Oshawa Funeral Home


Cora Lucille Pierson

2 August, 192328 April, 2021

Peacefully on April 28th, 2021, Lucille passed away at Extendicare Oshawa in her 98th year. Born in Darlington Township on August 2nd, 1923 Lucille was the daughter of Edward and Bert (Alberta) Wade. Predeceased by her husband William Cecil Pierson in 2002, Lucille is survived by her daughter Gaye and son-in-law Greg Thrasher, son Kenneth Pierson and daughter-in-law Margaret. She will be very missed by her grandchildren Lauren and Dave Perry, Brittney and Steve Tillaart, Brooke Pierson, Sarah Thrasher and Michael Menard as well as her great-grandchildren Christopher, Lainey, Caiden, Beau and Cam. Lucille was the last surviving member of the eight Wade family children. She was predeceased by sisters May Rutter, Norma Short, Evelyn Sweetman, Doris Cole, Irma Hardy and brothers William and Charles. A former long-time employee of Roy Nichols Motors – Bowmanville/Courtice, Lucille was a Life Member of Harmony United Church and member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 43 Oshawa. Lucille will be remembered for her life-long volunteering and the many friendships she made throughout her life. Our Ma/Nana was the best and will be lovingly remembered by us all. We are so lucky to have had her in our lives for so long. Donations in her memory may be made to Ebenezer United Church, The Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund or a charity of your choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Oshawa Funeral Home. A private family service will be held due to Covid-19 restrictions.


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Deb Legros (Short)

8 May 2021

Lucille was such a lovely lady. I got to know her through my mom, Lois Short when they worked at Roy Nichols Motors together many year ago now. Lucille was so tiny but what a strong character. She thought the world of her two kids...Gaye and Kenny. Heard a lot about them during the years. She was very instrumental in providing me counselling when applying for the Legion Scholarship. Always the optimist, no wonder mom and her got along so well. They both had strong work ethics, love of family and a strong faith in the Lord. My condolences to both Gaye and Kenny. Your mom led a life which was not always easy but took it in her stride and with a smile on her face. 98 years is pretty amazing. Sorry I never kept in touch with her after mom passed.

Carolyn Wade

5 May 2021

Gaye, Ken and families we were saddened to hear of Lucille’s passing . We are thinking of you at this time. When Emma and Ethan were very young Lucille met them and seemed interested in them. Always interested in what everyone was doing and how they were doing. She will be remembered as a caring person. You have been very fortunate to have had Lucille in your lives.From Pat, Jeff, Terry,Ethan and Emma Wade.

Merle and Mary Ellen Cole

3 May 2021

Aunt Lucille will be fondly remembered by our family as a lady who was larger than life, loved life and her family to the fullest and liked to have a good time, and never at anyone else's expense. She received as much love as she gave and will leave a hole in all of our lives that will only be partially refilled with many fond memories.
Our thoughts are with her family during these very difficult times and know how hard it must be to not be able to say a final farewell which she and they so much deserved.

Lindsey Hughes

3 May 2021

Ken , Gay & your families, I know your mother had a great long life but it is never easy to loose a parent. She was a kind lady and a wonderful friend and aunt to my mother. My heart goes out to you, our condolences, Lindsey & Karen Hughes.

cathy kehoe

3 May 2021

I was so sorry to hear of Lucille's passing. She was such a lovely person , and we enjoyed many evenings together, playing cards , and chatting. She loved to tell me about her grandchildren.
A true lady , in every sense , she would always arrive , beautifully dressed, usually wearing one of her signature scarves.
Always pleasant and with a twinkle in her eye, she would ruthlessly slap a trump on my ace if she could. She played well , even into her nineties .
Admired by everyone in our group , and I never heard her say an unkind word.
I am sure she is in a better place now and with her beloved Bill.

Cathy and John

Bonbie Jankowski

2 May 2021

Lucille will always be remembered as a Wonderful , Kind person.
I was amazed on how she remembered the cards played and took the time to think things through.
Lucille always welcomed everyone with a smile and a kind word.
We will all miss Lucille.

Bill & Sonja Graham

2 May 2021

Our sincere condolences to the family.

We are so very sad to hear about Lucille's passing. We met and got to know her through the Oshawa Charity Euchre nights. She was an absolute delightful woman who was soft spoken and very kind. She will always be remembered with a smile. Cherish your memories and she will always be close in your hearts.

Bill & Sonja

Norma ( Hughes ) Manias

2 May 2021

Ken, Gaye & family

Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother. She was such a kind loving lady. She will be missed by many.


Norma & John Manias
( nee Hughes )

Sue Robinson ( Borovsky)

1 May 2021

Gaye, Ken and families,
Please accept my condolences on the passing of your mom. She was always so friendly and always asked how things were going. It’s a tough time but hoping memories help you through this sad time.
Sue ( Borovsky) Robinson

Nancy Brocanier

30 April 2021

Gaye, Ken and Family
So sorry to hear of your loss. Lucille and Bill were both wonderful friends of our family and are truly missed. We have many fond memories of times spent with both of your parents.
Rod and Nancy Brocanier