The Spectator has lost a big fan of its daily crossword. Letty Upsdell (nee Pierce) passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Villa in Dundas on July 25, 2022 at the age of 102. Letty is survived by her son Bob (Judy) of St. Thomas and her daughter Lynn of Ancaster. She was predeceased by her son Tim (2011). She is also survived by her grandchildren Fraya, Laura, Sean, Brynn, Travis, and Crysta-Lynn, as well as great grandchildren Simone, Emma, Leah, Alexa, and Jaxon, and many nieces and nephews. Letty was predeceased by her dear husband Bill (1996) and two loving companions, Kerwan Walsh (2009), and Bill Lawson (2014). She was also predeceased by brothers George, Stewart, Ernest, Roy, and Jack, and sisters Sadie and Anne. Letty was born in Morris Township in the County of Huron in 1920. After raising her family, Letty taught for several years at Park Business College in Hamilton before joining her husband Bill in establishing and operating a chain of four jewellery stores under the name Cambridge Jewellers until their retirement. The family wishes to express its sincere gratitude to Liz Young for the special care she provided to Letty over the past year. Friends will be received by the family on Friday afternoon, July 29th, from 1 until the Service for Letty at 2 o’clock at Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas. Interment Woodland Cemetery. The family requests that all those in attendance at visitation and Service, wear a mask. Donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Letty was one of my favourite aunts. She lived a long life with wit and grace.
I know her family will keep her memories alive within their families.
My thoughts are with you all.
What a pleasure it has been for me to get to know Letty and her family this last year. I’m going to miss her.
As a childhood neighbour, I have many fond memories of Letty. Her beautiful smile and cheerful personality. Lynn and Bob…. may the sadness of your loss, soon be replaced with the wonderful memories you have as well.
Very sad to hear of Aunt Letty’s passing.My first memories of her go back to the early 1940’s when visiting Grampa and Grama Pierces and Letty and Ann would be there resting after working in a war supporting factory I in Hamilton all week. Being a little youngster she really impressed me.
Unfortunately, geography has prevented us from visiting much in the recent years. She was an extraordinary Lady and possessed the determination and grit that all the Pierce girls had. Our condolences to the family