Muriel York died on Nov. 1, 2002 at Winchester District Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. She was 85.
She was born on April 17, 1917 in Edwardsburgh Township to William Burnside and the former Mary King. She attended Glen Smail and Spencerville Continuation Schools. On April 18, 1936 she married James York and then moved to Shanly where they farmed until retirement. After her husband’s death in 1992, she remained in Shanly, living there 66 years.
She was a life member of the Shanly UCW and enjoyed attending church functions in her community and surrounding areas. She was also an avid euchre player. Her greatest hobbies were making bread and rolls to share with family, friends and neighbors, also hooking rugs of which she completed over 50.
Mrs. York is survived by her daughters Mary Simzer of Brockville, Connie Cinnamon (Barry) of Winchester and son George of Shanly. She is also survived by grandchildren Jamey Simzer (Andrea) of Whitby; Judy Simzer-Skeggs (Ron) of Kingston; Nathan, Dave, and Denny Cinnamon of Winchester; Lois York of Winchester Springs; Jimmie York of Spencerville; and six great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Gerald Burnside of Johnstown, and sister-in-law Reta Burnside of Spencerville. She was predeceased by sister Elsie Merkley; brothers Howard, Carl and Russell; and son-in-law Lyal Simzer.
Visitation for Mrs. York was held at Grant Brown Funeral Home Purcell Chapel, Spencerville, on Nov. 24. Funeral service was held in the chapel of the funeral home on Nov. 25, officiated by Rev. Patricia Swan. Muriel Irving was the organist for the service. Interment followed at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Maitland. Pallbearers were grandsons Jamey Simzer, Jimmie York, Nathan,Dave and Denny Cinnamon and great-grandson Joey Skeggs.
Memorial donations to Winchester District Memorial Hospital would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.