OBITUARY

Irene Hull

July 2, 1913January 7, 2021

Irene (Rene) MacMillan Hull in her 108th year passed away peacefully in her Toronto home. Born in MacGregor Manitoba and raised in Lindsay Ontario, Irene trained to become a teacher in that region, and eventually in Toronto where her skills were applied to students of special needs, from which she retired in 1978. She always enjoyed a soiree and her cottage in the Kawartha Lakes, especially at Thanksgiving. Her charm and wit nurtured many life-long friendships.

Irene was predeceased by her husband Ralph Bulmer Hull (1959), her five sisters Ann, Mary, Margaret, Dorothy and Alison. Loving mother of Ralph (Paula) and Marcia (Barry). Adored by grand-children, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews who benefited from many a knitted tog made with her love. Irene enjoyed life to the fullest. Rene would always light up a room with her infectious smile and “full-of-life” laughter. She will be missed.

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bertty roxborough

January 13, 2021

We met in Bogota, Colombia in 1948 and became friends immediately. We shared good times and bad and were in communication a few times a week right up until the end. Irene was a special friend that I will miss always.

Bonnie McPhail

January 12, 2021

I have known the Hull's basically my entire life, as we were neighbours in Wishing Well.
Fond childhood memories come back to me of their house on Dobbin Road; being in awe of the beautiful crab apple blossoms lining their front yard, the stunning black and white floor tile in their front foyer that I can recall to this very day and the decor style that Rene had throughout the house! Stunning.
There were many wonderful times spent with Marcia at sleepovers, baking in their kitchen, our daily long walks up to high school, as well as being lucky to enjoy a summer stay at the cottage.
One thing that stands out from when I was growing up was remembering Mrs. Hull coming home from a long day teaching looking like she just stepped out of a fashion magazine. Always so fashion savvy, even at the end.
The last time I saw her was at Marcia and Barry's wedding almost 10 years ago. She was as beautiful as I remember, with her endearing smile and heartfelt laughter. She was in such high spirits seeing her wonderful daughter get married. This is how I will remember her....happy and filled with joy!

My deepest sympathy and love go out to Marcia and Barry, as well as Ralph and his family.

Susan Hill

January 11, 2021

Rene was an inspiration and role model to me. Always happy to hear from me and so interested in all things. She was an amazing woman,. I loved visiting and spending time with Marcia and Rene at the cottage, especially at Thanksgiving when they hosted as many family members as they could. It was a great time to visit with the family.
I want to thank Ralph and Marcia for helping Rene to live in her own home, I know it was a sacrifice for them but it also made Rene very happy.
I also know Rene appreciated everything you both did for her.
I loved Rene and will dearly miss her, she was a wonderful and loving person.

Marcia Parker

January 11, 2021

Marcia Parker

January 11, 2021

Marcia Parker

January 11, 2021

Shannon Hull

January 11, 2021

Shannon Hull

January 11, 2021

Shannon Hull

January 11, 2021

My Grandma was one of the strongest women I have ever known. She lived though so much in her incredible life and was a constant inspiration for me to continue through difficult times in mine. She was a wonderful Great Grandma and I am so grateful that my children will have so many wonderful memories with her. Connor and Clare love her so much and so do I, we will miss her everyday.
There are too many wonderful memories to pick just a few, but I will always remember the first times she held Connor and Clare. She would knit all these wonderful things for them and would always call to ask what colours and styles they liked so the hat or scarf would be perfect.
Clare says she will miss Great Grandma's hugs, they were the best and Connor will miss that Great Grandma understood him so well, which made him feel calm and safe.

Sheila Durward

January 10, 2021

Aunt Irene was a special aunt made to feel special by all of us. From my first meeting in the early 60's, she brought fun & laughter to our family gatherings. She loved to recall the past with her sisters & family sharing her infectious laugh & genuine interest in all of our lives. Her recall was amazing right to the end knowing what was happening in the world, our families & the weather. Aunt Irene was one classy woman to the end. She leaves a deep hole in all our lives. We all mourn the loss & to Marcia & Ralph & families, our sympathy.

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