It is with great sadness that the family of Pauline Lois Reaney, 72, announce her passing on Sunday July 31, 2022.
Pauline was born in 1949 to the late Jack and Evelyn Reaney of Mitchell, Ontario. In her youth Pauline was quite involved with school activities / sports. Her passion for activities led her to graduating from Conestoga College and was hired on with the City of Sarnia as a program supervisor in the parks and recreation department in 1971. She moved up to Special Activities Coordinator and eventually the Recreation Coordinator, where she stayed until she retired in 2005. “Pauline was a long time key staff member in the Parks and Recreation Department.
"Pauline was much more than a staff member and was heavily involved in the community”. - Mayor Bradley.
Pauline was the event coordinator of the Canada Day Committee for 29 years. She made sure she was there from dawn till after midnight. One of her favorite parade participants was the Mitchell Legion Concert Band from her hometown. She worked hand in hand with the Seaway Kiwanis Club to initiate Sarnia Christmas on the Farm, which has been ongoing for 46 years. She also partnered with the club to continue Easter in the park festivities for 29 years.
Pauline joined the AFAC 403 Wing in 1980. She helped to organize many fun activities for them, and her highlight of the week was getting together with fellow members on Thursday Nights to laugh, have a bevie and discuss world events. Pauline was co-chair of the Sarnia Mitchitario Games for 25 years. She played broomball, darts and bowled with numerous leagues for 40 years. She was an avid softball fan at Tecumseh Park and traveled to many tournaments to cheer on the Sarnia teams. One of her biggest passions was golf. She traveled every summer for 15 years with 40 ladies for a weekend of golf and fun at various U.S. courses. She was proud to win the City Hall Golf Tournament and have her name on the trophy. She even participated in the Ontario yearly senior games golf tournament. Pauline loved to attend the Ontario Municipal Recreation Conference at various venues around Ontario throughout her years with the city. Through all of this, she has made so many lifelong friends of 45 plus years. Pauline has a passion for spending weekends at her trailer in Bayfield. She would golf on Friday, and then head off to the trailer. Many of her friends joined her there for weekends of fun. In her later years, she just loved sitting on her deck, reading, barbecuing and visiting with family and friends. It was her place.
Pauline is survived by her older brother Richard (Dick) Reaney and his wife Jane Reaney of Sherwood Park, AB. Dear aunt to Crystal, Danielle, Kimberly, Kari, Breanne and Shavaun. Great aunt to 10 nieces and nephews.
Two separate celebrations of Pauline’s life will be held:
At the Sarnia Legion in Sarnia on Saturday, October 22, 2022 from 1-4 p.m.
At the Lockhart Reception Centre, Mitchell on Sunday, October 23, 2022 from 1-3 p.m.
Memorial donations to the Royal Canadian Legion would be appreciated and may be made at LockhartFuneralHome.com