A lifetime resident of the area, Blanche Fulton passed away at the Carefor Hospice in Cornwall, on Sunday, November 10, 2013. She was 84.
Blanche was born in Ottawa, on April 11, 1929, and was adopted by John and Christena Erratt (nee Dickson). In 1953, she married Jim Fulton and together they adopted three children Dennis, Ronald and Joan.
As a young woman, Blanche worked at Caldwell Linen Mills for 20 years. Following that, she worked at Berry’s Egg Farm for a few years before she got a job as the first female milk truck driver in the area. She drove the milk truck for 18 years, then drove a school bus for many years until she retired at the age of 67.
Until the age of 80, Blanche drove the van for J.W. MacIntosh Senior Support Centre in Williamsburg transporting area seniors to many of their appointments. She then drove seniors to their appointments using her own vehicle.
Blanche loved helping people in her community. Blanche was always a very active woman, and she enjoyed life to the fullest.
She loved animals and her passion was riding. She took very good care of her horses, one horse in particular that she owned lived to be 35 years old. Blanche participated in cattle drives for five years in western Canada, riding all day, pitching her own tent and sleeping under the stars.
Blanche loved to dance and she enjoyed listening to country music.
She was a hostess for Dundas Bus Lines on many trips to the Grand Ole Opry and other points in the United States and Canada.
Blanche is survived by her children Dennis (Cindy) Fulton of Brinston and Ron Fulton of Cornwall; her grandchildren Brad, Crystal, Trevor and Stewart; her great-grandson Jaxon and her sister-in-law Grace Erratt of Winchester.
She is also survived by her daughter-in-law Joanna Fulton, nieces and nephews and her good friends Rob Tuckey and Lisa Raymond
Blanche was predeceased by her husband Jim, her daughter Joan Fulton, her sister Evelyn Wells and her brothers Morley and Gerald Erratt.
A graveside funeral service was held at Spruce Haven Cemetery in Brinston, on Wednesday, November 13th, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Valerie Vande Wiele officiating.
Donations to Carefor Hospice would be gratefully acknowledged. Arrangements were entrusted to the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Williamsburg. Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.