ATCHISON McMULLAN, Daphne Joan

“One day you will ask me which is more important. My life or yours? I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life” – Kahlil Gibran
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and aunt on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at the age of 88 at her home in the Wellings of Picton in Ontario. Beloved wife of Keith (deceased 2014) for 38 years and loving mother of David (Janet) and Peggy (Stuart). Cherished grand-mother of Shawna (deceased 2019), Michael, James (Katie), and Morgan, and great grandmother to Scarlett. Sister to James (Elaine) and aunt to Carolyn and Robert.
Daphne grew up in Montreal and graduated from Bishop’s University in Quebec with a Bachelor of Art degree in Economics and Philosophy in 1953 followed in 1954 with a degree in Education. She continued to support her alma mater with the creation of the “Daphne Atchison McMullan International Study Fund” and supported many other charities throughout her life. She became a high-school teacher with a long and enriching career – working in England and northern Quebec, and eventually coming to the Toronto area to retire as the Head of the Guidance Department at Etobicoke Collegiate. Daphne valued her independence, enjoyed walking everywhere, was well-read, and known for her strong opinions regarding most areas. She travelled broadly to most parts of the world, developing a network of connections and long-lasting friendship through her many letters. She married Keith in 1976, and enjoyed extensive travel with him and many friends, as well as spending time at the cottage on Georgian Bay.A funeral service was held in the Chapel at the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main St. Picton On Monday August 30 at 11am, with the Reverend Cathy Russell Duggan officiating. In lieu of flowers please donate to one of Daphne’s favourite charities: War Child and Alzheimer Society of Ontario. A link to the recorded service on YouTube, along with online condolences, and a pdf of the service is available at  www.rushnellfamilyservices.com  Bon voyage. Safe Journey. You will be greatly missed.