Lidia Wysevelde passed away peacefully in her 99th year at her residence in Chartwell Aylmer Long Term Care. Born in Russia in 1924 to Gregory and Paula Gridtshina.
At the age of 16 she was taken from her home to work as forced labour in Germany during WWII. There she met her husband-to-be, Remy Wysevelde, who was also taken as prisoner of war from Belgium. They were married at the end of the war and went to live in Belgium for 10 years before immigrating to Canada in 1955. They lived and worked in the Chatham area until 1961, then moved to the Tillsonburg area and grew tobacco for over 25 years until retiring and settling in Port Burwell. Lidia’s greatest loves were her family, her flower gardens, playing cards with her grandchildren and watching wrestling. She learned how to drive a car and got her license at the age of 50 and after that there was never any dust under her wheels.
Lidia is predeceased by her husband Remy, her son Willy, grandson Scott and former son-in-law Karl Muhlbock. She was the most loving Mother to Betty Laemers (Steven) of Vienna and Christine Dinsmore (John) of Tillsonburg.
Loving Grandmother to Christopher Muhlbock (Holly), Robert Muhlbock (Erin), Shannon Stewart (Tom), Brittany Stewart (Curt). Great Grandmother to Courtney, Amber, Jenny, Emma, Rory, Josh, Abby, Lana, Cayden, Myles, and Tyler. Great-great grandmother to Stella Ann.
A graveside service was held on Tuesday November 8th at St. Luke’s Cemetery in Vienna. Donations can be made to Chartwell Aylmer Ladies’ Auxiliary. We wish to thank all the staff at Chartwell for the wonderful care and compassion given to our mom. She loved all of you and always said how much she loved living at Chartwell.