Barbara Nancy Gory – In Memoriam

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Barbara Nancy Gory

May 12, 1928 – December 4, 2023

Barbara Gory passed away peacefully at Toronto Grace Hospital at the age of 95. She had lived a very active and engaged life.

Barbara graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and was one of the first female chartered accountants in Canada. She started her own firm in 1980, which upon merger became Gory and Stavreff Chartered Accountants in 1991.

Barbara and her life partner loved tennis and baseball, becoming avid fans of the Blue Jays after they launched in 1977. Baseball games became a key part of family life, the site of many celebrations.

Post-retirement Barbara stayed incredibly active. She was a member of the board of a number of organizations, including the Academy for Lifelong Learning Toronto, for which she also served as president. Academy members remember her as generous with her time and considerable intelligence. For the full obituary go to