Areta Brummell

June 14, 1919 - January 11, 2013

Brummell, Areta Clara (Pearsall) Reta Brummell passed away on Jan. 11 2013 at the age of 93 years. Reta was born and raised near Picton, Ontario, daughter of Earl and Eva Pearsall. She met and married the love of her life, Marshall Brummell until his death in 1991 after 50 years of marriage. Married in Picton, Reta and Marshall moved with son Darryl to Kingston in 1944. Arden was born 4 years later. Reta, always smiling, was a devoted wife and mom who loved and cared for her family. She was an outstanding cook famous for her berry pies and baked beans, and skilled bowler for many years. After retiring, Marshall and Reta divided their time between Florida and the cottage on Hay Bay – a place of many memories. After a stroke, Reta moved to Leamington and later Kingsville to be closer to family. In her last years she received wonderful care at Kingsville Court and Royal Oak. Reta is survived by her brother Leland (Barbara) of Picton, sons Darryl (Diane), Kingsville and Arden (Susan), Calgary, grandchildren Craig (Debbie) Brummell of Kingsville, Sara (Vince) Orlando of Leamington, Ruth Brummell of London, Martin Brummell of Saskatoon, and Jessica Brummell of Vancouver, and great grand children Lauren, and Carson of Kingsville and Ryan of Leamington.. Reta had many wonderful friends over the years with a special recognition of to Dick and Wilma Dodds of Napanee and all the gang of teachers from Kingston. A celebration of Reta’s life will be held on Thursday Jan 17th at 2:00 PM with visitation on Wednesday Jan 16th from 6-8 PM at the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main St. Picton, On. Condolences may be left for the family at Donations to The Gideons or a charity of your choice