Mary Frances Lavis
Mary Lavis of Wingham passed away at Wingham and District Hospital on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021. She was 89.
Mary was the beloved wife of Jim Lavis and the loving mother of Jane and Gord Machan, Ruth and Dale Machan, Joan and Ross Livingston and Dan and Pat Campbell. She was the devoted grandma of nine and great-grandma of 26. Mary was the dear sister-in-law of Betty Darling, Bessie Johnston, Mary Shean, Lillian Smith (Ron), Mary Campbell, Isabel Campbell and Jerry Barrett and the cherished “other mother” of Jenny Tickell and numerous foster children. She will be dearly missed by her many nieces, nephews and extended family.
Grandma Mary, as she was affectionately known by at the Wingham Daycare, will be lovingly remembered by the many children who over the years found comfort in her kitchen and in her cooking.
Mary was predeceased by her first husband Charles Campbell (1969), daughter Nancy (1958), sons David (1974) and Bradley (1991) and brothers Don, Harry, George and Jim Darling.
A private family service was held at McBurney Funeral Home, Wingham on Friday, Dec. 10 with interment at Wingham Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Wingham and District Hospital Foundation or the Huron County Christmas Bureau (Huron-Perth Children’s Aid Society) would be appreciated.
Online condolences may be left at www.mcburneyfuneralhome.com