Obituary of Arlene Green
At Wingham & District Hospital on Thursday, July 21, 2022, Arlene Green of Wingham passed away at the age of 77.
Beloved wife of the late John Green who predeceased her in 2020. Devoted mother of Sherry & Doug Shiell of R.R. #5, Wingham and Kevin Green of Wingham. Cherished grandma of JD & Kate Shiell, Matt Shiell & Shannon Wilhelm, Ryan Shiell, Shaelin Green, Shelby Green and Spencer Green. Great-grandma of Tatum and Cayson Shiell and Gracelyn Shiell. Dear sister-in-law of Aileen Wilkinson, Rhonda Green & Fred de Boer and Terry & Lisa Green. Arlene will be lovingly remembered by her nieces Ann, Marilyn, Tara, Darcy and Keri as well as special family Debbie Hodgins and Jake & Stephanie Eishenhofer. Predeceased by her parents George & Marguerite Wilkinson, brother Ken Wilkinson and parents-in-law Cecil & Florence Green.
Arlene was born in Flesherton on January 7, 1945. She married the love of her life on February 23rd, 1963. John and Arlene moved to Paisley for the first few years, then bought the butcher shop in Wingham from Percy & Jean Deyell in 1971. After two more moves and many expansions of Green’s Meat Market they finally “semi-retired” in 2005, after serving the needs of Wingham and area for over 30 years. Arlene’s love of her family and her horses (not necessarily in that order) and her love of their farm was undeniable. John and Arlene’s entire life was spent working and playing together, whether it be camping, trail rides, or travelling. They were involved in many organizations including the Blyth Threshers Reunion, Gypsy Campers, and Chesley Saddle Club. Over the years Arlene strength and independence was put to the test many times with keeping up to John, handling long-horn cows during calving and battling and winning her fight against cancer in 2009. The last two years without John has definitely been Arlene’s hardest battle and without that bonded strength she wasn’t able to overcome her latest hurdle. Arlene was a dedicated, hard-working, loving Friend, Mom, Grandma and Great-Grandma and there will never be a day that goes by that she is not thought of with fondness and dearly missed by all who knew her.
A public visitation will be held at McBurney Funeral Home, Wingham on Tuesday, July 26th, 2022 from 11:00 a.m., until 12:00 noon. A private visitation by invitation only will follow from 12:00 noon until the time of the private funeral at 1:00 p.m.
Arlene’s funeral will be live-streamed, please click here to view the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Wingham & District Hospital Foundation – Oncology Unit or the Huron Pioneer Thresher & Hobby Association would be appreciated.