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Ethel Amelia McQueen (née Irvin)

Ethel Amelia McQueen (née Irvin)

April 12, 2021

Ethel Amelia McQueen (née Irvin)
McQUEEN, Ethel Amelia (née Irvin) – Peacefully and surrounded by her family at home on Monday, April 12th, 2021 in her 92nd year.  Beloved wife of the late Peter McQueen (2005).  Cherished mother of Sharon and José Fernandez of Barrie, Joyce and Kevin Dinneen of Mount Forest, and Mark and Norva McQueen of RR#3 Mount Forest.  Dear grandmother of Jordana and Martin Hurley, Chad Fernandez and Kasia Jakarsezian, Brett and Bree McQueen, and Jared McQueen and Kendal Runstedler.  Ethel will be lovingly remembered by her great-grandsons: Ronan, Connell and Seamus Hurley, and Finley and Dashiel McQueen.  Survived by her siblings: Anne MacDougall, Audrey Dowling and John (Wilma) Irvin as well as many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her brothers Richard (Marjorie) Irvin and Charlie (Marie) Irvin, brothers-in-law Peter MacDougall and Martin Dowling, as well as her brothers and sisters-in law in the McQueen Family.  Ethel was born and raised in Holstein and lived there her entire life.  She loved her community and was very involved in local activities and church events.  Ethel had many hobbies including knitting, sewing, scrapbooking and gardening but most important to her was her family.  She cherished time with her family, and they will miss her dearly.  A private funeral service will be held on Monday, April 19th, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. with interment at Woodland Cemetery.  Extended family and friends are invited to view the service livestream by visiting: https://www.facebook.com/England-Funeral-Home-1863283503935858.  Those wishing to make to make a donation in memory of Ethel are asked to consider Cancer Patient Services, Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation, the CNIB or the Royal Canadian Legion – Mount Forest, Branch 134.

**Due to the current Covid-19 situation, public visitation for Mrs. McQueen has been cancelled.  We thank you for your understanding.**


Sharon and Joe and family, Sorry on the passing of your mom. She was a fixture in Holstein and will be missed by the village. She always smiling and was ready to chat. May your memories comfort you.

— Helen Ellis, April 27, 2021

Dear Sharon, Joyce & Mark & families. We were so sorry to hear of your Mother's death. She has been a resident of Holstein for many years - I can go back to when she had the post office in your house. She was a great lady liked by all. Keep her memory in your hearts and she will live on in you for ever. Our deepest condolences to all of you. Earl & Marie (Love) Randall.

— Marie Randall, April 19, 2021

So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was such a lovely lady! Our condolences to the entire family. Lloyd & Joan Aitken

— Lloyd & Joan Aitken, April 19, 2021

Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Aunt Ann will miss her sister. From Garry and Betty MacDougall and The Cochrane Family BJ, Bradi, Brook and Brent

— BJ Cochrane, April 17, 2021

So sorry to hear of Ethel’s passing. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. She was a wonderful lady. Jeff and Marian Baker

— Jeff and Marian Baker, April 16, 2021

So sorry to hear of the passing of a very special lady to you all. May your cherished memories help comfort you.

— Mike and Lynn Reeves, April 16, 2021

She will always be remembered as our Loyal Mail Lady from Holstein. She never forgot a name! Condolences to her Family. D Vollett and Family

— D Vollett, April 15, 2021

My deepest sympathy to Sharon, Joyce and Mark and their families. remember her well from Holstein. Hugs and prayers to all

— Karen Switzer, April 15, 2021

Wishing you peace and comfort at this difficult time. Terry and Lucy Kloepfer

— Lucy Kloepfer, April 14, 2021

May your Mom rest in peace. Joan & Erwin Arthur

— Joan Arthur, April 14, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss Sharon, Joyce, Mark and families. I have such great memories of family get togethers of past Christmas's. Aunt Ethel would let us play in the post office as long as we didn't touch any of the mail bags. May your memories bring you comfort! Doreen and Dennis

— Doreen Irvin, April 14, 2021

Dear Sharon, Joyce, Mark and Families. Cherish the memories of your Mother and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers as you travel through this difficult time. Alma MacRae and Family

— Alma MacRae, April 14, 2021

My sincerest condolences to the McQueen Family. As I child I recall living next door to Pete and Ethel. I would watch Pete skin critters in the back shed and admired the baby racoons. I was apparently in the wrong place at the wrong time even though I don't remember and bitten by a hound on their property as well. The were the sweetest couple and great neighbors. Both my parents Howard and Bonnie have passed so sending prayers on behalf of our whole family.

— Melissa Gissing ne Patterson, April 14, 2021

Dear family so very sorry for your loss....God Bless

— Bill & Judy Gerber, April 14, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with Sharon ,Joyce ,Mark and their families. We were sad to hear of the passing of Aunt Ethel. So sorry for your loss. Don and Sharon.

— Donald Irvin, April 14, 2021

Sorry to hear of Ethel's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Mark and Norva, you have been great neighbors for years to our mom and to dad before he passed

— The Family of Reta Rawn, April 14, 2021

Joyce and Kevin: Our sincere condolences on the death of your mom.

— Pauline and Verne Mills, April 13, 2021

Our condolences to the McQueen family. Thinking of you at this time.

— Frank and Sandy VanDongen, April 13, 2021

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294 Main Street South
P.O. Box 38, Mount Forest
Ontario, Canada N0G 2L0
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