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 OBITUARIES  ...for the DURHAM REGION

 

 

 

 

 

WOODROW, Arlene Alice  - Died in her 94th year on February 15, 2018 at the Orchard Villa Long Term Care in Pickering, Ontario.

As the wife of a Squadron Leader (major) in the Royal Canadian Air Force, she spent many years living on or near air bases in Ontario, Manitoba and Ohio.

Arlene was born and raised in and near London, Ontario, the oldest of two children of John Frederick and Anne Jane (Windover) Thorp. Arlene was working at London Life when she met John Heath Woodrow at the resort town of Grand Bend and they married on Canada Day (July 1st) 1948.

When John died in 2002, Arlene even took over (reluctantly) the computerized record keeping for their duplicate bridge club. They were both fans of the Toronto Blue Jays and several anniversaries were celebrated with family at the sports facility formerly known as The Skydome.

Arlene is survived by her daughter Judith (Terry Surridge) and son Bruce (Marianne Moershel); grandchildren Erich Fox (Rae), Matthew Fox, Scott Surridge (Terri Lynn) and Alex Surridge; great-grandchildren Xavier Fox, Leonard Fossat and Benjamin Surridge; sister-in-law Marcelle Thorp; and nephews David, Gerald, Jim and Peter Thorp. She is predeceased by her husband John, and brother William Thorp.

A visitation and remembrance will be held on Sunday, February 18, from 2 to 5 pm at the McEachnie Funeral Home in Ajax.

Arlene’s children wish to thank the staff of Orchard Villa Long Term Care and Homewell Senior Care for the care and support they provided in her later years. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a worthy cause of your choice.

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