Gloria (Heddy) Josephine des Vignes dies in Toronto at 80

Gloria (Heddy) Josephine des Vignes

Gloria (Heddy) Josephine des Vignes (nee Ayoung), who was born on April 11, 1941 in Maraval Rd, Port of Spain, Trinidad, and grew up in Success Village, Laventille and St Augustine, in Trinidad, died on  July 18, 2021

Ayoung – des Vignes, came to Canada on March 24, 1968, died of a stroke after a short five day stay at Scarborough’s Grace Hospital. She was a retired Medical Secretary at  Wellesley and St. Michael’s hospitals for 25 plus years

Some of her hobbies were cooking, tutoring children in reading, school and church volunteer, Ministry Leader of the Hospitality Team at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, event catering (Biker Boyz,  homemaker, babysitter she spent many years making mas with the Zodiac group with (Nip Davis), Mas Toronto (Errol Achue), and volunteered at Caribana King and Queen Show.

She was a fixture at events like Joan Alexander and Friends Parang Lime, Hawks International (Lady In Red), Family and Friends Boatride and Changing Places Christmas Show.

Ayoung – des Vignes leaves behind her husband Dave des Vignes, her two children Dawn and Robin. Her three grand children, Jarren, Drew and Angelica. Her “adopted” daughter, Natasha Payne. Her siblings, Jelio, Peter, Rosalie, Edwin (Crazy), Yolanda, Margaret (deceased), Ainsley, Elena and Maria her best friends Joan

Dave and Gloria (Heddy) Josephine des Vignes

Alexander, Etta, McPherson, Sandra Lloyd, Judy Austin, Hannah Manesh and members of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Prayer Group.

Funeral arrangements are to be determined and will be announced at a later date