Wakely, Laurel Gill 'Lou'

Laurel passed away tragically after a fall at home on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at the age of 69.

Born in Toronto on May 2nd, 1951, she was the daughter of the late James and Kathleen (nee Slack) Rose of Oakville.

Laurel was the best friend and cherished wife of 44 years to Peter Wakely of the Rocklyn area. Peter and Lou have been together and inseparable for more than 49 years.

She leaves behind her sister-in-law Susan Goulart (Rob) of Beamsville, her brother-in-law Tim Wakely (Sonia) of Aylmer and her nieces, nephews and family throughout Alberta and Ontario.

Laurel loved animals, working outdoors, gardening and anything involving nature. She had a very kind heart and couldn’t say no to people who wanted her to accept their cats, and many others would drop their cats off at the end of the driveway.  Lou will be sadly missed by her cats Kit and Maggie, she loved them dearly.

She worked for most of her career in education as a secretary, administration assistant and office manager.

Cremation has taken place and a memorial service celebrating Laurel’s life will take place at a later due to the Covid -19 pandemic and present restrictions.

As your expressions of sympathy, donations to the Grey Bruce Animal Shelter 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

Details

Cremation has taken place and a memorial service celebrating Laurel’s life will take place at a later due to the Covid -19 pandemic and present restrictions.

Donations: Grey Bruce Animal Shelter.
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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Art Fitzsimmons
    Tuesday, November 3, 2020

    So sorry Peter, Laurel had such a tender spirit and beautiful smile

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  2. Cheryl Gibbons
    Tuesday, November 3, 2020

    There was just not a kinder happier soul than Laurel. I worked with Laurel at the board office in Markdale. Laurel had a great smile and an even greater laugh. A fabulous sense of humour. I’m so sorry for your loss.

    Cheryl Gibbons

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  3. Maureen Knight
    Tuesday, November 3, 2020

    So very sorry to hear of your loss Peter.

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  4. Melissa Boyle
    Tuesday, November 3, 2020

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed speaking with Laurel when she brought the cats in to see me.

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  5. Isabelle Ridd
    Tuesday, November 3, 2020

    Dear Peter
    I am so very sorry to hear about Laurel. She had such a beautiful smile and a kind heart. Thinking of you at this difficult time and will keep you in my prayers.

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  6. Frank Bassingthwaite
    Wednesday, November 4, 2020

    Dear Peter
    I was saddened to hear of Laurel’s passing. While I have not seen you since moving to Lindsay 4 years ago I remember well chatting with the two of you. May your great memories of so many years together be of comfort to you at this time

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  7. Linda Pearson
    Wednesday, November 4, 2020

    We are so saddened to hear of Laurel’s passing, Peter. I worked with Laurel at Strathcona & her smile sure put a positive spin on each & every day. Our sincerest condolences.

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  8. Louise Low
    Wednesday, November 4, 2020

    I am so sorry for your loss Peter. She was a wonderful lady. Remember some great times at Strath. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  9. Norma White
    Thursday, November 5, 2020

    So sorry to hear of your loss, Peter. May you cherish all the memories you shared together over your many years of married life.
    Norma White

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  10. Wes and Fionnuala Sparling
    Thursday, November 5, 2020

    We wish to convey our sincerest condolences to you, Peter , and your family, at this untimely passing of
    Laurel. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

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  11. Heather and Randy Thompson
    Thursday, November 5, 2020

    Randy and I wish to convey our condolences to you, Peter. Laurel was such a wonderful person. We have many great memories from the time that you and Laurel worked at Strath. Our prayers are with you.

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  12. Cynthia and Mark Lemon
    Saturday, November 21, 2020

    Our sincere sympathy Peter. We cherish the memories of time spent with you and Laurel.

    Cynthia and Mark Lemon

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