Muriel Modler

Muriel Frances Joan Modler (Best)

Monday, February 21st, 1938 - Thursday, April 25th, 2019
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Muriel Frances Joan (Best) Modler
February 21, 1938 - April 25, 2019

Muriel passed away peacefully at Sherwood Park Manor in Brockville on April 25, 2019 at the age of 81 years.

Beloved wife of the late Gordon Modler and common-law partner of the late Kenneth Gillespie. Dear mother of Janet Berry (Dave Findlay), Jeff Modler (Marilyn) and Greg Modler (Kelly). Stepmother to Shanen Gillespie (Amy) and Erin Gillespie (Mas Ozeki). Loving Grandmother to Kevin Berry (Sara), Heather Berry (Brad Sopha), Evan Modler (Catheryn Ford), Alex Modler (Shenda Harrison), Rebecca Modler, Jacqueline Modler, Ashlynn Gillespie, Ethan Gillespie and Nobu Ozeki. Proud great grandmother to Jaxson Sopha and Callie Peters-Ford. Sister to Ernest Best (Barb) and predeceased by sisters Jean (Alvin) Running and Anne (Winston) and parents Harry and Kathleen Best.

Born in Loughborough, ON, Muriel spent her adult life in the Prescott area. Whether it be spectator at the rink, working at the high school or later working at the police station, Muriel was ready to chip in with a welcoming smile, a hand to help and a quick sense of humour. Muriel will be remembered for her honest golfing skills, participating in numerous bonspiels, her green thumb and her love of travel. She enjoyed many winters at the Prescott Curling club, many summers at the Prescott Golf Club and was even known to tackle a ski hill or two in her time. She loved anything that would take her outdoors, even if it was sitting out on her back deck on Park St East.

We would like to thank the entire staff at Sherwood Park Manor for the wonderful and loving care you gave Muriel these past 4.5 years.

Family and friends are invited to a celebration of life and reception at the Irvine Memorial Chapel and Reception Centre at Roselawn, 2451 County Rd 15, Maitland, ON K0E 1P0 on Tuesday, April 30th at 11:00AM.

As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to “Sherwood Park Manor” or any charity of your choice. If you would like to make a donation, please, scroll to the bottom of this page or if you would like to share a story or leave a message of condolence for the family please click the "Memory Wall" tab above. Thank you.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 11:00am
    Irvine Memorial Chapel at Roselawn
    2451 County Road 15
    Maitland, ON K0E 1P0
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  • Interment

    Roselawn Memorial Gardens
    2451 County Road 15
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  • Reception

    Roselawn Reception Centre
    2451 County Road 15
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Maggie and love always, Cindy&David xoxo sent flowers to the family of Muriel Frances Joan Modler (Best).
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Anne Johnston

Posted at 03:19pm
Very sorry to hear of the loss of your mother, Jeff. My condolences to you and your family.

Sandra Gibson

Posted at 09:22am
Muriel was such a great person. Always had a smile on her face. She will be missed by so many friends. Our deepest sympathy to all the family. Sandra & Steve Gibson.

Sandra Gibson

Posted at 09:19am
Our deepest sympathy to the Modler Families on the loss of your Mother, Muriel. She was a great Lady and will be remembered by many of the Prescott Curlers. Lots of fun times had at the curling club with her and Ken. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Prescott Curling Club Members.

Julie Taylor

Posted at 09:59pm
What a beautiful service today for your mom. Public speaking isn't easy in good times, Greg well done! It was lovely seeing you all and reminiscing ❤

Jack Laird

Posted at 07:47pm
Dear Jeff - I was sorry to hear the news that your mother has passed away. My condolences to you and your family. I hope that your memories sustain you all during this most difficult time.

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