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Needham Funeral Service

520 Dundas Street, London, ON

OBITUARY

Michalina "Lee" Lauriston

29 September , 19207 September , 2019
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It is with great sadness the family of Michalina “Lee” Lauriston announce her passing on September 7, 2019 in her 99th year. Predeceased by her husband Laurie (2007), Lee will be lovingly remembered by her children Toyanne and Toni, and by her sister, Jean and brother, Alfred in Alberta. Lee will also be forever remembered by her many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Lee is predeceased by her siblings Helen, John, Bette, Frank and Sam.

Her daughters are profoundly thankful to have had the best mother that anyone could ever want. Although Lee always said she never liked cooking, she enjoyed having family and friends over or making plans to go out-visiting people, going to the theatre or out for dinner. The welcome sign was always out for her daughters’ friends. Lee and her husband were keen square dancers- something that they did for many years. Lee even made her own square dancing dresses- and she had a lot of them.

A veteran of WWII, Lee served in the Canadian Women's Army Corps. With her husband, she travelled around the world- South Africa, Europe, Caribbean just to name a few- despite having moved around Canada every 2 or 3 years until Laurie retired from the army.

We thank McCormick Home for the care they gave to Lee. Also we thank Colleen, Lee’s companion caregiver, who contributed to Lee’s enjoyment of life these last few years. We give them and everyone else who loved and cared about our mother out warmest gratitude.

A celebration of Lee’s life will be held on Saturday September 14th, 2019 beginning with a visitation at noon, followed by a funeral service to begin at 2pm at Needham Funeral Service (520 Dundas Street). Burial will take place on Saturday September 21st at 11am at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. All who would like to attend are welcome.

Words of comfort may be expressed at www.needhamfuneralhome.com . Those who so desire may make charitable memorial donations in memory of Lee to McCormick Foundation 2022 Kains Road, London Ontario N6K 0A8.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Saturday, 14 September , 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, 14 September , 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Cremation to follow

Memories

Michalina "Lee" Lauriston

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Camille Magoffin

12 September 2019

Dear Toni and Toyanne: I am so sorry to hear about dear Lee. My deepest condolences to the both of you in the loss of your dear Mom. I have many great memories of her which I will always cherish. Love, Camille

Lynnda-Jean Smith

11 September 2019

Lynnda-Jean Smith

11 September 2019

Lynnda-Jean Smith

11 September 2019

Lynnda-Jean Smith (Kowalski)

10 September 2019

Dear Toni and Toyanne, I was so saddened to hear of your Mom's passing. I loved Auntie Lee and was so happy that she was able to attend my wedding, way back when. She was so much fun and my new in-laws had the best time getting to know her. Such a beautiful woman; a wonderful person.

John Kowalski

10 September 2019

YOU CAN GO ON

You can shed tears that she is gone,
Or you can smile because she has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that she’ll come,
Or you can open your eyes and see all that she’s left.
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her,
Or you can be thankful for the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember her only that she’s gone,
Or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind,
Be empty and turn your back.
Or you can do what she’d want,
Smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

Sorry for your loss, but take comfort in knowing that you now have another Special Guardian Angle watching over you.

Virginia Chupka

9 September 2019

Toni & Toyanne
Our sincerest condolence in the passing of a dear aunt. We have a lot of fond memories. May she rest in peace.
Virginia and Tommy Chupka
Edmonton AB

Jean Reynolds

9 September 2019

Toni & Toyanne
So sorry to have lost my only remaining sister, Lee. Miss her dearly. We know she is at peace in heaven with the rest of our family members.
Lots of Love & Hugs
Jean Reynolds, Gary and Debbie
Edmonton, AB

Georgina Meier

9 September 2019

Sorry to here the passing of auntie Lee she will dearly be missed . Sending our deepest sympathy to Toni and Toyann. From Georgina ,, Lloyd and family.

Marion Tkaczyk

9 September 2019

So sorry to hear of Auntie Lee's passing. I certainly have a lot of fond memories of Auntie Lee and also Uncle Laurie. They were a very classy couple, so very kind and just a fun couple to be around. Auntie Lee has now joined all the angels and Saints and all the family members that have gone before her including my mom, Helen. Rest in peace Auntie Lee we miss you. Lots of love and hugs your niece Marion Tkaczyk 💞

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