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.