Lucy DuFrain (Watson)

Died: Thu., May 9, 2013


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Born and raised in Sandfield, on a farm Lucy learned to love animals and nature.  Lucy loved her home and didn’t want to leave.  She left to go to Sault Ste. Marie to further her education, but always was looking forward to coming home to help at Watson’s Camp.  She worked in various states, as a secretary, but settled in Hammond, Indiana, where she met her husband Jack.  Returning to the Manitoulin in 2009 to finally achieve her dream of being home and running the camp.  Her health failed and with help she was able to keep Watson’s Camp operating.  Lucy loved to take in
the scenery and wildlife.  She will be remembered
for her kind and considerate ways, sharing of her knowledge about nature and her desire to protect
and preserve it, and her many stories about the camp and the Watson family.
  She will be remembered and missed.

In Loving Memory of
Lucy Elizabeth DuFrain
(nee Watson)
December 12, 1922-May 9, 2013
Died peacefully at Manitoulin Lodge, Gore Bay
on Thursday May 9, 2013
at the age of 90.
Predeceased by her beloved husband Jack DuFrain
Step mother of Betty & husband John Miller of Ohio
Jack Jr. & wife Carolyn of Virginia
Step grandmother of twelve
Predeceased by sister Noreen Towers
and by her parents Art & Julia (McGauley) Watson

Visitation from 1pm with
Funeral Service
at 2pm Tuesday May 14, 2013
at Fairview United Church, Tehkummah
Burial at Hilly Grove Cemetery
Donations to Fairview United Church would be appreciated.

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Shelly Vanhorn
   Posted Thu May 09, 2013
Lucy held a very special place in our hearts and will be missed each and every day. We will always cherish the times spent with Lucy at Watson's Camp and considered her a part of our family.

Shelly, Dan and Makenna

Roisin DuFrain
   Posted Fri May 10, 2013
We will miss Grandma immensely! It has been many years since we have seen her, but the memories we made at Watson's Camp will remain with me for the rest of my life. She welcomed us into the camp every summer, even after Grandpa passed. We always loved to come up and visit with her and her cats. We love her very much and she will be missed by all of us. I love you, Grandma and I will never forget you!

Georgeanna Rosenbush
   Posted Sun May 12, 2013
So very sad to learn of Lucy's passing. She was so very kind to me and my family and we were so lucky to have shared in her love of Watson's camp and all the joys of nature. So many good memories. Her beautiful rock garden, the love for her kitties, sense of humor and her many stories she shared growing up on the farm. We were all blessed to have her in our lives.

Georgie Rosenbush

Barb McNaughton
   Posted Tue May 14, 2013
We will miss Lucy so much. To me she was Watson"s Camp.
She was a true enviromentalist.... way before her time...she loved the birds, trees, water and animals and wanted to preserve every part of Watsons Bay.
I remember her stories about growing up on the lake, snowshoeing to school with her sister Norene. She had memories about an old hermit who lived near Eagle Point, and a Native Canadian family who logged for her Dad in the 30's deep in the bush.
I wish I had written down her stories to have forever.
Lucy was such a kind friend to us as well.
She always has a twinkle in her eye and loved to see the kids every year and comment on how much they had grown.
The camp will never be the same without her.

Miss you Lucy!
Les,Barb Taylor and Blair McNaughton

EvaMarie (Bieman) Cook
   Posted Thu July 25, 2013
I first met Lou, Bill Norrie and eventually Jack in the 1980.s when the pressure of single parenthood prompted an escape to Manitoulin. Noting my makeshift arrangements they offered meals, bedroom and bathroom and continued this for many years. Moreover they offered a very special friendship and much healing. In 1996 I married Hank Cook, of Florida, another longtime summer resident based in Little Current area where his late wife's family lived. I will never forget the generosity and healing love of Lou, Jack, Bill and Norrie. May they all, epecially Lou, rest in peace.

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