WILLDER, Nettaline Mary Louise (Keller), passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving children on September 2nd, 2012. Born on April 1, 1922 in Mitchell’s Bay, ON, Nettie was the daughter of Joseph and Isabelle Keller. Nettie came to Chatham in 1945 and was the beloved wife of 49 years to the late William C. (Bill) Willder (1989). Together they raised 9 children Jeanette (late Lawrence) Martin, Glenis(Jim) Lawrence, Jim(Cindy), Joe(Judy), Dale (Dolores), Wendy (Howard) Howes, Gaylene Young, Louanne Willder (2004) and Dava (Yvon)Robichaud. Grandmother of 37, Great Grandmother of 52, and Great Great Grandmother of 20. Sister of Bella Baker, Jean Tayles, Joe(Gail) Keller & George (Kit) Keller. Missed by many nieces and nephews, and life long friends Marie Etches and Eleanor Fox. Pre-deceased by daughter Louanne, infant grandson Darryl Howes and infant great grandson Justin Montgomery, sisters Edith Hooper, Bernice Johnston and Margaret Blackford. Nettie was an accomplished Poet, seamstress, history buff and gardener, as well as an avid reader and crossword puzzler. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church as well as the Mall Walkers in Chatham, ON. Her lust for life and all its adventures are evident in the words she put down on paper. The family would like to express our gratitude to ALL the staff of Riverview Gardens, especially those on the 5th Floor, for going out of their way to provide excellent service to Mom, making sure that her every need was always met. We very much appreciate the consideration given to us as we travelled with our mother on her final journey. You went above and beyond to make sure she was comfortable every day, especially during this past month. We couldn’t have done it without you. Visitation for the celebration of her life will be held on Thursday, September 6, 2012 from 3-5p.m. & 7-9 p.m. Parish Prayers will be held Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church, Victoria Avenue, Chatham, Ontario. Donations in her memory may be made to The Canadian Diabetes Association, The CNIB, The Heart & Stroke Association, or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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