In Memory of



Obituary for Wreathia Williams

WILLIAMS, Wreathia Sabrina
July 19 1932 - December 18 2022

Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family's love at Lakefield Extendicare in her 90th year. Daughter of Herbert Wellington Irons and Susan (Dolly) Irons both predeceased of Curve Lake. Wreathia is also predeceased by her husband Wellington Williams and brother Amos Irons, also of Curve Lake.

Momma will be dearly missed by children Brenda Williams, Dawn Halliday (Mike), Gary Williams (Barb Watson).

Wreathia’s grandchildren, Michael Williams, Leanne Nichols (Rob), Matt McIntyre (Kary), Katie Wakely (Jason), Eddie Williams and Julie Weir (Mike). They will always hold special memories of their Gran close to their hearts.

Cobe will be remembered as a loving great grandmother to Dalyn, Mikayla, Sidney, Kenzie, Camden, Jayda, Torin, Anna, Elayna, Holten, Hunter. She was so very proud of all of their accomplishments and particularly enjoyed watching their hockey games and playing games with them.

Wreathia had a special bond with her good fiend Violet. They were always there for each other whenever they needed it and the connection they had will always be there. Wreathia often shared her memories with her friends, Thelma, Henrietta, Hannah, and Bubbles. Lots of great times they must have had.

Wreathia grew up in Curve Lake and in her early years lived a very humble life. Her mother Dolly made quill boxes and ash baskets which she sold to make money for groceries. Wreathia learned to make quill boxes from her mother and made extremely nice ones. As she grew older. She cleaned private homes in Peterborough and also worked at Beachwood Resort and Oak Orchard Resort. She would even taxi people to doctor’s appointments and weekly shopping trips.

As time passed, she worked as a teacher’s assistant at the Curve Lake School for many years until her retirement at age 65. She taught many of the children from Curve Lake over the years, and many came to adore and respect her.

Wreathia loved her community. She kept binders of most all news clippings from the Peterborough Examiner and other newspapers.

She was also one of Curve Lake’s, first video bloggers. Wreathia understood the importance of recording our history and has many videos of hockey tournaments and many other community events, as well as family, gatherings, and excursions.

Wreathia loved her family unconditionally her strong spirit allowed her to guide and discipline her family who have similar strong spirits. She was a giving and, caring person, humble and grateful for what she had worked to achieve and always willing to help out anyway, she could.

She was a supporting wife and as a couple together, financed and developed what we now know as Cedar Bay Road in Curve Lake. She also managed all of her business affairs up until a year and a half ago. At that point delegated her three children to manage her leases.

Wreathia had been struggling with dementia for almost 2 years however. During this time, she always kept her sense of humor, an awareness of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and the love she had for them.

Wreathia was an amazing strong teacher. Who taught us to enjoy the simple things in life, to love family and community and live life to the fullest everyday she will truly be missed.

Her final lessons were to have faith and that there is an afterlife which is not to be feared. Wreathia passed away peacefully with grace and calmness. An amazing Anishnaabe Kwe. Strong, generous and caring.

To celebrate Wreathia’s life a gathering will be held at Tommy Tinker’s on Cedar Bay Road on December 22, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.