ARNOLD, Viola Estella
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(Dolly), 101, of Windsor, Ontario, died peacefully on September 10, 2012, at The Huron Lodge in Windsor. Born January 22, 1911, in Font Hill, Ontario, she is predeceased by her parents, Samuel and Grace Annie Mae (Kettlewell) Saylor and her late husband, Lloyd A. Arnold of Windsor, Ontario. Viola (also known as Dolly by her family and friends) was a homemaker and legal secretary living in Windsor, Ontario. She also was a church organist until she was 80. She enjoyed living on the Manitoulin Island every summer until a few years before her passing. Survivors include her daughter, Lois Ione Long of Gore Bay, Ontario, and her son, Murray (Janice) Arnold of Columbia, MD and Mindemoya, ON and grandsons Bryan Arnold of Frederick, MD and Adam Arnold of Ellicott City, MD and granddaughter, Stephanie of Columbia, MD, and great-grandchildren, Jack and Madelyn Arnold. Also surviving is her sister, Verlyn Smith, Windsor, Ontario. She is also survived by her dear friend, John Spears. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews including John (Janice) and Fred (Allison) Smith of Windsor who treated her with compassion for many years. The visitation is from 2-4 and 7-9 on Thursday, September 13 at the Walter D. Kelly Life Celebration Centre (1969 Wyandotte St. E, Windsor). The funeral service will follow at 11:00 AM on Friday, September 14. John Abbey Sr. will be officiating with Henry Plancke Assisting. The burial will be at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. With reception to follow at the Community of Christ Church, 5050 Howard Avenue, South of Highway 3, Windsor, Ontario. Dolly was a resident of the Huron Lodge where the staff cared for her in a thoughtful and loving manner. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Resident's Life Enhancement Fund of Huron Lodge of Windsor, Ontario.
Published in The Windsor Star on Sept. 12, 2012