Myrtle Irene Dawley
Sept. 5, 1920 – Dec. 27, 2012

Myrtle Irene Dawley (nee Simmons) of Winchester passed away Dec. 27, 2012 (as per her Christmas wish) with her family by her side.
She was the beloved wife of the late J. Dwight Dawley. She was the treasured mother of the late Barbara Dickson (the late Don), Linda Burman (Peter) of Montreal, and Diane Sauve (John) of Blairstown, N.J. She was the loving grandmother of Kyle (Tammy), Tim (Cindy), and Todd (Melody) Dickson; Trevor Burman (Dawn); Alana Mackrell (Paul); and Shawn and Danielle Sauve. She was great-grandmother extraordinaire to Sophie, Justin, Alyshia, Nick, Kiahna, Sierra, Calum, Ronan, Aidan, and Cameron. She was the daughter of the late George and Violet Simmons (nee Ewart). She was predeceased by her cherished brothers, Jim (Ethel) and Roy (Audrey) (Flossie), and special cousin, Shirley Cuggy (the late Cliff). Left to mourn is brother-in-law and sisters-in-law: Raymond and Dorothy Dawley, and Lula Hanes and Marion Dawley. She was also predeceased by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Basil (Ruby), Stirling, Wilma Dawley, and George Hanes.
Myrtle loved her family and friends, and they loved her right back. She was a fun-loving, spontaneous, adventurous, young-spirited individual for 92 years. On Dec. 26, when asked what she would like to be doing, she replied impishly “I’d like a night out on the town.”
A memorial service was held on Jan. 3 at the Winchester United Church.
Contributions to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
The funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Wilson Funeral Home in Cornwall.
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Our thanks to exceptional friends who gave Mom such happiness and joy: Joyce McIntosh, Alma Stewart, Mary Chisholm, Bea Warren, June Armstrong, cousin Gladys Sangster, as well as her wonderful neighbours. Dr. C. Adamson deserves special mention for his continued attention, as this allowed Mom to remain in her home until she was 91.
Myrtle’s was a rich, long life with a legacy of love – what more could anyone ask?