Mabel E. Link
Mabel E. Link died peacefully at Dundas Manor in Winchester, surrounded by her family, on Jan. 10, 2003. She was 87.
She was the beloved wife of the late Delbert Link. She was born on Nov. 8, 1915 in Grantley to Mason and Edna (nee Countryman) Robinson. She was loving mother of Graham (Kim) Link of Winchester and Brenda Ingratta (William) of Guelph.
She is survived by grandchildren Martha Link-Horvath (Steven), Margaret Link (Jeff), Murray Link, Marten Link, Mark Ingratta, Leslee Ingratta, sister-in-law Natalie Robinson of Chesterville and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by infant daughter Margaret, brother Wilburn Robinson and sister Marion Robinson.
Mrs. Link spent her early years in Grantley where she attended public school, high school in Chesterville, and later graduated from Ottawa Normal School. She taught for three years at her first school in Aultsville, before moving to Cass Bridge. Here she met and married Delbert Link, on Aug. 7, 1943.
After several years as a mother and housewife, she returned to teaching, at Cloverdale and Hess Factory Schools. She was a life-long member of the Winchester Women’s Institute, and the United Church Women at Winchester United Church.
She always enjoyed reading, playing cards, welcoming into her home her many friends and visitors, as well as “the girls” who stayed with her overnight during the last several years, before she moved to Dundas Manor in July 2002.
The funeral was held on Jan. 13 in the chapel of the Winchester Funeral Home, followed by interment at Maple Ridge Cemetery. Pallbearers were Martha Link-Horvath, Margaret Link, Murray Link, Marty Link, Mark Ingratta and Leslee Ingratta.