As a young woman, Lynne left her home in Dryden, Ontario and began her post-secondary education at Queen’s University. Lynne was an individualist and maverick in her era as few women attended university, and even fewer graduated with a Bachelors of Commerce (1960). She later returned to complete an M.B.A. (University of Toronto, 1977). Lynne was a highly intelligent and motivated entrepreneur. After launching her career at IBM, she successfully created a business, Accent Toronto, which catered to organizing large group meetings.
Lynne was a talented pianist and an accomplished crafts person: sewing, knitting and quilting were her interests. She also loved their pets, cats and dogs.
When Lynne and Jerry took over the Gaetz family property west of Uxbridge in 1998 they both got involved in many activities in the town. Lynne was involved in the Celebration of the Arts, the Classic Book Club, Monday Morning Singers, Messiah Choir, “the Gang” and the “Magnificents”. Lynne adored her many friends and family in Uxbridge and hosted alongside her husband Jerry, many special parties and get togethers filled with laughter and delicious food. Lynne was a beautiful cook.
She succumbed to Alzheimer ’s disease at age 82. Predeceased by her husband, Jerry Gaetz, in April 2020, and survived by her younger sister, Christy Johnson, and her children Fraser, (wife Shannon, children: Lily and Nick), Andrew and Christy (husband Scott Bishop, children: Katie, Ben and Emily). Lynne has a wonderful legacy and has left behind a family who loved her and will miss her eternally.
The family extends thanks to the wonderful caregivers at the Rekai Centre, Wellesley Central Place. Donations to Uxbridge Loaves & Fishes would be appreciated.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Low & Low Funeral Home, 23 Main Street South, P.O. Box 388, Uxbridge, Ontario L9P 1M8. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
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