Sexton, Diana 'Lynn'

With family by her side, Lynn Sexton passed away peacefully at Meaford Long Term Care on Monday, April 22, at the age of 70.

Born in Hamilton, Ontario, she was the daughter of the late Norman and Yvonne (nee Choquette) Sexton.

Lynn was predeceased by husband and partners, Lawrence Hill, Raymond Newland, and Gregory Kennicle, and her sister Kathy McNeil.

She will be dearly missed by her sister Susan (Patrick) O’Neill, as well as her step-children, Anthony and Stefanie Hill, Mark (Susan) Newland, Michelle (David) Junor, Melissa (Neil) Juniper, and Jason (Sandra) Kennicle, along with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Lynn was a very strong and determined woman, with a kind and generous heart.  She had a passion for cooking, the outdoors, and boxer dogs.

The family would like to thank all of Lynn’s friends and the staff of the Meaford Long Term Care Centre, for their support and care of Lynn throughout her long battle with Primary Lateral Sclerosis ‘P.L.S.’

Cremation has taken place and a private family service will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the A.L.S. Society of Canada would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.


Private celebration of Lynn's life at a later date.

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Donations: ALS Society of Canada
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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Val Reed
    Tuesday, April 23, 2024

    I had the pleasure of knowing her when she was living at John Joseph Place in Owen Sound.
    She always made my day and had such a kind word or encouraging quip to relay to me when I came in to see her or passing by her room.
    She had a big heart and her kindness and care for others will never be forgotten.

  2. Heather Caldwell
    Tuesday, April 23, 2024

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Lynn’s family. My mom was Lynn’s roommate the past year. Lynn was a very kind and caring person. It was a privilege to get to know her.
    Madeleine Ross (Lynn’s roommate), Heather Caldwell

  3. Christine Staeger
    Tuesday, April 23, 2024

    Lynn knew everyone who went to her video store. Some here some passed.
    That’s where I met her years back.
    The most touching thing said to me the morning before she passed was, ” I’ll give Heather a hug for you.”
    Powerfull words that made a difference.
    Fly high my friend.
    Angels walk.

  4. Michelle Junor (Newland)
    Tuesday, April 23, 2024

    David and Michelle Newland send their sincere condolences to the Sexton family. Lynn was always a sweet gentle spirit. So lovely and full of life. We are so sorry foe your loss. All out love and God’s blessing. Rest in peace sweet Lynn. We love you. Sincerely Michelle and David

  5. Nora Clock
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024

    My deepest condolences to the Family. Lynn was an amazingly strong and positive lady. I will miss our chats.

  6. Dianne Rowles
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024

    Sorry to hear of her passing my condolences to the family

  7. Debbie Belrose
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024

    Very sad to hear this news. Lynn was my beloved Aunt through my Uncle Ray Newland. We shared in many family gatherings and celebrations thru the years. I have many fond memories of her beautiful smiles and laughter. She was always so caring, understanding, and thoughtful❤️. She was a huge part of my life growing up and continued when we all moved to different locations
    Every year we camped in Meaford we always made sure to stop in her video store for hugs and a visit.
    She will be greatly missed by many.

    Wednesday, April 24, 2024

    Will always remember Aunt Lynn as a true lady with a kind heart and gentle spirit – always had a smile on her face . Great memories like learning to ski with her and Uncle Ray at the nearby snow hills and going back to their place for snacks, hot chocolate/ coffee and great conversation… dearly missed for sure .

  9. Tiffany Petty
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024

    To Lynn’s family; Lynn and I worked closely together years ago at Frito Lay. She was the best colleague ! Funny, efficient, high energy – Her nickname was Lynn da Bin – if it wasn’t filed or put away, into the bin!
    I offer my condolences to her friends and family. Such a loss

  10. Ken and Mary Sprayson
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024

    Sue and Pat – so sorry to hear about your sister. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Ken and Mary

  11. Christine Newland
    Thursday, May 9, 2024

    I am Lynn’s sister in law Christine Newland, Ray Newland’s sister in London, Ontario. Lynn and I got along great and had some wonderful times together. When things got challenging we had long healing heart to hearts. We shared both laughter and tears. We loved and supported one another. We stayed in touch over the years, enjoying visits in person and on the phone, talking for hours. I enjoyed our many visits in Meaford and always felt welcomed and loved. Lynn was in my thoughts a lot recently and so I decided I better call her tonight for one of our long phone visits. I went to her FB page only to discover she has left this plain and the tears flowed. I love and miss you so much Lynn. I am a very Spiritual person, so I know you are happy where you are and I know you have reunited with loved ones, both 2 and 4 legged. I send you all my love. I hope that you and my Walter are hanging out and loving every minute sharing memories and laughter.
    I love you always and forever beautiful lady. I miss your laughter and fun personality, your sympathy and compassion. You are a beautiful soul!
    You are in my heart forever and always. Give Walter a hug for me please.
    Love and huge hugs.
    Christine ox


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