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Clegg EthelCLEGG, Ethel - The family is saddened to announce the passing of Ethel Clegg {nee Truelove) on January 8th, 2017 in her 93rd year at Errinrung Long Term Care Home.

Survived by her sons Daryl (Debbie) of Victoria, B.C. and Brian (Elizabeth) of The Town Blue Mountains, ON. Loving Grandma of Jamie (Karen), Cheryl (Colin), Michael(Taryn) and Mallory(Carson). Great Grandma of Sydney, Trinity, Timothy, Emily and Simon as well as Great Great Grandma of Elise Amber.

Loving sister of Larry(Cynthia) Truelove, Gordon Truelove, Dorothy Edwards, Bonnie(Andy) Fougere and sister in law Gladys Clegg.

Predeceased by the love of her life and husband of 67 years, Harold Clegg, her parents Lawrence and Melissa Truelove, and three siblings Lloyd Truelove, George Truelove and Shirley Smith. She will always be remembered by numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to the staff at Errinrung Long Term Care in Thornbury. 

Ethel was born in Toronto however spent her entire life in her beloved Hamilton. As a child, Ethel began her life as the roaring 20s’ faded to a vague memory and were replaced during her formative years by the great depression with its harsh realties. This left an imprint on Ethel and formulated many of her values including those of honesty, dedication, sacrifice, hard work and her fierce loyalty, support and love of family to name but a few.

Like so many of her generation she was forced to grow up quickly and entered adulthood amidst World War Two. Having already had a lifetime of experiences Ethel married her life long partner and soulmate Harold at age 22. Leaving her positon as a Manager in the grocery industry after marriage, Ethel turned her educational and work experience along with the lessons learned growing up in a family of ten to building a life with her new husband Harold.

They worked in partnership to maintain their most important relationship, the one with family, while building together business and community relationships. Ethel, a fiery competitor, possessed an unwavering commitment to her objectives, first evidenced by her accomplishments on the track and basketball courts in Hamilton’s north end. When her boys came along she added Mother to her resume and grew quickly to the task with an innate sense of its importance in her life and society.

Summers at the cottage on Lake Erie with the boys baiting hooks and pitching batting practice convinced her it was time to learn to drive, after all how else could she follow the budding athletic careers of her two growing young men. Had reality TV and Chef Ramsey been around Ethel certainly would have been a leading contender to win top chef. She made not just cooking a meal but preparing a banquet look easy from appetizers to desserts and all the subtleties that go with them. From Christmas dinner to her famous Grey Cup parties, where hopefully her Ti-Cats won, she could be seen smiling ear to ear enjoying the simple pleasure that comes with making others happy.

In retirement Harold and Ethel wintered south in Florida spending time walking, swimming and enjoying growing involvement with the Shrine Club. Later moving to Stoney Creek were they were actively involved with Trinity United Church. 

Ethel’s beautiful bright blue eyes magnetic smile and huge loving heart will be missed by all that knew her.

There will be a private family funeral after which the family welcomes everyone to attend a Celebration to Ethel’s life to be held at the Courtyard Marriot 1224 Upper James Street Hamilton from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

In lieu of flowers donations to Autism Canada http://autismcanada.org/ or Canadian Diabetes Association https://www.diabetes.ca/ are appreciated.

HamiltonObituaries.com

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Clegg EthelCLEGG, Ethel - The family is saddened to announce the passing of Ethel Clegg {nee Truelove) on January 8th, 2017 in her 93rd year at Errinrung Long Term Care Home.

Survived by her sons Daryl (Debbie) of Victoria, B.C. and Brian (Elizabeth) of The Town Blue Mountains, ON. Loving Grandma of Jamie (Karen), Cheryl (Colin), Michael(Taryn) and Mallory(Carson). Great Grandma of Sydney, Trinity, Timothy, Emily and Simon as well as Great Great Grandma of Elise Amber.

Loving sister of Larry(Cynthia) Truelove, Gordon Truelove, Dorothy Edwards, Bonnie(Andy) Fougere and sister in law Gladys Clegg.

Predeceased by the love of her life and husband of 67 years, Harold Clegg, her parents Lawrence and Melissa Truelove, and three siblings Lloyd Truelove, George Truelove and Shirley Smith. She will always be remembered by numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to the staff at Errinrung Long Term Care in Thornbury. 

Ethel was born in Toronto however spent her entire life in her beloved Hamilton. As a child, Ethel began her life as the roaring 20s’ faded to a vague memory and were replaced during her formative years by the great depression with its harsh realties. This left an imprint on Ethel and formulated many of her values including those of honesty, dedication, sacrifice, hard work and her fierce loyalty, support and love of family to name but a few.

Like so many of her generation she was forced to grow up quickly and entered adulthood amidst World War Two. Having already had a lifetime of experiences Ethel married her life long partner and soulmate Harold at age 22. Leaving her positon as a Manager in the grocery industry after marriage, Ethel turned her educational and work experience along with the lessons learned growing up in a family of ten to building a life with her new husband Harold.

They worked in partnership to maintain their most important relationship, the one with family, while building together business and community relationships. Ethel, a fiery competitor, possessed an unwavering commitment to her objectives, first evidenced by her accomplishments on the track and basketball courts in Hamilton’s north end. When her boys came along she added Mother to her resume and grew quickly to the task with an innate sense of its importance in her life and society.

Summers at the cottage on Lake Erie with the boys baiting hooks and pitching batting practice convinced her it was time to learn to drive, after all how else could she follow the budding athletic careers of her two growing young men. Had reality TV and Chef Ramsey been around Ethel certainly would have been a leading contender to win top chef. She made not just cooking a meal but preparing a banquet look easy from appetizers to desserts and all the subtleties that go with them. From Christmas dinner to her famous Grey Cup parties, where hopefully her Ti-Cats won, she could be seen smiling ear to ear enjoying the simple pleasure that comes with making others happy.

In retirement Harold and Ethel wintered south in Florida spending time walking, swimming and enjoying growing involvement with the Shrine Club. Later moving to Stoney Creek were they were actively involved with Trinity United Church. 

Ethel’s beautiful bright blue eyes magnetic smile and huge loving heart will be missed by all that knew her.

There will be a private family funeral after which the family welcomes everyone to attend a Celebration to Ethel’s life to be held at the Courtyard Marriot 1224 Upper James Street Hamilton from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

In lieu of flowers donations to Autism Canada http://autismcanada.org/ or Canadian Diabetes Association https://www.diabetes.ca/ are appreciated.

HamiltonObituaries.com

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