Upper Canada East Branch News
The Executive gathered at Diana McKendry’s home to add the ribbon on the cross bookmarks that were embroidered to send out at Easter to each member of our branch. We hope it brings some joy and hope for better days ahead to them during this difficult pandemic.
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Meeting November 20,2019
- Judy Drummond, Co-ordinator of the 2020 Convention bringing greetings from Lanark
Bottom Row Left To Right:
- Ladies perusing the books and participating in the special table runner gift sharing event
- MaryEllen Garlough and Colleen Howard greeting the guests
- Area 8 Director Teresa Dorey bringing greetings
Ladies participating in the Gift sharing event
- MaryEllen Garlough, our Humour lady bringing laughter to our group
- Birthday gals receiving carnations in celebration of their birthdays
- More members & Guests attending our Christmas gathering
Top Photo: Gift Sharing Recipients
Bottom Row Left To Right:
- Special Guests with some of the Executive- Betty Lou Casselman, Judy Drummond, Teresa Dorey, Diana McKendry and Beryl Jacka
- Special Christmas Gift Sharing Recipients
- Vicki Hasson and Brenda Millard taking food items to the Food Bank in Morrisburg.
- Jill Ryan taking toiletries and paper products to Interval House in Brockville
Joyce Millard presenting the birthday gals with their carnations.
Left to Right:
- Joyce Millard, Joan Casselman-Rutley, Pat Stewart, Sandra
Shouldice, Linda Mahoney, Beth Conlin, Bonnie Adair, Barb Mackey, Bev.
Comfort, Norma Bowers, Shirley Alguire, Alice Laushway and Betty Lou
Bottom Row Left to Right:
- MaryEllen Garlough, our Humour Lady bringing laughter to our members.
- Alice Laushway,Joyce Derraugh and Marian Henderson viewing the
Quarter Frenzy items donated for today’s event
- Our Treasurer-Colleen Howard and our Membership Convenor-MaryEllen
Garlough greeting Sandra Shouldice
- Karen Koivumaki showing the crisis gowns she made
- Anne Wilde giving the Insurance presentation with video.
- Betty Lou Casselman auctioning off the Quarter Frenzy items
donated by the members for today’s event.
- Sandie Decker thanking Anne for coming to present the new
insurance information about the Open Window.
- Barb Mackey and Pat Stewart filling out tickets for the Gift sharing
items: three table runners.
- Thanking the Team who prepared the wonderful meal we all enjoyed
- The Winners of the Quarter Frenzy items. L to R. Bev Comfort,
Freida Coleman, Marion Carkner, Lois Lannin, Rosemary Rutley, Marian
Henderson (in back), Bonnie Adair,Pat Elliott, Marion DeGray,
Karen Koivumaki,(in back), Joyce Millard, Shirley Alguire (in back)
Pat Stewart, Joyce Derraugh, Susan Thain,(in back) Bonnie Brown ( in front),
Sheena Iacurci (in back), Barb Mackey, Heather Macpherson (in back) and Brenda
- Lois Lannin holding multiple Quarter Frenzy gifts she was lucky to receive.
- The abundance of gifts given at today’s meeting; school supplies
to be divided among the food banks, House of Lazarus and Naomi Family
June Meeting 2019
- UCE’s Memorial service remembering those who have passed on from our branch.
- Sandie Decker showing the Feather’n Your Hat award won by our branch at the June 2019 Convention.
- Joyce Millard presenting the birthday gals with a carnation
- Diana McKendry accepting some lovely gifts in appreciation
- Sandie Decker receiving a thank you card from the branch
- Sandie Decker reporting on the Convention workshop she attended on “Laughing”.
- Mary Ellen Garlough, our new Humour lady helping us release some endorphins.
- UCE members including one of our over 90’s, Isabel Hume.
- Gift Sharing winners: Candy Alexander, Marion Carkner,Susan Wells, Gay Benson-Lapp, Brenda Millard, Bonnie Brown,Sheena Iacurci, MaryEllen Garlough, Lorna Holmes and Diana McKendry
- Jean Mills introducing the Entertainment ” The FourTune Seekers”
- Ladies holding the flowers that adorned the tables in the hall, all from the gardens of the hosting area, Prescott/Maynard/Brockville,Lorna Holmes, Sheena Iacurci, Bonnie Gaylord, Beth Conlin, Candy Alexander,Jean Mills Susan Wells, Sandie Decker, Lee McIntosh
- The FourTune Seekers who came to entertain our branch
- Ladies gathering up the generous donations of food to be taken to the local food banks: Lynda Leader, Brenda Millard and Colleen Howard
May 15th 2019 Luncheon
A great time was had by all who attended. We had lovely decorations, food, entertainment and laughter as Marion DeGray and her guests took us on a splendid voyage to Hawaii through song and dance.
April Meeting 2019
Members and Guests enjoying the lunch.
- Winners of Essential Oils samples: Susan Williams, Brenda Millard, MaryEllen Garlough, Sharion McKay and Presenter- Roxanne Harris
- Bev. Comfort thanking Roxanne for her presentation
November 2018 Christmas Meeting In Spencerville
- Our guest, Judy Drummond from the Lanark branch. She brought greetings from her branch and as Co-convenor of the 2020 Convention, will be returning to update us on our participation in that Convention.
- Joyce Millard presented our ladies with a carnation in celebration of their birthdays.
- Lynda Leader presented our Humour Lady with a retirement gift. Thanks Sharon Richardson for your dedication to making us laugh over the past seven years. Enjoy your second retirement.
- Our guest entertainer, Sharron Baird, bringing us into the Christmas season with lovely music on the harp.
- Colleen Howard participating on a kazoo, with all the UCE members and guests during the musical entertainment at our Christmas meeting in Spencerville.
- All the ladies participating on the kazoos during the musical entertainment
- Pat Stewart thanking Sharron Baird for her wonderful entertainment.
- Gift Sharing Winners.
- Winners of our Special gift Sharing items
Our September Meeting was held in Winchester with 47 guests attending.
- Birthday Celebrations
- The Crisis Gown kits created to begin our new outreach initiative.
- Our Humour Lady, Sharon Richardson bringing laughter to our group
- The Quarter Frenzy items donated for today’s auction
- Tina Serviss and Lois Lannin choosing new books at our book exchange table
- School Supplies for Naomi F.R.C. and House of Lazarus and toiletries, journals and children’s books for Naomi F.R.C. All donated by our generous members
- Candy Alexander, featured in an article in the Backpack magazine
- Quarter Frenzy fun and laughter!
- Our Auctioneer, Betty Lou Casselman auctioning off the wonderful donations from our members
- The Winners of the Quarter Frenzy event
June Meeting held in Prescott at the Legion
- The Memorial Service organized by Betty Lou Casselman
- The birthday celebrations
- Our humour lady, Sharon Richardson making us laugh
- Guest Speakers- Susan and Dave Williams introducing us to Geo-Caching
- The Gift Sharing Winners
Spring Gathering on May 16th at the Iroquois Golf Course.
We had a beautiful day with wonderful ladies, good food and delightful entertainment.
- Guest Singer Jessica Lavallee Sylvester who entertained us for the gathering
- Lynda Leader, introducing Jessica.
- Colleen Howard thanking the guest entertainer.
- The group outside standing with the St. Lawrence behind them.
- The six winners of our door prizes
April Meeting 2018
- An Executive meeting to prepare for this meeting.
- Provincial President Lois Lockhart bringing greetings to our branch.
- Lois presented Joyce Derraugh with her Follow Your Dream photo and write-up.
- Area 8 Director, Teresa Dorey bringing greetings to our ladies.
- Our birthday Lady, Joyce Millard handing out carnations to all the ladies who have had a birthday since January.
- Sharon Richardson, our Humour Lady bringing us joy and laughter during our meeting.
- Our guests, Lois and Teresa beginning to endulge in the delicious buffet luncheon provided by the Iroquois United Church women and men.
- Guests at our Spring Luncheon- Beryl Jacka- Vice President of the Napanee branch, Teresa Dorey- Area 8 Director, Lois Lockhart- Provincial President.Members at this table- Lynn Gilmour, Norma Bowers and Sheila Grant.
- Brenda Millard introducing our Entertainer for today, Isabel Delage; a local singer and songwriter.
- Everyone enjoying Isabel’s music.
- Joyce Millard thanking Isabel Delage for her wonderful entertainment.
- Winners of the delightful Caring and Sharing gifts donated or created by the Iroquois/Cardinal group.
- Many ladies wore green or a jersey to our meeting today so the Humboldt community see that we are sending our thoughts and prayers to all affected by this tragedy.
- Group photo of guests;(L) Beryl Jacka (Vice President of Napanee branch), Teresa Dorey (Area 8 Director), Diana McKendry President of Upper Canada East), and Lois Lockhart (RWTO Provincial President)
- Brenda Millard taking the generous food donations to the local food bank.
- Joyce Millard and Candy Alexander loading the car with the very generous food donations from our branch, given today.
Meeting November 15,2017
- A Christmas Gathering to get us in the Christmas Spirit
- Celebration of birthdays since our last meeting in Sept.
- Diana McKendry(President) showing Marie Stephenson’s lovely book that she created to store our Cora Bailey Recipients’ pictures and write-ups in.
- Our Guest speaker, Elisabeth Rubili from Femme International with Joyce Derraugh who introduced her.
- Christmas Entertainment was the Thousand Island Chorus who certainly brought us into the Christmas season with song!
- The girls in the Thousand Island Chorus having the group participate in a Christmas song.
- Our Humour Lady, Sharon Richardson bringing us joy and laughter
- The winners of the Caring and Sharing gifts provided by the Spencerville/Kemptville/South Mountain group
Meeting September 2017
- Birthday Celebrations
- Social Time
- School Supplies
- Children’s Storybook Author, Lynda Leader
- Editor- Bonnie Gaylord
- Humour Lady, Sharon Richardson
- Quarter Frenzy
The UCE Executive met at Diana McKendry’s house in July and August to discuss future plans during this pandemic. We will be in contact with our members by internet and telephone so we can keep connected during these unprecedented times. A newsletter will follow soon. Stay posted!
Meeting September 2017
Social Time before the meeting
Left-Right: Barb Mackey, Marsha Moulton, Annette Angus, and Rosemary Rutley
Left-Right-Marg Reynolds and Marion DeGray
School Supplies brought in my members to be distributed to House of Lazarus, the Food Community Sharing and Naomi Family Resource Centre
UCE’s Children’s Storybook Author, Lynda Leader; holding up her latest book
“The Empty Bird House”
UCE’s Editor- Bonnie Gaylord; holding her latest book ” Stones of Augusta” Her family homestead was chosen to adorn the cover of this book written by the late Sandra H. Robertson.
UCE’s Humour Lady, Sharon Richardson, telling her usual funny stories.
Summer Birthday Gals receiving a carnation.
These are the ladies who planned and worked hard
to make this 150th Celebration a very successful event!
Front Row L-R; Brenda Millard, MaryEllen Garlough, Diana McKendry, Wanda Sloan
Back Row L-R; Marion Degray, Betty Lou Casselman, Bonnie Adair, Karen Koivumaki, Lynda Leader, Colleen Howard, and Susan Williams
Winners of the Gift Sharing; a Flower arrangement donated by Cardinal Flowers of Morrisburg. Playhouse tickets donated from Upper Canada Playhouse in Morrisburg and four 150th Canada pins donated by the Chamber of Commerce also in Morrisburg.
Front Row L-R; Patsy Gillis-Playhouse tickets, Shirley Hodgins-pin, Sandra Shouldice-flower arrangement
Back Row- L-R; Lois Lannin-pin, BettyLou Casselman-pin, Linda Larkin-pin
UCE Program 2020-2021
- 2019-2020 Program
- UCE Minutes October 2019
- Agenda September 2019
- UCE Minutes September 2019
- Agenda June 2019
- UCE Minutes June 2019
- Agenda April 2019
- UCE Minutes April 2019
- 2018-2019 Program
- UCE Minutes November 2018
- Agenda: September 2018
- UCE Minutes September 2018
- UCE Minutes June 2018
- UCE Minutes April 18,2018
- Agenda: November 15,2017
- UCE Minutes November 2017
- Agenda: June 21,2017
- UCE Minutes – April 2017
- 2016-2017 Program
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Norma Ruth Davis (Perry)
Norma passed away peacefully at Bayfield Manor, Kemptville
on Sunday, January 5, 2020, at the age of 96 years.
Beloved wife of the late Eldon Davis. Loving mother of Beth Vandermeer (Derrick) and the late Gary Davis. Cherished grandma of Tim (Andree), Jacquie and Craig. Predeceased by her brother Wayne Perry and her sister Joyce Calderwood. Special thank you to Dr. Greg Leonard and staff at the Bayfield Manor for their wonderful care and compassion.
A Celebration of Norma’s Life will be held at St. John’s United Church, 400 Prescott Street, Kemptville, on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 11 am.
Donations may be made to St. John’s United Church, Kemptville or C.H.E.O.
BOWERS, NORMA AUDREY (nee BARTLETT)
Entered into rest on Saturday, January 4th, 2020 at the Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus at the age of 87 years. Norma Bowers beloved Wife of Charles S. Bowers. Dear Mother of Craig Bowers (Mary), and Jan Bowers (Susan). Cherished Grandmother of Sarah (Jamie), Eva, Chloe Bowers and Rae Woodhouse. Great Grandmother of Johnny and Abigail. Norma was predeceased by her brother Victor Bartlett, and she is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Family and friends may call on Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 from 10-10:50 AM at the St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 20 Young Road Kanata, ON. Funeral Service will follow in the church at 11 AM. A reception to follow in the Church Hall. Interment in the Spring at Prescott Cemetery 975 Edward St. Prescott, ON. Send flowers, place a donation to St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 20 Young Road Kanata, ON K2L 4W1 or share a special memory of Norma at www.mackayfuneralhome.com
Peacefully with her family by her side at the Cornwall Community Hospital, McConnell Site, on Sunday, December 30, 2018, Margaret Reynolds (nee Woodrow) of Morrisburg, age 85. Beloved wife of the late Allard Reynolds. Loving mother of Rob Reynolds (Wanda) of Morrisburg and Jeff Reynolds of Morrisburg. Margaret will be fondly remembered by her granddaughters Bret and Drew Reynolds. Dear sister of Marie Schandlan (late Walter) of Orillia, Jean Horne (Howard) of Hawkestone, Donald Woodrow (Carolyn) of Coldwater and Alice Robinson (late Bruce) of Orillia. Also survived by nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church in Morrisburg on Sunday, January 13th at 2 p.m. A luncheon will follow in the Church hall. Donations to the Presbyterian Church Women’s Missionary Society would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. If you are making your donation online or by cheque directly to the charity, please include the following note with your gift “please notify the family”. Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.
Spring Interment of Cremated Remains
Poole, Ina Marie (Crump) (nee Brownell)
September 27, 1934 – October 20, 2018
Ina Marie Brownell grew up on a farm south of Finch with her parents Charles Brownell and Maud Eligh and her older siblings Keith, Lila, Boyd, and Neil.
She began her 37-year teaching career, just out of high school herself, at Riverside School with one room and eight grades. Following a few years at Finch Public School, she taught at Morewood Public School until her retirement.
Education was important to her. She completed a B.A. while teaching full time and contributing to farm life with her first husband, Carl Crump. She later pursued an M.Ed. She was a natural, lifelong teacher who loved children. Teaching English to her Schmid and von Kaenel next-door neighbours, and helping their children with homework, gave her pleasure and purpose and an extended family whose activities, growth, and development she followed with interest.
Having inherited artistic genes, her love of painting and drawing continued throughout her life. Early experimentation with colour in rugs and quilts with her mother found later expression in oils, watercolours, chalk pastel portraits of her grandchildren and great grandchild, landscape paintings at her cottage at Mink Lake, and most recently in artwork at Longfields Manor.
She was an active lifelong member of Morewood United Church, and Christ Church United in later years. The church was central to her life and sense of community. She cherished the friendships and purpose it brought her, and she was forever giving back by visiting community members at home, in hospitals, and in nursing homes.
Her interests brought her to horticultural judging, Historical Society events, bridge, and choir. She knew many in her community and liked to share what they were up to – and we all heard about it every time we visited.
She was keen to travel, an interest that was affected, but not thwarted, by the physical limitations of Parkinson’s disease in later years. She was never afraid to wield those walking sticks to get her where she wanted to be.
Ina was proud of her family. She was a treasured companion in their later years to her second husband Victor Poole. She was Mom to Lorna and Judy, mother-in-law to Andy and Catherine, Gram to Bryan and Colleen, grandmother-in-law to Patrick, GGMama to Saoirse. She was Canadian Mom to Anita, Joe, Pete, and Inge, and Canadian Grandma to Wayne, Leslie, Roy, Olivia, and Roxane.
She loved a good sunset, red licorice, euchre, a glass of sherry (or wine, or maybe a half pint), Andy’s coffee, getting her hair done weekly, her view of the farm fields, the flowers and birds in her garden, her grandchildren, and reading Jelly Belly over and over while Saoirse ate all her chips.
One of her students aptly exclaimed in her early teaching years, “If you weren’t so old, you’d be fun to play with!” Well, Mom, Gram, GGMama, you were fun to the end.
Friends and family are invited to an informal gathering in her honour to share memories at the Chesterville Legion on Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 1:00-4:00 pm. Donations to the Dundas County Hospice would be appreciated. Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.
Evelyn Workman (Code)
July 21,1945 -May 6, 2018
Peacefully at home on Sunday, May 6, 2018, Evelyn Workman (nee Code) of Spencerville, age 72. Loving wife of Garth Workman. Loving mother of David McNeely of Havelock and Jane McNeely of Jasper. Dear stepmother of Darryl Workman (Sherry) of Athens, Derrick Workman (Angie) of Shanly and Chrystal Workman of Spencerville. Dear sister of Edna Ruttle of Almonte, Elsie Bennett of Franktown, Allan Code of Carleton Place, Vera Deugo of Ottawa, Mary Johnston of Manotick and Lloyd Code of Carleton Place. Evelyn will be fondly remembered by her grandchildren Tom, Ali, Levi,
Melissa, Katrina, Jordana, Jennifer, Destiny, Erica and John Carter. Predeceased by her sister Anna Avery and her brothers Stanley, Billy, Fred, and Gordon Code. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Spencerville United Church on Wednesday, May 9th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the Church on Thursday, May 10th at 11 a.m. Donations to Spencerville United Church would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.
Dolores Christine Prosser Morris
Peacefully at Winchester Hospital on Saturday, October 7, 2017 Dolores Christine Prosser Morris of Mariatown. She was born in the house where she was currently living in Mariatown. In her younger years “Do” went to S.S. #1 school in Mariatown and later high school in Morrisburg, participating in many school activities. Dolores graduated from the Brockville General Hospital School of Nursing in 1959. She and a friend (Carol Ann) worked in Medicine Hat, AB for a few years. Later she boarded with her Aunt Joyce, Uncle Bob, Cousin Mike and worked at the Montreal General Hospital specializing in open heart surgery. Then she graduated from Western University in London with her B.S.N. She taught nursing at the Brockville General Hospital until her marriage on March 13, 1971 to John Morris at Lakeshore Drive United Church, Morrisburg. She was then hired by John Abbott College in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC. where she taught nursing. In her last few years before retirement she taught Psychiatric Nursing at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal for the John Abbott College. Upon her retirement as a nursing professor, after fully enjoying her career, “Do” travelled and also spent many satisfying hours gardening. She was a very active member in her church, taking on numerous roles. The Bazaar there on Saturday, October 28 will not be the same without her present. She liked to spend time in her kitchen making jams, jellies and pickles. What friend didn’t receive her traditionally made chocolate goodies? She was also a member of the Morrisburg Legion Ladies Auxiliary and was a beloved comrade.
Cherished sister of Cheryl Miller of Long Sault. Dearly loved by nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Phyllis and Ralph Prosser, devoted husband John Morris, cherished friend and long-time companion, Charles Reid, and brother-in-law Chuck Miller.
The memorial service will be held at Lakeshore Drive United Church on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. Inurnment Fairview Cemetery, Mariatown. Memorial donations to Lakeshore Drive United Church or Legion Branch #48 Ladies Auxiliary gratefully acknowledged. Parker Funeral Home (613 543-2271) entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.parkerofmorrisburg.com
MELLAN, Freda J. (Nee Davidson)
Peacefully at the Garden Villa on Sunday, August 27, 2017. Freda Mellan in her 101st year, of Cardinal and formerly of Hulbert. Beloved wife of the late Howard Mellan (1997). Only child of the late John and Mabel (Jackson) Davidson. Cherished aunt of Christine, John, Archie, Maxine, Elaine, Willa, Donna, the late Donald and Murray Mellan and many great-nieces and nephews. Freda will rest at the Byers Funeral Home, 2990 Church Street, South Mountain (613-989-3836) on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. until the time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 12 noon. Interment Sprucehaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Hulbert Valley United Church or the Winchester District Memorial Hospital. Online condolences may be made at
Published on August 29, 2017
LATON, MARION RITA (nee STAFFORD)
On Saturday August 26th, 2017 at her home in Prescott, Marion Laton entered to rest in her 87th year. Marion Laton beloved wife of the late Bob Laton. Dear Mother of Chris (Marilyn), Cheryl Bernier (Paul) and Brent (Janet). She was the Cherished Grandmother of Shane, Chad, Jonathan, Jordan, Maggie and Kate. Marion is survived by her siblings Donald Stafford (the late Bette), Lawrence Stafford (Faye), Susan Stafford (the late Robert) and by her sister in-law Kathleen Stafford and brother in-law Maurice Young. She is survived by Bob’s sister Kaye Newton and brother Alex Laton. Marion was predeceased by her parents Edward and Violet Stafford (nee Trudeau), by siblings Mae Young, Elmer Stafford, Herbert Stafford, Wilfred Stafford (Ann), Edith Tanner (Elwood), Robert Stafford and by a nephew Michael Stafford and Bob’s Siblings Mary Collins (Leo), Joseph Laton (Dorothy), Elizabeth Collins (Gerald), Estella Boulton (Richard), Charles Laton, Pauline Ketcheson (Douglas), Gerard Laton and brother in-law Ted Newton. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mark Catholic Church 160 Dibble St. West Prescott on Thursday August 31st, 2017 at 11:00 am. Interment will follow in St. Mark Catholic Cemetery Development Drive. In lieu of flowers, light a memorial candle, place a donation to the B.D.H.F. (Palliative Care), the Heart & Stroke Foundation or St. Mark Catholic Church or share a special memory of Marion at www.mackayfuneralhome.com
At the Brockville General Hospital on Thursday, August 24, 2017, Ruth Algire (nee Kennedy) of Brockville, formerly of Williamsburg, age 93. Beloved wife of the late Clair Algire. Loving mother of Jim Algire (Jane) of Williamsburg and Ann Chick (Bob) of Maitland. Dear sister of Grace Longfield of Brampton, Elizabeth Marsh (Neville D’Eça) of Toronto and Frances Beames (Chris) of Morin Heights. Ruth will be fondly remembered by 9 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her brothers Russell and Kingsley Kennedy. Much loved by many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, on Saturday, October 14th from 10 a.m. until time of the memorial service at 11 a.m. Donations to New Union Cemetery, Williamsburg or the Brockville General Hospital Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.
June 25, 1921 – December 13, 2016
Peacefully on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 95 years. Loving wife of 69 years to Dwight Gilmer who predeceased her in 2015. Loving mother of Richard (Debbie), Rodney, Carole Marriner, Reg (Charlene) and Anita (Greg Stubbings). Survived by her 13 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and her sister Shirley MacIntyre. Predeceased by her son-in-law Randy Marriner, her brother Frank Shaver and her in-laws Harry and Percy Gilmer, Della Hunter, Annie Adams and Irene Conley. Marion spent her first 65 years near South Mountain; her childhood on a farm west of town and her married life just south of town in Pleasant Valley. She enjoyed a successful teaching career in several Dundas county schools, following the educational transformation from one room school houses to the centralized Nationview School from which she retired in 1977. During this time she supported Dwight’s expanding farming career while juggling her family and community obligations. In 1985 they moved to Iroquois where she embraced the town life taking up new hobbies including bridge, golf, reading for pleasure, boating (reluctantly) and watching the ships go by. Marion and Dwight enjoyed traveling which took them to Cuba, Alaska, Europe, Panama, New Zealand, Australia and many times across Canada. She volunteered in church and community, and was always there to care for her children and grandchildren and cuddle her great grandchildren. Marion’s final 2 1/2 years were spent very contently at the Hartford Retirement home in Morrisburg where she could be found most days working on her word puzzles. The family thank Dr. Rivington, the caring staff at Winchester District Memorial Hospital, The Hartford Retirement Home and the J.W. MacIntosh Seniors’ Support Centre for the wonderful care provided to Marion during her final years.
Friends may call at the Marsden McLaughlin Funeral Home Iroquois, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Iroquois United Church on Saturday, December 17 at 11a.m. Donations to the Winchester Hospital or J.W. MacIntosh Seniors’ Support Centre would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.
Spruce Haven Cemetery, Brinston, ON.
BURRELL, Patricia Gail
BURRELL, Patricia Gail – Suddenly on Friday, June 20, 2014. Gail Burrell (nee Summers) of Cardinal in her 76th year. Dearly beloved wife of Charles Burrell. Loving mother of Diane of Cardinal, Andrew (Donna) of Morrisburg and Timothy (Cynthia) of Iroquois. Dear sister of Cleo (John) Scarbino of Stittsville, Gordon (Sue) of Simcoe, Dean (Jill) of Iroquois, Arlene (Wayne) Anderson of Broomal, PA and Anne (Dave) Ellis of Vernon, BC. Cherished grandmother of Brandon, Nick, Amanda, Mindy and Isabell. Predeceased by her parents Ollie and Eva Summers and by her brothers Glenn and John. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. A memorial service in Gail’s honour will be held at St. John’s United Church in Cardinal on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 11am. Donations to St. John’s United Church would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Arrangements are entrusted to the MARSDEN MCLAUGHLIN FUNERAL HOME CARDINAL. Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.
Published on June 24, 2014