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Rosemary Poynton

Rosemary Innis (Hope) Poynton passed away peacefully on July 31, 2023, in Edmonton, Alberta. Born on March 9, 1922, in the home of her maternal grandparents in England, Rosemary, also known as ‘Judy’ by her friends, had a deep connection to her English heritage. She spent many summers with her grandparents and cherished those memories dearly. In 1933, when Rosemary was 11 years old, her family moved from Perth, Ontario to Toronto, as her father was appointed to the High Court of Justice. Inspired by her father’s service as a colonel during WWI, Rosemary joined the Canadian Red Cross as an ambulance driver during WWII. It was during her time stationed in England that she met Arthur, a dashing young pilot from the South African Air Force. They were married in 1947 in Toronto and went on to have a fulfilling life together.

Rosemary and Arthur lived in various places before settling in Toronto. Rosemary dedicated 40 years of her life to the Sunnybrook Hospital Volunteer Organization, serving in various capacities, including as the organization’s President. She found joy in knitting and produced countless sweaters, jackets, socks, and mittens for her loved ones and donated many knitted items to charity. Her dedication to crafting made us wonder about the vast amount of yarn she consumed throughout the years.

Both Rosemary and Arthur shared a love for travel and were fortunate enough to explore the world well into their 80s. After Arthur’s passing, Rosemary moved to Edmonton and resided in a retirement facility called the Lifestyle Option Retirement on Falconer Court Avenue. As per her wishes, there will be no funeral service, and Rosemary will be laid to rest in the family plot at Elmwood Cemetery in Perth, Ontario. The family expresses heartfelt gratitude to the staff members of Falconer Residence for their exceptional care, compassion, and companionship in Rosemary’s final years. The arrangements for the funeral are being handled by Blair & Son Funeral Directors in Perth.

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