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June Pierce
In Memory of
June Lillian
Pierce (Briggs formerly Hay)
1929 - 2019
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Condolence From: Brenda Farquharson Schell
Condolence: My name is Brenda Farquharson Schell and it is an honour for me to reflect on the woman June was and how she impacted my life in such significant ways.....

I met June Hay one day early summer 1981. I had been searching for a place to live prior to starting Conestoga College in September of that year. It was the end of a very frustrating day of house hunting and my list had only two more potential listings. My Mom and I drove up to 827 Doon Village Road. We were welcomed with open arms by a smiling woman. My search for a home away from home ended that day. It was the beginning of a wonderful three year stay with the Hay family as a boarder in their home. I was made feel a part of the family from the very beginning.

Life became routine with me attending Conestoga but always coming home to my beautiful room, delicious meals, great conversations with Mr. and Mrs. Hay and singing or watching television with Kathy. I remember the many times they tried to introduce me to one of the many card games they enjoyed. I'm afraid I was not very good with card games! Their home was always so full of love and laughter. I remember the big smiles as Mom Hay prepared for Christmas or trips. She loved to have her family around. She was so proud of all of you and loved to share all your successes and adventures with me. I truly felt an extension of your family during my college years.

After graduation, I kept in touch and was saddened to hear when Earl died. In 1990 Mom Hay met my husband Gerard and we continued our friendship. We followed Mom Hay's move from Kitchener to live with daughter Marilyn in Ottawa and will always remember her excited phone call when she called to let us know she had met and fallen in love with Byron. She was so proud to introduce us to him when they visited our home in Amherstview, near Kingston.

As years passed, it was wonderful to hear about her life and her children and grandchildren whether at her trailer near Cherry Valley or Florida or her home in New Hamburg. She was always so generous with her unconditional love, her hospitality and her thoughtfulness during our visits whether in person or via telephone.

As our lives got busier with our children and business we saw each other less and less, but we would always catch up where we left off with the last conversation. I feel very badly we had not seen each other in person for some time.

Mom Hay just loved life and enjoyed it to the fullest with her wonderful sense of humour. Her children were her world and I know each and everyone of you feel her loss tremendously. Always remember she loved you all very much and you made her life so very special. I feel blessed to have known all of you and consider June as my second Mom. She will be deeply missed.

With much love and affection,

Brenda Farquharson Schell
Monday September 30, 2019
Condolence From: Kate Monk and Doug Hocking
Condolence: To June's family and friends: Our sincere condolences at this sad time. It was a blessing for us to get to know June and Byron when they attended Thamesview United Church in Fullarton. Always charming and of good cheer, they brightened our Sunday mornings with their presence. I am sure June's legacy is living on in her family. Take good care.
Monday September 30, 2019
Condolence From: Stan and Shirley Hay
Condolence: We've given this a lot of thought and could write a storybook about your Mother and us; however I can tell you this much right away, that we are devastated at not being able to attend in person. We've had some health problems crop up and with appointments and such, we definitely are just not able to go anywhere until we get them addressed.

As for something to say, well not being there is the one thing that affects us most, we were looking forward to getting to see the older members of your Family and also getting to see the new ones as well. We loved your Mom. Shirl remembers when she first moved into Lincoln Road, into the old house, your Mom and Dad in the back and your Grandparents and us in the front. She remembers your Mom being such a good cook and telling Shirl how to do so many things; Shirl was still very young at only seventeen and needed all the help she could get and they formed a bond then and there. Thru the years we always visited back and forth, even later when she had trailers both here and in Florida we went to see her, and we were always glad to get together, we played cards and did many things together too. We couldn't say enough to express our feelings and our thoughts about your Mom to properly describe how we felt about her.

So, I guess we'll just leave it at that and know that the Family will realize just how close we felt about one another.

In closing I want to thank you, for keeping us apprised of your Mother's final days. God is getting another wonderful soul.
Friday September 27, 2019
Condolence From: Ricki Briggs
Condolence: Thinking of you,
Love, Ricki.
Friday September 27, 2019
Condolence From: Aunt Agnes
Condolence: To each of you I send my love and a memory of your Mom, sister, grandmother. We always had a deep affection for each other. I know you will miss her.
Thank you for remembering us way out here. We will keep in touch.
Bless each of you.
Love Agnes.
Friday September 27, 2019
Condolence From: Pamela Hay
Condolence: My dear Aunt June. Even though I haven't seen you in a long time because of the distance between us, my love for you has never waned. I loved you as a little girl and I love you to this day. You played an important role in my life because I always sensed you loved me unconditionally. You always made me feel good about myself. I always thought of you as my second Mom. How we both loved being in the pool. What a pair of water babies. We would talk and laugh and enjoy ourselves so much. And anytime I would visit, you always baked something wonderful. I have never had chocolate sauce like you made. All my life, I have called it June's chocolate sauce. You gave me the recipe but it never tasted as good. Maybe because you made it with love. Marilyn kindly always kept me up to date with what was going on in your life. You have had ups and downs in your life and I always respected how you handled both. I will always remember your laugh. You had such a lovely laugh. It made everyone around you feel good. What a wonderful family you and Uncle Earl have - loving children, grandchildren and even great grandchildren. You must have been so proud. You certainly left the world a better place. And now you are making Heaven a better place that is for sure. Rest in peace my dear Aunt June. If I'm lucky, maybe we will meet again in eternity.
Friday September 27, 2019
Condolence From: Mary Dimitry
Condolence: Dear Marilyn and Family--I was not fortunate enough to know Mom personally, but I can see many of her lovely qualities reflected in you. I pray that you will find comfort in your love for one another, and in the knowledge that she is home safely, and watching over you with that same radiant smile.
Thursday September 26, 2019
Condolence From: Nancy and Steve Longeway
Condolence: We are so sorry to hear about Aunt June’s passing. When we think of her we feel her kindness and hear wonderful laughter. Her happiness and joy of life was inspiring. Even though we can not be there in person our thoughts and prayers are there with all of you. Love Nancy and Steve
Wednesday September 25, 2019
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