With profound sadness we announce the peaceful passing of our mother, Emily Jane McLachlan, with her family close to her at St. Joseph’s Hospice on July 26 2014. Emily was born in Caradoc Township on Sept 11 1934, to James Elvin and Lois Whiting. Emily married her dearly devoted husband, Jack McLachlan on June 6 1953, and then moved to their farm where they made their life together for over 60 years. She and Jack moved to Ailsa Craig ON in February.
Emily is the dearly loved and loving mother of Shirley Knott (late Tom) of Calgary, Jim & Yvonne McLachlan of Lloydminster AB, Connie & Jason Sutherland of Ailsa Craig, and Ward & Michele McLachlan of London ON.
Dearly loved and loving grandmother of Catherine & Daniel Leonard of Edmonton, Deborah Knott and Chris Elliott of Calgary, Virginia Knott and Braydon Bartko of Calgary, Taryn and Devin McLachlan of London, and Claire, Grace and Olivia Sutherland of Ailsa Craig. She is survived by her brother Emerson Whiting and his wife Marg of Point Edward ON. Loved and missed by Jack’s family, Marg & Leroy Walker, Duncan & Mary McLachlan, Libby McLachlan, Ken McLachlan, and many cousins, nieces and nephews on both sides of the family. Predeceased by her sisters Margaret Thiel & Dorothy Speers.
Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Emily’s life will be held on Thursday September 11 2014, at 2pm at the Ailsa Craig Community Centre with visitation to follow. Mom collected for the Canadian Cancer Society for years and with cancer taking her life, a memorial donation would be appropriate. Arrangements entrusted to T. Stephenson and Son Funeral Home in Ailsa Craig. Donations and condolences may be left online at www.dennignfuneralhome.com .