Muriel Levere (nee McIntosh), a lifetime resident of the Winchester area, passed away at the Parisien Manor Nursing Home in Cornwall on Mon., April 8, 2019. She was 93.
Muriel was born in Williamsburg Township on Feb. 14, 1926, to her parents, Grant and Helen McIntosh (nee Nesbitt).
After her husband Lyall’s tragic death in 1956, Muriel bought a home in Winchester and began employment as a milk and cream tester at Ault Foods Ltd. She was the first woman to be licensed for this. Always proud to be an Ault employee, she retired after 29 years of service. She was retired 33 years — an unusual achievement.
Muriel’s passions in life were her family, knitting, bowling, watching all sports, live theatre, scrapbooking, photos, and genealogy. She was dedicated to collecting and preserving family and local history. Her collection is now a part of the Dundas County Archives.
After 58 years residing in Winchester, four years ago Muriel made the move to the Hartford Retirement Residence in Morrisburg. Her last years were spent there surrounded by fun, kindness, and love, just the way she lived her live.
Muriel is survived by her children, Shirley Belanger (Gerald) of Cardinal, and Allan (Lucie) of Embrun; her grandchildren, Craig Belanger (Crystal), Blair Belanger (Robyn), Stephane Levere, and Valerie Nurse (Scott); her great-grandchildren, Reagan, Nolan, Blayn, and Hudson Belanger, and Elizabeth and Laura Nurse; and her brother, Clare McIntosh of Algonquin. She was the much loved aunt, great-aunt and great-great-aunt of the McIntosh and Levere families. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Lyall Levere (1956), and her sister, Alys McIntosh.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Williamsburg on Fri., April 12 from 4 to 9 pm. The funeral service was held at the funeral home on Sat., April 13 at 11 am with Rev. Christine Lowson officiating, followed by interment at Maple Ridge Cemetery in Chesterville. The pallbearers were Craig Belanger, Blair Belanger, Reagan Belanger, Nolan Belanger, Stephane Levere, and Scott Nurse. The honourary pallbearers were Dale McIntosh, Larry McIntosh, Barry McIntosh, Lyall Levere, Wally Fisher, and Don Levere.
Donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Society would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.marsdenmclaughlin.com