BUTTRUM, Virginia (nee Lawrence)
Ginny passed away with her children by her side, on Saturday, February 9, 2019, at Lanark Lodge.
Virginia Buttrum was predeceased by her loving husband Ralph in 2012. She was also predeceased by her parents, Richard and Mariette Lawrence (nee Lane). Loving mother to Victoria Buttrum (David Johnson), of Perth and Deborah of Aylmer, Quebec.
Ginny was also predeceased by her sister Ruth Lawrence and her mother in law, Marjorie (Cyril) Buttrum.
Also… Read More » left to mourn her loss are Ginny’s only surviving sister Marjorie (Scott) Seabury and Ginny’s brother in law, Keith Buttrum and his wife Cheryl.
Ginny was also a cherished grandmother to Liliane, Simon, Elliot and Skyler. She will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews.
Ginny was born in Portland, Maine and she experienced an idyllic childhood there. She met her beloved husband, Ralph after she had relocated to Montreal, through her colleagues at McGill University. After settling in as newlyweds, Ralph and Ginny purchased a farm in Wendover, where they raised their kids and animals. In addition, Ginny was able to realize her childhood dream of raising horses. After retirement, Ginny and Ralph moved to Perth, in the Maple Glen subdivision, where they had a lovely home built. Ralph and Ginny were able to enjoy boating and fishing on Otty Lake. Ginny was able to devote time to her love of gardening. Moreover, she donated her time to the Great War Memorial Hospital, Perth, as a volunteer for many years.
After her soulmate’s death, Ginny had relocated to a retirement home in Ottawa to be closer to her daughters. Eventually, as her health declined, Ginny moved into Lanark Lodge. The family wish to thank the staff at Lanark Lodge for their compassionate care provided to Ginny.
To honor her wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, February 24, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the O’Dacre Family Funeral Home. Ginny’s service will be at 2:00 pm, officiated by Rev Shirley Bradley. For those wishing to make a donation in her memory, family have requested the Alzheimers Society Lanark Leeds Grenville 1-866-576-8556 or The Canadian Cancer Society 613-267-1058.
Virginia’s funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the O’Dacre Family Funeral Home, Ltd., Perth.
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Virginia Ginny Buttrum September 28 1942 February 9 2019..