August 13, 1933 - February 28, 2017
Wilenius, Lorna Jean (nee Brown)
Passed away peacefully at Valleystream Retirement Community on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 in her 84th year. Born August 13, 1933 in St. Catherines, Ontario. Beloved wife of the late Dr. George Wilenius. Cherished mother of Peter (Sara) and Dave (Robin). Loving Grandmother of Ian, Stephen and Emma. Trained as a Nurse at the Hamilton General Hospital (1955) and Head Nurse of the Obstetrical Unit. She lived her life with grace, dignity and humour and enjoyed many years of sailing with George and friends, tennis and especially spending time with her grandchildren. Special thanks to the wonderful staff from CCAC, Ottawa West Community Support and Home Instead who made it possible for her to remain at home as long as she did. Thanks also to the staff at Valleystream, Dr Hacker and the palliative care team for making her last few months so comfortable. A special mention to Angie, Tim, Sasha, Wendy, Sheryl, Kayla and Dr Edirisinghe for their humour, dedication and loving care. A celebration of her life will be held at Tubman Funeral Homes, Garden Chapel, 3440 Richmond Rd, Nepean, Saturday March 25, from 2-4 pm. Those wishing may make memorial donations to the Queensway Carleton Hospital and Camp Trillium (camp for kids with cancer).