Mamie Henrietta (Snook) Lynds passed peacefully on the morning of December 22, 2014. Finally confident that the world could get along without her, she has moved on to hang out with her predeceased husband Lloyd, her two boys, Gordon & Basil, her parents, her numerous siblings, other family members, and friends. Born in North River, Nova Scotia on October 31 in 1932, she spent parts of her early life near MacAllum’s Settlement catching fish from creeks with her 9 siblings. Looking for bigger fish to fry, Mamie relocated to Hamilton Ontario to begin a new life. She ended up having seven boys (no girls!) whom she taught how to love and laugh. Her first child was born when she was 17 and her last when she was 40. Although they caused her all sorts of trouble and frustration, she loved them all equally even if she constantly taunted them about who her favourite was. Mamie lovingly leaves behind her remaining children and their life partners: Alison (& Gayle), Arthur (& Lorraine), Paul (& Claudette), Michael (& Keith), and Daniel (& Sundi). Mamie enjoyed her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They all loved being around Mamie because she spoke her mind with a sense of humour, honesty, and refreshing wit. Since her husband of 43 years, Lloyd, passed in 1992, Mamie spent a lot of her time volunteering with numerous charities for the elderly & blind. Whomever she worked with at these places had their hands full because Mamie was a leader and often took over committees and cribbage games with finesse and zeal. She kicked a lot of butts in cards and in life. She was tougher than nails and broke randomly into song & dance when the occasion would arise. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 27, 2014. Those who wish may bring a photograph or memory of Mamie to share. A funeral service will take place following visitation at 11:00 a.m.  A private family interment will follow in Bear Creek Cemetery in Brigden. If you wish to express your well wishes,  donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, or the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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