Born in Chatsworth, on August 24th, 1923, Laura was a daughter to the late James and Edna (nee More) Laird. Laura passed away peacefully at the Meaford Long Term Care Centre on January 20th, 2020 at the age of 96.
A long time resident of the 10th Line, Collingwood Township, Laura was predeceased by her beloved husband Melville Stinson in 1963. She is remembered as a Mother of James (Linda) Stinson, Darlene (Rick) Dieleman, Dianne (Dale) Collins, and John (Ekaterina) Stinson.
Laura was the much loved “Mom-mom” to 13 grandchildren: Aimee (Jim) Stinson, Carolynne (Matthew) Jewett, James (Megan) Stinson, Elizabeth (Joel) Saunders, Colleen (Markus) Wolski, David Stinson, Daniel (Krystal) Dieleman, Elaine (Scott) Gilchrist, Catherine (Michael) Dieleman, Douglas (Bailey) Collins, Scott (Holly) Collins, Simon Stinson, and Charlotte Stinson. She also leaves behind 16 great-grandchildren.
Laura was predeceased by her brothers James and John Laird and brother-in-law William Hamilton. She is survived by her sister Edna Hamilton and sister-in-law Janet Laird and will be remembered fondly by her nieces, nephews and family.
Laura’s family would like to thank the staff at the Meaford Long Term Care Centre for their care and dedication.
A memorial service celebrating Laura’s life will be conducted at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Thornbury, Ontario, on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 2 o’clock with a reception to follow. A private family service of committal and interment was conducted at Thornbury-Clarksburg Union Cemetery. As your expression of sympathy, donations to St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church (cheques only please) or the Alzheimer Society in her memory 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
Service: Life Celebration at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church Thornbury on Saturday, Febraury 8, 2020 at 2 oclock.