SOULE-WOTHERSPOON, Winnifred (Wynne) Edith (nee Webber) - Passed away surrounded by her family in Barrie on Thursday, December 9, 2004. Wynne's life was dedicated to her family and later to her career as a teacher and a guidance counsellor. With her first husband, George Soule, Wynne raised five children. For the first 17 years of her marriage she was a homemaker and an active volunteer in the North Bay community including the Order of the Eastern Star and St. Andrew's United Church. At the age of 39, Wynne graduated from the North Bay Teachers' College. In her more than 20 years with the Nipissing Board of Education, Wynne assisted students of all ages not just with their education, but with their lives. Taking courses two or three a year at a time, Wynne obtained her B.A. from Nipissing University after 13 years of studying. She received her Masters from the University of Toronto at the age of 54, and completed her education at the Cambridge Institute of Education in England when she was 61. During this time, Wynne was an active member of the Federated Women's Teachers Association of Ontario, eventually becoming chief negotiator for her region. In retirement, Wynne enjoyed a second time of happiness with second husband Bill Wotherspoon. She remained active golfing, gardening, playing bridge and travelling. She is survived by five children; Wynne (Gary), George (Lydia), Diane, Bill (Donna) and Jan. She is also survived by grandchildren Sean (Rhonda), Michael (Jen), Ryan, Meaghan and Marnie Fitz-Gerald; George and Kori Soule: Amanda and Sabrina Shukin; Erika, Stacey (Marcus), and Brett Soule and Stephanie (Tom) and Heather Dranitsaris and great-granddaughter Maddison Fitz-Gerald. Also lovingly remembered by Kathryn Soule. She will be remembered by her in-laws Violet Connelly (Ivan), Howard Soule (Elsie), June McKinnon and their families. Wynne was predeceased by husbands George Soule and Bill Wotherspoon, two children Wesley (Skipper) and Isabelle and three brothers Bernard, Harry and Robert. Visitation at the MARTYN FUNERAL HOME (across from City Hall) Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Services from St. Andrew's United Church on Monday, December 13 at 1 p.m. Luncheon to follow at the church. Donations to the Alzheimer Society or a charity of your choice in lieu of flowers would be appreciated by the family.
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