Gwenneth Foster

Gwen Foster

Saturday, September 23rd, 1933 - Saturday, May 22nd, 2021
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FOSTER, Gwenneth Elinor (nee Mitchell) R.N. (McMaster 1956) – Passed away peacefully at Empress Gardens, Peterborough with her family at her side, on Saturday May 22, 2021. Gwen of Peterborough, formerly of Saskatchewan was 87 years of age.
Beloved wife of the late Donald C. Foster for 64 years. Loving mother of Nancy (Dave Stillman), Jim Foster, and Jane (Arnie Rosborough). Dear grandmother of Steve (Nicole), Brian (Jessica), Jason (Bryanna), Allison (Kyle), Julia, Michael (Robyn), and Emily (Cole). Proud Great-grandmother of Wyatt, Chase, Harper and George, with a new baby Davidson to arrive in August. Sister of Trevor Mitchell. Daughter of the late Dr. Addison Mitchell (Co-founder of The Medical Centre) and Mary Mitchell.
Gwen had a large circle of friends and was a very sociable person. She worked as a V.O.N. and later became an active partner of Don C Foster Ltd. Longtime member of Northminster United Church, where she enjoyed singing in the choir. Gwen was an avid Bridge player. She loved spending her summers at the cottage on Stoney Lake. She and Don loved to travel and saw much of the world together. They both loved to ski and had many ski holidays.
Memorial visiting for both, Don and Gwen, will be held at the Ashburnham Funeral Home, 840 Armour Road, on Saturday, June 19, 2021 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. DUE TO COVID 19 REGULATIONS, REGISTRATION FOR VISITATION AND SERVICE IS REQUIRED and you may RSVP on Gwen’s obituary page at
Donations in Gwen’s memory to the Alzheimer Society or Northminster United Church would be very much appreciated. Messages of condolences may be made online at
Our warmest thanks to the staff at Empress Gardens for making the stay of both Mom and Dad feel like a real home for them. Your wonderful care, in palliative care especially, will always be remembered.
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Love Linda, Steve, Stephanie and Lindsey Hutchison

Posted at 06:12am
Our deepest sympathy on the passing of Uncle Don and Aunt Gwen. They were a lovely couple.
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Posted at 03:07pm
With loving memories of Gwen and Don Foster, from Joan (Foster) Brown and Family.
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Darlene McGuinness

Posted at 12:35am
Dear Nancy, Jim, Jane and your families: So sorry to hear of your mom's passing, so soon after your dad. He was no doubt standing at the pearly gates to welcome her. We had some good chats when they were coming & going from their daily walks, or my canvassing. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all. With sincere sympathy, Bun & Darlene McGuinness

Catherine Green

Posted at 05:57am
Jim and family

Despite being years since leaving high school, I just wanted to take a moment to give you my sympathy. I remember you and your family skiing and enjoying the cottage at Stony Lake. Losing both parents is not easy. My all the good memories sustain you and your family. Your mom had a lovely smile.

Leslie Driscoll

Posted at 10:15pm
Dear Nancy, Jim, Jane and families,

We are so sorry to hear the very sad news of your mother’s passing. We send all of you and your families our deepest condolences. I was always very fond of your parents and enjoyed when our families got together. They were a wonderful couple who shared a great life. My parents were close friends with your mom and dad for so many years. I’ll always remember your mom as “Mitch”, since our mother’s shared the same name of Gwen! I will always think of your mom as such a kind, loving and pleasant lady, always interested in what everyone was doing. She will be missed dearly, but you have beautiful memories you will cherish forever.

Love Leslie (Hancock), Mark, John and Charlotte Driscoll

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