Avis de décès

Lydia Ham-May

Lydia Ham-May

30/11/-0001 - 24/09/2020

Lydia Ham- May, of Baldwin’s Mills, passed away on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at the Hotel-Dieu hospital in Sherbrooke at the age of 89. She was the wife of the late Wilson May, who passed away in April of 2017. She will be missed by her two children, Gregory (Maureen) and Gillian (Michael), two grandchildren, Chyanne and Kassandra, plus many friends and other relatives. 
Lydia was predeceased by two sisters, Vonda Bowen and Lorna Kemp, and remained very close to their families. As a young woman, she was a teacher in Georgeville before marrying Wilson. The two met at a card party and their 69th wedding anniversary would have been this September 30th. Together, Wilson and Lydia built their family a home in Baldwin’s Mills where they tended a magnificent flower and vegetable garden.
Throughout her life, Lydia poured her efforts into many causes, whether in the neighborhood or on the school council. She was passionate about genealogy- she served as a source of knowledge for family and friends and actively contributed historical photographs and pieces to local museums. She was a tireless volunteer with groups including the Lake Lester Ladies Group, the Horticultural Society of Ayers Cliff, and the Quebec Farmers Association. Later in life she continued her passions, picking berries and dutifully volunteering at the Coaticook Ressourcerie.
The family extends a special thank you to the relatives and friends who offered assistance through her last years and to the personnel on the 6th floor of the Hotel-Dieu hospital.
Loved ones are invited to the burial at Crystal Lake Cemetery in Stanstead on Saturday, October 10 at 1:30pm. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Crystal Lake Cemetery  2250 Ch Kurtis, Stanstead Est, Quebec, J0B 3E0
Lydia Ham- May, de Baldwin's Mills, est décédée le jeudi 24 septembre 2020 à l'Hôpital Hôtel-Dieu de Sherbrooke à l'âge de 89 ans. Elle était l'épouse de feu Wilson May, décédé en avril 2017. Elle manquera à ses deux enfants, Gregory (Maureen) et Gillian (Michael), à ses deux petits-enfants, Chyanne et Kassandra, ainsi qu'à de nombreux amis et autres parents.
Lydia a été précédée par deux sœurs, Vonda Bowen et Lorna Kemp, et est restée très proche de leurs familles. En tant que jeune femme, elle était enseignante à Georgeville avant d'épouser Wilson. Les deux se sont rencontrés lors d'une fête de cartes et leur 69e anniversaire de mariage aurait eu lieu ce 30 septembre. Ensemble, Wilson et Lydia ont construit leur famille une maison à Baldwin’s Mills où ils entretenaient un magnifique jardin de fleurs et de légumes.
Tout au long de sa vie, Lydia a consacré ses efforts à de nombreuses causes, que ce soit dans le quartier ou au conseil d'école. Elle était passionnée par la généalogie - elle a servi de source de connaissances pour la famille et les amis et a activement contribué à des photographies et des pièces historiques aux musées locaux. Elle a été une bénévole infatigable auprès de groupes tels que le Lake Lester Ladies Group, la Société d'horticulture d'Ayers Cliff et l'Association des agriculteurs du Québec. Plus tard dans la vie, elle a continué ses passions, cueillant des baies et bénévolement à la Ressourcerie Coaticook.
La famille remercie tout particulièrement les parents et amis qui lui ont offert son aide au cours de ses dernières années et le personnel du 6e étage de l'hôpital Hôtel-Dieu.
Les proches sont invités à l'inhumation au cimetière de Crystal Lake à Stanstead le samedi 10 octobre à 13h30. Au lieu de fleurs, veuillez envoyer des dons au cimetière de Crystal Lake, 2250 Ch Kurtis, Stanstead Est, Quebec, J0B 3E0.

Lise Dolbec et Michael Dougherty
18/10/2020 10:32
It is with great sadness that we just learned the passing of Lydia. Our sincerest condolences to the family. Our thoughts are with you. Lise and Mike.
ketha woodman
09/10/2020 0:48
my sympathies to the family. have known LYDIA forever. she will be missed. she was so nice to my mom. nicest person to have a chat will. rest in peace.

Bob and Greta Nish
08/10/2020 11:04
Our sympathy to all the family. I have known Lydia all my life and know how positive and friendly she was.
Heather Towle Hamilton
07/10/2020 10:58
Gillian and Greg I am sorry to hear about your mom. She was a sweet lady. I just saw her last summer and she was just how I remembered her.
Micheline Favreau
07/10/2020 10:57
Mes sympathies à toute la famille.Mme May était ma voisine et nous avions des conversations moitié français moitié anglais..Ce fût un plaisir de connaître Mme May..Bon courage.
Malcolm and Tammy
07/10/2020 10:57
We were very sadden to have heard of Lydia's passing. I was very fortunate to have met this incrediable woman and she will be missed. Our condolences to her children and their spouses along with her grandchildren. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this time of sorrow.
Malcolm and Tammy
Bill Buckland
07/10/2020 10:57
Sorry to hear of Lydia's passing -our sympathies to the May family
i remember attending Lydia and Wilson's wedding and both of them were loyal friends to all the Buckland family for 70 plus years!
Gaby Cabana, Jacques & Melanie Boucher
07/10/2020 10:56
To Gillian, Greg and their families, we are offering you our deepest sympathies. Lydia was such a great lady that we loved so dearly. We will always remember her very fondly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.
Carole Freeman Mayne
07/10/2020 10:56
I am so going to miss her matter of fact ways and interest in people and everything life has to offer.
I last saw her at Coaticook Hospital. Before that, a group of us were at her apartment in Coaticook. Before that, many times at the same table with her and Wilson at the Coaticook English Seniors.
Lise Goyette Larochelle
07/10/2020 10:55
Mes sympathies Greg et ta famille. Mes pensées vous accompagnent. Bon courage.
Nancy Beaton
07/10/2020 10:55
My sympathies to Gillian, her brother and their families, I'm sure there are many wonderful memories to treasure.
Lise Valade
07/10/2020 10:55
Toutes mes sympathies à la famille. Mes pensées vous accompagnent dans ces moments de tristesse.
Barbara Helen Wellman
07/10/2020 10:54
To Gregg and Guillian,
I would like to send my deepest sympathies to you and your family.
May you find peace in the memories that you both shared with your mom.
Marie-Jeanne Cabana Gaudreault
07/10/2020 10:54
Nos sympathies à la famille . Nos prières vous accompagnent.
Sharrell Matthews
07/10/2020 10:54
My deepest sympathy to Lydia's family - she was a great lady and will be missed by the entire community.

Gisèle Duranleau Valade
07/10/2020 10:53
Mes plus sincères condoléances Grégory, Maureen, Gillian, Michael et famille .Lydia était une Grande dame! toujours dévouée, généreuse,aimable avec les gens .Je garderai que de beaux souvenirs de cette dame. Je vous aime. Gisèle ,Catherine et Pascal On vous embrasse.
Joanne & Ronnie Dion
07/10/2020 10:53
Our deepest sympathies to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Carole Viens
07/10/2020 10:52
I had a big chock when i learned that Mrs.May passed away.she was such a goog lady.she will have. a good place in my heart for ever.to his son and daughter,i give you my dearest sympathies.Now where she is,she will protect you like an angel cause that's what she is forever.rest in peace Lidya you will be in my heart for ever
Christiane Tremblay (Boiscastel)
07/10/2020 10:52
Mes plus sincères condoléances à toute la famille. Reposez en paix Mme May
John + Susan Samson
07/10/2020 10:52
Our deepest sympathies for your mother. Always enjoyed her company.H
Mary Lessard
07/10/2020 10:51
"My sincere symphaties to Lydia's family.
I will miss my neighbour."

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