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Winifred McNabb

Winifred McNabb

Sunday, January 5, 2020

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Obituary for Winifred Margaret Alice McNabb (Fogden)

After 90 years of a life without regret, Winifred Margaret Alice McNabb passed away suddenly but peacefully on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at Lindsay’s Ross Memorial Hospital. Loving wife of J.A. Pete McNabb (2008) and adored mother of Andy (Jolanka), Tammy (2008) and Jamie (Robyn). Cherished grandmother of Madeleine, Victoria, Will and Haven McNabb; Nikki and Colin Kirkby; and Harrison and Oliver McNabb. Predeceased by parents Eva and Henry “Harry” Upton Fogden, and brothers John and Bill Fogden.

Wyn was brought home from Wiarton Hospital in a one-horse open sleigh on Christmas Day 1929. In 1935, Wyn’s family moved to England to assume operation of the family farm, Hunston Dairy, south of Chichester. The town’s cathedral spire pointed a direct line to London, serving as a guide to Luftwaffe fighters and bombers passing over the farm enroute to the capital. Several times, Wyn’s father took her out to retrieve downed allied flyers, whilst Wyn’s mother would have them in for tea and biscuits.

In 1948, Wyn and her parents returned to Canada where she found secretarial work in Toronto. She soon became personal secretary to Lord Thomson of Fleet. Wyn married her husband, Pete, in 1952 at University of Toronto’s Wycliffe College Chapel. Not long thereafter, Wyn and Pete chose Lindsay to start and raise their family. Wyn was often heard to remark, “The years of raising my family were the happiest years of my life”.

The McNabb family thanks the staff of Ross Memorial Hospital, Victoria Manor (MacMillan House) and Revera Living for their care, time and attention to Wyn’s well-being over the years.

Family and friends are invited to call at the Mackey Funeral Home, 33 Peel Street, Lindsay for visitation on Thursday, January 9 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Friday, January 10 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Funeral service will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Friday. Memorial donations to 4 County Crisis Phone or a charity of choice may be made through Mackey Funeral Home or online at www.mackeys.ca.

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 9, 2020 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Mackey Funeral Home
    33 Peel Street
    Lindsay, Ontario
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    Thursday, January 9, 2020
    7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Second Visitation

    Friday, January 10, 2020 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Mackey Funeral Home
    33 Peel Street
    Lindsay, Ontario
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    Friday, January 10, 2020
    6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Service

    Friday, January 10, 2020 | 7:00pm
    Mackey Funeral Home Chapel
    33 Peel Street
    Lindsay, Ontario
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    Friday, January 10, 2020
    Reverend Ed Call
  • Interment

    Bayview Cemetery
    503 Elm Street
    Wiarton, Ontario
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Colleen and Doug Nurse and Family has honored the life of Winifred Margaret Alice McNabb (Fogden) by planting a memorial tree.
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Martha Shea

I would like to express my sincere condolences to you , Andy and your family.
Comment | Posted at 09:13am via Condolence

Gordon Gibb

Sadly, I will be unable to attend the Service of Remembrance today. But I remember Wyn McNabb fondly, through her frequent visits to the radio station and her immeasurable contributions to the station and, conversely, to the community via CKLY's loyal listeners. Wyn was considered one of the staff, and served as a den mother of sorts to many young broadcasters, in need of encouragement, or a kind remark. I count myself among that number. Wyn was infinitely kind, engaged, focused, and dedicated to Lindsay and the greater Kawartha Lakes, the radio station, its audience and its staff. And she always new what to do in a crisis. I will always remember her with great fondness. - Gordon Gibb (CKLY Class of '76)
Comment | Posted at 05:14pm via Condolence

Lynn Mark

Andy, I send sympathy and kind thoughts to you and your family on the sad occasion of your mother's passing.
Lynn Mark
Comment | Posted at 11:43am via Condolence

Matthew Koch

Very sorry Andy to hear of the passing of your mother. Please accept the condolences of Beatriz and I.
Comment | Posted at 09:59pm via Condolence

Colleen and Doug Nurse and Family

Nikki, Colin and Family
Our thoughts and love goes out to you at this time on the loss of your Grandmother.
Colleen, Doug and Family
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Colleen and Doug Nurse and Family planted a memorial tree for Winifred McNabb
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