The death occurred peacefully, with her family by her side, at Western Hospital, Alberton on Friday, January 5, 2018, of Empress McDowell, of O’Leary, aged 98, beloved wife of the late Roy McDowell. Empress was born in Milo, on September 6, 1919, daughter of the late John "Jack Tidy"& Lucy (Milligan) MacNevin.
Cherished mother to her daughters, Millie (Russell) Brown, Hamilton, ON ; Elsie Smith, West Point and Verna Jeffery, Alberton. Loving grandmother to Glenda, Garth, Brian, Juliette, Glen, Carter, Robert, Randy, Diane, Kenny and Darlene, 21 great grandchildren and 17 great great grandchildren. Dear sister to Millie Gallant and Hollis MacNevin.
Empress was predeceased by her parents, husband Roy, sons in law Allison Smith, Wilbert Jeffery, grandson Kerras Jeffery, granddaughter Carol Smith, brothers David and Russell and sisters, Helen Blacquiere, Annie Bryanton and Orilla MacNevin .
Resting at Ferguson Funeral Home and Chapel,
O’Leary with visiting hours Sunday from 2-5 pm Funeral
service on Monday at 11:00 am in the Chapel.
Interment in the Knutsford Cemetery.
Family flowers only, in memory of Empress, memorials to O’Leary Community Health Foundation or Western Hospital Foundation or Knutsford Cemetery would be appreciated.