Peacefully at Exeter Villa on Monday, December 19th 2011 in her 97th year. Predeceased by her beloved husband Norman Stanlake (1997). Cherished mother of Douglas and his wife Patricia of London, Eleanor of Toronto and Barbara of Whitby. Dear grandmother of Jordan (Susan), Sabrina and Samantha; Nicholas and Alexander. Proud great grandmother of Makayla. Special aunt to Gwen O’Rourke, Joan (Nick) Vandermey, Marg Dale and Ken (Pat) Britton. Predeceased by her sister and brother in law, Olive and Herbert Britton and her parents David and Hannah (Thomson) Workman. Mabel was a resident on Thomas Street in Exeter for over 60 years, a business partner with her husband in the operation of the Highland Hill Dairy, a teacher in several one room schools in Huron County, a very active member of Caven Presbyterian Church, a charter member of the South Huron Hospital Auxiliary, and a treasured friend of many in the Exeter community.  A thank you to Dr. Steciuk, the entire staff of the Exeter Villa, members of Caven, her neighbours and relatives for their care, comfort and concern.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, 1 West of Main, Exeter on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 pm where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at 11AM with Pastor Dorothy Henderson officiating. Interment Exeter Cemetery. There will be a Rebekah Service in the funeral home Tuesday at 6:30 PM.

Donations to Caven Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, Glaucoma Research Society of Canada, or the South Huron Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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