Winchester Press – obit – Estella MacGregor

Estella MacGregor

After a courageous battle with cancer, EstellaMacGregor died peacefully, with Malcolm, her husband of 55 years,at her side at the Winchester District Memorial Hospital on Sat.,July 15, 2006. She was 74.
Born Sept. 21, 1931, she was a daughter of the late Emerson andGladys (Baker) Faulkner. She is dearly loved and sadly missedby Malcolm and her children Janet LaPierre (Alan), Rhod (Sue),Tom (Janet), Joan Davis (Tim McCadden), and Glenda Helmer (George).She was a beloved sister to Reta Raymond (the late Glen), DoreenMarcellus (Russell), Shirley Carruthers (the late Hector), andFaye Coons (Elwood), and sisters-in-law Shirley O’Dell (the lateDoug), Marlene Faulkner (the late Jack), and Ruby Faulkner (thelate Don). She was predeceased by her sister Helene Crump as wellas brothers Don and Jack. She was much loved by her grandchildren,great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Estella was a member of the Morewood Presbyterian Church, anda member of its Ladies Aid. She lived and worked on the familydairy farm east of Morewood, Glen Haven Farms, for many yearsas the family was growing up, and no job was too tough for herto tackle.
When her sons took over the farm in 1978, she had more leisuretime to pursue her passion for curling, golf, and the occasionalgame of bridge. When Malcolm took on an assignment in Bangladesh,she accompanied him and played gracious hostess on many occasionsto officials from government agencies and NGOs. They were fortunateto have the opportunity to travel to a number of exotic locationsduring their life together, ranging from Australia to China, India,Thailand, Burma, and the Maldives, among others. Wherever shewent, she took a keen interest in local customs and was a superbtravelling companion. May her last voyage be her best!
Visitation was held at the Chesterville Funeral Home on July 18.The funeral service and interment were held at Morewood PresbyterianChurch on July 19 at 11 am with Rev. Bert de Bruijn officiating.Four of her grandsons acted as pallbearers.
Donations in Estella’s memory may be made to the Winchester DistrictMemorial Hospital or the Canadian Cancer Society.
Online condolences: http://win-che-fh.livejournal.com.