Obituary of Muriel Downs
Peacefully surrounded by the love of her family, at Lee Manor in Owen Sound, on Friday afternoon, May 4th, 2018. Muriel Jean Downs (nee Gilchrist), of Owen Sound, at the age of 91 years. Dearly loved wife of the late John Downs (2008) for 63 years. Loving mother of Ron Downs (Doreen), of R.R. #5, Owen Sound, Wayne Downs (Mary-Jo), of Edmonton, Leona Grimm, of Williamsford, Dave Downs (Sue), of R.R. #4, Tara, Ken Downs (Ruth), of Owen Sound, James Downs (Deborah), of Thornhill and Betty Ann Peterkin (John Mike), of Barbados. Proud grandmother of 23 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Gordon Gilchrist (Jean), Roydon Gilchrist (Joyce), Howard Gilchrist (Elsie), all of Alberta and sister-in-law of Francine Gilchrist, of Barrie, Gordon Knott, of Alberta and Janice Gilchrist, of Milton. Muriel will be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, Charles and Dorothy Gilchrist; her two grandsons, Charles and Trevor James Downs; her son-in-law, Andy Grimm; her siblings, Bill, Jack (Ann), Fred (Marg Carr), Betty Knott, Albert (Betty), Harold Gilchrist and infant brother.
Friends may call at the BRIAN E. WOOD FUNERAL HOME, 250 – 14th Street West, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 3X8 (519-376-7492) on Tuesday from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service for Muriel Downs will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Kenneth Bombay officiating. Interment in Greenwood, Owen Sound. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Rockcliffe Pentecostal Church, the Owen Sound Regional Hospital Foundation or the Chapman House Hospice as an expression of sympathy. Messages of condolence can be sent to the family on-line at www.woodfuneralhome.ca