OLSON, Lorna Maude (nee Gunning) of Woodslee, ON

Lorna was born JuOlson,Lorna Solo1ly 31, 1915 in Ruthven and passed peacefully with family by her side on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 just short of her 98th birthday. She married her husband Stanley on Oct. 15, 1938 and was married for 72 years until his death on June 14, 2011. They were blessed with 3 sons, Shannon and wife Vicky, John and wife Dorothy and Bill. Their family grew to include 10 grandchildren, Shawn, Shannon, Ian, the late Eric, Scott, Jennifer, Tim, Sherilynn, Ryan, David and 22 great grandchildren. She was the last surviving member of the Albert Gunning Clan, predeceased by her three sisters, Marguerite, Ella and Alice. She will be remembered by her 3 nephews, Jim and Richard and Jim and 5 nieces, Maxine, Ruth Ann, Jill, Nancy and Janet. Lorna originally trained as a hairdresser but with marriage, a partnership grew with her husband in farming which lasted her lifetime. She did spend 10 years working in the kitchen at the Sun Parlour Home which she also enjoyed. She enjoyed gardening, canning, baking and everything that went along with being a homemaker and was quite an accomplished painter. Music, singing and playing the organ and piano was also part of her daily life. She spent her last four years at Iler Lodge and the ladies will miss her humour and camaraderie. Her family will miss her quick wit and her forceful guidance. Special thanks to Dr. Ross Moncur, nurses who worked room 240 at Leamington Hospital and all of the staff at Iler Lodge for their care and dedication. Visiting took place at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E., Essex (519-776-4233) on Thursday,  from 2-5 and 7-9 pm and on Friday, July 12th, 2013 at Woodslee United Church, 2616 County Road 27, Woodslee from 10 am until time of service to celebrate Lorna’s life at 11 am. Rev. Catherine Elsdon officiated. Interment Evergreen Cemetery, Leamington.  and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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