Peacefully at WDMH (Winchester, ON) on Sept. 7, 2022, aged 96. Predeceased by husband Raymond, children Larry and Wendy, and siblings Lois, Keith, and Inez; survived by grandchildren Jeffrey (Hester) and Alison, great-grandchildren Petra and Gwendolyn, cherished companion Mal Byers, cousins Freeman and Shirley, and several nieces and nephews.
The daughter of Willard and Letta Acres (née Comrie), Orma was born Dec. 30, 1925 and raised on the family farm near Vernon, ON. After graduating with honours from Winchester High School in 1943, she attended the Ottawa Normal School (‘43-’44) and pursued a career in education that included teaching at several local schools including Ormond (‘44-’46), Nation Valley (‘47-’51), Winchester Public School (‘65-’67;’78-’82), and Nationview/ Morewood (‘77-’79).
After marrying in 1946, Orma and Raymond began their lives together at the cheese factory in Cass Bridge and then moved to Winchester in 1951. An engaged and dedicated resident for over 70 years, Orma was involved with numerous local charities and organisations, including the Golden Years Society, Nor-Dun Seniors’ Support Centre, and Winchester United Church. Loving, resilient, steadfast, and humble, Orma was a family matriarch and a fixture within the community. She will be greatly missed and fondly remembered.
A visitation will be held at Winchester United Church 519 St. Lawrence Street on Friday, September 23, 2022 from 10 a.m. until time of Memorial Service at 11 a.m. followed by lunch then interment at Springhill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Winchester District Memorial Hospital.
Arrangements entrusted to the Byers Funeral Home, South Mountain (613-989-3836). Online condolences may be made at www.byersfuneralhomeinc.ca