With sadness we announce the passing of Dorothy Elsie Edna Turner on July 13, 2014 at Extendicare York in Sudbury. She was 93 years old.
Elsie was born on February 10, 1921 to Florence and Malcom McKinnon in Prince Albert Saskatchewan and was raised in Flin Flon Manitoba. For most of her life she resided in Timmins Ontario with her husband Harry Turner (1921-2004)
She is survived by her daughters Alice Boulay, Sharon Turner and her granddaughters Patti Gannon (Champagne) Dawn Blair (Boulay) and Hope Boulay. Her memory will be held dear by her great grandchildren; Shawn Price, Veronica Urbanek, Jordan and Andrew Blair and her great-great grandchildren Alyssa-Dawn, Emily and Zoe. Her nephew Timothy McKinnon will remember her fondly along with numerous nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by her husband Harry Turner, daughter Shirley Champagne, son Larry Turner, three sisters, Margaret, Josie and Violet and two brothers Gordon and Bert.
Elsie was a hard worker who enjoyed a full and active life. While Harry was on active duty in World War II she worked in the ammunitions factories in Toronto. She was an excellent homemaker and great cook and had a broad social circle. Her other interests included contests and puzzle competitions where she won numerous prizes that were shared with the family.
Together with Harry, her mid-life passion was their log cabin on Kenogamissi that was built by hand. The cottage became the centre of family activities.
After Harry’s death Elsie resided at Spruce Hill Lodge in South Porcupine and then at Extendicare York in Sudbury. Her daughter Alice tended to her later life needs with loving devotion and dedication. Gratitude is extended to the staff at Extendicare York who provided compassionate care through Elsie’s final days.
Cremation has taken place. In keeping with Elsie’s wishes no service is planned. Remembrances can be left through Cooperative Funeral Homeon line where you can leave memories or donations in lieu of flowers. Visit www.cooperativefuneralhome.ca.