Gwen was born in 1923, to Walter and Daisy Lewis, in Birmingham, England. She was predeceased by her three brothers Den, Des and Wal, and her sister Diana; she leaves many nieces and nephews in England and her beloved niece Ann Brook (Peter), who resides in Belleville. At the young age of 18 she joined the WAAF during WWII and served as a cook in the Royal Air Force from 1941 to 1946. Her dearest friend, Margaret Hampshire Moore fondly recalls Gwen’s funny stories of life from the kitchen during the war. After the war, she married Bill Davies who had served in the Royal Air Force as a paratrooper; they immigrated to Canada in 1951. She is survived by two daughters, Marilyn Cahill (John), and Sue. She (and Bill) were the most loving and giving grandparents to Kevin, Pat, Stephanie, Tom and Dan. She was well-known as the hockey fan in the bleachers who was “vocal.” Her Canadian “family” were many members of the B.O.C. (the British Overseas Club) – many of them whom we fondly called “Aunt” and “Uncle.” Her last two and a half years were spent at Marshall Gowland Manor where she was cared for and loved by the Poppy staff – their stories of “feisty” Gwen had her daughters in laughter and tears. We thank each and every one of them from the bottom of our hearts for their love that they shared with Gwen. Thanks also to all the wonderful residents in the Poppy “community” for their stories, too. We are forever grateful for them. Gwen has now returned to her Maker, Pure Love, where she is enjoying her beloved “cuppa.” With respect to Gwen and her family’s wishes, a private family service was held. In lieu of flowers, we would gratefully welcome donations to the Alzheimer Society of Canada or Marshall Gowland Manor. Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.

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