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"OUI" 2007 Obituary


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OUIMET o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-23 published
McHENRY, Elizabeth Margaret
Peacefully, in the arms of her loving family, on June 15, 2007 at the age of 57. Daughter of the late Elizabeth (Lily) and late James Patrick (J.P.) McHENRY of Sarnia, Ontario and Feeny, Northern Ireland; Cherished wife of Michel Myles OUIMET and loving mother of Jonathan Benjamin McHENRY- OUIMET (Suzy RANGER) and proud grandmother of Megan; Sister of Patrick (Lynn) of Cornerbrook, Nfld; Claire (Paul DION) of Penatanguishine; Brian (Helen) of Poplar Hill Anne (Jack BROWN) of Bright's Grove; Cavan (Anne) of London Mavourneen of Oakville; Francey (Michael MORGAN) of Peach Tree City, Georgia; and Terrance (Janet) of Sarnia; Sister-in-law of Philippe of Montreal, Peter (Basilica) of Saint Anne de Bellevue Joanne of Montreal; Stephen (Hanna) of Embrun. She will be missed by many nieces and nephews and by her best Friends, Claude Vickery, Carol Pritchard, Agnes Laroche, Rita Danis and Bonnie Cameron-Ross. A graduate of Northern Collegiate, Sarnia and Queens University, Kingston, in Psychology and Education, she worked for the Integra Foundation as Camp Arts and Crafts Director in the Haliburtons. She then taught for the Renfrew County and Carleton Boards of Education in Special Ed. Retired in 1981 for health reasons, Elizabeth founded and served as President and Executive Director of the Canadian Marfan Association until 1990 when she suffered a stroke. She was also a community activist in Aylmer, where she opened her first national Marfans Association office. She helped found Access Aylmer and the English Cultural Resource Centre (precursor to Outaouais Alliance). Elizabeth spent many years overcoming her physical difficulties, regaining her speech and her mobility without ever losing her sense of humour. She enjoyed laughing with family and Friends and loved music and writing poetry. Elizabeth's family wishes to sincerely thank the wonderful staff on the 3rd Floor of the CHLD Renaissance for the loving and generous care provided to Elizabeth. Visitation Friday July 6, 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. at Beauchamp Funeral Home, 47 Denise Friend Street, Aylmer, Québec (819-684-1155). Funeral mass at Saint Mark's Church, rue Principale Aylmer, July 7 at 11: 00 a.m. Reception to follow in church basement. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Elizabeth's name may to be made to the Canadian Marfan Association, (http://marfan.ca/)

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