Our tiny but feisty mom/grandma/great grandma passed away at home on Tuesday, December 29, 2020. She was 89 years old though she was fond of telling everyone that she was 80.
Mom raised her 3 daughters with our dad, Allen Kirby. She was widowed in her 40’s and when she met and then married our step dad, Sym English, she was ready for the new adventures that their 25 years together brought.
Most of mom’s life was spent living in Bolton where she taught at the old Albert Street Public School as well as James Bolton and Ellwood schools. She loved the family cottage in Owen Sound as it brought back cherished memories of her childhood with her parents Dr Wilson and Lily Helen Bedell, and her siblings Betty, Harold, Helen and Bill.
Her daughters Lee (Peter), Kim (Tom) and Dana (John) and her grandchildren Emma (Nathan), Alexander and Matthew will miss her witty sarcasm and her spirit. Though she only met her great grandson Griffin once through a window, he will continue to hear our wonderful memories about her for years to come.
The Lord Dufferin Centre in Orangeville was the place she called home for the past 5 years. There are no words that can express our gratitude to the amazing team at Lord Dufferin who helped to ensure her last years were filled with fun, love and compassion.
Mom stayed as independent as she could be right to the end and she died on her terms. She will forever be missed.
Condolences for the family may be offered at www.EganFuneralHome.com