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Patricia Winnifred Twiss

October 4, 1936January 15, 2020

It is with great sadness that her family announces the peaceful passing of Patricia Winnifred Twiss (Cummings) on January 15, 2020, in Newmarket. Born in Toronto in 1936, Paddy married her childhood sweetheart Doug (deceased). Predeceased by her brother Johnny and daughter Kathy, Paddy is mourned by children Stephen (Elizabeth), James (Shelley) and Sandy (Peter). Paddy was also predeceased by husband Peter Paylor. Grandchildren Robert, Rebecca, Rachel, Nelly, Ian and Brad will forever carry memories of their granny teaching them to swim at the family cottage, working in the garden, baking, making delicious preserves, and playing cribbage. Paddy was a vital force who refused to be daunted by challenges of any kind. She set an example for her family, as well as a generation of Girl Guides in Aurora. A memorial service will be held January 25th, 2020 at 11am in the chapel at Trinity Anglican Church, 79 Victoria Street, Aurora. Donations to Girl Guides of Canada (www.girlguides.ca) or Trinity Anglican Church, Aurora in lieu of flowers. Arrangements entrusted to Thompson Funeral Home, Aurora. On-line condolences may be left at www.thompsonfh-aurora.com


  • Memorial Service Saturday, January 25, 2020


Patricia Winnifred Twiss

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Nancy Barbeau

January 26, 2020

Goodness, such a lovely lady. I admired her so much! Her strength, her beliefs, her dedication and drive! She got me started in Girl Guides Aurora as a leader and helped so many, always. My memory is girl guide camping! Outdoors, indoors, so many camping weekends!

Evy Dickie

January 25, 2020

We had some many good memories together,all those bridge games and coffee times.
Rest well my friend

margaret jones

January 25, 2020

What a lovely funeral. Paddy would be very happy.
I,ve be a friend of paddy's for over 50 years and we spent many
wonderful times together.In guiding,scouting,gardening.square
dancing,camping,coffee & chatting in the greenhouse, and visiting
in the nursing home. She is with her first love DOUG now. and
smiling down on us now.
As she always said OLD AGE ISN'T FOR SISSIES
How true. she always told me 1936 was a good year WE WERE BORN. Her in Oct and me in Nov. I'll never forget you Paddy.
love margaret.

heather masters

January 25, 2020

my memories involve Paddy and Guiding
I remember
meeting at Regency Acres P.S.-in the gym
patrols and Mrs. Twiss
working on badges there and at home
selling Girl Guide cookies
introduction to Doe Lake Camps in the summer
love of outdoors and nature
winter camping
helping others in the Aurora Community
love of camping
going camping at the United Church Conference Centre -north west corner of Yonge Street and St. John's Sideroad
the patrols deciding on activities and meal planning
making convection ovens for camp cooking
making smores
laughter friendship learning
paddy being a mentor for my daughter Susan who is now involved in Sparks Brownies Guides
my grand daughters now being involved in Guiding
Paddy's sense of humour
making a Memory Quilt for Paddy to thank her for her involvement in Guiding

joe and family horton

January 25, 2020

Sorry for the loss of your Mother , our prayers and thoughts are with you. The Horton Family .

John Roud

January 25, 2020

We are sorry to hear the sad news about Paddy. We first met her when we came to look at what would become our cottage. Our daughter fell in the water trying to retrieve a leaf from the bottom of the lake and our son jumped in to get her out They were both soaked and cold as it was late March or early April. Paddy took us to her cottage and gave them hot chocolate and dried their clothes. She beamed about her children and grandchildren and her kindness and consideration was all part of our decision to buy our cottage. We have many nice memories.

Our thoughts are with you.

Charmaine, Olivia, Victoria and John Roud

Margot Cummings

January 21, 2020

I hope for warm and happy memories of Aunt Paddy for you her children, grandchildren and significant others. I have long appreciated Aunt Paddy's enthusiasm and zest for living things.
Margot Cummings, for Alicia and Morgan Hodgins too

Jane McCleary

January 21, 2020

So very sorry to learn of Paddy's death.
We were friends years ago at our cottages in Muskoka. We swam together and went to dances at the Community Hall with our friends who had cottages around us. I remember that Paddy always smiled with her eyes, wonderful person. Jane McCleary

Paul Camenzuli

January 18, 2020

I can not imagine the pain and sorrow over losing a truly special lady. My condolences. The great and fond memories that have come flooding back this week have brought me pain but also great joy. She treated me as her own even setting a place at the table so I could enjoy desert. She was a dear dear friend of my parents. She was my kindergarten teacher, my baby sitter, my instructor and taught me not to cheat at euchre with Doug. My childhood was fuller because Patty was in it. I will cherish those memories as I have, for the rest of my life.

Joan Davey

January 17, 2020

Deepest sympathy to the whole family... my thoughts are with you all .