CHAPPELLE, Iona Ann (nee MCNamara) - Passed away peacefully, after a short and courageous battle with cancer, with her family by her side at Southlake Regional Health Centre on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at the age of 78 years. Reunited with her loving husband of 54 years Gareth Chappelle (July 2012). Cherished mother of Mark (Shirlee) Chappelle and Andrea (Bryan) Burbidge. Beloved grandmother of Cody, Emma and Brett Burbidge. Loving twin sister of Leona (Cliff) Dunn and predeceased by siblings Audrey Crispi, Lorne, Willard (Phylis), Elwood, Neil, Ronnie, Murray and Vern (Norma) MCNamara. Survived by her sisters-in-law Bev, Jean and Lil MCNamara and brother-in-law John Crispi. Iona will be greatly missed by her friends and family. Visitation from M.W. Becker Funeral Home Ltd., Keswick (888-884-4486), on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service from the Chapel on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. If desired, donations to Southlake Regional Health Centre - Palliative Care Unit would be appreciated by the family. www.mwbeckerfuneralhome.com
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Published in the Toronto Star on Dec. 17, 2012