GARDINER, Lenora Grace


∼July 4th 1929 – November 3rd 2017∼

Lenora Gardiner in her 89th year passed away peacefully at Hogarth Riverview Manor (Thunder Bay) with her family by her side. She moves on to be with beloved husband Bill (William) and son Roger.

Lenora will forever be missed by her daughter Heather (Ken) Kivi, granddaughter Kelly Shipston (Shane) and grandson Daniel Kivi all of Thunder Bay.

Dear daughter of the late William and Ella Harper.  Special sister of the late Wilda Montgomery (Leonard), Merle Mills (late Delbert and late Bill Burbadge), Edith Clark (late James) and Dale Harper (Nancy).  Step-sister of the late Ellis, Russell, Howard Harper and the late Stella Baxter.

Cherished Sister-In-law to; Jim & Joy Gardiner, Sally Gardiner (late Calvin and Jean), Murray & Gayle Gardiner (late Cora), Shirley Daynard (late Bill Flood), Gloria Gardiner, Lorna Hagan (late Ronnie), Fay & John Pace, Jack & Judy Gardiner, Gary & Penny Gardiner.

There was a special spot in her heart for each of her numerous nieces and nephews.

Lenora was born in Evansville, ON and was always proud to say she was raised on Manitoulin Island.  However, visiting her brother Ellis in Iron Bridge, she met William (Bill) Gardiner. They were married and shared 49 years together. For many years their home was Iron Bridge, a community in which they were both actively involved. After Bill’s death, she moved to Thessalon, where she lived until six years ago when she moved to Thunder Bay to be closer to Heather.

Lenora was a loving Mother, Grandmother, Sister and Friend who always found time for those around her. She tirelessly supported her community, her church and her family.

Friends may call at the Beggs Funeral Home, Thessalon, on Sunday November 12, 2017 from 2 to 4pm.  Funeral service in the funeral home chapel on Monday November 13, 2017 at 11am with Marilyn Billings officiating.  Interment in Spruce Grove Cemetery, Iron Bridge.

A special thanks to the caring staff of Hogarth Riverview Manor/Grandview Lodge for the wonderful care given to Lenora over the past four years.

Donations to the charity of your choice would gratefully be accepted.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Beggs Funeral Home, Thessalon