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 the late Roy S. Docksteader and the late Ethel Agnes Wilson. She was the beloved wife of Keith Last whom she married on June 20, 1959 at Winchester United Church. She was the dear mother of Douglas (Sharon), Daryl (Sheila), and Darcy. She was a very loving and special grandmother to Ben (Emily), Alexander, Jeremy, Jordan, Nathan, Sebastian, and step-grandmother of Jason Perkins, and Jordan Daw. She is survived by her sister Lillis Patterson (the late 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 late Willie) Nitschke; as well as many nieces and nephews.
She grew up and lived her life in the Winchester area close to her brothers and sister, and lived for the last 30 years on Crowder Road in Mountain. She held numerous positions of employment over her life but loved most dealing in antiques with her husband at shows all over Ontario. She was a member of the Southgate Community Church in Kemptville.
No words can describe Audrey better than Proverbs 31:10-31
“An excellent wife, who can find? For her worth is far above jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain. She does him good and not evil all the days of her life. She looks for wool and flax, and works with her hands in delight. She is like merchant ships; She brings her food from afar. She rises also while it is still night, and gives food to her household, and portions to her maidens. She considers a field and buys it; From her earnings she plants a vineyard. She girds herself with strength, and makes her arms strong. She senses that her gain is good; Her lamp does not go out at night. She stretches out her hand to the distaff, and her hands grasp the spindle. She extends her hand to the poor; And she stretches out her hands to the needy. She is not afraid of the snow for her household, for all her household are clothed with scarlet. She makes coverings for herself; Her clothing is fine linen and purple. Her husband is known in the gates, when he sits among the elders of the land. She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies belts to the tradesmen. Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she smiles at the future. She opens her mouth in wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise 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 the Lord, 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 Kemptville on May 1 with Rev. Mark Parker, Rev. Angus MacDonald, and her grandson Pastor Ben Last officiating. The committal service followed at 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 Community Church Building Fund in Audrey’s memory would be gratefully acknowledged.
The funeral arrangements were entrusted to Parker Funeral Home in Morrisburg.
Condolences and donations may be made at parkerfh@personainternet.com.