A resident of Williamsburg for the past 27 years, Lois McPherson died at Winchester District Memorial Hospital on Aug. 28, 2004, at the age of 77.
She was born at Winchester Springs on June 4, 1927, to parents Earl and Margaret Munro (nee Nesbitt). She grew up on the family dairy farm in Winchester Springs along with her brother Wilmer. She attended the local elementary school and then Winchester High School.
After graduating from high school, she studied to become a nurse at Kingston General Hospital and graduated as a registered nurse in 1949. Her classmates remained very dear friends for her entire life.
After graduation she worked as a registered nurse for many years in various capacities at several different hospitals. She married Gerry at Winchester Springs Presbyterian Church on May 24, 1951, and they began their married life together living in Kingston. Soon after they were married they were blessed with two children, Nancy and Paul.
Gerry’s career with Massey Ferguson required the McPherson family to live in several different Ontario locations including Napanee, Grimsby, Brampton, and Chatham. Their final move occurred in 1977 when they moved back to Gerry’s family farm in Williamsburg. After becoming a resident of Williamsburg, Lois worked at the post office where she really enjoyed seeing neighbors and friends.
One of her favorite pastimes was her work with the Park Lane Crafters. Throughout her life, family was the most important to her in everything she said and did. She always had time for each and every family member. She was not only a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, but she was a friend, coach and great listener to all. She always had a word of encouragement.
She was the loving wife of Gerry for over 53 years. She was loving mother of Nancy (Clark) Stewardson of Hamilton and Paul (Pat) McPherson of Lindsay. She will be fondly remembered by grandchildren Lindy and Kayleen Stewardson; and Stephanie and Mark McPherson.
She was sister-in-law of Marjorie (late Dr. Hugh) McPherson of Mount Forest. She was dear aunt of Martha Murphy of London and Janet McGhee of Guelph. She was predeceased by a brother Wilmer Munro.
Friends called at the Marsden McLaughlin Funeral Home in Williamsburg on Aug. 30. The funeral service was held at the funeral home on Aug. 31 with Rev. Doug Carnegie officiating. Interment followed at Maple Ridge Cemetery in Chesterville.
Pallbearers were Gordon Garlough, Bruce Garlough, Hugh Garlough and Mark McPherson. Honorary pallbearers were Lindy and Kayleen Stewardson, and Stephanie McPherson. Donations to a charity of choice would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.