THORNTON, Allie Francis (nee Hicks) - Passed away peacefully, at Rubidge Retirement Residence, Peterborough, on Thursday, February 28, 2019. Allie of Peterborough, formerly of Toronto, at 100 years of age. Allie was an avid traveler and spent most summers in the Madawaska Valley Region, and earlier years in South Parry. Winters were spent and in Curling Rinks up til 78 years young, and interspersed with trips to Florida and even the South Pacific for her 92nd birthday.
Beloved wife of the late George E. Thornton for 40 years years.
Loving and forgiving mother of David, Patricia and John as well as 4 wonderful grandchildren and 2 marvelous great grandchildren.
Dear sister of the late Elizabeth Hicks, and brother Earl Hicks. Allie was an incredibly resilient old bird and out lived essentially all of the peers of her generation. She was from hardy Upper Canadian stock, typically the female family members lived well into their 90's. She was a proud Canadian and at least a 4th Generation Torontonian. She had a drivers license for over 60 years which at age 90 was unblemished by accidents and absolutely no traffic violations...not even a parking ticket!
Allie was a very sporty lady from an early age. Curling, golf were lifelong sports of interests. She was an avid bridge and poker player and loved jazz, Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra. Her culinary capabilities were somewhat legendary along with Celtic quilting and custom clothing. Volunteering with the Ladies Auxiliary at the Wellesley Hospital was a mainstay whilst residing in Toronto.
Cremation entrusted to Community Alternative Funeral Home. Donations may be made to Make a Wish Foundation.
A special 'Thank you' to the staff of Rubidge Retirement Residence for the kindness and care they gave to Mom over the last 5 years.