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Purvis, Wendy Esther Rae (nee Abrams)

It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the passing of Wendy Esther Rae Purvis (nee Abrams), 68 years of age, who passed away peacefully at Health Sciences North on October 8th, 2021, after a courageous battle with cancer surrounded by her devoted family.  Wendy was born on September 30th, 1953, to Raymond and Madeliene Abrams (predeceased) in Sudbury, Ontario.  She married her soulmate, Dennis James Purvis of Pembroke, Ontario on June 30th, 1973.   They went on to have three beautiful children:  Corey (Annie), Rebecca and Brandi (Pauly).  Cherished and loving grandma to Mackenzie and Tyler.  Dear sister of Brian Abrams and Jim Abrams (predeceased) (Mary Ann).  Special aunt to many nieces and nephews.  She was more than a mom; she was a best friend.  Her door was always open; making everyone feel like family. Her meals, baking and company fed your soul.  Wendy was an avid knitter, seamstress and crocheter; many friends and family benefited from her talents.  Everyone has a memory of Wendy at Sidney’s.  We were so fortunate to have a mom who supported and encouraged us to be better people.  She was the definition of unconditional love and will be missed more than anyone can ever imagine.  The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the doctors at Princess Margaret, Dr. Singh of the Northeast Cancer Centre, and the care she received from the nursing staff of the Palliative Care Unit at HSN.  In keeping with Wendy’s wishes an interment service will be held on Friday, October 22nd at 1:00 o’clock in the afternoon at Maplecrest Cemetery in Dowling.  A Celebration of Life will immediately follow at the home of Corey and Annie at 71 Larchmont Drive, Dowling. Friends welcomed between 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.  Arrangements have been entrusted with Ranger’s Cremation and Burial Services Ltd.  Online condolences can be posted at


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