March 2, 1920 – January 11, 2018

Laing, L. Pearl – Passed away peacefully at Blackadar Continuing Care in Dundas on Thursday, January 11, 2018 in her 98th year.  Predeceased by her husband Jim (1988).  She will be loved and missed by her son Ian (Donna) and daughter Carol (late Bill Mercanti), grandchildren Lisa (Chris Bonney), Jeffrey (Kristi) and Leanne (James Halford), great-grandchildren Spencer, Cameron, Katelyn, Travis, Nathan, Brier, Daphne and Gordon and by her sister Rosie. Predeceased by her brother Harry and his wife Lois and brother-in-law Lloyd Wicks.  Pearl was passionate about volunteering and did so at Blackadar’s Nursing Home, Wentworth Lodge and St. Joseph’s Villa.  She was nominated for The 1992 Dundas “Citizen of the Year”, received a Certificate of Nomination for the International Year of Older Persons 1999 and received a Lifetime Achievement Award for celebrating the significant accomplishments of extraordinary people from the OLTCA.  Special thank you to the Blackadar Nursing Home nurses and PSW’s for the compassionate care they gave especially during Pearl’s final days, it was exceptional and thank you to Chaplain Adam Walker.  In keeping with Pearl’s wishes, cremation has taken place and her family will celebrate her life at a later date.

5 Messages to Laing, L. Pearl (nee Sanderson)

  • Don Sanderson and Family

    Paula, the kids and I are sorry to hear of Pearl’s passing. We will always remember our happy and friendly Auntie Pearl.

  • Susan Kirouac

    I can feel your pain in the loss of your Mom. I recently lost my husband and both sisters-in-law. My parents were friends of your family. My Mom passed 4 years ago this month at Macassa at age 94. My parents were the Broughton’s…Stan and Edna. May your faith and the love of family and friends comfort you in this time of sorrow.

  • Margaret Kulchyckyj

    To Carol Merchante and Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
    God Bless
    Margaret & John Kulchyckyj

  • Ron Binkley

    Carol and Ian,
    So sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. Please accept my condolences.

  • Janice Blackadar

    A beautiful Pearl for sure ! A light in the room! Our family enjoyed Pearl very much when she lived in our home. May she soar with the angels! Our condolences Janice Gary Kyle Kirk Kevin Blackadar.

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