Peacefully at her home surrounded by love on June 5, 2023 of Vanastra in her 88th year. Beloved mother of Vicki Craig (Rick), Patti Hendriks (Henry), Gail Riehl (Barry), David O’Rourke (Trina), and James O’Rourke. Proud Grandma Gwen of Breanna, and Connor; Brittney (Quinn), Tyler (Emily), and Kylie; Kim (Adam), Craig (Danielle), and Kayla (Lucas); Jared (Danielle), Kyle (Laura), and Ryan; and great grandma of 9. Dear sister of Joan Vandermey (Nick), Marg Dale, Ken Britton (Pat). Missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Olive (Workman) and Herb Britton.
Everything in her life centered around her family. Gwen was committed to her volunteer work in her community and was especially proud of her many years of service volunteering with the Blyth Festival Theatre and Blyth Steam Threshers. Music was an essential part of Gwen’s life; she was an active musician and singer at many jamborees, Tuesday and Thursday Tunes, and was known for her love to dance. Gwen was an avid gardener and felt very blessed to be able to enjoy the wonderful display of spring flowers at her home, where she spent her final weeks celebrating her life amongst family and close, cherished friends.
Visitation will be held at Haskett Funeral Home, 87 Goderich Street West, SEAFORTH on Monday, June 12th from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Registration is preferred; however all are welcome. Please click “Register Now” below, to register.
Gwen’s Memorial Service will be held at Egmondville United Church 26 Kippen Rd, Egmondville on Tuesday, June 13th at 11 AM. Pastor Brian Hymers, officiating. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Mitchell. Friends and family will be welcomed at the Seaforth Community Centre following the memorial service. Gwen’s fellow musicians are invited to bring their instruments as we celebrate her passion for music.
Donations to the SE Health would be appreciated by the family.