Orma Prunner, a resident of Woodland Villa Nursing Home in Long Sault for the past four years, passed away there on Mon., May 4, 2015. She was 93.
Orma was born in Mountain Township on July 4, 1921 to her parents, Harry and Katie Deeks (nee Curriston). On July 14, 1937, at Winchester United Church, she married Irwin Prunner, and together they were blessed with four children – Twylla, Denzil, Ray, and David.
Orma was a lifelong member of the Inkerman Wesleyan Church, and she was a stalwart Christian lady, who loved each member of her family very much, and prayed faithfully for them. She was a great worker in her church family, teaching Sunday School, preparing food (she was a good cook), and she was the collector of the used postage stamps and Campbell’s soup labels for missions. She was always interested in others, and anxious to help those in need. She faithfully ministered to her parents in their later years.
Orma was spunky! She made decisions promptly and stuck to them. She stuck with Irwin for 64 years, honouring a commitment made to her Lord and to her husband. She went back to school after her immediate family had grown up, and became credentialed as a registered nursing assistant, being employed at Winchester District Memorial Hospital. Her friendly, understanding ways, and hearty laugh blessed the patients there, along with all who met her.
Orma was always ready with a word to share about her Saviour, who He is, and what He was doing in her life. She remained faithful to Him, her church, and her family, no matter what came her way.
Orma is survived by her daughter, Twylla Whitteker (Charles) of Williamsburg; her son, Denzil Prunner (Gayle) of Iroquois; her late son David’s companion, Cheryl Todd of Saskatchewan; her grandchildren, Heather, Robert, Wayne, Steven, Kelly, and Rhonda; and seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Irwin; her sons, Ray and David Prunner; her sister, Hilda Kay; and her grandsons, Kevin Whitteker and Willie Prunner. She is also survived by nieces and nephews.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Williamsburg on Tues., May 5 from 2 to 4 pm. The funeral service was held at Inkerman Wesleyan Church on Wed., May 6 at 11 am with Rev. Melody Trolly officiating, followed by interment at Maple Ridge Cemetery in Chesterville. The pallbearers were Heather Dutt, Robert Whitteker, Wayne Prunner, and Sanjeev Dutt.
Donations to Winchester District Memorial Hospital or the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.marsdenmclaughlin.com