Audrey J. Currie
Audrey J. Currie passed away peacefully at Alexandra Marine and General Hospital, Goderich. Forever young, Audrey was in her 83rd year.
Audrey was the beloved wife, partner, and companion for 62 years to James A. (Jim) Currie, Goderich and formerly of Wingham.
She is survived by daughter R. Ansley Currie and Robert (Bob) Widmann, Warkworth; sons J. Kemp Currie and Linda Ogren, Campbell River, British Columbia and J. Laird Currie, Wingham and granddaughters Madison and Angela Currie, Wingham. Audrey is also survived by her sister Donna and brother-in-law Dr. James S. Hall Sr., Goderich, formerly of Wingham and Port Colborne, and sister-in-law Marion Middlebrooke, Orangeville.
Audrey was predeceased by her parents James A. (Jim) Henry and Ethel (Johnson) Henry and brother Harold Henry.
Audrey had been a resident at Maitland Manor Nursing Home, Goderich, where she lived contently among many new acquaintances and friendly caring staff. Audrey was a self-motivated and productive business entrepreneur and manager. She was grounded in self-acquired skills when she left school, and began training as a secretary in London, and held a secretarial job in Wingham when she married Jim. In time and together, Audrey and Jim evolved The Waxworks Boutique, a dynamically patronized gift shop. Then, after her first retirement to “housewife’s boredom”, took a job with the Wingham Advance Times selling advertising. In short order she became sales manager, held through changes in ownership. Her loyalty and productivity led her to the position of publication manager, a position she held until she retired to join Jim to seek the beauty and vistas that awaits any who make an effort. They soon learned and found the comfort and pleasure of the adage “Enjoying the Moment” with shared humour and wonderment at the bigger picture.
Visitation was held at McBurney Funeral Home, Wingham on Thursday, June 16.
The funeral service was held at the funeral home chapel on Friday, June 17 with visitation one hour prior. Fran Donahue officiated.
Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society of Ontario or the Wingham and District Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
Online condolences may be left at www.mcburneyfuneralhome.com