Ailene Elizabeth McLinden
(formerly Blair; nee Holmes)
March 16, 1925 - March 24, 2019
It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Ailene at Amica Peel Village on March 24, 2019 in her 95th year. Loving wife of Keith Blair (1971) and Joseph McLinden (2007). Beloved mother of Barbara (William) Chauvin, Madison WI; David (Barbara) Blair, Brampton ON; cherished stepmother of Peggy (Neil) Murphy, Victoria BC; Joseph (Nancy) McLinden, Lakefield ON; and Michael (Catharine) McLinden, Kimberley BC. Proud grandmother to Mark (Diana) Chauvin, Minneapolis MN; Jeffery (Jessica) Chauvin, Rochester MN, Scott Chauvin, Madison WI; Kevin (Debbie) Murphy, Victoria BC; Brian Murphy, Medicine Hat AB; Genna McLinden (1996); Morgan (Lacey) McLinden, Toronto ON; and Brooke (Jay) Rowan, Whitby ON. Caring great-grandmother to Julia, Naomi, Maria, Peyton, Brycen, Caden, Preston, Paxton, Van, and Eve. Ailene is remembered for her great love of golf, music and bridge.
A celebration of life will take place on June 15, 2019 from 1 to 4 pm at Islington Golf Club. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in memory of Ailene McLinden to the Genna McLinden Memorial Award at Queen’s University. Donations can be made online at www.givetoqueens.ca/ailenemclinden or cheques payable to Queen’s University with “Genna Mclinden” and “notify family” on the memo line if you’d like Queen’s to notify the family of your gift. Please mail to Queen’s University, Attn: Michelle Pruefer, Old Medical Building Room 303, Kingston, ON K7L 3