Lydia Mae Gartner née Grose (formely Dale) Born March 5, 1932, passed away January 20, 2023, in Elliot Lake, Ontario. Lydia was the fourth daughter of Mabel (McSorley) and Franklin Grose and grew up on the family farm on Ten Hill, Creemore.
The first cycle of her life included Creemore public school, then Toronto to work for Bell telephone, marriage and back to Creemore to raise a family. Faith in her Lord and lifelong friendships such as Isobel, were a special support and a lifetime friend to mom during the tragic loss of her little boys. She thrived with the skills learned while working at the Creemore post office which was just across the lane from home. Anyone who dropped by our house knew they were not be leaving before a wonderful home cooked meal and pie had been served at Lydia's kitchen table. Her years of stories driving the Saskatchewan mobile sale truck selling quality safety boots to numerous mines and work sites across the prairies revealed much of her lifelong interest in meeting people, enjoying nature, a strong work ethic and mathematics!! Mom's last 20 + years living in Elliot Lake were contented, spending loving years with her Joe and her BF Dominique, growing anything in her yard. Enjoying the beauties of our creator's nature and hours of killer card games with the Elliot Lake card community.
May Mom rest in peace now with her Lord, her boys Phillip and Stephen (1957) her loving husband Joe (2017) and Siblings, Grace, Doreen, Garnet. Survived by sisters Ruth (Camrose) and Gladys (Stayner). Never to be forgotten by her beloved children, Elizabeth (Wes), Marc ( Jacquie) granddaughter Sara, grandsons, David & Daniel and 4 great grandchildren and a host of wonderful friends who enriched her life and whose paths she enlivened!
Interment will be Tuesday, June 6th at Creemore cemetery at 11:00 AM.
All friends & family who are able to attend in remembrance of mom are invited to a luncheon prepared at the St- John's united church, Main Street, Creemore at 12:30 PM.