Audrey Margaret Warner died peacefully in Wiarton, Ontario on February 5, 2023. She was 93 years young. She is survived by her husband, Alex Murchie; her stepchildren Jim, Mary Jo, Betty, Carolyn, Sandy, and their families; her nieces Kathy, Anne and Elaine and their families; her beloved great-niece, Alexandra and husband, Kegan. She is predeceased by her brother Ken and sister-in-law Bernice, and by her brother Doug and sister-in-law Geraldine.
Audrey was born September 26,1929 in Hamilton, Ontario. She was a graduate of Western, Toronto, and Cornell Universities. She taught secondary school in Tillsonburg, Hamilton, and Dundas, then worked as an associate professor at the Faculty of Education, University of Toronto. Audrey retired to Mallory Beach near Wiarton, spending winters in New Smyrna Beach, Florida and travelling with Alex to Europe and the United States. A person of many interests, Audrey was an honorary life member of OFSHEEA (Family Studies-Home Economics Educators), and a life member of AAFCS (American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences). She was active in many sports especially golf, skiing, curling and canoe tripping. She had a fine eye for design and colour and loved the furniture and textiles of Scandinavia as well as the art and sculpture of the Inuit of northern Canada.
In keeping with Audrey's wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Audrey's Life will be held at St. John's United Church in Wiarton, the date and time to be announced later. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, Hamilton at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Mission and Service Fund of the United Church of Canada, to St. John's United Church, Wiarton or to the Warner Cemetery, St. David's, Ontario. Condolences can be sent to Audrey's family by visiting her memorial at www.woodfuneralhome.ca
Obituary was originally published in The Hamilton Spectator.
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