Gonder, Jean Winnifred

Jean Winnifred Gonder (nee Davison) passed away peacefully at the Meaford Long Term Care Centre on Tuesday, October 31, 2023 at the age of 92.

Born in Meaford on January 10, 1931, she was a daughter of the late Melville and Bessie (nee Bailey) Davison.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband Orrin Gonder (April 2, 2001).

Jean was the loving mother of Richard & Cindy Gonder of Cumberland Beach and Jodie, David Ford of Shallow Lake and was predeceased by her son Randolph ‘Randy’ Gonder (late Heather).

Jean will be the fondly remembered Nana of Tallilee, Christopher, Jessica, Michael, Matthew, Thomas, Robyn, Margaret, and Jackie and Great-Nana to Andraya, Orrin, Leah, Tyler, Harley, Dusty, Ashley, Zoey, Emma, Jacob, Evan, Luke, and Emily.

Jean was predeceased by her brothers Robert, Donald and Bazil. She is the dear sister-in-law of Marjorie Davison of Meaford and Sylvia Davison of Collingwood and will be remembered by her many nieces and nephews.

With love and a lifetime of wonderful memories with you Mom, we will cherish our mother and Nana as wide as the Universe forever.

A funeral service will be conducted at the Church of Christ, Meaford on Friday, November 3, 2023 at 11 o’clock with visiting the hour prior.  Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery in Meaford.

As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Church of Christ or the charity of choice 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.   www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca


Visiting the hour prior to service.

Friday, November 3, 2023 11:00 AM
Funeral Service at the Church of Christ in Meaford.

Make a donation in memory of Jean Winnifred Gonder

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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Dave and Mary Edmonstone
    Wednesday, November 1, 2023

    Jodie, Dave and family, so sorry for your loss of your mom (Grandma), cherish your wonderful memories. Thinking of you all.

    Dave, Mary

  2. Debbie and Brian Albert
    Wednesday, November 1, 2023

    Our deepest condolences Rick , Cindy and family. Your mom was a remarkable woman. May the memories shared in the coming days about your mom bring you comfort in knowing that her life touched so many and will be missed by all who knew her

  3. Sheila Finnie
    Wednesday, November 1, 2023

    Our sincere condolences, Jodie, David & Tallilee, on the loss of your Mom & Nana. May your memories of her be a support to you in this difficult time. Know that you are in our thoughts & prayers.

  4. Trish Nolan
    Wednesday, November 1, 2023

    Jodie and Dave,

    So sorry to hear of Jean’ s passing. She was a lovely lady and I know how special she was to so many people. It was an honor to know her.

    Trish Nolan.

  5. Gail Rows
    Thursday, November 2, 2023

    Jackie and Margaret and family. So sorry to hear of the loss of your Nana. I knew her for many years and she was a wonderful lady

  6. Margaret Lowe
    Thursday, November 2, 2023

    My sincere condolences to all Jean’s family. I got to know Jean several years ago and often saw her at Suzies. Memories will keep her close in your hearts. Cherish them.

  7. Katherine Turmaine
    Friday, November 3, 2023

    Margaret and Family
    We are so sorry for your loss. May you hold on to the beautiful memories of a wonderful Grandmother. Keeping you in our thoughts
    Katherine Turmaine & Wayne Sanders

  8. Donna van der Valk
    Friday, November 3, 2023

    Jodie and Family,
    So sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother.
    She was a very special lady.
    My sincere condolences to you all.

    Donna (Preston) van der Valk

  9. Betty Hall
    Saturday, November 4, 2023

    My condolences to the family for your loss of a dear soul that Jean was. I met Jean at calorie counters years ago. We had many laugh & adventures with Jean, that will remain with me forever. Bless you all.

  10. Louise E Kazarian-Hodder
    Sunday, November 5, 2023

    Jodie and Dave and family, our condolences to you and your family on the passing of Jean. She will be missed. Thinking of you. Louise and Will Jr. Kazarian-Hodder and Willis Hodder

  11. Wayne Button
    Tuesday, November 7, 2023

    Our Deepest Sympathy and Condolences go out to Jean’s Family and all who knew her. We remember Jean when we were members of The Meaford Church Of Christ, she was a great, remarkable and wonderful woman who had a way of making one laugh. She always had a smile to wear for us all, it sure would rub off. Rest In Peace Jean, until we meet again on that Beautiful Shore. Wayne and Jennfier Shortt-Button


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