A resident of Chatham, formerly of Dresden, Blanche Belinda Tyrrell peacefully passed away on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at Riverview Gardens in her 95th year.
Blanche was the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (nee Wilmott) Lee.
Beloved wife of the late William Edward James Tyrrell (1994).
Loving mother of Ethel St. Pierre (Dan) of Lighthouse Cove, Betty Tyrrell-Markham (Glenn) of Erie Beach, Dorothy Dionne of Wallaceburg and Georgina Gilker (Grant) of St. Catherines.
Grandmother of Stacey, Shawn, Janna, Erica, Chris, Stephen and Brian.
Great-grandmother of Tatum, Radek, Daniel, Caitlyn, Kamdyn, Chase, Justina and Chandler.
Predeceased by her siblings, Dorothy Ball, Charles Lee and Chesley Lee.
Missed by many nieces and nephews.
Blanche was a faithful member of Christ Anglican Church in Dresden for many years and member of the ladies Auxiliary.
Blanche has resided at Riverview Gardens since the opening in April 2004. Many thanks to the staff on 5th floor East for their caring hearts. Many went above and beyond in Blanche’s care. The family appreciate all of you, but those very special staff (and you now who you are) we cannot thank you enough. We tried to help by having things already completed to make your job as easy as possible in our mother’s room. The ever present candy dish was our daily thank you from us and our mom. May god prepare a place for you, so you can meet up with Blanche again.
The family will receive friends from the Funeral Home on Sunday, April 29, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Prayers will be held Sunday evening at 7:15 p.m.
The Funeral service will be held on Monday, April 30, 2018 at 1 p.m. at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham, ON, with Rev, Elaine Wilcox, officiating.
There will be a private family interment in Blackburn Cemetery, Dresden.
Donations in memory of Blanche to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com.
McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham, 519 351 2040