Elsie May LeDrew (July 31, 1926 – October 12, 2018)
Elsie May LeDrew passed away peacefully at Lakeland Long Term Care, Parry Sound, Ontario on Friday, October 12, 2018 at the age of 92 years.
She is predeceased by her husband Hayward LeDrew, parents Arthur and Maude Squires and 6 siblings Maxfield Squires, Roy Squires, Susan Moyles, Don Squires, Pearl Jones and Wally Squires.
She is sadly missed by her children, Melvin LeDrew (Beverley); Donald LeDrew (Lesley); and Linda Forsythe (Jon): 4 grandchildren Lori Knoblauch (Mike); Jeffrey Forsythe (Keshia); Kyle LeDrew (Amy) and Kirsten Baker (Joel), 10 great grandchildren as well as her sister Stella Greenslade.
Elsie was born and raised in Newfoundland until she moved to Brampton, Ontario in 1950. She raised her 3 children and worked in retail in Brampton. After Elsie retired she moved to several places in Ontario including Humphrey, Peterborough, Huntsville and most recently to Parry Sound. She also moved to Lewisporte, Newfoundland from 1986 to 1989 at which time she moved back to Huntsville, Ontario.
Elsie was greatly involved in the United Church and the United Church Women’s group. Many hours were spent volunteering at the church throughout her lifetime.
A Funeral Service will be held at the Mitchell Funeral Home, 15 High Street, Huntsville, ON P1H 1N9 705 789-5252 on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 11 a.m., visitation will be from 10- 11 a.m.
A reception will follow at Trinity United Church. In Lieu of flowers, donations to Lakeland Long Term Care Centre or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Beautiful kind caring lady.
Always a smile
We loved her laugh.
Jeff and Bonnie
I will miss seeing Elsie in Huntsville. I met her at a reception at Trinity United Church and knew right away we had a Newfoundland connection! I’d see her regularly at the church lunches or around town & we’d have a little chat. She would speak about growing up in the Change Islands and how she was looking forward to going back for a visit. What a dear sweet lady! Melvin & Beverley, I met you once when you were with her in Shoppers Drug Mart. My sincere sympathy.
Sincere regards to Mel & Bev and all of the family….sorry for your loss. Our Thoughts & prayers are with you. Tony&Bev Hawkrigg
Thoughts and prayers to all. Elsie will be missed.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Elsie and her family. We hope that your many memories of your time shared with Elsie will carry you along your continued life journey. Bless you all, Dave and Linda Moyles and family.
Sending condolences to Linda don and Melvin and families I have good memories of your mom aunt Elsie in Lewisporte whenever they would visit . She was a beautiful lady with a. Beautiful smile.
Thinking of you all at this sad time .
May she R.I.P thoughts are with you all.
Marion moyles macisaac
My thoughts are with the family ….. I remember aunt Elsie , even though it has been years ……uncle Hayward was my mom,s brother ……..lots of prayers and love coming to all the family from me …….
We are so sorry to here of Aunt Elsie’s passing.
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.