Vivian Fawcett


A resident of Winchester for the past 39 years, Vivian Fawcett (nee Cook) passed away at Winchester District Memorial Hospital, surrounded by family, on Tuesday, October 30, 2012. She was in her 87th year. 

Vivian was born in Shanly, on November 21, 1925, to her parents Allison and Agnes Cook (nee Wereley). She married Orval Fawcett  in 1945. 

Orval and Vivian purchased a farm in Hulbert,  where they lived until 1954, when they moved and purchased a farm in Russell. Together they farmed and raised their family at Russell, until 1973, when they sold the farm and moved to Winchester.  

After retiring from farming, Vivian worked at many jobs including work in group homes, Upper Canada Village, Hillcrest Haven and being a driver for many people to various appointments.  

Vivian was a life long member of the Women’s Institute of both the North Russell Branch and Winchester Branch (which she was the president for a number of years). 

She resided at the Millview Apartments for 17 years where she made many dear friends, and she was instrumental in improving the facilities for the benefit of other residents.

Vivian is survived by her children Douglas (Nancy) of Kemptville, Donna (Dennie) Denison of Metcalfe, Rick of Winchester, Wendy (Keith) McCormick of Spencerville, Brenda Hanson of Winchester, Bonnie Fawcett (Mike Vallee) of Edwards and Karen (Rick) Summers of Cumberland.   

Vivian will be fondly remembered by grandchildren Tammy, Amanda, Cheryl, Stephen, Shane, Daryl, Tracy, Mathew, Melissa, Dustin and 11 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by nieces and nephews.  

She was predeceased by her husband Orval Fawcett, her sister Geraldine Suffel, her half-sister Lorena McGowan and her brothers Garnet, Doug and Gerald Cook.   

Friends called at the Marsden McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral service was held at the funeral home on Friday, November 2nd at 11 a.m. with Rev. Christine Lowson officiating.  Cremation followed. 

Pallbearers were Amanda Fawcett, Stephen Denison, Shane Fawcett, Daryl McCormick, Perry Brennan and Mathew Hanson.             

Interment of cremated remains will be at Spruce Haven Cemetery, Brinston.   Donations to Winchester District Memorial Hospital or a charity of choice would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. 

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