Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Bugle Call: Audrey Bradshaw Rutherford Upton

It is with deep regret that I learned of the passing of Audrey Rutherford Upton.  What an amazing lady!  She was very kind in her support of the History Project sharing her knowledge of our history from the inside view point of one of the earliest year-round residents.  To a young sailor, she was an endless source of popsicles and mail.  To our parents and grandparents, she was the source of telephone calls, milk and groceries.  All of which were neatly handled from the front porch, as she deftly managed her own family.  As a community we were blessed to have her and she will be missed.
Our deepest condolences go to Bernice, Elaine and Karen and their families.

Gratton & Audrey at the Point, early 1950s

Audrey with Karen & Bernice and Mr. & Mrs. Oakes at Red Rock
Her obituary  read:
On Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay we said goodbye to our “Mom” and “Best Friend”. Audrey (nee Bradshaw) Rutherford Upton of Sturgeon Point was in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Gratton Rutherford (1984) and the late Arthur Upton (2012). Loving mother of Bernice Rutherford and Stephen Hemsted, Elaine and her husband Brian Ward, Karen and her husband Paul Weightman all of Fenelon Falls. Step mother of Chris and Barry Green and Barbara Upton all of Bobcaygeon. Dear gramma of Sara, Erin, Rossie, Tyler, Tobi, Dustin, Mackenzie, Alison, Erin, Kevin, Laura, Jennifer. and great-gramma of fourteen. Pre-deceased by siblings Gordon, Kenneth and baby Bernice Bradshaw. The family will receive friends at Immanuel Baptist Church, 20 Bond Street East, Fenelon Falls, on Friday, May 3rd, from 1:00 p.m. until time of service at 3:00 p.m. If desired memorial donations to Immanual Baptist Church would be appreciated by the family. To leave on-line condolences, make a memorial donations or to light a memorial candle please visit: www.jardinefuneralhome.com

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