McConkey0001On Monday March 11, 2013 following a brief yet valiant battle with cancer at the General & Marine Hospital, Collingwood in her 84th year. Ethel of Wasaga Beach, formerly of Palgrave, beloved wife of Robert McConkey for almost 59 years. Loving mother of Phil, Glenn (Diane Hogan) and the late Alan. Cherished grandmother of Dustin, Desirae and Cherise McConkey. Dear sister of Doreen (the late Ray Scott), the late Betty (the late Bill McMillan) and the late Jessie (the late John Buhaggiar). Ethel will also be missed by her many nieces and nephews. A Private Family Service was held on Friday March 15, 2013 at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Wasaga Beach Chapel. Cremation to follow with interment at Stayner Union Cemetery. If desired, remembrances to the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by her family. For further information and to sign the Book of Memories, log on to

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