Burying Time Capsule

Burying Time Capsule
1859 - 150th Anniversary of Parish - 2009 (photo by Scott & Debbie Travers )

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Deedee Rayner, Obituary

     This week we lost our great friend, Deedee Rayner. She served our Parish family for near two decades as Lay Reader, and before that at St. John's St. Eleanors. Condolences to her family.
Easter Sunday, Apr. 24, 2011 - L-R: Judy, Deedee and Jan.

      The death occurred peacefully at the Prince County Hospital, Summerside, PE, on Thursday, April 30, 2020, of Lillian (DeeDee) Rayner,of the Rev. W.J.Phillips Residence Alberton in her 88th year. DeeDee was born in Doaktown, NB on May 21, 1932, to the late Baden and Irene (nee Carroll) O’Donnell. Beloved and devoted wife of 67 years to Seifert E. Rayner of the Rev. W.J. Phillips Residence, Alberton. 
     DeeDee was a loving mother of Dale (Julie) Rayner and Janet (Ed) Fredette, both of Alberton, Erroll (Juanita) Rayner of Wuduru, Australia, Melanie Rayner of Dartmouth and Marilynne (Scott) Hamilton of Calgary, and nine grandchildren, Michael Baillie, Lila Hough, Hannah Rayner, Daniel Arnold, Mark Arnold, Grant Arnold, Nicole Arnold, Alexandra Hamilton and Justin Hamilton. She is also survived by siblings, Winnifred Shaw of Meaford, Ontario, Malcolm (Mac) O’Donnell of Doaktown, NB, Boyd O’Donnell of Blissville, NB, and Marilyn Todd of Brunswick, Maine. Dear sister-in-law to Verna (Raigh) Callbeck of Alberton. 
     She is predeceased by brother, Baden (Junior) O’Donnell, and sisters, Moyra O’Donnell and Joyce Bruce, a granddaughter, Sarah Baillie, and a great-granddaughter, Taliyah Marsman. 
     DeeDee was a faithful member of St. Peter's Anglican Church, Alberton, and St. John's Anglican Church, St. Eleanors, where she served faithfully as a lay reader for many years. A private graveside service for family only will be held on Sunday, May 3, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Peter's Anglican Church Cemetery, Rev. Ned Henthorn officiating. 
     If so desired, memorial donations to the Diabetes Association or the St. Peter’s Anglican Cemetery Fund would be gratefully accepted. 
      For further information, to make a donation, or leave a condolence message, please visit the website or call Rooney Funeral Home at 902-853-2811.     

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