After a courageous battle with cancer, Estella MacGregor 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 and Gladys (Baker) Faulkner. She is dearly loved and sadly missed by 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), Doreen Marcellus (Russell), Shirley Carruthers (the late Hector), and Faye Coons (Elwood), and sisters-in-law Shirley O’Dell (the lateDoug), Marlene Faulkner (the late Jack), and Ruby Faulkner (the late Don). She was predeceased by her sister Helene Crump as well as 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, and a member of its Ladies Aid. She lived and worked on the family dairy farm east of Morewood, Glen Haven Farms, for many years as the family was growing up, and no job was too tough for her to tackle.
When her sons took over the farm in 1978, she had more leisure time to pursue her passion for curling, golf, and the occasional game of bridge. When Malcolm took on an assignment in Bangladesh, she accompanied him and played gracious hostess on many occasions to officials from government agencies and NGOs. They were fortunate to have the opportunity to travel to a number of exotic locations during their life together, ranging from Australia to China, India, Thailand, Burma, and the Maldives, among others. Wherever she went, she took a keen interest in local customs and was a superb travelling 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 Presbyterian Church 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 District Memorial Hospital or the Canadian Cancer Society.
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