HAYWARD, Norene “Dorothy” –The family of Dorothy Hayward are saddened to share her sudden passing at Twin Lakes Terrace, Sarnia on Sunday, February 11, 2018. At the age of 97 she is now home with her Lord and Saviour. A loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother (GG), she is survived by her son Richard (Bonnie), grandchildren Todd (Jessica), Meredith (Lachlan), Blair (Gina), great-grandchildren Reegan, Clara, Lilah and Marah. Last of the family lines she was predeceased by her husband of 64 years Jack (2002), infant daughter Jacqueline (1938), parents Lorne and Olive Shephard, brothers Gerald and George, sisters Norma and Bernice. Born August 6, 1920 in Wilkesport, she spent much of her life in the Brigden area. She was an active member of her community and spent many hours volunteering with the Brigden Fair Ladies. She made legal history in 1954 when she was sworn in as the first female juror in Lambton County. Always the care giver, Dorothy was a strong and independent woman relying on her faith to get her through the hardships of life. At Dorothy’s request cremation has taken place.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Friday, February 16, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00pm.
Memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 10:00am from the funeral home. Interment to follow at Bear Creek Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Gideon Bibles or charity of your choice.