieces and nephews.  Born in Toronto on June 12, 1924, Sophie was the second daughter to Fanny and Jake Mahofsky and sister to Clara.  Sophie was happily married to her late husband, Hy, for forty-five years until his passing in 1998.  Following high school, she advanced her education and achieved a fulfilling career for many decades in bookkeeping.  Sophie will be remembered as a vibrant, energetic, loving and determined woman who lived independently until very recently.  The funeral service will be held at Steeles Memorial Chapel on Friday January 20, 2023 at 1 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Charity of your choice.