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Arrowsmith, Vivian R. M.

ARROWSMITH, Vivian Rose Mabel (nee Clute) -
Of Guelph, passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Health Centre on Thursday, July 25, 2019, in her 98th year.

Predeceased by her husband John Arrowsmith (1986) and their infant daughter, Judith Ann (1951). Loved mother of John (Rosemary) Arrowsmith of London and Wendy Arrowsmith (the late Ron Vallesi, 2018) of Guelph. Loving grandmother of John (Heather) Arrowsmith of Kingsville and Lindsay Ly (Bang) of Guelph. Vivian was a Great Grandmother to Ethan Arrowsmith, and Henry and Lydia Ly.
Predeceased by her brother Roy (Bernice) Clute, sister Betty (Bob) House, her brother-in-law Albert (Norma) Arrowsmith, Frank (Rita) Arrowsmith, sister-in-law Audrey Arrowmsith. Survived by her brother-in-law, Bill Arrowsmith. Aunt Vivian will be truly missed by her many nephews and nieces. She leaves behind her loving family and many friends.

Vivian was born in Hamilton on August 18, 1921 to Bert and Rose Clute (Williams). She was very proud of her Mohawk heritage, and always attributed that to her longevity, as well as her daily banana and oodles of ice cream. She had many colourful stories to share about her childhood and her life with John, operating the Imperial Hotel in Crystal Beach and the International Hotel in Leamington, ON, and living in Hamilton, Jarvis, London, Burlington, Leamington, and finally settling in Guelph.

She was spunky, youthful, she loved a good joke and she had a big hearty laugh. She enjoyed reading murder mysteries and watching them on TV, with British programming as well. She liked to watch a Pipe and Drums Band and had a true appreciation for the music of the Big Band era. She liked baseball and especially the Blue Jays. Always smiling, she enjoyed life. She did not like it when people complained about their health, so she did not.

Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received at the WALL-CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 from 3-6 pm. A private family graveside service will be held at Winona Fifty Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

A tree will be planted in memory of Vivian R. M. Arrowsmith in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph Arboretum. Dedication service, Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 2:30 pm.

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