In Loving Memory of Pearl Kernohan (nee Cruikshanks)
August 14, 1931 to April 20, 2022
It is with profound sadness that our family announces Pearl’s passing on April 20, 2022 at her home in Minden at the age of 90 years. We are so blessed knowing Mom left this world exactly the way she wanted. She went quietly in her sleep after celebrating an Easter weekend with her family. We shared lots of laughter, good food and as usual Mom won most of the card games played.
She leaves her beloved husband Ivan of 72 years. Loving mother to Kathy, Glenda (Jack Grosvenor), Gerald (Kim) and proud grandmother of Ashley (David Ashworth) and Shaun. Survived by sisters Carol Bradimore, Gladys (Chris Norris) and brother Sherman (Betty Ann) Cruikshanks and many nieces and nephews.
Pearl was born and raised in the Haliburton Highlands. Shortly after Ivan and pearl married, they began travelling across Southern Ontario from Windsor to Cornwall wherever Ontario Hydro took them. In 1961 they made Burlington their permanent home. Mom and Dad immediately joined St. Stephen United Church and remained active members until its recent closure. She was a member of Highland Hills United Church in Minden. After Dad’s retirement in 1988, Mom and Dad enjoyed many trips and cruises to England, Europe, Alaska, Hawaii, all across Canada and many US States. Most memorable were the family road trips to Branson Missouri, “down East”, numerous trips to Florida and Killarney Lodge, Algonquin.
Stretching to reach four feet, ten inches and 100 pounds, Mom lived life like a heavy weight. Her work ethic, loyalty to family and friends and determination to be involved and supportive in every possible way was who she was. She trusted in her faith and her family.
We will forever cherish Mom’s resilience to overcome her own health issues throughout the years, while always being strong in her caring of others. Her Christmas baking, family meals and nuts and bolts remain legendary.
Friends are invited to visit the family at the Gordon A. Monk Funeral Home Ltd., 127 Bobcaygeon Rd., P.O. Box 427, Minden, Ontario K0M 2K0 on Monday, April 25, 2022 from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm. Then to the Highland Hills United Church, Minden for the service to celebrate Pearl’s life on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 11:00 am. Interment at the Minden Cemetery. Reception to follow back at the Monk-Cray Family Centre at the funeral home.
The service will be live streamed and will be available to view on our website. The link for the service is in the Photos and Videos and will appear the day of the service at 11:00 am and will remain on the website for one week.
The family has requested that all attendees wear facial coverings to the visitation, funeral service and reception.
Memorial Donations to the Highland Hills United Church, Minden or to the Haliburton Highland Health Services Foundation (HHHSF) would be appreciated by the family.