Lois Prince

Obituary of Lois Faith Prince


Lois Faith Prince (nee Baldwin) February 29, 1936- May 4, 2024.

Lois was a leap year baby.

At the break of morning, with the birds singing, Lois' spirit went home to Craighurst Ontario.  

Predeceased by her husband Harvey (Hank) Ivan Prince, March 18, 1937 - July 6, 1989, her parents Currie Clarence Baldwin and Catherine Irene Baldwin (nee Hodgson), brother Norman Currie Baldwin, brothers-in-law Donald Prince and Donald Mungham and sister-in-law June Prince. Mother to Gayle Lois McIntyre (Scott of Keene), and Paul Harvey Prince (Christiane Leroux of Edmonton, Alberta). Grandma to Julie McIntyre- Hawkins, Jessica Hope (Kyle), and Nicholas Prince. Great Grandma to Styrling and Talin Hawkins, and Miller and Sawyer Hope. Lois is survived by sisters-in-law Lilian Mungham, Ruth Prince as well as Mary Baldwin and Pauline Hewitt. 

Lois was sharp of mind. She was a clever, inquisitive, well-read woman who knew her facts. Lois and Harvey married September 12, 1959 in Craighurst and moved to an apartment on Stewart Street, Peterborough where they resided for three years. They purchased their home on Rose Avenue in Chemong Park, Bridgenorth in 1962. Lois was a skilled secretary in the insurance business. After the birth of her second child, Paul, she was able to do her work as a typist from home - foreshadowing the modern trend of working from home.  

Lois applied her secretarial skills as a volunteer for the Chemong Park Ratepayer's Association during the 1960s and 70s. Her commitment to community extended to being a long-time member of the former Knox Presbyterian Church of Craighurst and the Bridgenorth United Church. She was also one of the inaugural volunteers with the Bridgenorth Public Library, for whom she served for many years. During election season, Lois was an Election Scrutineer for the Bridgenorth area. Lois enjoyed reading; writing poetry; going to church teas, socials and bazars; keeping in-touch with family and friends, both near and distant; doing embroidery; cooking and baking; and picking morels in the springtime. Lois loved the spring. She kept a log of the date the ice broke on Chemong Lake each year.

After years of poor health, Lois found her calm and perfect peace. Her family expresses their sincere gratitude to the staff of the Regency of Lakefield, Royal Gardens, the Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Peterborough Paramedics, Dr. Romanowski, Dr. Butan, Dr. Yeung, Dr. B. Hughes, Nurse Practitioner Lynn, the staff of Pleasant Meadow Manor, Norwood, and the staff of Bridgenorth Guardian Drugs.


"I’ll walk in spring whichever road I choose 

And have whatever joy I may behold" 

Excerpt from a poem, Lois Baldwin, dated November 18, 1951.  


A social gathering to remember Lois will be held at THE HENDREN FUNERAL HOMES LAKEFIELD CHAPEL, 66 Queen Street, on Friday May 10th, 2024 from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Bridgenorth United Church, the Keene United Church, or Sick Kids by visiting www.hendrenfuneralhome.com or by calling 705-652-3355.

Interment at the Knox Presbyterian Cemetery, in Craighurst will take place in July.



Memorial service

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday, May 10, 2024
Hendren Funeral Home - Lakefield Chapel
66 Queen Street
Lakefield, Ontario, Canada