MACHESNEY, Irene Aynsley July 17, 1932 - July 7, 2013 . Following a courageous fight against the demon cancer, Aynsley died peacefully at Lions Gate Hospital. Aynsley was born in Winnipeg to Mable and Robert Taft. She attended the University of Manitoba and graduated with a degree in what was then called Home Economics and with a major in dietetics. This was followed by an internship at Toronto General Hospital. It was in Toronto that she was introduced to Bev who became her loving and devoted husband for over 58 years. She was predeceased by her oldest son Robert Orr (Robbie) in 1961; and is survived by husband Bev, daughter Shaun Aynsley (Brian) and son Stuart Taft. Aynsley was an accomplished painter, stitcher and cook who loved playing social bridge and who was a voracious reader with a particular interest in British royalty and aristocracy. Her other great passion was her dog of which she had several over many years. She loved fun, had a wry sense of humour, was a particularly compassionate person and always a lady. By her request, there will be no service but a celebration of her life is being planned for the near future. The family wishes to thank the medical staff at Lions Gate Hospital for their care.She could not have received more compassionate attention than that given by those professionals in the Chemo, 4 E&W, SCO and Palliative areas. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation in her memory would be gratefully received. For those wishing to share a memory of Aynsley, please visit www.hollyburnfunerals.com Hollyburn Funeral Home 604-922-1221
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Published in The North Shore News from July 9 to July 14, 2013