June Wagner

Obituary of June Elaine Wagner

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June Elaine Wagner (nee Bridgman) passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at the Ross Memorial Hospital. She was comforted by a friend while listening to lovely music with her favourite blanket nearby. June was predeceased by her husband John. They had 64 years of a wonderful loving marriage. She will be missed by their children Doug (Buffy), and Caroline (Jason) and their grandchildren Lauren (Aaron), Erin, and Olivia. She was a loving aunt to 3 generations of nieces and nephews and got such joy from having visits with her recent great-grandson Wyatt. June was born in Toronto and was so proud to be a Bridgman. She loved her big brothers Don and Bob (deceased). She learned the way of retail by helping in her father’s jewellery and gift store in Toronto and that served her well when she found part time jobs when they moved to Sunderland. She met John at a very young age as her father was John’s Scout leader and they both attended the same church (St. James Bond United). They married May 24th, 1957 in Toronto and made the move to Sunderland for a quieter life in 1977. June lived a life of taking care of others, her father and mother, mother-in-law and her “Johnny”. She helped John with his newspaper, The Sunderland News Reporter, and printing business. She also enjoyed seeing all the kids at the “rink” when she ran the snack bar and wicket at the Sunderland Arena. Later, she began working at Crestwood Golf Course in the pro shop where she made lifelong friends. She especially enjoyed volunteering with the UCW at the Sunderland United Church and Eastern Star. She loved being involved with the wonderful community and made great friends with so many while doing so. After retirement, she and John headed to their beloved cottage on Georgian Bay and she cared for John in his later years. June spent her last few years at Lakeland Village in Lindsay. She managed to play the piano for the faith services up until a few months ago which was one of her favourite activities. We are grateful to the staff at Lakeland for helping with all her health needs. In addition, we are grateful to The Purple House and Silver Lights for providing care and fellowship. June desperately missed John and only wanted to be with him again. You will be missed by us here, but we are so blessed to know you are with your Johnny again. The family will be making arrangements for a small graveside service in the next few months. If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Memories, photos and condolences may be shared at www.thornefuneralhome.ca