August 26, 1919 – May 27, 2016
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Violet Ayerst on May 27 2016. Violet was born in 1919 and lived in her same home for 81 years up until 2 ½ days before her passing. Loving wife of Norm Ayerst(deceased), mother of Norman(Sarah), Jamie(Ursula) and Lorelei(Terry McDonough), grandmother to Marion, Jason(deceased) Brandi, Darren(Joslyn) and James. Great grandmother to Baille, Cooper and Quinn. Predeceased by her parents Violet and Tom Towers, dear sisters and brother Molly(Reg Holmes), Bessie(Bob Culver), Joan(Robbie Robinson) and John Towers(Jane). Aunt to many nieces and nephews whom she loved like her own. Great aunt to many more. Violet was gifted with common sense, a keen sense of fairness, and a passion for family, friends and community. She has been a valuable advisor and supporter and an inspiration to us all. A special thank you to all the caregivers who gave so much of their professional and personal selves to help Violet along the way. Visitation will be held at Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main St. Dundas, Wednesday June 1st from 2-4 pm and 7-9pm. In keeping with Violet’s wishes, her funeral will take place at St. James Anglican Church, 137 Melville St. Dundas, Thursday June 2nd at 10:30 am -with internment to follow at Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Peters Hospital Palliative Care Unit or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
My condolences to your family on the loss of your mother. Although I did not know your mother very well, I worked with your Dad at Toronto Peterborough Transport many years ago.
May she rest in peace. God bless you all.
Our deepest condolences to the Ayerst and McDonough families in their recent loss of a wonderful strong individual. Violets smiles over the years has brightened many people’s lives. With sympathy Brian and Judy Cruden.
Norm, Sarah and Marion my deepest condolences in the loss of such a lovely lady. I was saddened to open the paper this morning and see the notice of her passing. I truly looked forward to seeing Vi in the office. She was always so positive, upbeat and had a wonderful sense of humour not to mention an infectious laugh!! I’m sure many wonderful memories will help bring a smile to your face during this difficult time. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Kelly St.Martin
Lorelei, Terry and Darren, I am so sad to hear of your mother’s passing. I will always remember her with great fondness and as a great lady, with a warm welcoming heart, a great sense of humour and a lot of common sense. May she rest in peace. Jane (Kempling) Ferguson.
Deepest sympathy to you all. thanks Lorelei for inviting us in to visit your Mother a couple of weeks ago while you were at her house gardening ,She sure was a sharp minded woman ,always enjoyed speaking with her. Sincerely
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother Lorelei. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family.
May the many wonderful memories you have bring you comfort.
My sympathy and thoughts are with you all.Bub always met you with a smile or a laugh.A grand lady
Lorelei and Terry: My deepest sympathies on your mother’s passing. These past years have been a trying time for your family and now she is at peace. You have many wonderful memories and may they bring you peace and strength at this difficult time.