Blanche Fulton, a lifetime resident of the area, passed away at the Carefor Hospice in Cornwall on Sun., Nov. 10, 2013. She was 84.
Blanche was born in Ottawa on April 11, 1929, and was adopted by John and Christena Erratt (nee Dickson). In 1953, she married Jim Fulton, and together they adopted three children, Dennis, Ronald, and Joan.
As a young woman, Blanche began working at Caldwell Linen Mills, and worked there for 20 years. Following that, she worked at Berry’s egg farm for a few years before she got a job as the first female milk truck driver in the area. She drove the milk truck for 18 years, then drove a school bus for many years until she retired at the age of 67. She drove the van for the J.W. MacIntosh Senior’s Support Centre in Williamsburg, transporting area seniors to many of their appointments until the age of 80. She then drove seniors to their appointments using her own vehicle. She loved helping people in her community.
Blanche was always a very active woman and she enjoyed life to the fullest. She loved animals, and her passion was riding. She took very good care of her horses, one horse in particular that she owned lived to be 35 years old. She participated in cattle drives for five years in Western Canada, riding all day, pitching her own tent, and sleeping under the stars.
She loved to dance, and she enjoyed listening to country music. She was a hostess for Dundas Bus Lines on many trips to the Grand Ole Opry, and other points in the U.S. and Canada.
Blanche is survived by her children, Dennis (Cindy) Fulton of Brinston and Ron Fulton of Cornwall; her grandchildren, Brad, Crystal, Trevor, and Stewart; her great-grandson, Jaxon; and her sister-in-law, Grace Erratt of Winchester. She was predeceased by her husband, Jim, her daughter, Joan Fulton, her sister, Evelyn Wells, and her brothers, Morley and Gerald Erratt. She is also survived by her daughter-in-law, Joanna Fulton, nieces, nephews, and her good friends, Rob Tuckey and Lisa Raymond.
A graveside funeral service was held at Spruce Haven Cemetery in Brinston on Wed., Nov. 13 at 2 pm with Rev. Valerie Vande Wiele officiating.
Donations to Carefor Hospice would be gratefully acknowledged.
The arrangements were entrusted to the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Williamsburg.
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