In Celebration of

Wendy Elizabeth Davies (née Quirk)

July 3, 1936 -  September 16, 2021

It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Wendy Davies on Thursday, September 16, 2021.

Wendy was born on July 3, 1936, in Montreal, Quebec, the only daughter of Aubrey Wentworth Quirk (Manly, Australia) and Mabel Gertrude Popplestone (Yorkshire, England).

Wendy was the adored wife of the late John Davies (deceased, 2008). Cherished Mom to Pamela Lewis (Lawrie) and Christopher Davies (Mary). Devoted Nana to James and Olivia Lewis and Megan, Jason, Abbie and Lauren Davies.

Wendy grew up in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (N.D.G.), Montreal and attended McGill University where she earned a degree in Sociology and Economics. It was here, during her final year, where she met the love of her life, John. After a short courtship, Wendy and John were married on September 19, 1959. Upon graduation, John’s new career with Inco took the young couple to the small mining town of Levack, Ontario. After spending a few years in Northern Ontario, and with baby Pam in tow, the family moved to Bobolink Rd. in Mississauga where they lived for over 59 years. In 1977, the family embarked on a four-year adventure to Surrey, England to accommodate John’s new responsibility for the European business of Noranda Sales. Wendy enjoyed a rich life of service to her community and her church. She was elected as a Peel District School Board Trustee for Ward 2 from 1994 to 2000. In addition, Wendy served on many boards including the Meadow Wood Rattray Ratepayers Association, where she served as a Past President, The Canadian Federation of University Women – Mississauga, where she served as a former president and as Chair of the PLC Petro Canada Liaison Committee and former Chair of the Friends of the Museums of Mississauga. Wendy was also very active in provincial and federal politics and served as President of the Provincial Progressive Conservative Party for Mississauga South for eight years. Active to the end, when she wasn’t serving her community, she could be found at the Ontario Racquet Club (where she and John were founding members) playing tennis. She was never happier than when she was hosting meetings, pursuing causes important to Mississauga, enjoying the home that she and John built and adored, or spending time with friends, her children, and her grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Peel Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St. (Hwy. 10, N of QEW) for a visitation. Due to the restrictions still in place surrounding COVID-19, attendance at the visitation and service is limited; to register, please copy and paste the following link into your browser:
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A LIVESTREAM of the a private family Service will be held on Friday at 11 am. You may copy and paste this address into your browser to view the livestream.

If desired, donations to the Rattray Marsh Foundation or the Church of St. Bride’s would be appreciated by the family.


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Peter and June Newhouse (Rotary and Friend)

Entered September 23, 2021 from Lorne park

She will now be with John at last

Patricia Carson (Among Friends)

Entered September 24, 2021 from M9B0A1 Ontario

So sorry to hear of Wendy l know what a great loss to her family and close friends.

Diana and John Pegram (Neighbour member of various boards Wendy was also on)

Entered September 24, 2021 from Mississauga

Condolence to the family ,at Wendy ‘s sudden and tragic death.

John was on boards with Wendy and I knew Wendy through CFUW and as a close by resident .

Rob McFarlane (Friend of 50 years)

Entered September 24, 2021 from Etobicoke

Chris and Pam: It was with great sadness that I learned about your Mom's sudden passing. Chris and I had just been talking about her about 10 days before. I have fond memories of her from being at the house in Clarkson during times at Green Glade Public School and Surrey UK. Passing along my deepest condolences from me and my entire family.

Nancy Siemms (Friend and neighbour)

Entered September 24, 2021 from Muskoka

What a classy lady! We met in 1971 when our two boys were in kindergarten together. Wendy was always organizing something. She will be missed.


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