Arlene, a resident of Chatham, passed away on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at the age of 79.
Born in Chatham, daughter of the late Bernard & Anna (nee McKeon) Downey.
Loving wife and best friend of the late Glenn Peltier (2014).
Cherished sister of the late Patricia Miller (2006) & the late Carol McClellan (2000).
Survived by brother-in-laws, John & Marie McClellan, Murray & Shirley Peltier and sister-in-laws, Ruth Sereda (the late Walt), Betty Ann & Gerald Ouellette, and predeceased by brother-in-law, Robert & Suzy Peltier and Victor Miller.
Arlene is survived by 20 nieces & nephews, their families and many friends.
She enjoyed attending family gatherings and being surrounded by her nieces, nephews and their children, and was devoted to her faith as an active parishioner of Blessed Sacrament and member of St. Vincent De Paul.
Friends to be received at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 3:00 - 5:00 pm & 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Vigil prayers to be offered at 7:00 pm.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 145 Victoria Avenue, Chatham at 11:00 am with Fr. Jim Higgins as officiant. Interment to follow in St Anthony's Cemetery, Chatham.
Donations in memory of Arlene may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society & Blessed Sacrament St Vincent De Paul.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com.
McKinlay Funeral Home
459 St. Clair Street,
519 351 2040