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Gwen Gayle Papple

May 11, 1941 — July 12, 2023


Passed away peacefully on July 12 at Wingham & District Hospital in her 83rd year.

Loving wife to Bruce Papple for over 40 years.

Mom to Shelley (Keith) Howatt, Barb (Ric) Gervais, Kent Patterson & Lori Moran-Sands.

Grandma to Mike Howatt & Bre Lukash, Matt Howatt & Cailea Slifka, Megan & Geoff Renda, and Kaitlyn & Andrew Tressel.

Great grandmother (Big Grandma) to Makinley & Parker Renda and (G Gma) to Adeline Tressel.

Sister to Harold ‘Soup’ Campbell, Barb & Doug Howson, and Dan & Charlene Campbell.

Sister-in-law to Betty Campbell, Jim (Janet) Papple, Tom (Dawn) Papple, Don (Jean) Papple.

Missed by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Survived by Lorraine & Brian Bromley, Joanne & Pat Flannagan and their families.

Specially missed by the ‘old bankers of Blyth’.

Predeceased by daughter Gayle (1977), brother Ronald Campbell, and in-laws Rose Marie Campbell and Marjorie Papple.

Gwen was an amazing, strong, caring individual who always put family first. A great deal of family vacations and get togethers were always guided by Gwen. Gwen dedicated many years of her life to helping others; Eastern Star, Blyth Festival, Blyth United Church, Blyth Legion, and left an imprint on the lives of countless foster children. She will be missed dearly and cherished forever.

A private family service will take place.

Family and friends are invited to the Blyth Lions Park on Sunday July 16th from 1-4 pm for a come and go Celebration of Gwen’s Life.

In lieu of flowers and as expressions of sympathy, treat your family to something nice.

Cards of sympathy may be sent to Box 493 Blyth ON N0M 1H0.

Condolences may be left at

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Service Schedule

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Celebration of Life

Sunday, July 16, 2023

1:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

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