Lila Dorothy Fawcett
Lila Dorothy Fawcett (nee Burnie) of RR1 South Mountain passed away Sept. 13, 2004, at the Winchester District Memorial Hospital. She was 81.
She was the wife of the late Delbert Dawson Fawcett, whom she married on May 3, 1941 in Shanley. She was born on Nov. 3, 1922 in Edwardsburgh Township to the late Thomas John Burnie and the late Idena Mae Robinson.
She is survived by children Marilyn Bruce (Verne), Bud (Gloria), Verla Levere, Debbie Lewis (Miles), Bernice Speck, Barry (Diane), Brent (Darlene), Beverley Montgomery (Brian), and Beatrice Duncan (Edwin) and 18 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
She was the sister of Helen Groskopf (the late Beres), Beatrice Smith (the late Ronald), Stanley (Ella) Burnie, Ruth Hall (Arno), Alice Conners (Reg), Lorna McGrath (Herb), and Hannie Futter (the late Hubert).
She was predeceased by brothers Donald (Lois) Burnie and Bill Burnie.
She was a housewife and homemaker as well as a dedicated volunteer for the Mountain Township Agricultural Society, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society and CNIB and she was Ontario Citizen of the Year in 1991. She was a member and elder of the Hulbert Valley United Church.
The funeral was held at Hulbert Valley United Church on Sept.16, with Rev. Yvonne Willis officiating. Interment followed at Sprucehaven Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Tom and Bill Levere, Glen Lewis, Ian Speck, Adam Speck and Eric Duncan.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Byers Funeral Home, South Mountain.