Willford – Mary Edith Eliza

Peacefully on Thursday January 5, 2017. Mary passed away to be with her Heavenly Father. Predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Robert Edwin. Survived by her 3 children Edith Reid (Don), Sidney Willford and Helen Cole, also by her 7 grandchildren Katherine Copeland (Corey), Daniel Reid (Melody), Rebecca Gee (Aaron), Michelle Olah (Jeremy), Lindsay Cole, Zachary Cole (Becky) and Paul James Cole, and by 6 great grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the LAMPMAN FUNERAL HOME, 724 Canboro Road, Fenwick on Monday January 9th from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. The Funeral Service will take place in the LAMPMAN CHAPEL on Tuesday January 10th at 11:00 A.M. Interment at Hillside Cemetery in Ridgeville to follow. Many thanks to the staff at NHS St. Catharines Site on Floor 3B. Also many thanks to the staff of Ina Grafton Gage for their care and support. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.


  • Hi Edith, Sid and Helen:

    My, yet another milestone has passed with your Mom’s passing.
    So many memories of Choir practice, hanging out at your home, hay rides, trying my first at milking a cow and, pitching hay. Good meals! Your folks were always gracious hosts.

    Your Mom was so dedicated to the choir the music and cleaning at the Church. I will always have great memories of those times. If she’d ever caught us launching paper airplanes (made from past bulletins) off the balcony……lol

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and the extended family in this time of loss.

    Lisa Greenwood

  • We were saddened to hear of Mary’s death but yet rejoice that she is with her Lord.
    So many treasured memories over so many years. It is a joy to call her “friend”.
    She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. I will miss being able to call and have a chat with my friend. Our sincere condolences to all of her family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Dear Edith, Sid, Helen, and families,

    We were very sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I have such fond memories of your mom as my piano teacher for many years. Mrs. Willford always gave of herself tirelessly to help me develop my piano skills. To this day, I feel very blessed to have had such great instruction. I enjoyed every minute of those years of having your mother as my music teacher.

    Keeping contact with your mother for many years, even up to the last few, was such a pleasure.

    Our prayers are with all of you. May she rest in peace.

    Joanne Kotuza

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