Mildred Genevieve Payne, née Sedgwick, died peacefully on March 11, 2018, at Victoria Manor, her home since 2001. She leaves her husband of nearly 60 years, Philip Payne; their children Megan (Jeff Payne), Bruce (Jennifer Ackert), Nancy (Denis Grignon) and Valerie (Scott Iverson); grandchildren Madeline and Sydney Payne, Conor and Nikita Payne, Yannick and Jonah Grignon, Esmé and Christian Iverson; sister Marion Sedgwick and sister-in-law Lorna Sedgwick; and her Sedgwick nieces and nephews and their children. Genevieve was predeceased by her brother Wendell and half-brother Roland. She will be remembered as a kind and dedicated volunteer in the community, her church, with youth, and in many roles in the wider United Church of Canada.
There will be a period of visitation from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at Cambridge Street United Church, 61 Cambridge St. N., Lindsay, on Saturday, March 24, followed by a service to celebrate Genevieve’s life at 11:00 a.m. The service will be also be live-streamed via theunitedchurch.com. In lieu of flowers, donations to any of these organizations would be welcomed: Parkinson Canada, the Mission and Service Fund of the United Church of Canada, and Victoria Manor. Details available online through fallis-shields.com.
News of Genevieve's death evoked many wonderful memories of time we shared in a wide variety of United Church undertakings. Her energy, wisdom and caring made every experience richer and every outcome better than it would otherwise have been. As her family mourns her passing I hope they will know how much she has also blessed others. The church has lost one of its saints.
We send our sympathy to you from Florida. We are former choir members
Bruce and Bernadetta Bateman
Philip, my late Mom Vera Yates was a resident at Victoria Manor, I saw you and Genevieve every day when I visited Mom. My thoughts are with you.
Sorry to hear of Genevieves passing as a family we have many wonderful memories of summers playing ball, and our annual bbq's. Loving thoughts and prayers to ou Philip and your family. Bruce, Beth and Family
The Northey family
Our family has many fond memories of being a part of the Payne family....be it picnics and family get together.... My memories began with being a city kid from Lindsay and learning what farm work meant... and many times Genevieve was right there helping load or unload the hay or straw wagons that never seemed to end in the summer heat....but at lunch time there was a time of rest and chit chat with Genevieve...Great memories of time spent with a wonderful person !!!