Wakerell, Esther Susanne

Wakerell, Esther Susanne

October 5th, 2021

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Esther Susanne Wakerell, on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at LHSC - Victoria Hospital, London, in her 88th year. Esther was born on May 12, 1934 in Maidstone, Ontario to Adam and Esther Kirschner and was the oldest of 13 children. Loving mother to Susan Fitzsimons (Dan), Patty Bolschetschenko (Mike), Debbie Grant, Cindy Neron (Rob), Cathy Altomonte (Tony) and son-in-law Jeff Grant. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, Justin Fitzsimons, Stacey Fitzsimons, Jeremy Whiteman, Jessica Bolschetschenko, Gregory Bolschetschenko, Jonathon Grant, Matthew Grant, Robert Neron, Annastascia Neron, Brittany Hearn (Greg), Brandon Altomonte (Carly), Michael Altomonte; and her great-grandchildren, Peyton, Anjalynah, Adia, Sophie, Wesley, Abigail, Isla, Luciano, Avianna and Nathan. She will be missed by her siblings, nieces, nephews and cousins and her New Hope Community Church Family. A private visitation and funeral service will be held at Westview Funeral Chapel. Interment at Woodland Cemetery. A special thank you to the many doctors and staff who cared for our mother while she was in Victoria Hospital. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Esther are asked to please consider the Palliative Care Program at LHSC - Victoria Hospital. 

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Doug and Ursula TowlerWhat a SAD SAD Loss, for Esther's Family and ALL Who Knew and Loved Her at New Hope Community Church. A highlight of our week was to get that firm HUG from Esther and hear how her week had progressed. Heaven has GAINED, Esther's Family, Her Friends and Her New Hope Family, are the Losers, at This Time, BUT, WE will Join Her Once More,One Day. Deepest Condolences to ALL of Esther's Family and Kith and Kin. Doug and Ursula Towler - L ondon
Laurie CurranI loved seeing Esther on Sunday and getting my hug! She truly loved God and it showed in every hug she gave. She will be missed but never forgotten. She is happy with God now. Condolences to the family at this very hard time.
Lesley OliverMy children grew up on Esther's hugs and I felt life's worries melt away with her warm greetings as she welcomed us to New Hope. I imagine the greeting line in Heaven would be very long to welcome her home. God Bless her family and friends who will miss her dearly.
ConnieTothAunt Ester will be sadly missed by many. She was a kind gentle loving soul. Sending our deepest sympathies to her family at this difficult time. Connie (Kirschner) and Dennis Toth
Tayjah RaeI remember Esther from a very young age, her soft words and warm hugs were what I looked forward to on Sunday mornings. She has such a beautiful spirit, what a blessing it was to have known her. My condolences to her family, rest assured she will be greeted in heaven with hugs that (might I say) will be just as beautiful as hers. Sending prayers your way xoxo.
Linda & Tim ConcannonTim and I both would look forward to seeing Esther each week at New Hope Community Church, where she would greet and welcome everyone walking through the door with so much joy and compassion. She made a huge impact to everyone who was blessed to know her. She was an inspiration to all of us. Our Guest Services Team... will miss her dearly. Sincerest Sympathy and prayers of comfort to each of you.
Ronnie KirschnerAunt Esther was indeed kind, loving and filled with grace. Her warm heart somehow looked past the physical and emotional pains she experienced through her challenging life. I spoke with her only weeks ago, and her beautiful, graceous spirit was unchanged. Her kindly words and deeds and gentle nature, through her life, illuminated the essence of her spirit which was built upon a foundation of strength of faith in the Lord, with whom she surely gained favour and now resides forever, watching over us unwaiveringly.
Chris KirschnerEsther was an amazing sister in law. She loved her family and and always put them first. Fred and l always loved spending time reminiscing with her. She had an amazing heart and showed her love for Jesus in her life. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Sending hugs and love to all. Gif bless. Aunt Chris Kirschner
Margie Mezenberg I had the honor and privilege to call Esther, my sister, not only my biological sister, but a sister in Christ. I will be forever grateful for the Lord putting it upon my heart to call Esther, just days before she went into the hospital. Our last conversation and prayer I will always treasure.in my heart! She had so much love for Jesus and for others it just flowed from within her like streams of life!!! I know that by the grace of God she is with Jesus now! The One she loves and adores and wanted everyone to know of His great love!!! May the peace of God touch each heart at this time. "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort, Who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God." 2 Cor1:3-4 NKJV
Debbie & Ken SuttonWe first met Esther at the front door of New Hope many years ago where she warmly greeted us with a gentle hug. We then had the pleasure of working along side her on the guest srvices team. She was a special and gracious servant of the Lord and had a wonderful gift of showing others his love. She impacted so many at New Hope from all generations. Our sincere condolences to her family.
Ruth millsI have such wonderful memories of standing at the Information Cente at church and watching person after person being greeted and hugged by Esther. Even the children would go out of their way to run to say hi to her. Esther was such a warm, loving, caring person who I’m sure will be missed by many. My condolences to her children and grandkids. She will always be with you in spirit.
Laurie MacLeanSincere condolences to Esther’s family & friends. I have many memories of all the Sundays that after service, Esther would come behind the info centre counter at New Hope Community Church to retrieve her purse, would have a little visit, and ask God to bless me. God knows I needed it. Everyone will really miss her smiling face and pleasant welcome. Even though there will forever be a vacant spot inside the Church doors, Esther will undoubtedly be there in spirit.
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