Winchester Press – obit – Hilda Fawcett
Oct. 12, 1919 – Jan. 27, 2006
Hilda Fawcett (nee Levere) was born on Oct. 12, 1919 at SouthGower Township. She was the daughter of Wilson J. Levere and MaudeD. (nee Hamilton).
In 1936 Hilda met her future husband Lorne Fawcett at a cake-and-strawberry-icecream social in Hainsville. They were married on Dec. 12, 1938by Rev. E. Lacey at the United Church in Brinston. The coupleresided in Iroquois. During these years she became a housewifeand mother while Lorne was employed by Sam Johnson.
In 1946, the family moved to Brinston. There, Lorne was employedby the C.P.R. Railroad. In 1948, the family settled in Hulbert.Lorne was then employed by the United Counties of Stormont, Dundasand Glengarry where he worked until he retired in 1970.
With her husband working, Hilda took care of their hobby farm,milking cows, etcetera, and she raised geese and ducks to be sold,all dressed, for Christmas and New Years. In the summer time,the cellar shelves had to be filled. Lorne brought fruits andvegetables, and in the fields Hilda picked wild strawberries withher sister-in-law Vera Jackson. She made pickles, relishes, andcanned meats for the winter.
Hilda was a private person with a quiet personality. She enjoyedreading and hockey. Her team was the Toronto Maple Leafs.
On May 17, 1994 Hilda sold her home at Dixon’s Corners. She residedin Spencerville at The Maples. In 1995 she took residence in theIroma in Iroquois. There she had the company of her sisters Mildredand Dorothy. Four years later she moved to the Mayfield in Prescottand was joined by her sisters. In 2000, still in excellent healthand active, she moved to the St. Lawrence Lodge in Brockville.Later during her stay there, her health and welfare began to change.Her family then moved her to the Wellington House in Prescott.She was given excellent and proper care and soon became her oldself.
She spent the last eight months of her life at the Golden Acresin Brockville, where her memory faded due to dementia. On Fri.,Jan. 27 Hilda Fawcett went to Heaven.
Hilda is survived by daughters, Marjorie Martelle (David), BarbaraMadden (William), and Vera Marchand (John); grandchildren, CynthiaHodder (Floyd), Ken Martelle, Brenda Larocque (Keith), GloriaBeckstead (Sam), Sharon Riddel (Kevin), and Darlene Burton (Randy);great-grandchildren, Kurtis Martelle, Brittiany and Daniel Hodder,Noelle Larocque, Mikaela Beckstead, Bradley and Connor Burton,and Isabell (Martelle) Whalen. She is also survived by her sisterMildred Levere of Brockville, and by sister-in-law Leafphy (neeFawcett) McNeill of Prescott. She was predeceased by her husbandLorne on April 17, 1978; her sisters Olive (late William Hall),Eva (late Lawrence Jackson), and Dorothy (late Earl Fawcett);and by her brother Howard Levere (late Fannie (nee Beckstead)).
Visitation took place at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Homein Iroquois on Jan. 29. The funeral was held on Jan. 30 with Rev.Janet Evans officiating. There will be a spring interment at SpruceHaven Cemetery in Brinston.