Peacefully at Bluewater Health on Friday August 24th, 2012, Elizabeth Helen Emmett passed away at the age of 86. Beloved mother of Brian (Karen), Elizabeth (Brian Duffield) and Janet (Paul MacMillan); and Daughter in Law, Sharon Emmett . Adored grandmother of Kathy Barraclough (Steve), Christopher Duffield (Samantha) Tanya and Tyler Emmett (Jamie), William, Nolan and Samuel MacMillan and Jordan, Charlotte and Geoffrey Emmett. Great grandmother to Josh and Nicolas Barraclough and Alexander and Victoria Duffield. Pre deceased by her husband William Arthur and our brother Wayne. Our Mother was a member of the greatest generation. Born in London Ontario in 1926, she overcame a crippling childhood illness; lived through the Great Depression (the memory of which was very much with her); coped with the joys and challenges of marriage to a veteran of World War II and contributed four children to the post war baby boom.  Our mother was a person of great compassion, intelligence and resilience.  Articulate and well read, she very much enjoyed writing poetry and short fiction; and regretted that she had not had the opportunity of a university education.   Whatever the challenges she created a household of love and warmth, which also embraced her grandchildren and great grandchildren, who in turn adored her. She profoundly missed our dear brother Wayne who died in 2008 and our father William Arthur who died in 1987. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held at SMITH FUNERAL HOME (1576 London Line, Sarnia, ON) on Sunday August 26th, 2012 at 5:00 pm with visitation one hour prior to service. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Canadian Diabetes Association (cheques only at the funeral home please).
“After a life of great accomplishment and the love it inspired, it was time to rest.”

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