Henrietta Marshall Conley

September 30, 1924November 11, 2018

Passed away peacefully at the General Hospital, with her loving family by her side, on Sunday, November 11th at the age of 94.

Beloved wife of the late William Conley (2005) and cherished mother of Christine Conley (Alex Wood) and Coline Henry (Frank). Loving grandmother of David Sture, Melanie Winstanley (Duane), Martin (Mimi Galipeau) and Frances Conley-Wood. Great-grandmother of Gage and Lucy Winstanley. Survived by her sister Martha Reid and predeceased by parents Euphemia and John Watson and sister Sadie McQuarrie.

Etta was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1924 and emigrated to Canada in 1947 in the wake of her sister, a war bride. Her first job was at the front desk of the Royal Connaught hotel where she met her future husband Bill. She later worked at Wood Alexander and at Firestone until her retirement in 1985. Etta loved music and dancing. She sang for many years in the choir at Chalmers Presbyterian and took up piano in middle age. Retirement included travel to the US, Caribbean, Europe and Tunisia and being a devoted grandma. She is remembered for many delicious family dinners! The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the staff at Queens Garden for their attentive care and kindness over the past 11 years and to the staff at the Hamilton General for their compassion during her final days.

Visitation will be held at MARKEY-DERMODY FUNERAL HOME, 1774 King Street East (at Kenilworth) on Friday, November 16th from 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral Service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Saturday, November 17th at 11am. Interment to follow at White Chapel Memorial Gardens. As expressions of sympathy donations can be made to Theatre Aquarius in Etta's memory.


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Allison Dorrington

November 14, 2018

My great-Aunt Etta was a happy vibrant lady who loved ice skating, and believed in angels. She will be missed.

Kathryn Murray Gallant

November 14, 2018

Sincere sympathies to Christine & Coline - your lovely Mom I met many years ago at Chalmers in the choir - I also remember meeting you both many years ago.

Your Mom & Dad were lovely people - you were blessed - she has left a beautiful legacy for you and your families.

Remembering your Mom & Dad with grace & respect.

Memories will help to ease your pain - always in your heart - Kathryn Murray Gallant (My Mom and Dad have also passed many years ago - they also attended Chalmers for many years - Adam & Elva Murray.