Lela Robinson passed away peacefully at Dundas Manor in Winchester on Jan. 6, 2004. She was 93.
She was loving wife of the late Dalton R. Robinson. She was dear mother of Lyle (late Betty) Robinson of Winchester, Lillian (Howard) Moore of Winchester, Lester (Grace) Robinson of Winchester, and Stella (Arnold) Haystead of Ingelside.
She was mother-in-law of Ileen Robinson; and sister of Victor (Myrtle) Johnston of Chesterville, and Ruby (Weldon) Lancaster of Winchester.
She was sister-in-law to Willow Johnston, Myrna Cinnamon, Delbert (Joan) Robinson, and Christina (Donald) Cumming. She will be fondly remembered by 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by parents James R. Johnston and Ethel (nee Jameison); sons Alan Robinson and Reuben Robinson; brother Roy Johnston; and grandson Shawn Haystead.
She was a member of the Melvin settlement Hospital Auxiliary. She was a farmer’s wife who loved to quilt for her family and for the Red Cross during the war.
The funeral service was held in the chapel of the Winchester Funeral Home on Jan. 10. Interment took place at the Maple Ridge Cemetery. Pallbearers were grandsons Glendon, Larry and Keith Moore; Robin and Kevin Haystead; and neighbor Peter Verspeek.
Memorial donations to the Dundas Manor, Winchester District Memorial Hospital or the Winchester United Church would be greatly acknowledged by the family.