Sarah Lola Gray born the 21st of August 1927, to Grace (White) and Robert (Bob) Cuddy, Harlowe ON, died peacefully at Pine Meadow Nursing Home on Saturday January 15, surrounded by the love of her sons. She was predeceased by her infant daughter Maxine and her six siblings: Winnie, George, Elsie, Ruby, Cora and Ibra.
Lola is survived by her loving sons, Russell (Judy) and Carl (Paul) and her grandchildren Darrell (Theresa), and Amanda, her great grandsons Noah and Liam. She is remembered by many nieces and nephews.
Mom was born in Harlowe and lived there until moving to Flinton in 1985. She loved her home, garden and pets, especially her beloved Molson who lived to be 19 and Carl, teasingly, referred to as Mom’s football. Nothing gave Mom greater pleasure than organizing family dinners, space may have been cramped in her little apartment but love and laughter was always in abundance. She continued cooking family dinners well into her eighties.
Mom raised her two sons from the ages of 3 and 2 as a single parent. While life was hard, with determination, hard work, and unwavering love, she raised her boys and instilled in them a belief in respecting and caring for others, the value of a job well done and the importance of family, friends and community.
Mom loved dancing, country music, and volunteering at local community events. She was a member of the Old Tyme Fiddlers and enjoyed many evenings dancing at the Flinton and Harlowe Halls. She was a loyal friend and always willing to offer a helping hand.
According to Mom’s wishes, she will be waked at Milestone Funeral Home Northbrook. In accordance with Covid protocols, Lola’s family requests family members visit on Tuesday, January 25, between 2-4 and friends from 7-9. The Funeral Service will take place in the Milestone Chapel on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 2pm. Interment of ashes to follow at a later date. As per Mom’s wishes, she will be buried with her daughter, Maxine, in the Harlowe Cemetery.
For those wishing to make a donation in Lola memory, please consider Pine Meadow Nursing Home or Land O’Lakes Community Services (Tuesday drop-in). Mom loved going to the dinners and most Tuesdays could be found in the kitchen washing dishes after a wonderful meal. The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the staff at Pine Meadow for their excellent care while Lola was a resident there. Online memories and condolences can be shared with the family at www.milestonefuneralcenter.com