LAIDLAW, Louisa Berniece (nee Seals) - Died peacefully at Fox Run retirement home in Gananoque on December 7, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Robert Laidlaw (1996). Mother to Stephen (Connie), Blair (Trisha), Linda (Dennis) and Stuart (Fiona), grandmother to Rachel, Sean, Matthew, Emily, Meaghan, Ian, Maggie and Noah and three great- grandchildren. Born November 29, 1925 in Winnipeg. Missed by friends in Kingston, Athens, Brockville and at Fox Run. Predeceased by her mother Isabella (1982), father Thomas (1935) and brother Mervin (1985) and survived by her sister Audrey of Brandon, MB. The oldest of three children, Berniece began working at a young age to support her family and worked hard all her life, including at the Queen's Faculty Club before retiring. Berniece loved baseball, Coronation Street, politics and a good laugh. A celebration of Berniece's life will be held Tuesday, 1-3 p.m. at Fox Run. Interment in Winnipeg. Donations in her name can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Special thanks to the staff at Kingston General Hospital and Fox Run, who made it possible for Berniece to fulfill her wish this past week to return to her own bed and watch the river flow by.
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Published in the Toronto Star from Dec. 10 to Dec. 11, 2012