Just days before her 90th birthday, surrounded by her loving family, on Sunday, June 16th, 2013, after an heroic struggle.
Dear Wife of Sydney (Syd) Cole (1920 – 2000) for 58 years. Cherished Mother of Barbara, David (Linda), Patti, Anne Norman (David), Bruce (Janie). Loving Grammy of Lindsay Duncan (Jamie), Adam Cole, Lesley-Anne Norman, Sarah Cole, Jeffrey Cole, Cole Tavener, Matthew Cole (Danielle), Jordan Cole, Susan Norman. Loving Great Grammy of Henry Atticus Duncan.
Dear Sister of Shirley Street. Beloved Aunt of Sharon Crawford (Gerard), Ken Crawford (Patricia), Ric Crawford (2012) (Donna), Gary Crawford (Barbara), Joe and Elaine Thomson, Betty Klein, Claire Calderozzi, Ruth Gibertti (Dave), Wayne, Dawn, as well as many cherished great-nieces and great-nephews.
June was predeceased by her precious Mother, Louise Frances Clements, and her dear Sister, Sylvia Bluebell Crawford.
June was born in London, Ontario, June 23rd, 1923, on her dear Mother’s birthday. She lived most recently at The Village of Glendale Crossing. June loved her new residence and received her many family and friends there from November, 2012.
June inspired a passion for words and music and “all things Art” in her loved ones. June’s wit and intellect are legendary. Mom was humble but everyone who met her easily understood the quality and value of this insightful and generous woman.
June recognized each person in her life as unique, appreciating and understanding each of our gifts. June shared this love and comfort even at the end.
Still, we say as we go –
“Strange to think, by the way,
Whatever there is to know,
That shall we know one day.”
The Cloud Confines (1881)
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Friends will be received on Thursday from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. as well as on Friday from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the funeral service will be conducted on Friday, June 21st, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of June are asked to please consider the Alzheimer Society of Canada. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com