Reynolds, Noreen

June 27, 1929 ~ January 11, 2016

rsz_reynold_picREYNOLDS, Noreen Ida (Capes) – Age 86 of Corunna, passed away peacefully at Bluewater Health, C.E.E. Site, Petrolia with her family by her side on Monday, January 11, 2016. Loving mother of Gregory Reynolds (Carol) and Darlene Riddoch (Doug). Awesome and beloved Grandma of Nathaniel and Andrew Riddoch who were the sunshine in her life and she shared a special relationship with both of them. Noreen is predeceased by her loving husband, Grant Reynolds (2004), her parents Alvin Thomas Capes and Amelia Blanche (Sharpe) Capes of Sombra Township, sisters Frances Farquhar, Edna Blackshaw and Jean Capes and brothers Walter Capes and infant brother Arthur Capes. Noreen is survived by her sisters Joyce Stover of Mississauga and Lillian (Ben) Wells of Essex. Noreen is also survived by her sister-in-law Betty Jean Capes of Corunna. Noreen was “the best aunt ever” to numerous nieces and nephews. Noreen was a very special friend to Janice Schenck and a life-long friends to Yvonne Gray and Eva Robbins. Noreen was born in Sombra Township on June 27, 1929 and lived there until she

married Grant Reynolds on August 14th, 1948. She lived at the family farm with Grant on Waubuno Road in Moore Township until she moved to Thompson Gardens in Corunna in 2005. In April 2015 she moved to Fiddick’s Retirement Home in Petrolia. Noreen loved to quilt. One of her greatest joys was quilting with the Quilting Ladies from Sixth Line United Church. She taught Sunday School at the Sixth Line United Church, Mooretown. Noreen loved to shop and never missed an opportunity to spot a bargain. While living at Thompson Gardens she loved to shop and go out to lunch with Janice.

Cremation has taken place. At Noreen’s request there will be no visitation or funeral service. A private family Graveside Memorial Service will take place on June 27, 2016 at Grant Cemetery, St. Clair Township.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to C.E.E. Hospital Foundation or the Children’s Health Foundation, London.

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  1. So sorry to hear of Noreen’s passing. I have fond memories of weekend sleepovers with Darlene back in Brigden school days. Spent much time with Noreen at Murphy’s when Norita was sick. Thinking of you, Cathy Stephens

  2. So sorry for your loss. We have many fond memories of Noreen. She was a very special lady who will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. God bless.

  3. Our thoughts & prayers are with your family at this time- We had many chuckles over the years with the “Cuz”

  4. Our condolences to the family on the passing of a great lady. When she and Grant settled into their home on Waubuno Road , she became a good friend of my Mother and many ladies in the church and community. When we had a 3 year old grand-daughter next door, Sophie and I would visit Noreen when the other kids were at school. Noreen loved Sophie’s curiosity and antics. Great memories of a great neighbor

  5. I will miss seeing your Mom very morning she always had a smile and a little laugh about something. She loved to talk about her kids and her to grandsons how very proud she was of them.My deepest sympathy on your loss

  6. I hope that knowing we are thinking of you all at this time of your loss
    will in some small way ease your pain and sorrow.
    Condolences from Chic.

  7. Dear Darlene, Doug and Family,
    please accept our heartfelt condolences and know that we are all thinking of you at this difficult time,
    in sympathy,
    Tom & Sharon, David & Kaitlyn and Katie

  8. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family.It’s difficult to say good-bye to one of the best school chums Earle ever had.
    We loved visiting and renewing those good days.

  9. Our condolences to Doug, Darlene and family and to Greg and Carol. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Remember well many happy get togethers that she attended at mom’s house as we celebrated special occasions. Mom has really missed being able to visit with your mom these last several months since they both moved from Thompson Gardens. Our deepest sympathy.

  10. Our sympathies to Greg and Darlene and their families. We were neighbours for a few years when we lived at the Nicholson farm on Wabuno Sideroad. She was a wonderful lady and will always be remembered in our hearts.

  11. Greg, Darlene and families,

    I am very sorry to learn of the passing of your mom. She was a very special lady. I enjoyed the time that I spent with her often when I was with my grandma, Eva. I am very grateful for the friendship that they were able to share. May your memories help to bring you some comfort. My thoughts are with you all.


    Cheri Helps

  12. You have slipped from our touch
    As only you could
    With the grace of an angel and wisdom of a saint
    Finding those who made your life complete
    For a last and final time our hands touched
    As our eyes met you said sweet goodbyes
    For only you knew what the next few days would bring
    You held us tight for one last time
    We laughed, we cried knowing our eyes would not meet
    What more could I ask for, you said
    A life so full to love and be loved
    Never knowing how much you gave without misgiving
    For you always found the good whatever came your way
    Your gifts to us remain with us always
    We talked, we laughed, we learned, we loved
    Such a gentle soul poured her heart to ours
    Seperated by distance you gave your blessing
    A love so strong a bond could not be broken
    Time passes when our touch can not be found
    A love so strong a bond could not be broken
    You healed our wounds and forgave us our sins
    A love so strong a bond could not be broken
    That love will sustain us until eternity
    You and you alone are the best of us
    We thank you, we honour you, we adore you
    You are mother, you are friend, you are confidant
    Your light will shine in our hearts
    We are blessed that you made our lives complete
    We wish you God’s speed
    It is time to rest at last
    Thank you, beautiful sweet soul, thank you
    We love you mommy, always and forever