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Passed away peacefully at 6:50 a.m. on Saturday, May 16th, 2015 in her sleep after a courageous battle with cancer at her daughter’s home in Port Perry, surrounded by her closest family.
Predeceased by her parents Ada (Barnes) and Antoine Deru and by her former husband of 40 years, the late Jack Downs. Loving and devoted Mum of Doug Downs (Sheryl) and Carol Bardocz (Bryan).
Cherished Grandma of Owen, James, Carol, Jamie and Brianne. Adrienne was a loving sister of Marie, Yvonne, June and predeceased by brother Edward. Adrienne will be especially missed by her very close and loving companion Bob Brownlee.
Adrienne was born in Enfield, U.K. on August 1st, 1931 and came to Canada when she was 9 to escape the 2nd World War. She returned to the U.K. after the war, but eventually chose Canada as her home.
Those who knew Adrienne will remember her for her love of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Blue Jays, for her great sense of humour, her love of music, travel and adventure. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
Visitation will be held at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Tuesday, May 19th from 6 - 8 p.m.
A Celebration of Adrienne’s Life will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, May 20th at 3:00 p.m.
Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted for the Canadian Cancer Society or the Humane Society.