CONWAY – Blanche Isabel, 90, of Caledonia, Queens County, passed away peacefully in North Queens Nursing Home, Caledonia on Monday, March 6, 2017.
Born in New Grafton, Queens County, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Iris (Weagle) Mahoney.
Blanche was the heart of her family and the source of unconditional love and support. Her and Frank’s home and their big kitchen was always filled with family and friends. She was a wonderful cook and loved to provide to all who visited. She was well known for her fabulous homemade cinnamon rolls and bread and would cut it hot from the oven for any who asked. She absolutely loved babies and could not wait to cuddle and rock them. If there was a baby in the house they would always be found in Blanche’s arms. She loved playing cards and really enjoyed playing a game that challenged her. Losing was not an option. She was also an avid reader. She looked forward to listening to music and was always happy when the kitchen party was at her place. The most popular entertainers were her uncles Roland and Leander Weare.
She is survived by her daughters Margaret (Peter) Waterman of Caledonia, Geraldine (Raymond) Crouse of West Caledonia, Sandra (Bern) Power of Caledonia, Barbara (Richard) Frail of Harmony, Merna (Jerry) Muzzerall of Maple, ON, Glenda of Harmony. Her sons Roger (Linda) of Newmarket, ON., John of West Caledonia, Donald (Anna) of West Caledonia, Gerald (Kathy Bungay) of Bridgewater and Michael (Marie) of West Caledonia. Many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband of sixty years, Frank, her daughter and son in law Frances and Ira Forrest; her grandsons Victor Ryan, Cody Selig and Jeff Conway, her infant great great granddaughter Serenity Forrest, her sisters Merna Romans and infant sister Ethel, her brothers Victor, Hubert, Jack, Keith, Donald and infant brother Clyde. Her son in law Jeffrey Selig.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. Funeral mass will be held Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in St. Jerome’s Catholic Church, West Caledonia. Father Charles Offor officiating. Burial will be in St. Jerome’s Catholic Cemetery, West Caledonia. Reception to follow in the North Queens Fire Hall. Family flowers only, donations may be made to St. Jerome’s Catholic Church, North Queens Nursing Home, Caledonia or the North Queens Fire Association. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com.
Blanche’s family wish to thank Renate Bennett NP and Dr. James Rafferty and all the staff of North Queens Nursing Home for their excellent care, and a special thank you to the Activity Department of the nursing home for the music and games that kept Blanche so engaged.
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Leigh and Cathy Merry
To all Blanches family so sorry to hear she is gone such a dear kind soul .She was a favorite of Peters at the Adult day program and we so appreciated her kindness to him! RIP dear Blanche.
Dwight and Louise Fancy
Condolences to all the family of Blanche Conway; Blanche was such a Beautiful Lady. I will so miss seeing her at the home. Every morning I came into work and she was at the breakfast programme in the activity room she would give me a big smile and asked me if there was music today.She did love her music and playing cards. She loved you all dearly and was forever telling me little stories that I so loved to hear. Her 90th Birthday was a great highlight in her life as she had many stories to tell me and all who attended. Her grand babies was her greatest joy. Remember all the good memories as you had a Mom that you can be so Proud. R.I.P. Blanche. You will be missed.
To the Conway family, I am so sorry for your loss, I enjoyed talking to Blanche when I would visit Tina and she would be there, a wonderful lady
Sending my sincerest condolences to all of Blanche’s family. A lovely, kind woman indeed!
She was an amazing mother,grandmother and friend. Whenever I visited with her at the nursing home she was always smiling and concerned for her family. I will miss her ready smile and the stories she loved to tell from her past. You were a blessed family to have her in your life as I was in mine.
Doug and Debbie Mailman
Bonnie Labrador/Jerry Mansfield
To All of Blanche’s Family
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. She will be greatly missed. Please accept our sincere condolences.
Bonnie Labrador & Jerry Mansfield
I was sad to read of Blanche’s passing. She was always a pleasant and very kind lady to those she was around. My condolences to the family.
I am so sorry for your loss. Blanche was a wonderful person and will be deeply missed.
To The Conway Family:
So sorry to hear about your loss . Blanch was a great person. When i saw her at ex in Caledonia we would
have a long talk.Usually in the music building.She loved to talk about the family,and the bread she made every day.
She told me how Frank and her got the money for the house .She will be missed very much by alot of people.
God Bless Everyone,
You are in our thoughts and prayers,
Willis & Corina Huphman
To the family…I never got the chance to meet Blanche, we are camping friends with some of her family, but from reading her obituary she was one of a kind who will be missed dearly…hold onto her memories and they will bring you comfort in the days ahead…May she R.I.P. GOD BLESS
My sincere condolences in the passing of your loved one. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. May Blanches soul rest in eternal peace. God Bless you at this time.
Anne (Shay) Kempton
Ray & Cindy
Our thoughts are with you all during this sad time
My deepest sympathy to all of you!! It was a pleasure to work with Blanche, always laughing and smiling!
My deepest condolences to the conway family. She was one of the most caring and loving people I’ve ever met and will be messed. My prayer’s are with you. Rest in peace Blanche.
We will surely miss her at the nursing home. I loved her chats,and all her stories. She was a great lady and a Grammy to all that knew her…. thoughts and prayers to all her family. She will never be forgotten…
Patsy & Arthur Conrad
To the Conway Family,we were so sorry to hear of Blanches passing,she was a great friend and neighbour for many years, she will be missed by everyone who knew her.R.I.P. Blanch. Arthur & Patsy
Dianne and Brian
Sorry for your loss
The Lord has taken another beautiful angel from us way too soon. Condolences to all the family who are like family to everyone they know. Frank and Blanche live on in each of you. Blessings and love.
This break my heart and I wish I could be there with you all.. this great woman held a huge peace of my heart and I loved seeing her every time possible. I well always cherish the time I had with her. Rest In Peace beautiful lady until we meet again. ❤️
So sorry to hear of Blanches passing,thoughts and prayers to your families she lives on in your blood.
Peace, Love,Faith to you all
It was a pleasure to take care of Blanche. Her face would always light up when she saw me, and she would say” There’s my girl” It means a lot to me to know that Blanche always said that she feels better when I was working on her unit. And so many times I would over hear her telling her table mates that I was just like one of her girls that I had spent as much time at her and Franks house than I had at home. And of course she would always remind me that my kids all look like their father. And chasity walks just like her grandfather. I will certainly miss her kindness and big heart.
Leora Boutilier Cavanagh
sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing Margaret . Her and Mom were close friends. My thoughts are with you at this very sad time
Vernon & Joyce Hawkes
To all the Conway Family, we are so sorry for your loss. She was one of the dearest ladies I have ever known.
She was a Sweetheart. Thinking of you. God Bless and keep you all. She is an Angel looking down on us now.
To Blanche’s Family
My heart goes out to you all, she was a great lady.
Suzanne Jones (Vidito)
My heart is with you all. She was such a sweet lady who never knew a stranger. All were always welcome. I will miss her sweet smile and amazing bread. Sending our prayers from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
To the family……our sincere sympathy. We didn’t know Mrs Conway but we do know some of her family members. I Have heard from them what a wonderful, caring lady she was. Thinking of you all in the difficult days ahead……..Susan & Kenny Roy
I want to convey my sincere condolences to the entire family of Blanche Conway, she truly was a wonderful lady and Mother to a family that I am proud to call my friends you will all be in my thoughts and prayers, God Bless you all your Mother will be sadly missed but never forgotten, RIP Blanche !!
To all of Blanche’s family,
I am so very sorry for such a huge loss in your family. Blanche was a wonderful lady, always there for others. And always smiling. A mother holds there family together like glue. May you all lean on one another for support at this very time.
“We never have enough time with those we love.”
With sincere sympathy
Terry &Sheila DeLong
I was saddend to hear of her passing. When they tended the gate Terry & I passed a lot of time being told stories & Blanche could hold her own. She & Frank are together now. She was so kind & gentle, I feel like I lost another mom. RIP
Margaret and family, we were so sorry to learn of your mother’s passing.our thoughts are with you as you reflect on the life of a mother well loved.- John Leefe
Blair and Jean Douglas
Sorry to hear of your loss. Blanche was certainly a part of the history of West Caledonia.
My sincere condolences to all of Blanche Family,she was a very lovely lady ,may she RIP
my condolence go out to all the family, I,ll miss Blanche very much , I always,s called her mom . she was a wonderful lady and so gald I made it home to see her . she,ll always,s be there watching over you all . hug,s, love Bernice Paul
Cathy Smith Bowman
Cathy (Smith) Bowman.. My heart and prayers go out to the family and close friends of whom all shared a part in Blanches’ time spent with us .A Mother is the heart and soul of a family and her love was unconditional,leaving a void that can never be filled until our own time has come,and we meet again in a much better place.Her children grew up with myself and my siblings,and we seen many a rough day,but the love was always there,as will it be for an eternity.The truth is,that through it all,we remember only the good times,of which shall forever outweigh any of the hard times spent.The Lord now has another Angel in the palm of his hand,that will always be watching over you all.I pray for you all to find the strength to ease your great loss.All we need is to ask,and it shall be given.That’s the thing about faith.And love is eternal.She will be remembered fondly,and never forgotten,which is perhaps the greatest gift and accomplishment of all.May you stand strong and trust that she is at eternal peace,for all of the love she’d given away so freely.God bless!!
My thoughts are with all of you at this sad time.Truly was a kind loving soul and one of a very few people I never heard say a bad word about anyone.
Blair and Marion Baxter
To the Conway family: We send our sincere condolences for your loss. Blanche was a lovely lady, always with a smile. She will be missed dearly.
Rob and Sandra Carver
To the Conway Family:
So sorry to hear of your loss. Rob has fond memories of Frank and Blanch during their years of working at Medway Gate. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
so sorry to here of BLANCHES passing she was a great lady and a gentle soul our thoughts and prayers are with you all
Ralph and Karen
So sorry for your lost of a great Lady….she will be missed.
Ralph and Karen Lohnes
To the family of Blanche Conway, I extend my sincerest condolences to you on the occasion of this loss in your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
With heartfelt sympathy
Sterling Belliveau, MLA
Del & Mary Weare
To Blanche’s very large family, So sad for your loss. I have had so many great times with Blanch that I am just going to mention one. A lot of years Mary and I got to the local fair. Mary would go around visiting the horse events but I would go to the old Merry-go-round building to hear the music and to visit Blanch in the front row. She will really be missed by all. With all our Love and Condolences. Del & Mary
So sorry to hear of Blanches passing she was a very very nice lady may she R.I.P
Becky and Bernie
Blanche was a lady who could warm you heart with her smile. Always so kind. Her pride and joy was her family and always had lot of stories. Will miss seeing her at the nursing home. Our deepest sympathy to all her family. May she rest easy.
It is with great saddness that I receive this notices. Blanche may you rest in peace please I had the pleasure of meeting Blanche and some of her family in her beautiful kitchen in 2005 and always wondered where she was. She was a wonderful women with a great gift for life. Blanche is part of my Weagle side of the family and she will always be fondly remembered.
Bruce and Linda DeLong
Bruce and I were so sorry to hear of the passing of this lovely , dear lady !
She will be missed by so many. Prayers go out to all her family.
Very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was a wonderful lady and so well liked
Today is international women’s day, and what is more fitting then to celebrate the life of Blanche Conway. She is was the woman that all woman should inspire to be, the heart of the family, loving caring, non-judgmental. She took care of everyone that ever crossed her path. Gave us a place to sleep, eat and be loved. You will forever be in my heart. My condolences to all her family and and friends she will never be forgotten. You can rest in peace Blanche cause everyone that knew you loved you.
With deepest sympathy
To all of Blanche’s Family
Our thoughts and heavy hearts are with all of you Blanche was like everyone’s Mother ,Grandmother to all that new her she always made you feel like you were one of her own very kind and gentle and always had good stories to share especially about all her children grandchildren all of her family she was very proud and loved you each and everyone of you very much. May you cherish all those wonderful memories you must have with such a wonderful person.
Jeannie van Dyk
Sorry to hear of your Mum’s passing. The obituary describes her well and I am one of the lucky people to have enjoyed visits to her kitchen for her delicious baking.Thinking of you all.
Jeannie and family
Stan & Joan Canning
To the Conway Family:
So Very Sorry for your loss. Blanche was a wonderful person. Please accept our Deepest Condolences. God Bless
Enid (Hartlin) MacKay
To Blanche’s family Please accept my sincere sympathy on your loss
My deepest Condolences to Blanche’s Family… So very sorry for your loss
Blanche Coade Veinot & Family (c/o Scott Veinot)
Our prayers are with the Family.
Terry and Ann Selig
To all the Conway family, our heart goes out to you . She was a wonderful lady. She is at peace now. God bless you all.
Raymond & Elaine Kempton
Thinking of you at this sad time.Sincere sympathy.
Noelle and Isaac Rocca
Grammy Conway meant the world to many of us and I’m sad to hear that she has passed. She was so caring and kind, and the times we shared will never be forgotten. I wish I could be there with my family The Conways at this dire time. I’m sending love and prayers to everyone. Love Noelle & Isaac.
Bless you All at this time on the loss of your mother.grandmother grt grdmother.sister..and the start of many a family…our sincere condolences..
Bill and Flora Armstrong..
Stuart& Nancy Wentzell
Sorry for your loss. Our prayers & thoughts are with you .& your family at this time. Nancy & Stuart
Bill and Ann Cox
Margaret and Peter
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Rollie & Vera Boudreau
Sincere condolences to the Conway family. Blanche was a great family friend for many years. She will be missed dearly.
Carolyn Mansfield Shupe
To the Conway families:
so sorry to hear about the passing of Blanche. She was a sweet lady, I enjoyed my many visits with her. Blanche will always remain in the hearts of those who know and love her. Cherish the memories you have of her and hold them close. Rest in peace dear friend . <3
Psalm 4:8 In peace I will both lie down and sleep, for You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety..
Dear Geraldine and Family,
Sorry to hear about your Mom .
Sending our condolences and prayers to all
Marilyn * Bea
Karen and Brian Wamboldt
To all the Conway Family, so sorry for your loss, thinking of you all at this sad and difficult time.k
Marilyn ' McGinty' Cobb
To all of Blanche’s family, I extend my sincere condolences. She always took the time to say hello to me when I would see her at church or some other community event. She had a long life & is now at rest.
I was sorry to hear about Blanche’s passing.She raised a wonderful family and did it all with that well known ready smile.God bless you all at this difficult time.Please accept my sincere sympathy.
Richard Joan and Muriel Canning
We were sorry to hear of Blanche’s passing . She will be sadly missed by everyone around Caledonia . Mom sends her love to all of the family .
To the conway families sorry for your loss Mrs. Conway was a special lady she will always be in my heart sending love and hugs to you all