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Obituary for Lyn Ortt (Miller)

Lyn  Ortt (Miller)
Born in Toronto, Lyn grew up in Barrie, Ontario. She completed her nursing training at Toronto East General Hospital, graduating in 1965. In 1966, she married John David Ortt; the young couple settled in Fergus shortly thereafter. After the birth of their daughter, Kelly, in 1970, the family moved to a farm in West Garafraxa. Having grown up in town, country living was new to Lyn. However, she would embrace it wholeheartedly for the rest of her life. By the early eighties, Lyn had left nursing behind and joined her husband in establishing the first of several pump companies. She would eventually start her own business, Just For You, selling nursing uniforms and promotional wear. Lyn loved gardening, a nice chardonnay, and her beloved Springhill Farm. In October 2014, Lyn was diagnosed with ALS. After 2 1/2 years of fighting the good fight, she decided enough was enough and quietly left us on the evening of February 13th. She is predeceased by her loving husband John David, her cherished brother Ric Miller, and her dear mother Ena Miller; she is survived by her daughter Kelly and son-in-law Steven. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends may visit at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home, 280 St. David Street South Fergus on Thursday, February 16th, 2017 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. A funeral service will be held at St. John’s United Church, Belwood on Friday, February 17, 2017 at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Groves Memorial Hospital Fund, or the charity of your choice.
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