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Obituary for Audrey Dafoe (Rutley)

Audrey  Dafoe (Rutley)
Audrey, residing in Ingleside, passed away peacefully at the Winchester Memorial Hospital on Friday April 3rd, 2020.
Preceded in death by her parents Carrie Rutley (Rupert) and David Rutley, her loving husband Glenn Dafoe, her daughter Janice Gauthier (Dafoe), her grandson Robbie Gauthier, her son David Dafoe, her sisters Ina Ezard, Jean Shaver, and her brother Roger Rutley.
Survived by son Stephen Dafoe Athens area Ontario, sister Fern McIntosh (Rutley) Brantford Ontario, the pet cat “Boots” who was treated like a grandchild, and many nieces and nephews.
Audrey, the loving and devoted wife of the late Glenn Dafoe, was born March 16th 1928. She left the family farm house to marry and live with Glenn for the next 60 years on June 20 1953. No stranger to working hard on a farm, Audrey learned at a young age about putting other peoples needs in front of her own, and lived her entire life that way. As a child her piano playing skills were noticed, and when an offer was made to move her to Ottawa to develop her piano skills, it was declined by her parents because of the needed extra hands on the farm.
God and Church were an integral part of her life. As a child she would excitedly walk up the fourth concession to go to Sunday school in Gallingertown. She was a Sunday School teacher at the United Church in Ingleside for years recruiting all three of her own children into helping teach classes on many occasions. Her knack for arts and crafts provided the children with very enjoyable learning moments. Audrey spent many years as a contributing member in the UCW making countless crafts, sandwiches and pies for functions and bazars. As a member of the Couples Club she was active in the annual comedy skit show at the United Church.
Audrey was very involved in the 4H Clubs leading many of the groups for several years. The motto “Learn to do by doing” was strongly practiced in her teachings.
Her artisan skills led to work at Upper Canada Village for 18 years in one of the craft houses. Many hours were spent both there and at home making quilts and weaving placemats which could be sold in the village store. Her stories of the people she met every day were always enjoyable to listen to when she came home.
Audrey’s home, before and after Glenn’s passing was always open to visitors. Homemade cookies, coffee, tea, or a meal were always offers made to her guests. The young children in Ingleside often made trips across their yards to her backdoor to ask for some chocolate chip cookies. This always brought out the smile that Audrey would have when giving.
Her entire life was devoted to the love and happiness of her family and friends. She would often ask how people and neighbours were until her passing. In her final days Audrey enjoyed listening to music she first heard on her 2005 trip to Newfoundland.
Due to current social limitations cremation has taken place, A celebration of Audrey’s life and internment at the Saint Lawrence Union Cemetery will be held in the future. Notifications will be provided at that point in time.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Winchester District Memorial Hospital would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be made at
She will be forever loved and missed

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