August 15, 1933 – October 17, 2020
Rawlinson, Gwendolyn of Kennesaw, Georgia passed away peacefully on October 17, 2020. Born in Montreal, Quebec in 1933, she moved to Atlanta in 1965 with her husband and two young children. Survivors include her son James (Sharon) Bracegirdle of Georgia and her daughter Joanne (Stephen) Jones of New York, as well as seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Deborah Rawlinson of Calgary and Lorraine Rawlinson of Ontario, and many beloved nephews, nieces, friends, and caregivers. Gwen retired from Sears Cumberland Mall after 35 years in the Security Department. She was a proud member of the Smyrna Jaycettes, being named Most Outstanding New Jaycette at the state convention in 1971. For the past 19 years, Gwen was an honorary member of the Cobb County Fire Department’s Station 8 in Kennesaw, where she watched over her boys on the B Crew. As were Gwen’s wishes, her cremated remains will rest with her beloved sister, Joan, in Calgary, Canada. A memorial service will be held on November 14th at 11am, Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home, 2950 Cobb Pkwy NW, Kennesaw, Georgia. The family will receive guests following the service in the reception room. COVID requirements will be followed: 50 attendees, social distancing, and masks are required. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a contribution in Gwen’s honor to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Home, 760 Pollard Blvd SW, Atlanta, GA 30315, or to The Humane Society of Cobb County, 148 Fairground St SE, Marietta, GA 30060.
Our Lady Of Perpetual Help Home
760 Pollard Blvd SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30315
The Humane Society of Cobb County
148 Fairground St. SE, Marietta, Georgia 30060
Celebration of Life and Memorial Service
Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home
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October 20, 2020
I have very fond memories of Auntie Gwen coming to visit In Calgary every year. I have a picture on my fridge of one of the last timeS she came out for Christmas. She also came in the Summer quite a few times and attended my daughters birthday parties. When my daughter was little, she got Auntie Gwen and Queen Elizabeth mixed up. One year she adamantly insisted that we go to England to visit “ the queen” in her castle right away. It took a lot of convincing to make her realize that the Queen and Auntie Gwen were 2 different people and lived in 2 separate countries.