SLED, Muriel - Peacefully at Extendicare in Port Hope on Saturday, October 22, 2016, Muriel Sled (nee Mawhinney) age 88 closed her eyes for the last time.
Born in Leeds Grenville, she was the eldest of seven children of Ethel and Dave Mawhinney, Brockville.
Beloved wife for 60 years to the late Captain John Elson Sled, RCAF Captain (D.F.C.).
Loving mother of Jim Sled (Vivian), Janice Sled, and Leanne Arsenault.
Cherished grandmother of James Sled (Maggie), Jennifer McLaughlin (Derek), Raymond Arsenault, and great grandmother of Cecilia Sled.
Dear sister of Carol Hennessy (Bishop).
Muriel was a force of nature. She demonstrated her love for her children through thoughtful actions, caring and encouragement. Muriel was well informed and known for her beautiful laugh and quick wit. She was wise and generous, combined with a great sense of humour.
She enjoyed volunteering in her community, serving with Oakville’s Red Cross, Cobourg Blood Services, The Salvation Army and the Golden Plough Lodge. Muriel spearheaded the Shoreline Erosion project to save Monk’s Cove in Cobourg.
Her family and friends will continue to celebrate Muriel’s life as she will be remembered for her positive influence, empathy and friendship. Her family looked to Muriel as a true matriarch of the family. No words can truly express the loss of such a dynamic person.
Cremation with interment at Prescott.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice .