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Helen ‘Audrey’ Last

Helen “Audrey” Last, a loving wife,mother and grandmother went home to be with the Lord on Sunday,April 29, 2007. She was 68.
She was born in Winchester Township on December, 15, 1938 to thelate Roy S. Docksteader and the late Ethel Agnes Wilson. She wasthe beloved wife of Keith Last whom she married on June 20, 1959at Winchester United Church. She was the dear mother of Douglas(Sharon), Daryl (Sheila), and Darcy. She was a very loving andspecial grandmother to Ben (Emily), Alexander, Jeremy, Jordan,Nathan, Sebastian, and step-grandmother of Jason Perkins, andJordan Daw. She is survived by her sister Lillis Patterson (thelate Charlie); brothers Carl Docksteader (Joy), and Glenn Docksteader(Grace); brothers-in-law Lorne (Elaine), and Gordon (Claire);sisters-in-law Marian (Willis) Buckingham, and Marina (the lateWillie) Nitschke; as well as many nieces and nephews.
She grew up and lived her life in the Winchester area close toher brothers and sister, and lived for the last 30 years on CrowderRoad in Mountain. She held numerous positions of employment overher life but loved most dealing in antiques with her husband atshows all over Ontario. She was a member of the Southgate CommunityChurch in Kemptville.
No words can describe Audrey better than Proverbs 31:10-31
“An excellent wife, who can find? For her worth is far abovejewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will haveno lack of gain. She does him good and not evil all the days ofher life. She looks for wool and flax, and works with her handsin delight. She is like merchant ships; She brings her food fromafar. She rises also while it is still night, and gives food toher household, and portions to her maidens. She considers a fieldand buys it; From her earnings she plants a vineyard. She girdsherself with strength, and makes her arms strong. She senses thather gain is good; Her lamp does not go out at night. She stretchesout her hand to the distaff, and her hands grasp the spindle.She extends her hand to the poor; And she stretches out her handsto the needy. She is not afraid of the snow for her household,for all her household are clothed with scarlet. She makes coveringsfor herself; Her clothing is fine linen and purple. Her husbandis known in the gates, when he sits among the elders of the land.She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies belts tothe tradesmen. Strength and dignity are her clothing, and shesmiles at the future. She opens her mouth in wisdom, and the teachingof kindness is on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of herhousehold, and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her childrenrise up and bless her; Her husband also, and he praises her, saying:”Many daughters have done nobly, But you excel them all.”Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears theLord, she shall be praised. Give her the product of her hands,and let her works praise her in the gates.”
The funeral was held at Southgate Community Church in Kemptvilleon May 1 with Rev. Mark Parker, Rev. Angus MacDonald, and hergrandson Pastor Ben Last officiating. The committal service followedat Springhill Cemetery, followed by a luncheon at Bethany Chapelin Winchester. The pallbearers were her grandsons Jordon, Alexander,Jeremy, Nathan and Sebastian Last; and Jordan Daw.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Southgate CommunityChurch Building Fund in Audrey’s memory would be gratefully acknowledged.
The funeral arrangements were entrusted to Parker Funeral Homein Morrisburg.
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