Marianne Jeanette Allwork (Nee Watkins), age 84 of Spruce Lodge, Stratford passed away peacefully Thursday, February 9, 2017. Born on October 20, 1932 in Upper Heath, Hampstead, England, daughter of the late Arthur Henry Watkins and the former Emily Jessie Hopkin. She married David Albert Deane Allwork in 1954 at St. Peter and St. Pauls Church, Harlington, England. They then immigrated to Canada from England in 1957, re-locating to Bramalea (now known as Brampton) from Toronto in 1960 and to Stratford in 1998. She was a proud member of the Friends of the Festival, Lakeside Seniors Association, and former member of the Brampton Square Dancing Club and Avon Cosmetics Presidents Club of the Greater Toronto Area. Beloved wife of David Albert Deane Allwork. Loving mother of Leslie and husband Doug Rockett of Georgetown and Jacqui and husband Michael Misener of Stratford. Dear Nanny of Samantha (with partner Callum), Brendan, Charlie (with partner Laura) and Christopher. Also survived by her dearest companion Fergie (Robert Ferguson), sister Shirley Weedon, brother Graham Watkins, sisters-in-law Jo, Tessa, Mary and Francis Allwork and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents she was predeceased by husband David, brother Mike, Brothers-in-law John Weedon, Juan Allwork, Jeff Allwork, Charles Hance, Peter Allwork, Stephen Allwork, Trevor Allwork, Sisters-In-Law Linda Hance, Rita Jarrett, Hazel Watkins and nephew Matthew Julian Allwork. The family welcomes friends and relatives at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street Stratford on Saturday, February 25th, 2017 from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral at 2 p.m. with a reception to follow. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Stratford General Hospital Foundation, or the charity of ones choosing through the funeral home. 519.271.7411 www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com
One hour before the service
Celebration of Marianne’s Life
Saturday, February 25, at 2:00 p.m.
W.G. Young Funeral Home
W.G. Young Funeral Home Reception Centre
Stratford General Hospital
Charity of one’s choice