HERRON, Gwendolyn 'Gwen' Elsie (White) Herron - Of Willowdale (North York) Ontario, born on January 23, 1928 in Bowmanville, ON to Herbert (Bert) and Elsie White, passed away very peacefully, following a good breakfast, at Sheppard Lodge on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at the age of 91.
Gwen is predeceased by her husband for 50 years, Donald (Don) Stanley Herron, her sister-in-law Grace Kruger of Montreal, QC, her siblings Jack White (Toronto, ON), Cecil White (Ottawa, ON), Bernice Wiltshire (Grand Valley, ON) and Don White (Minden, ON), and her granddaughter Kirsten Kennedy, at a very young age.
Gwen is survived by her brother Ken White of Arlington (Seattle), WA, her children Mark Herron (Heather Gordon), Jane Kennedy (Michael), Judi Herron and Zia McGarry (Paul) all of Toronto, ON and her grandchildren Shane Kennedy, Grace Gordon, Eric McGarry, James Herron and Shannon McGarry.
Along with her family, Gwen’s greatest love in life was singing opera. For Gwen was a very powerful and capable singer, who recorded an album in 1948, by which, she will always be remembered as a heartfelt inspiration for others to pursue their dreams.
The family wishes to sincerely thank all the staff of Sheppard Lodge, especially everyone on the 4th floor of the Long-Term Care facility, for making Gwen’s last year very pleasant and comfortable.
Following cremation, the family plans to inter Gwen alongside her husband at Prospect Cemetery, which is in the neighbourhood in Toronto where both Gwen and Don grew up and where both of their parents are buried.
Donations in Gwen’s memory to CAMH in Toronto or any other charity of choice.