Louise Collard 002COLLARD, Mrs. Louise (nee Silcox), of Longfields Manor, Nepean, ON, a former resident of Knoll Haven Farm, Frome, passed away at her late residence on Sunday, December 30, 2012, in her 85th year.  Beloved wife for 57 years to the late Albert H. Collard (2008).  Dearly loved mother of Vicki McTaggart and her husband Rick of Ottawa, and Elizabeth De Mos and her husband Dan of Manotick.  Cherished grandmother of Scott McTaggart, Eric De Mos, and Andrew De Mos.  Dear sister of Bob Silcox and his wife Ruby of R.R.#3, Shedden, Jim Silcox and his wife Helen of Talbotville, and the late John  Silcox (2008).  Also remembered by sister-in-law, Lorna Collard of R.R.#3, Shedden, and many nieces and nephews.  Born in St. Thomas, August 17, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Claris and Mary (nee McTavish) Silcox.  Louise formerly taught primary school and was also a professional seamstress for a number of years, having created bride’s dresses for many area women.  She was a member of Frome United Church, where she was a life member of the U.C.W.  Louise was also a former long-time 4-H Homemaking Club leader.  A service of remembrance to celebrate Louise’s life will be held at the Southwold Keystone Complex, 35921 Talbot Line, Shedden on Friday, May 10, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.  Mrs. Collard’s niece, Rev. Joan Silcox-Smith will officiate.  A reception will immediately follow the service.  Private interment will be made in Fingal Cemetery.  If so desired, memorial donations to  the Alzheimer Society, Parkinson Society Canada or Frome United Church will be appreciated.  Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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