ForeverMissed

This memorial website was created in memory of our Mum,"Grammi" and "GG". Kathleen Lacey (Shelley) was a wonderful wife and partner of Stan, and later Wat Rutherford.  A great Mum for Anne, Ian, Peter and Robin.  A wonderful Grammi for Jennifer, Latisha, Sajni, Robert, Mark, Diane, Jessica, Ryan and a loving Great Grandmother "GG" to Callum, Mathew, Jeremy, Sydney, Sophia, Lillian and Jack.

She will be greatly missed by all.

Posted by Eric Rajah on July 2, 2019
I have fond memories of Kathleen travelling with us to Africa. At 92, she was among the oldest people to ever join one of our trips. Every day, she was excited to set out on the bumpy roads, to see new places, to help new people, and to see the difference her son Peter and his wife Kathy are making in the world, improving the lives of thousands. She was especially impressed with the medical clinic that Peter and Kathy funded. I will never forget her energy and kindness and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to travel with her. She was an inspiring presence and possessed a wonderful character and she will be dearly missed.

Eric Rajah
A Better World Canada
Posted by Peter Lacey on June 19, 2019
Brent Jones
This weekend we paid to tribute to one of the most amazing spirits to ever grace this beautiful earth - our dear friend and mentor Kathleen (Shelley) Lacey. Shelley was truly a pioneer of positivity and one of my greatest influences. Through Shelley I cultivated a deep love of nature - acting as her gardener throughout my junior years. Shelley gave me my first job in journalism at The Signpost newspaper which she founded in the 1960s. Shelley's tales of adventure inspired my own love of travel - to our shared British roots and beyond. Our conversations and social gatherings would lead to discussion of science, spirituality, the paranormal, pyramid power, politics, history, community, the arts and music - Shelley loved music and we had many occasions to share the joy of song. During Shelley's celebration of life it was said time and again of the power of one person to bring hope and affirmative change to create a better world. Shelley was an embodiment of that power. Thank you Shelley for your brilliant bright light - it shines forever in our lives - woven into the great tapestry of the universe. Much Love!

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Posted by Eric Rajah on July 2, 2019
I have fond memories of Kathleen travelling with us to Africa. At 92, she was among the oldest people to ever join one of our trips. Every day, she was excited to set out on the bumpy roads, to see new places, to help new people, and to see the difference her son Peter and his wife Kathy are making in the world, improving the lives of thousands. She was especially impressed with the medical clinic that Peter and Kathy funded. I will never forget her energy and kindness and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to travel with her. She was an inspiring presence and possessed a wonderful character and she will be dearly missed.

Eric Rajah
A Better World Canada
Posted by Peter Lacey on June 19, 2019
Brent Jones
This weekend we paid to tribute to one of the most amazing spirits to ever grace this beautiful earth - our dear friend and mentor Kathleen (Shelley) Lacey. Shelley was truly a pioneer of positivity and one of my greatest influences. Through Shelley I cultivated a deep love of nature - acting as her gardener throughout my junior years. Shelley gave me my first job in journalism at The Signpost newspaper which she founded in the 1960s. Shelley's tales of adventure inspired my own love of travel - to our shared British roots and beyond. Our conversations and social gatherings would lead to discussion of science, spirituality, the paranormal, pyramid power, politics, history, community, the arts and music - Shelley loved music and we had many occasions to share the joy of song. During Shelley's celebration of life it was said time and again of the power of one person to bring hope and affirmative change to create a better world. Shelley was an embodiment of that power. Thank you Shelley for your brilliant bright light - it shines forever in our lives - woven into the great tapestry of the universe. Much Love!
her Life

Life Story of Shelley Lacey

This is the book that Shelley wrote and finished when she was 95.

Some interesting historical bits of information

This was history that never made into Shelley's book, but are still of some interest.

To Canada and Through It - Professor John Prince Sheldon

Great uncle of Shelley wrote this book about his trip to Canada

Recent stories

Celebration of Life - Shelley Lacey - June 15th, 2019 London, Ontario

Shared by Peter Lacey on June 19, 2019

Celebration of Life Program

Welcome and Prayer - Barbara Dow

Remembrances: 

Robin Lacey on behalf of the children

Jennifer Buie and Rob Lacey on behalf of the grandchildren and great grandchildren

Sajni Lacey of behalf of the Rutherfords

Favourite Recipes of Shelley that the family enjoyed

Shared by Peter Lacey on June 16, 2019

Cheese Biscuits, 350 oven for 20 min

2 cups of all purpose flour
3/4 cup of butter
1 teaspoon of salt
black pepper about 1/4 teaspoon and (cayenne pepper for the tops before baking)
3/4 lb. old cheddar cheese, (about 2 cups)
milk

cut butter into dry ingredients with a pastry blender or 2 table knives until the size of dry rice, add cheese, add milk to make a sticky fairly dry dough
Put small teaspoon fulls on a parchment lined baking pan, push down with your fingers, they don't spread, top with a sprinkle of cayenne pepper, bake at 350, for 20 min. until brown.

Tasty little devils….

ENGLISH CREAM SCONES (Ian Lacey)

From Five Roses Flour cookbook

About 8 scones

2 cups all purpose flour

1 tbsp sugar

1 tbsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 cup shortening (I use shortening/butter 50/50)

2 eggs

1/2 cup milk or light cream

Preheat oven to 450°

Combine dry ingredients, cut in shortening to consistency of coarse cornmeal

Reserve a little egg white to brush over top

Beat eggs until light, stir in milk

Make well and add liquid all at once

Stir vigorously til comes freely away from bowl

Pat to about 3/4” thickness, cut to shape (circles, triangles, squares)

Ungreased cooked sheet

Brush tops with beaten egg white and sprinkle with sugar

12 to 15 min

Variations

Raisins: soak and add to dry ingredients

Cheese: no sugar, grate and add to dry ingredients


POTATO PANCAKES (Ian Lacey)


This came to our family from German visitors to Norman Farm

1 potato makes enough for 2 people as part of a breakfast

1 potato (Yukon Gold or baking)

1 tbsp flour

Generous pinch each of dry mustard, salt, pepper

Grate potato into water, rinse a few times, pat dry

This is mainly so they don’t oxidize

You can skip this if you are cooking right away

Mix

Hot frypan with some oil and butter

Small handfuls, then press flat with a spoon

Variations

Serve with sour cream, dill and smoked salmon

Add Tobasco sauce

Eastern Europeans add grated onion and/or a beaten egg (latkes)




Dorchester Lion's Club "Story Catchers"

Shared by Peter Lacey on June 18, 2019

Hello Peter, I read Brent Jones's wonderful remembrance of Shelly. I don't know if you know but Shelly participated in a project at the Dorchester Lion's Seniors center in 2017. The Story Catchers was a series of sessions where seniors were invited to share their stories. I was part of the team and did the video of the story.  

Mark Helm

Shelley was 95 at that time and I thought she did a great job! 

Peter