|Verlé Eileen Van Sickle Mahon|
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|Death: ||Nov. 19, 2009|
MAHON - Verlé Eileen (Van Sickle) Mahon, 86, died peacefully November 19, 2009 at Mitchell Nursing Home. She is survived by her husband William James Mahon of Staffa and pre-deceased by brother Omer Van Sickle of Campbellville, and sisters Evelyn Dick and Della McPhail of Wasaga Beach and Milton. Much loved and respected mother and mother-in-law to Barry and Karen Mahon of Staffa, Nancy and Bryan Boyce of Georgetown, Doug Mahon and Nikki Adam of London, and Paul Mahon and Jessica Buscher of Ailsa Craig. Grandmother to Scott, Mark, Kurt, Erica, Andrew, Lauren, Richard, Philip, Bridget and Erik, and great-grandmother to Lucas, Ethan, Natalia and Breccan.
Born in Campbellville in Halton County in 1923 to William and Lillian Van Sickle (Elsley), she married in 1946 and moved to her husband's nearby dairy farm in the shadow of the Niagara Escarpment near Milton. The family and farm re-located to Staffa in Perth County in 1974.
She was a member of the United Church through congregations at St. Paul's in Milton and Hibbert United at Staffa, including being a long-time member of the St. Paul's Mr. and Mrs. Club. She taught 4-H, and was a life member of the United Church Women and the Federated Women's Institute of Ontario. Neighbours may remember her years of swimming lessons for area youngsters.
Her love of plants, crafts and music showed her contentment with the little things, but she also watched events in the world, always voted, dared to disagree, and held people to her standards of fairness and decency. She was a principled and thoughtful woman who was loyal to friends and family. She quietly donated to many charities, balanced her bank book to the penny, and was a gracious host who welcomed all to her table.
A celebration of her life will start at 2 pm on Saturday, November 28 at the Lockhart Funeral Home, 109 Montreal St, Mitchell, Ontario (www.lockhartfuneralhome.com) with time for fellowship and refreshment to follow.
Created by: Kimberly Fraser
Record added: Jan 19, 2010
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