RICHARDSON, Winnifred Helen (nee Wilkinson) -
Passed away peacefully February 21, 2019, at Wellington Terrace, Fergus, with family by her side.
Winn was born March 8th, 1922, in Montreal, a city that remained close to her heart, as did her parents Richard Wilkinson and Helen Kidd, brother Richard and half-brother Jim Wood.
She was an active member of Main Memorial Church, where she met the “shy, handsome” guy, Jim, whom she married in the hospital chapel in 1945 after he returned wounded from his war service. In 1954 they moved to Toronto with their three children, seeking new opportunities.
Winn put her secretarial skills to good use as church secretary at Wilmar Heights United Church in Scarborough. Later as a secretarial assistant at patent attorneys Ridout and Maybee, Toronto, she used them to help put Jim through law school as a mature student.
Winn loved music and singing; she was a dedicated member of the choir at Wilmar Heights, and an active participant in the music activities at Wellington Terrace.
A celebration of Winn’s life will be held at Wellington Terrace in the spring. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. We are deeply grateful to the staff, nurses and doctors at Wellington Terrace, who showed compassion, respect and caring in Winn’s care.
Winn will be remembered with love by children Joan (Alex), Don (Ave) and Gail (Berry); grandchildren James (Denise), Colin (Sheena), Chandra (Sandy), Eryn (Jenna), Brett, Fayth, Jeremy (Ashley) and Tim; and great-grandchildren Nolan, Austin, April, Owen, Travis, Alyssa, Tyler and Farrah.
In memory of Winn, donations may be made to Wellington Terrace, where they will be directed towards their musical programs.
Arrangements entrusted to WALL-CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, Guelph. Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto.
|A tree will be planted in memory of Winnifred H. Richardson in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph Arboretum. Dedication service, Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 2:30 pm.|