In Memory of




Obituary for Elizabeth Woods (Brown)

Elizabeth Jane Woods (nee Brown)

Surrounded by her family passed away peacefully at Canterbury Gardens, Peterborough, Ontario on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 in her 99th year. Beloved wife of the late George Webster Woods of Toronto and the late Lloyd McMullen. Dear mother of Jane O’Connor (Larry), Peggy O’Toole (John), and Bob McMullen (Diane). Stepmother to Dr. Norman Woods (Josie). Dr. Georgia Woods (Mary Di), and predeceased by Ken Woods (Joni). Proud grandmother of Amy Martel (Steve), Ryan O’Connor (Richard), Erin O’Toole (Rebecca), Rebecca Lohse (Dave), Marnie Lines, Andrew O’Toole (Alison), Rochelle Trainor (Jason), Marci McMullen (Andre), Tanya Tellez (Rick), Megan Woods, Christopher Woods (Ali), Lisa Woods (Dino), Ali Woods and Julia Woods. Loving great grandmother to 19 great grandchildren and Aunt Elizabeth to many nieces and nephews. She will be especially missed by her niece Beth McMaster who was her travelling partner and very dear friend and also long-time friend Don Taylor.

George and Elizabeth had a wonderful life of travel, theatre, friends and philanthropy in their church and community.

Predeceased by her mother and father Herb and Lena Brown (nee Nugent) and five sisters, Mayme Grylls, Ilene Matthewman, Isabelle Kemp, Eva McDougall, Ruby Brown and her brother Jack Brown. Thank you to the staff of Canterbury Gardens for their support and kindness for over the past 13 years.

Cremation has taken place. Burial will be at Hillside Cemetery in Lakefield.

Friends are invited to celebrate Elizabeth’s life at a reception being held at Ashburnham Funeral Home, 840 Armour Road, Peterborough, ON, on Sunday, August 28, 2022 at 1 – 3pm with a private family committal to follow.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Peterborough Humane Society or your favorite charity.

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