WYSE, Ainslie Georgina
Ainslie Wyse passed away peacefully on November 3rd, 2012 with her daughter Judy at her side. She was in her 102nd year. Ainslie was born October 23rd, 1911 to Albert and Isobel Esling in Winnipeg. She attended Bishop Strachan School in Toronto, and the University of Manitoba where she graduated with a B.A. in 1933 during the height of the Great Depression. She then moved to Toronto where she found work. In 1936, she met James Wilson (Bill) Wyse from Moncton NB. They were married in Toronto on May 12th 1937, and enjoyed 51 years of married life together until Bill's death on July 13th, 1988. Throughout her lifetime, Ainslie had an amazing gift for humour, and never failed to respond with quips and ''one-liners'' that kept everyone smiling. She will be missed.In addition to her good humour, Ainslie enjoyed sports. She and Bill had many friends at the Mississaugua, Weston, and Big Bay Point Golf Clubs, and Lambton and Toronto Curling Clubs. Ainslie is survived by her three children: James (Jim) Wyse (wife Midge) in Vancouver, Judith Ann Wyse in Toronto and J. Peter Wyse (wife Anni) living in Ottawa. She had five grandchildren: Christopher, Stephen and Kerri (Jim & Midge) plus Alma and Dalaila (Peter & Anni) and five great grand children: Sophia and Fynn (Kerri and Steve McNolty), Amber Wyse (Stephen and Michelle Wyse), Eva Wyse (Christopher and Kristine Wyse) and Jazla Cook (Alma and Mike Cook). They all attended Ainslie's 100th birthday celebration in Toronto one year ago. Ainslie was pre-deceased by her siblings Gerry Esling (1932), Albert ''Peter'' Esling (1998) and sister Rosamond (Roz) Tigh (2005). She is survived by her sister Eleanor, wife of Charles Anderson of Biddestone, England, and their three children: Tom, Colin and Rosie and their families, all of whom were often in Ainslie's thoughts despite the distance that separated them. She is also survived by her brother Peter's children Laurie, Kerry and Hugh and their families in Alberta. She was also Auntie Ainslie to Kay Worden, Ruth Steeves and Margaret Ann Wyse. A private funeral service was held on Nov 9th, 2012, and Ainslie's cremated remains were placed next to husband Bill in the Park Lawn Cemetery following the service. The family would like to thank the caring and professional care givers at Hearthstone by the Bay, who were so helpful to Ainslie this past year. Ainslie was an ardent bird lover. In lieu of flowers, she would have wished that donations be sent to a wildlife charity of your choice.
Saturday November 10, 2012
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