Arthur Funeral Home - Barton & Kiteley Chapel

492 Wellington Street East, Sault Ste. Marie, ON


Gwen Marjorie Fantham

July 26, 1937March 17, 2020

FANTHAM, Gwen - Surrounded by love Gwen peacefully joined her husband Norm on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 in her 82nd year. Loving mother of Rick (Pat), Leslie, Jamie (Terri), Lori (Richard) and the late Nancy Gail. Always remembered as an extra special Gramma to Nicole (Marty), Kristy, Lynne (Anthony), Trevor (Shawna), Rance (Sara), JR, Hailey (Quinton), Chad, Ryan (Brittany), Dusty, Jesse, Samantha, AJ (Kayla), Ashley (Nathan) and Chase. Cherished Great Gramma to 9+1 on the way. Gwen had a smile on her face everyday. Survived by her little brother Dwayne (Maxine) and special sister Joan and two sweet sister-in-laws Doreen Hoy, Elva Fantham and many more to be remembered. She has touched many people through her life and continued to carry a strong bond until the end. To her best friend Marg Bovingdon you have been more than a friend, a mentor and a guide, someone in whom I could confide. I have always followed the path that you have shown. Gwen has always been a devoted aunt of many nieces and nephews. To the ACW ladies – until we meet again. A private service for family and friends has been arranged due to the current COVID19 virus. Rev. Earl Burke to officiate her service as requested by Gwen herself. Interment West Korah Cemetery. A large celebration of her life will be held on her 83rd birthday, July 26th 2020. To staff at Extendicare Maple View, Twin Lakes especially Audra, Jewel, Gail, AnnMarie and Tammy we appreciate you and all you’ve done. In lieu of flowers memorial donations (payable by cheque) to ARCH or Extendicare Maple View’s Resident Council would be appreciated. (Arrangements entrusted to the Arthur Funeral Home - Barton & Kiteley Chapel (492 Wellington St. East, 705-759-2522). Please visit Arthur Funeral Home website obituaries to leave memories and condolences as a keepsake for the family.

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Gwen Marjorie Fantham

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Diana Last

March 26, 2020

Dear Leslie, Jamie, Lori and Ric:

Rob and I want to express our sincere condolences at the passing of your mother. We will always remember her good humour, loving manner and smiling face, she was a true lady.

Your cousin, Diana Last (Dagenais)

Michael Kobinski

March 20, 2020

So sorry to hear of Gwen's passing. She was a great lady and it was a pleasure to have known her! Please accept our condolences. She is in our thoughts & prayers.

Michael & Brenda Kobinski

Christine Barber

March 19, 2020

So sorry to hear of Gwen's passing. She was such a lovely lady, full of laughs and smiles. Fond memories of her as part of our church family, as well as part of the old neighbourhood. She will be missed by so many.
Christine Barber

Mary Rawlings

March 19, 2020

To Gwen’s family she was loved by all who knew her. I feel very blessed to have laughed with her and felt her love and support too. Her laugh and hugs were always filled with love. I will cherish the memories of serving together at Church with dinners and teas. We truly had fun and helped one another. Loved you Gwen!

Psalm 147: 3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.


richard harnack

March 18, 2020

To the Fantham family we are very sorry for the loss of your mother. Richard and Joan Harnack

Maureen Archibald

March 18, 2020

So sorry to hear of Gwen's passing. She was such a nice lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.
Maureen and Rod Archibald

Crystal Diotte

March 18, 2020

God took you to soon, but I know he has made you into a guardian angel to watch over us all.
Mckayla and I will surely cherish all the memories we have of you.
We love you and be sure to spread your wings and fly!