Mina Turner

Obituary of Mina Turner

TURNER - Mina Eileen, passed away peacefully at Manitoulin Lodge on Thursday March 26, 2020. Mina was born in Gore Bay on June 22, 1921 to Charlie and Katie (McDougall) Wright. She met her beloved husband Archie in 1943 and they were married on Sept. 6, 1944. Mina is survived by her children Charles and Peggy (Bill) Clark, grandchildren Holly, Hye (Teresa) and Kate (Chip), great grandchildren Braydon and Karly Newton and Mina Bird to the "Apple of her eye" Rylee Williamson, her sister Kal Merrylees and Haroldine (Bill) Seli and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Archie predeceased  her on August 7, 1981. She was also predeceased by her daughter in law Sylvia, brother Harold (Lena), Max (Mildred), Ken (Henrietta), Bob and sister Anna (Dalt) Wright as well as in laws Jim Merrylees and Grant and Marian Turner. Mina worked for many years as a bookkeeper. She spent 17 years on Gore Bay Council, volunteered at many locations, including Manitoulin Lodge. She was awarded the Citizen of the Year and the Golden Jubilee award. Mina was always kept busy baking Mina Bird cookies (shortbread) and her butter scotch tarts. She enjoyed playing cards, golfing, gambling and of course curling with her good friends Irene, Arlene and Molly, bonspiels with island friends and enjoying her noted fuzzy navels. Mina lived for 6 years at Millsite apartments where she made many good friends and her final months she was cared for by the wonderful staff at Manitoulin Lodge. At this time, there will be no visitation or funeral service due to Covid 19. Memorial donations may be made to the Lyon's Memorial Church, Rotary Club of Gore Bay (Gore Bay Medical Centre) or the Manitoulin Lodge Volunteer Program, and may be made through www.simpsonfuneralhome.ca

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