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Winifred Drover

October 28, 1926 — April 2, 2023

Sydney

It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of our mother, Winifred (Price) Drover in her 96th year.  Mom was born in Kingston-on-Thames, England in 1926 and immigrated to Canada in 1946 as a 19-year old war bride.  

 

She settled into her new home and built a wonderful life for her family.  Mom was a devoted member of St Alban’s parish and a long time member of their ACW.  She taught herself to sew and created exquisite clothing for her family, took woodworking classes and built beautiful furniture pieces, and made the best homemade bread ever.  

 

She will be forever missed by her children, Helen (Mike) Horsman, Shirley (Lee) Price, Janet (Wayne) Confiant, and Bill (Anne) Drover, 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great grandchildren.  Mom is also survived by her sister-in-law Mary Catherine Aitkins and many nieces and nephews.

 

She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Bill, her sister Rose, and her grandson Darren.  She was also left to mourn the passing of her brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and her many good friends.

 

The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the staff of MacGillivray Guest Home.  They filled the last two years of Mom’s life with laughter and friendship and extended compassionate and loving care in her final days.  We will be forever grateful.

 

Funeral service to Celebrate Mom’s life will be held at St Albans Anglican Church in Whitney Pier at 1:00 on Saturday, April 8th.

 

Donations in Mom’s memory will be welcomed by the MacGillivray Guest Home Patient Care Fund.

 

A ship sails and I stand watching till she fades on the horizon

 and someone at my side says: "She is gone"

 

And just at that moment, there are others who are watching

her coming over their horizon and other voices

take up a glad shout – "There she comes”.

 
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