Viola Estella Arnold

January 22, 1911September 10, 2012

Viola (Dolly) Arnold, 101, of Windsor, Ontario, died peacefully on September 10, 2012, at The Huron Lodge in Windsor. Born January 22, 1911, in Font Hill, Ontario, she is predeceased by her parents, Samuel and Grace Annie Mae (Kettlewell) Saylor and her late husband, Lloyd A. Arnold of Windsor, Ontario. Viola (also known as Dolly by her family and friends) was a homemaker and legal secretary living in Windsor, Ontario. She also was a church organist until she was 80. She enjoyed living on the Manitoulin Island every summer until a few years before her passing. Survivors include her daughter, Lois Ione Long of Gore Bay, Ontario, and her son, Murray (Janice) Arnold of Columbia, MD and Mindemoya, ON and grandsons Bryan Arnold of Frederick, MD and Adam Arnold of Ellicott City, MD and granddaughter, Stephanie of Columbia, MD, and great grandchildren, Jack and Madelyn Arnold. Also surviving is her sister, Verlyn Smith, Windsor, Ontario. She is also survived by her dear friend, John Spears. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews including John (Janice) and Fred (Allison) Smith of Windsor who treated her with compassion for many years. The visitation is from 2-4 and 7-9 on Thursday, September 13 at the Walter D. Kelly Life Celebration Centre (1969 Wyandotte St. E, Windsor). The funeral service will follow at 11:00 AM on Friday, September 14. John Abbey Sr. will be officiating with Henry Plancke Assisting. The burial will be at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. With reception to follow at the Community of Christ Church, 5050 Howard Avenue, South of Highway 3, Windsor, Ontario. Dolly was a resident of the Huron Lodge where the staff cared for her in a thoughtful and loving manner. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Resident’s Life Enhancement Fund of Huron Lodge of Windsor, Ontario.


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Janis Foster

September 19, 2012

She was a wonderful person, i smile when i think of Dolly. I'm glad to have known her.

Kathleen Wood

September 14, 2012

Aunt Dolly was an energy all her own. I remember staying with her at their cabin at Erie beach as a young girl. She was a great lady, wife, mother, daughter and sister and grandma. She also accompanied my Uncle Gordon on the organ at our wedding in 1976. When my new brother-in-law passed out during the ceremony, neither Aunt Doll or Uncle Gordon missed a beat! She was fiesty to the end and we will miss her terribly. Our thoughts and prayers to all the family and friends at this time. Kathy(Saylor), Doug, Jamie, Jason, Michelle and Jacob.

September 13, 2012

How do you pay tribute to someone who has been such a part of your life? We can only say that Aunt Dolly was always someone to be admired and appreciated for her many gifts. She remained a vibrant and intelligent participant in all that she did right to the end of her amazing 101 years. John will retain fond memories of the aunt who started him on the piano and who was ALMOST unrivaled in her cooking. Jan will remember the feisty aunt who only allowed anyone to help her when she finally needed it. And then she openly showed us her love and appreciation.

We will miss her and send our love to all of her family.
Much love from Jan and John Smith

September 12, 2012

Our dear friend Dolly has shared many special occassions and event with the staff and her many friends at Huron Lodge. Dolly's kind manner and remarkable spirit will be forever etched in the hearts of the many friends she had touched along the way. Thoughts and prayers go to family and friends . Rest in peace.

Lucienna Jones Pattison

September 12, 2012

Dolly Arnold was the cute little lady walking up the aisle at church in her choir uniform, wearing a smile and enjoying the music she played for the good folks she accompanied in the choir.I was a young teenager who wanted to be able to do the same thing. I am now age 83 and continue to play for services. Thank you Dolly for your inspiration.

September 12, 2012

What a wonderful life she had. I have so many fond memories of her
growing up,and so much more fun in our grown-up years.Memories of Erie Beach at the cabin as a young girl, X-Mas at Grandma Saylors, and Aunt Dolly visiting us here in Missouri, during Conference. Remembering her getting her ears pierced right before her 101 yrs. Birthday. (What a trooper!)
It all brings a smile. I will miss her even though I haven't been able to visit with her these past years. I will always love her for who she was.She was my "Aunt Dolly" Lots of Love, Judy (Saylor) Neill Independence, Missouri

September 12, 2012

Dolly was a wonderful friend, she was the organist at our wedding 47 years ago, will miss her encouraging words "keep the faith" and her unique sense of humour.She wws ever faithful in her belief and now resides with God. With much love Sharon Teskey

John 'n Sharon MacDonald

September 12, 2012

What a cracker jack!!
A prolific reader, an unequaled memory and a magnificent sense of humour, that's how I'll remember Aunt Dolly.
John, also, has so many wonderful memories of Aunt Dolly & Uncle Lloyd at their home in Windsor as a child.
Smiles & laughter, Dolly always seemed to be in the midst of a good joke.

Margaret Hill (Gillespie)

September 11, 2012

I remember Dolly from Erie Beach Reunions, she was always a willing worker, and I enjoyed her happy smiles