Somers, Sally Lyon (nee Wigle)
On Sunday January 27th, 2013 at Toronto General Hospital, wife of the Honourable William P. Somers, mother and mother-in-law of David Alexander (Sandy) and his wife Gillian Longden Somers and of Anthony Parker (Tony) and his wife Julia Ruth Somers, she was predeceased by her son Peter William Somers whose widow, Jennifer Loft Somers, now lives in Calgary. She was also predeceased by her brother and her sister-in-law Seymour and Noreen Wigle, formerly of Hamilton. She is survived by her brother Dr. E. Douglas Wigle and his wife Anne Wigle. In addition to her loving husband and sons, she leaves seven adoring grandchildren all named Somers; Andrea, Kate, Ellen, Heather, William, Maggie and Rosie. Sally was born in Windsor on May 1, 1933 and attended Dougall Avenue Public School and J. C. Patterson Collegiate from where she graduated in 1952. She enrolled in Arts at University of Toronto in the fall of 1952 and graduated in the spring of 1955. While an undergrad, she joined Pi Beta Phi Sorority and met Bill Somers whom she married in 1957. She worked for a few years for the Provincial Government in the Department of Travel and Publicity. After raising three sons, she returned to work at the Royal Ontario Museum-The Reproduction Shop, for several years. She was always interested in gardening and sports, especially swimming and tennis. She was a member of the Badminton and Racquet Club of Toronto and the Delray Beach Club in Delray Beach, Florida. Cremation has taken place. Friends are invited to a visitation at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West (2 lights west of Yonge St.) on Thursday, January 31 from 5 -8 p.m. Memorial service to be held at St. Clement's Anglican Church, 70 St. Clement's Avenue (at Duplex Ave.) on Friday, February 1st at 11:30 AM Reception following the service at the Badminton & Racquet Club, 25 St. Clair Ave. West. In accordance with Sally's wishes, donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (www.heartandstroke.ca).
Tuesday January 29, 2013
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