A very close friend of the family passed away on Tuesday.
Molly Ann Erwin
October 9, 1930-June 17, 2008
Passed away peacefully at the Greater Niagara General Hospital after a courageous battle with a brief illness at the age of 77. Dear sister of Nancy Ressler (Paul). Loving aunt to Nat Allen, Nelson Allen (Janet), Rene Ressler, Jeff Ressler and Brenda Stelmach (Stephen). Molly is also survived by many grand nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, Beatrice “Bubs” and R. Blake Erwin and nephew Dean Allen (2007).
Molly will be sadly missed by her family and her many friends whose lives she touched. Molly wore many different hats during her lifetime and on top of working for her father’s firm, R. Blake Erwin and Associates, as the bookkeeper, she also devoted much of her time and efforts to many organizations in the Niagara Region over the years. She was a long-time parishioner and Sunday school teacher at Lundy’s Lane United Church where she was known as “Brown Owl” to many young brownies for thirty-five years. Molly was also a long-standing member of the UCWA. Molly was also active in the Pilot Club of Niagara and the GNGH Hospital Auxiliary where she received her “25 years of service certificate.”
The family would like to extend special thanks and appreciation to Dr. Xin Chong for the excellent care she provided Molly over the years and also everyone at Queenston Place where Molly had resided for the past few years. We would also like to thank the healthcare team at GNGH for the care they provided to Molly while in the hospital. Cremation has taken place.
A memorial service will be held at Lundy’s Lane United Church on Saturday, June 21st at 2:00 p.m. Private family interment. For those wishing to make memorial donations in Molly’s memory, you may do so through the MORSE & SON CHAPEL of the MORGAN FUNERAL HOMES to either Lundy’s Lane United Church or to the Girl Guides of Canada.
Molly has been such a positive influence in my life.
When I found out about her passing, I reflected back and realized that she has been a part of most major events in my life. She was my Brown Owl when I started brownies a 6 years old, she was my Sunday School and Religion and Life teacher. She was there for my Confirmation and most recently read a Bible scripture at my wedding.
I love you, Molly, and thank you for all of your support!