Renton, Audrey (neé Wood)
November 16, 1921 - September 8, 2020.
Peacefully at the Perley Rideau Veterans Health Centre on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. Cherished wife of the late Lawrence Renton (2019). Beloved mother of Kerry Callan-Jones (Craig). Much loved grandmother of Christie Callan-Jones and Andrew Callan-Jones (Kristina) and dear great nanny of Henry Callan-Jones. Mother of Pamela Renton and loved grandmother of her children Rachael Weaver, Naomi Fisher, Samuel Lieff (Nancy) and great grandmother of Oliver Lieff.
Audrey was born in Northumberland, England. She met Lawrence in Gloucester, England when he was serving as a flying officer with the RCAF and she was a sergeant in the Royal Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF). She came to Ottawa as a war bride in the summer of 1946 with her daughter Kerry. In 1957, the family moved to Manotick ON where Audrey and Lawrence built highly successful businesses, Manotick Motors and Long Island Motors.
In retirement, they lived at their beloved farm, Briardene, where they spent more than fifty years enjoying their beautiful property. During her retirement years, Audrey was a military researcher and worked for many years at the city of Ottawa archives in North Gower. Audrey, along with Lawrence were very active members of their church and heavily involved in community life in Kars. They were also active members of the Manotick Legion for many years. Audrey will be sorely missed by her family and her friends in Kars and Manotick.
Private funeral due to COVID19 restrictions. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Manotick Legion, Branch 314, 5550 Ann Street, Manotick, K4M1A3 or the Perley Rideau Foundation, 1750 Russell Road, Ottawa, K1G 5Z6. Audrey spent the last two years of her life at the Perley and received excellent care from all of the staff. The family thanks them for their kindness and wonderful care. Tributes, condolences or donations may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com.
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Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre
Manotick Legion Branch 314
5550 Ann Street, Manotick ON K4M1A3