Spicer, Muriel Evelyn Mae
MURIEL EVELYN MAE SPICERMuriel Spicer passed away at Grandview Lodge, with her loving family at her side, on Saturday, August 4, 2001 after a lengthy illness. Muriel was born in Paddock Wood Kent, England and came to Canada with her parents, the late Hiram and Mabel Waghorn, when she was two years old. After graduating from high school, she worked for the Grain Exchange before her marriage to William Henry Spicer, August 21, 1940. Muriel had many and varied interests. She was a member of the Fort William Gyrette Club, Wesley United Church and Westmount Hospital's Auxiliary. Fun times were shared with friends on the bowling alley and over a bridge table. New sights and friends were enjoyed over the years with numerous travels taken with Bill. Her most pleasure was found at family gatherings, the happy summers spent at their cottage at Trout Lake; hours given to preparing wonderful meals for her family; and the joy of playing the piano for sing songs. Grandma delighted in the company and accomplishments of her four very cherished grandchildren, and in the recent birth of her first great granddaughter. Muriel is survived by her husband Bill, her daughters Sue Anne, (Terry) Hurtig and Sandra Firman, (Coryl Ralph). Also surviving are her grandchildren, Trevor, (Tanya) Hurtig, Kimberly (Glen) Maguire, Calgary, Evan Hurtig, (Sherri) Bryce Firman, her great granddaughter, Abigail Hurtig, her sister, Doris Nyberg in Peterborough, brothers-in-law Bob (Ann) Spicer and Alan (Shirley) Spicer, as well as her sisters-in-law, Isobel Spicer, Elizabeth Spicer and Myrtle Lilley. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. She was predeceased by her parents, brothers-in-law, George Nyberg, Frank Varley, Arthur Spicer, Fred Spicer, Lloyd Spicer, Roy Spicer, Norman Lilley, and sisters-in-law, Doris Varley, Alice Spicer and Martha Spicer. A Memorial Service will take place in Wesley United Church on Wednesday, August 8, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Jennifer Uhryniw officiating, followed by a private interment and reception at the Victoria Inn. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Thunder Bay Regional Hospital Foundation would be greatly appreciated.A tree will be planted in memory of Mrs. Muriel Spicer in the Blake Funeral Chapel Memorial Grove. Annual dedication service Sunday, June 23, 2002.