LAWRENCE, Marjorie - In her 97th year, Marjorie, our loving and dearly loved Mum, Grannie, Great Gran, Auntie and Friend left this life peacefully with family by her side.
Born in Portsmouth, England to Edith and Jack Lawrence, she was the second child in a happy family of six children.
She was pre-deceased by all her siblings Jack, Kathleen, Eric, Jean and Brian.
Marjorie was a war veteran.
Beloved mother of her only child Rosemary Barnard nee Roberts (Keith Chandler), she was predeceased by her dear son-in-law Frank Barnard. Marjorie was a very involved and devoted Grandmother to Janet (Cyrus David), Margaret (Mark Dipple), Alison (Cesar Moncada) and Matthew and a truly Great Grandmother to Willow and Liam David, Indigo Dipple and Julio Moncada.
She was a sergeant in the Auxiliary Territorial Service of the British Army.
Marjorie immigrated to Canada in 1954 and settled in Ajax in 1957.
A Celebration of Marjories Life will be held on Monday December 17, Visitation (11:00 am - Service (1:00 pm). Accetone Funeral Home, Ajax.
We will be forever grateful to the Ballycliffe staff who eased Mums final days with such sensitivity and gentle care. Should family and friends so desire, donations to the Ajax and Pickering Hospital or a charity of your choice, would be greatly appreciated.
Marjorie is also survived by her dear friends Nan Fallon of Ajax, and Joyce Sutton of Plymouth, England. She will be missed terribly and remembered fondly by all who knew her.
Always a proud Ajacian, she worked for several years as secretary in the Ajax Police Department. Later she enjoyed many years as receptionist for Dr. Doug Groff, and to Mrs R, the Groffs became her second family.
Following a bucket-list retirement trip backpacking solo around Australia, Marjorie began volunteering at the Ajax Hospital Auxiliary.
She found this work most gratifying and was proud to be Auxiliary President when the new West Wing opened.