LAW, Leonore Louise (McGuire) – It is with great sadness, but also deep gratitude for a life well lived, that the family of Leonore announces her passing in her 92nd year at C.E.E Bluewater Health, Petrolia on February 19, 2018 with family by her side. She was able to live comfortably in her own house until one day before her passing, which was her wish. Leonore was predeceased by her loving husband Martyn and her parents Jack and Jessie McGuire. Also predeceased by her brothers Morley (Helen) McGuire, Gerald (Donna) McGuire, sister Margaret (Glen) Stevens, also brothers-in-law John Williams and Murray Law and great-granddaughter Chloe Reagan Winder. Survived by her beloved younger sister Linda, and her children Stephanie, Melanie, and Todd and sister-in-law Helen McGuire. Leonore is survived by her children Dana (James) Churchill and Debara (Joe) Winder. Grandmother to Brent and Matt (Deb) Winder, Tara (Erik) Macdonald, Megan (Casey) Virtue. Great grandmother to Caleb and Avery Winder, Lizzie and Jack Macdonald and Poppy Virtue. Leonore was well known and in her very young years was involved in helping the war effort. She was a fashion designer in her own right, sewing for her children and later turning that line of fashion into retail. Owning Leonore’s Fashions and Law Wilson Dominion Hardware in Petrolia for many years. While loving her community she became very active with the then current BIA and was instrumental in the very first Christmas Decorations placed on main street light posts in Petrolia. She was involved in organizing, planning and implementing many fund raisers for churches; VPP/Victoria Hall; Steam Thresher’s Reunion; and the local plowing match. Mostly involved with St. Paul’s United Church in Petrolia’s special events such as the Christmas Bazars; Victorian Teas; Spring Fling and Wedding Vow Renewals Fashion Show. Mom was blessed with many talents, an artist, painting with oils, floral and interior design. In her younger days she loved to travel, and as she aged her focus was on family, friends and having a great laugh. She was so very proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and will truly be missed by all.
Funeral Service Details
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 12:00 pm until the time of the funeral at 1:00 pm.
Interment to follow at Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or St. Paul’s United Church, Petrolia.
Dear Deb, Dana, and family’s, so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I remember her from years ago and what a wonderful, happy person she was. Hold tight to the many memories and love she has left you all with! So nice that she always was in her own home!
So sorry for your loss. Petrolia was blessed to have such a great lady,, in so many ways.
Dana and family
So sorry to read of your Mother’s passing. I remember visiting her shop many times and always receiving the same smile and enthusiasm. Thinking of you
Dana & family
My sympathies on the loss of your dear mother. I never remember her without that beautiful smile on her face. Thinking of you
So sorry Dana.
So sorry too hear about Aunt Leonore’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dana, Jim, Debbie & Joe My sincere condolences on the passing of your beautiful Mother and my dear Friend. I remember many happy times when your Parents and mine were together at our house. They were fantastic friends and now they will all be reunited. There are no words to comfort the loss of a Lady who loved Life, Family and Friends but know that she touched the hearts of all those that knew her. I am unable to be there but my heart and thoughts will be with you all. Jim Smith
Tara, Megan, Matt and families,
I am sorry to hear of the passing of your grandmother. Grandparents are very special people – you were lucky to have her in your lives for so long. Thinking of you.
Dana and Deb. your mother was a great lady and I was lucky enough to know and work for many years. We had a lot of laughs and a few tears along the way but she made me a better person for knowing her. I can’t attend the service today because I have the flu but my thoughts will be with you. Marianne
Dear Dana Jim and families. And a fine life it was ! Whenever my Mom needed a special dress for an occasion, she would always go to Leonore’s. A gracious lady your Mom was.
The congregation of St. Paul’s wish to extend their sincere sympathy in the passing of your mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
To my sis , lots of laughs , tears , all the good times that we had. Her visits to Toronto, speaking on the phone , two and three times a week. I will really miss that. So sorry that I could not say my final goodbye.😥
Love♥️ lindy xo
I was saddened to hear the sudden passing of my auntie.
She will be missed. 😥 I am sorry , I cannot say my final goodbye.
Love Stephie ♥️
So sorry to hear about the passing of Leonore . She was such a sweet lady and i remember her when she had her store in Petrolia years ago. She was loved by everyone. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Ron and Maureen (McCallum) Bailey xoxo
Dana, Debbie and families: Sorry to hear of your mom’ passing. Keeping you all in our prayers. – Ross & Sharon
Dana and Debbie. Sorry to hear about your Mom .She was a great lady . We are in Arizona and won’t be able to attend the funeral but we are sending our Deepest Sympathy. Edgar and Carol
Doris (McGuire) Shaw
My heartfelt prayers go out to all of Leonore’s family. She was a beautiful person & I have fond memories of our early life.
Dear Dana, Deb and families. We are so sorry to hear of Aunt Leonore’s passing. Our thoughts are with all of you during this difficult time. I always felt honoured to be her namesake.
Jill and Brian oxo
So very sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. I will be holding you in my thoughts and prayers and remember the family fun times we shared as cousins.
So very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you family.
I so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother , she was always a beautiful lady inside and out .My prayers go out to all the family .
Dana, Debbie and family, my sincerest condolences to you. Your mom was such a wonderful person who touched so many lives.
Our deepest sympathy to you and your families, Dana and Deb . Your mom was so very special to all who knew her
❤️ Brian & Pam Irwin
Dana, Debbie and family your mom was a wonderful sweet person. I always enjoyed our chats. Deepest condolences at this sad time.
My sincerest condolences Dana to you and your family Leonore was a bright light for me when I first moved to Petrolia Her kindness and joyful spirit will always be met in my memory of her. Sending much love to your family.
Our deepest sympathy to all of Leonore’s family and friends. She was a great lady and will be deeply missed by many. Lifting you in our prayers and thoughts as you go through this difficult time.
our sincere sympathy Dana, Debbie and families. Aunt Leonore had a wonderful life with many accomplishments, you will always have such great memories. love Rick and Marcia