Winchester Press – obit – Georgina Styles
A resident of The Hartford Retirement Centrein Morrisburg for the past 13 months, Georgina Styles passed awayat the Winchester District Memorial Hospital on Sun., Oct. 7,2007. She was 84.
She was born on a farm in Osgoode Township on Nov. 19, 1922 toher parents H. Arnold Meyer and Ellen Belle Meyer (nee Watson).She grew up on the family farm along with her five sisters andthree brothers, but she was the only one of her family who keptfarming. On Nov. 6, 1943 she married Gerald Styles at St. JamesAnglican Church in Morrisburg and together they raised two daughters,Linda and Mary. They owned their first farm on Church Road andlater moved to a beautiful farm on the Nation River.
After Georgina and Gerald moved to Williamsburg, they maintaineda huge kitchen garden. Georgina loved canning, pickling, preserving,baking, and cooking.
She also helped out in the community. She was a member of theRed Cross Quilters for many years.
It was hard for Georgina to cope after Gerald died last year,but she kept her spirits up by going to church services and exerciseclasses at The Hartford.
Georgina was a small woman, barely over five feet tall and slightin build, but when she smiled at you with her huge smile, andtook hold of you with her strong hands, you knew instantly thatshe had a huge and caring heart.
She is survived by her daughters Linda (Tom) Nixon of St. Albert,Alta. and Mary (Garry) Whittaker of R.R. 3, Williamsburg; hersiblings Sonia (Gerald) Smith of Prescott, Isabel (Duane) Lockeof Prescott, Barbara Vincun of Ingleside, and Hunter (Margaret)Meyer of Kingston; her grandchildren Tricia, Paul, Tammy, Stacey,Shelley, Tracy; and her great-grandchildren Kole, Ainsley, Cambrie,Easton, Ryan, Samuel, Michael, Brooke, and Brandon. She was predeceasedby sisters Gladys Walker and Ellen McIntosh and brothers Duncanand Wallace Meyer. She is also survived by nieces and nephews.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Williamsburgon Tues., Oct. 9. A funeral service was held at Holy Trinity AnglicanChurch in Riverside Heights on Oct. 10 at 2 pm with Rev. StephenSilverthorne officiating. Interment followed at St. Lawrence ValleyUnion Cemetery in Long Sault.
The pallbearers were Vince Cousineau, Dan McIntosh, Ray Lee, JohnWalker, Hubert Barkley, and David Lapier.
Donations to Winchester District Memorial Hospital would be appreciatedby the family.