Vivian Fawcett (nee Cook), a resident of Winchester for the past 39 years, passed away at the Winchester District Memorial Hospital, surrounded by family, on Tues., Oct. 30, 2012. She was in her 87th year.
Vivian was born in Shanly on Nov. 21, 1925, to her parents, Allison and Agnes Cook (nee Wereley). She married Orval Fawcett in 1945. They purchased a farm in Hulbert where they lived until 1954, when they moved and purchased a farm in Russell. They farmed and raised their family in Russell until 1973, when they sold the farm and moved to Winchester. After retiring from farming, Vivian worked at many jobs including working in group homes, at Upper Canada Village, at Hillcrest Haven, and being a driver for many people to various appointments. Vivian was a life long member of the Women’s Institute of both the North Russell Branch and Winchester Branch (which she was the president for a number of years). Vivian resided at the Millview Apartments for17 years where she made many dear friends and she was instrumental in improving the facilities for the benefit of other residents.
Vivian is survived by her children, Douglas (Nancy) of Kemptville, Donna (Dennie) Denison of Metcalfe, Rick of Winchester, Wendy (Keith) McCormick of Spencerville, Brenda Hanson of Winchester, Bonnie Fawcett (Mike Vallee) of Edwards, and Karen (Rick) Summers of Cumberland. Vivian will be fondly remembered by grandchildren Tammy, Amanda, Cheryl, Stephen, Shane, Daryl, Tracy, Mathew, Melissa, Dustin, and 11 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Orval Fawcett, her sister, Geraldine Suffel, her half-sister, Lorena McGowan, and her brothers, Garnet, Doug, and Gerald Cook. She is also survived by nieces and nephews.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Williamsburg on Thurs., Nov. 1 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. The funeral service was held at the funeral home on Fri., Nov. 2 at 11 am with Rev. Christine Lowson officiating, followed by cremation. The pallbearers were Amanda Fawcett, Stephen Denison, Shane Fawcett, Daryl McCormick, Perry Brennan, and Mathew Hanson. Interment of cremated remains will beat Spruce Haven Cemetery in Brinston.
Donations to the Winchester District Memorial Hospital or a charity of your choice would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
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