LINGLEY – Margaret Gertrude “Gert”, 78 of Liverpool, Queens County, passed away peacefully in Queens General Hospital on Saturday, December 2, 2017.
Born in Milton, Gert was a daughter of the late Samuel and Ethel (McCoomb) Manthorne.
Gert was co-owner and operator, along with her late husband Philip, of West End Grocery for 22 years. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Mersey Branch #038, Royal Canadian Legion, Liverpool. Gert will be lovingly remembered by her family, her friends and all who knew her through her years at the store.
She is survived by her son Tony, of Liverpool; her granddaughter, her sisters Dorinda White of Liverpool, Ellen (Vincent) Nowe, of Milton.
Besides her husband, Philip, Gert was predeceased by her daughters Wendy and Wanda; her son Terry “Scotty”; her sisters Alice Teal, Dolly Fancy and June Metzger; her brothers Fred, Roger, William and Allan.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. A graveside memorial service will be held Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Gregory’s Catholic Cemetery, College Street, Liverpool. Father Charles Offor officiating. No flowers by request, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
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Kurt and Anne Sarty
Tony, so sorry to hear that your mother has passed. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Sorry to read about your mom. I loved her smile. Gone from this earth, but not our hearts.
I am so sorry to hear of Gert’s passing. My condolences to the family. May she RIP.
Sorry to hear of Gert,s passing our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time
Viv Croft (Whynot)
Sending my condolences on the loss of your mother.
Charlotte and Bob Kelley
Tony, sorry to hear about your mom. I will always remember her wonderful sense of humour…Rest In Peace Aunt Gert. Sending prayers and our condolences Tony..
Bruce & Melanie Inglis
Gert will be fondly remembered. She was a kind and good humoured soul. I have so many childhood memories of walking up the hill to spend my quarters on hockey cards at West End. Philip and Gert always made my visits memorable.
Charlene & Carl Veinot
So sorry to hear of Gert’s passing!! Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Keep all the wonderful memories of her close to your heart and hopefully that will help with the healing process!! Take Care!!
Doug & Sylvia Zwicker, Brian & Kim Mansfield
We are so sorry to hear of Gerts passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
So sorry to hear of Gert’s passing. She was a lovely lady and always had a smile and a laugh. She will be missed.
Wanda J Horton
Tony I remember going to the store with my parents many time and always loved your parents . I am sorry to hear your mom has passed away .
Brian and Jackie Whynot
Tony to hear of your mom’s passing.We knew your mom for a long time.Remember she will always be in your heart and heaven has got a real good angel when god took her home. R.I.P.AND GOD BE WITH YOU
Gert was a wonderful lady – always enjoyed talking with her when I got the chance. Made many trips to her store as a child to buy candy. My condolences to the family.
To Gerts family sorry to hear of loss of your mom she was a wonderful lady she will be miss by many who knew her r.i.p.
So sorry to hear this sad news. ..a very nice lady. Knew her all my life. We were in the same classes in school when I lived in Milton., a long time ago . So sorry
Belinda Wentzell Delong
Sorry for your loss Tony,I knew your mom from the time I was a small child being up around your grandmothers playing.She was a very nice person and will be sadly missed.May your mom be RIP.
Sylvia & Mike Langille
So sorry to hear Aunt Gert passed away. We fondly remember both her and Uncle Phillip at the store. Our kids loved going to the store where Aunt Gert would spoil them with treats! She was a very special person! Take care and God Bless!
Mike , Sylvia & family
Gail & Dennis L.
So sorry to hear of your loss always enjoyed working and talking with both Phil and Gert . Will miss them both always and always remember the big hearts both had . Dennis and Gail
sorry for your loss.she enjoyed dances on friday nights at the legion with her sisters.that was when she was in good health.
cynthia and allae wilson
Dear Tony so sorry to hear about your mom.She sure was a wonderful lady and will be missed by all who knew her
Kathy & Barry Van Norden
So sorry to hear of Aunt Gert’s passing . Aunt Gert always had a smile on her face and a story for you . She along with Uncle Phillip owned and ran West end Grocery where I spent a lot of time after school days . My mom worked there with her brother Uncle Phillip . I remember the customers always laughing before they left from some story or statement that was made. Good memories from loving , kindhearted , generous people. Gert you will be missed . <3
. So sorry Tony for your loss . Sending our condolences .
Vernon & Joyce Hawkes
Sorry to hear of Gert’s passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Kim Masland, MLA Queens-Shelburne
Please accept my sincere and heartfelt condolences on the loss of your loved one. I hope that you are able to find comfort in the memories that you share.