Audrey "Toot's" Leola (Lockyer) McDermid

Born: Thu., Oct. 13, 1927
Died: Tue., Sep. 8, 2020

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Audrey "Toots" Leola McDermid
October 13, 1927-September 8, 2020

In loving memory of Audrey"Toots" McDermid who passed away at the Manitoulin Centennial Manor on September 8, 2020 at the age of 92.

Born October 13, 1927 to Clifford and Annie Lockyer of Little Current.

Oldest sister to her four siblings
Floyd "Porky" (Lila ) Lockyer,
Dean (Darlena) Lockyer both of Little Current,
Betty (Humphrey) Beaudin (both predeceased) and
Sally (Larry) Lachapelle (both predeceased).

Toot's married the love of her life Murray (predeceased) McDermid on November 16, 1949
and had two children
Sally Dawson of Toronto and
Jamie McDermid of Providence Bay.

She was loving Nana of
Jesse McDermid of Providence Bay,
Morgen Moggy of Manitowaning and
great grandma of
Hunter McDermid and Mya Moggy of Manitowaning.

She will be sadly missed by nieces, nephews and friends.

Toot's loved to spend time with her family and dogs. She enjoyed music and loved to dance. She liked meeting people, particularly when out on her walks.
She spent her career in retail sales, receiving a golden wrench for her 50 plus years in retail.
She was very active in her Church and Community, starting the Providence Bay Skating Club.  She served on the Mindemoya Hospital Auxiliary and was presented with a plaque in recognition of her many years of service.
She was a charter member of the Providence Bay and Spring Bay Lions Club.

As per Toot's wishes a small family gathering to celebrate her life will take place May 2021.

In lieu of flowers and cards, please donate to the Mindemoya Hospital Auxiliary 2120A ON-551 Mindemoya, Ontario P0P 1S0 in Toot's name.

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Gail Gjos
   Posted Wed September 09, 2020
Oh there’s dancing in heaven today! Love to dance that Toots!

Linda Bowerman
   Posted Wed September 09, 2020
Toots had now joined the love of her life Murray. Sadly with Covid 19 I haven't seen cousin Toots since March. Oh, how we danced on Thursday's. I believe she and Gail will be dancing as long as there is music. To Jamie and Sally my sincere condolences. May she rest in peace.

Linda Rosato
   Posted Wed September 09, 2020
My sympathies to the family. May the Lord comfort you in your sorrows.

Greg and Sherry McFarlane
   Posted Wed September 09, 2020
Our deepest condolences to all family.
Toots will remain a part of Providence Bay for many years to come,
In our memories and history.

Rev. Jean Brown
   Posted Wed September 09, 2020
I offer my condolences, deepest sympathy and prayers to Toot's family. She was a gift from God. We enjoyed a lot of laughs over the years and thank God for her life.

Rita & Terry Gordon
   Posted Wed September 09, 2020
Our sincere condolences to Jamie and all in the family. We loved to visit with Toots when we would be at the manor to visit with Terry's folks. We loved to shop at the Home Hardware in Providence Bay chatting with Toots and having her help us get what we needed. She was always friendly and cheerful and had a very happy disposition in life. We will miss her dearly, another precious loss for our island community. May she rest in peace.

Sally Dryden White
   Posted Wed September 09, 2020
Sending my condolences to both Sally and Jamie.
Over the years I had many conversations with Toots. We always shared a laugh or too.

Ed and Sheila McDermid
   Posted Wed September 09, 2020
We were so sorry to hear of her passing. Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family. She was a lovely lady and we have some great memories of our conversations at the store and of family genealogy chats with her and Murray.

Keith +Brenda McAllister
   Posted Wed September 09, 2020
She was a great lady love to be involved in the community will be missed !

shelley killens Larry Killens
   Posted Wed September 09, 2020
So sorry to hear of her passing, we have such great memories of your Mom. Please know your in our prayers.

Tara Reckahn
   Posted Wed September 09, 2020
I am so saddened to hear of Toots passing. What a wonderful lady and community supporter. She will be missed by all who knew her. Sending my heart felt condolences to all her family. Hugs to you all. She is one of gods angels and she will be u there dancing in heaven and back with Murray.

Betty Russell
   Posted Wed September 09, 2020
Sincere sympathy to her family. What a special lady she was. So many fond memories of Toots even from when I was a kid. She was a neighbour and a great friend to my Grandma Katie Lewis who lived across the street from the United Church in Providence Bay. Always so friendly.

Joanne Boniface
   Posted Wed September 09, 2020
So sorry to her family for your loss, may she rest in peace.

Graeme Prescott
   Posted Thu September 10, 2020
To everyone in the family,
Especially Jamie , Jesse & Morgan whom I know best..
So sorry for your loss she was an integral part of our community for a long time. She will be missed.. sending my prayers and love
Graeme Prescott
Toronto Ontario

Sharon and Richard Stephens
   Posted Thu September 10, 2020
Sorry to hear of her passing. She was a wonderful woman who enjoyed life. Because of Covid I hadn't seen her in six months. She was always fun at Red Hats and I enjoyed our drives together. I loved watching her dance and even remember her skating many years ago.

Ruthanne (Van Horn) Francis
   Posted Thu September 10, 2020
My sincere condolences to Toot’s family...I just met Toots in January when my Dad Wally Van Horn moved into the room next to her at the Manor. We spent some great time together as I was there a lot until I went back to Thunder Bay in February. Toots would put her arm around my waist and walk and talk in her own way. We had short visits in Dads room as she was always on the go, and she showed me her room. Dad told me that a lady would come in a kiss his forehead good night ....I’m sure this was Toots day when she had had her hair done and had a nice outfit on I told her “ Toots you look lovely!” She responded by straightening the collar of my plaid flannel shirt and said “ This is lovely too dear”. Such a sweet lady ❤️

Sheila Foster-Lane
   Posted Thu September 10, 2020
Our heartfelt condolences to the family. Larry and I enjoyed the time we spent with both Toots and Murray on the beach in Barbados. She was a beautiful lady.

Patricia Norton
   Posted Thu September 10, 2020
Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you both Jamie and Sally and family.We know that toots is happy and dancing with her beloved Murray all our love Laura W.Scott and Don and Patricia Norton xo

Carol Patterson & Mel Bowerman
   Posted Fri September 11, 2020
Sending our deepest sympathies to all the McDermid /Lockyer Families in Toots passing.

She along with the McDermid Family were a very big part of Providence Bay . She will be greatly missed and we are thinking of you at this time.

Carol and Mel

Angela Becks
   Posted Sun September 13, 2020
Toots was always welcoming and willing to share and listen.
I do have a memory of her teaching skating in the Providence Bay Arena. A very small lady wrapped in a White Hudson Bay coat with the red, yellow, black, and green stripes, In boots she would walk the routine we were to learn and in skates we followed.
Everything I remember about Providence Bay seems to be associated with Toots. She truly gave to her community.

Paul and JoAnne Straus
   Posted Mon September 14, 2020
Our condolences to the family. Jo Anne and I spent many times with Toot’s and Murray. They were both fun people to be around

   Posted Wed September 16, 2020

Sherry and Blair Gilpin
   Posted Thu September 17, 2020
We were so sorry to hear about your Mom Jamie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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