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Laura Mary OWENS
Père : William Owens
Mère : Laura
Décès le : 2008-11-24
Parution : 2008-11-25
Paru dans : The Daily Press, Timmins, ON

JONES, Laura Mary (nee-Owens) - May 11, 1907 – November 24, 2008 - Laura Mary Jones passed away quietly at the Golden Manor at the age of 101 years. Laura was predeceased by her husband William Jones (1967), her brother William Owens (1975), her daughter Iris Wynn (1996) and her parents William and Laura Owens. Laura will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Violet Bradbury, her “adopted” daughter Dale Young, her extended family of God-daughter Tina Broccolo (Ray), Cody, Carson and Carley all of Newfoundland, Tammy and Arve Senkus, Kristina and Kaitlyn Senkus and Catherine Armstrong all of Timmins, and close friends Lesley Ann and Leonard Humphrey of Porcupine, Jody Humphrey of North Bay and Darryl Humphrey of Campbell River, B.C. Laura was a proud Canadian but she always loved her wee country of Wales. Born in Penrhydeudraeth, North Wales, Laura came to Canada in 1929 with her 8 months old daughter, Iris Wynn, to join her husband Bill in the gold mine town of Kirkland Lake. In 1942 Laura moved to the Porcupine Camp with her husband and two daughters, Iris and Violet. She raised her family and provided support to her husband at the Preston Mine Town Site for 27 years, moving to Schumacher in 1967. Laura was an active member of the Pioneer Club of Schumacher and a Life member (68 years) of the Order of the Eastern Star. Laura's passion for curling is legendary. She curled at the Dome and MacIntyre Clubs almost daily for 37 years, often walking to the rink even in cold weather. Her teams were very competitive, winning many trophies over the years. Laura is the last survivor of a group of women who petitioned the men of the MacIntyre to open the Club to the Lady Curlers in 1954-55. The cottage on Nellie Lake occupied her summers working and relaxing in its natural beauty. In between, Laura enjoyed traveling, both home to her native Wales and to many other destinations. Laura's hobby was needle point, filling the walls of her home with many outstanding examples of her skill and gifting others with her love. In her later years Laura turned her love and compassion for others into knitting. On her 99th birthday Laura personally delivered the final batch of hand knit slippers to the Daffodil Terrace in Sudbury, making a grand total of 1750 slippers that she had knit for the cancer patients receiving treatments. Laura's love of life and her sparkling wit will be remembered by all who were blessed to know her. “Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you there”. An Eastern Star service will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday evening at the funeral home. Remembrances donations to the Spruce Hill Lodge, the Golden Manor Support Services or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated. A memorial service will be held at the Covenant United Church First Site on 8th avenue and Pine St. No. on Friday November 28, 2008 at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends on Thursday evening from 7-9 p.m. at LESSARD-STEPHENS Funeral Home. (705) 268-4488. Donations or condolences can be made at www.lessardstephens.com 11333473

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