Oct 6, 1930 – June 17,2011
Loving wife of the late Terence Biggs and adored mother of Bonita Gilbert of Kelowna; Nick Biggs of Marathon, Ontario; Tim Biggs of Auckland,
New Zealand; & Chris Biggs of
Sarnia, Ontario. Ione passed away
peacefully in Marathon, Ontario on Friday, June 17 while visiting family. Cherished sister of Ernest Spencer of Manchester, UK, and
Sylda Johnston, predeceased.
Ione will be forever missed by
her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces,
nephews, cousins, and her incredible network of friends around the world. Ione was born in the Falkland Islands and in 1957, came to Sarnia with Terry and her young family where she began to create a loving home and embark on a nursing career of more than 30 years. She will always be
remembered for her unwavering devotion to her family, her dedication to health, happiness, and well-being of her friends, her laugh, her chocolate chip cookies and sausage rolls, but not, perhaps, for her skills at darts. Ione relocated to Kelowna in 2003 to be near her daughter and her
grandson, Dan Ross. A funeral service was held on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at Smith Funeral Home in
Sarnia, Ontario. Cremation followed. Anyone wishing to
express their respects for Ione can do so with a
donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.