Obituary of Aileen Austin
AUSTIN: Aileen (nee Arnold) –
A resident of Chatham, Aileen Austin passed away at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham Campus on Sunday, December 29, 2019 at the age of 88.
Born in Chatham, Aileen was the daughter of the late Harvey and Nellie (Smith) Arnold.
Beloved wife of 68 years to Tom Austin.
Loving mother Tim Austin (Debbie), Perry Austin, Kelly Klinard (Dan) and the late Mark Austin (2014).
Mother-in-law to Julie Austin.
Proud Grandma to Michael Austin (Sarah), Angela Elley (Scott), Katie Evans (Shad), Heather Klinard (Paul), Greg Klinard, Laura Klinard, Paige Austin and Paula Austin.
Great-Grandma to Sophie, Madeline, Dylan, Colton, Wynn and Gray.
Predeceased by her siblings George Arnold, Wilfred Arnold, James Arnold and June Jex.
Also missed by many nieces, nephews, friends and extended family.
Aileen and her husband Tom owned and operated Tom’s Appliances of Chatham, which is now a third generation family business.
Aileen and Tom enjoyed traveling. She had a passion for sewing and quilting and was a member of the Chatham-Kent Quilt Guild. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church, 145 Victoria Ave, Chatham on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 10:00 am. Interment to follow at Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham. A reception will follow the interment at McKinlay Reception Centre, 463 St. Clair Street, Chatham.
Donations made in memory of Aileen to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation would be appreciated.
Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com
McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham, 519-351-2040
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Aileen
Austin 1931 2019..
Death notice for the town of: Chatham, Province: Ontario