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HOUTBY, Iris (nee Ayre)



Peacefully, at her home, United Mennonite Home, Vineland, on Friday, September 22, 2023 at 96 years of age.  Beloved wife of, the late, Bill (Oct. 09, 2018) for 69 years.  Loving mother of Roy (Linda), Wayne (Tineke), Jan (Graham) and Ruth.  Devoted Grandmother and Great-Grandmother.  Her family moved to Canada from Scotland in the early 1930’s.   She was the youngest of four children.  She was a long-time member of West St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church.  Visitation will be held from 6-8 pm on Wednesday at Considerate Cremation & Burial Services, 26 Nihan Drive, followed by a funeral service at 11 am on Thursday, September 28, 2023 at West St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 42 Pelham Road, St. Catharines.  Interment will take place at Victoria Lawn Cemetery.

Memorial donations to West St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church would be appreciated.  Arrangements entrusted to Considerate Cremation & Burial Services, 26 Nihan Drive, St. Catharines (between Lake Street & Scott Street), 289-362-1144.  Online condolences may be made at


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