Obituary of MILDRED ELIZA POSS
Mildred Eliza Poss (Anderson) died peacefully at her home in Wilsonville on Monday August 7, 3 days short of her 103rd birthday. Predeceased by her husband John in 1997. Mother of Douglas (Ruth), Roger (Janet), Jeff (Shelley), and Mark (Judy). Proud grandmother of JD (Michelle), Lauren (Darryl Hazen), Erin (Shea Armstrong), and Rob (Mallory); Ian (Virginia), Andrew (Kieran) and Phillip (Marie); Megan (Todd Stewart), and Melinda (Adam Gale); and Tyler (Cassidy). Sixteen greatgrandchildren. Survived by sister-in-law Mary Poss and brother Macklem Anderson. Predeceased by sister Dorothy Riddle and brothers Gerald and Alam Anderson. Fondly remembered by Carolyn MacGregor. The family wishes to thank Sheila Reavely for her years of devotion to enable mom to spend her last years at home, which was her fondest wish. Mom was born in 1920 on the family farm east of Wilsonville to Ernest Anderson and Aleta Barnes, the third of five children. Tragedy struck the family when their mother died while nursing mom through scarlet fever. Mom survived, and then survived diphtheria four years later. Those who knew her only as an adult may have thought she was” never sick a day” because she was so steady. She lived her whole life on the same road, moving (across the road) when she married John Poss in 1944, the boy next door and what a catch! Having four boys on a dairy farm was practical for Dad but required a lot of effort on mom’s part. In 1981 they retired to their new home in Wilsonville, hosting ever larger family gatherings until mom was in her late nineties. Mom was active in the Wilsonville United Church, The Women’s Institute, Norfolk County Agricultural Society, Waterford Townsend Historical Society, and a founder of the Waterford Museum. In the 1980s, she was one of the ladies who travelled to Pennsylvania and brought back the ideas for starting Pumpkinfest. Family and friends will be received at the Thompson-Mott Funeral Home, Waterford on Thursday from 2 -4 and 7-9 p.m. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Scotland Oakland Community Church, 10 Church St. W., Scotland on Friday, August 11, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Waterford Townsend Historical Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
Many thanks to Victoria Eldercare and Sandra, Stephanie, Linda, Paige, Nicole, Samantha, and Kim for their compassionate care for the past years. Many thanks also to Linda Ewing for her faithful service. Mom liked to look good.