DAXON, Wendy Constance , UE

April 30, 1950 – March 15, 2022
It is with profound sadness that the family of Wendy Constance Daxon of Hillier announces her passing on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at Belleville General Hospital in her 72nd year after a courageous battle with cancer. Formerly of Weston, Toronto and Lynden, and beloved wife of Leigh Moore for 45 years, Wendy was the daughter of the late William Daxon, and is survived by her husband, mother Constance Daxon (nee Weir), sisters Deborah (Pete) Boychuck, Brenda Shields, nieces Tracy (John) Calogheros, Michelle (Paul) Girard, and nephew Peter Boychuck. Wendy was born in Weston, Ontario. Trained as a Child & Youth Worker, her career spanned 35 years in various roles in Children’s Mental Health, eventually becoming a much-loved Professor at Centennial College. Wendy was truly a Renaissance woman with many talents and interests. She was an old soul, loving all things historical, often saying she was born 200 years too late. She was a competitive baseball and volleyball player, antique dealer, ardent historical reenactor, genealogy researcher, and a knowledgeable and discerning collector of early Canadian antiques. Wendy was passionate about historic architecture, helping restore their 200 year old farmhouse, and serving on the Prince Edward Heritage Advisory Committee. Skilled at numerous period crafts – sewing, stencilling, historic beadwork, knitting, and open hearth cooking, and an extremely talented seamstress, Wendy researched and hand sewed period correct 18th century clothing for historical re-enactments. A noted authority on 18th century clothing and textiles, she was often asked to lead training workshops for museum personnel. Wendy was proud to discover her United Empire Loyalist roots through her research, and to find, incredibly, that she was related to the Quaker family that built their 200 year old home. She loved antique vehicles and driving in her 1931 Chevy “Dolly”, and was an enthusiastic celebrator of holidays – in particular St. Patrick’s Day, Halloween, and above all Christmas. Being an engaging story teller and possessing an amazing memory for poetry, Wendy entertained her friends with her theatrical recitations of lengthy poems. She loved to travel, and visited many countries around the globe. She loved camping, hot air ballooning and funky music. Wendy was intelligent, funny, extremely creative and talented, knowledgeable, gentle, diplomatic, engaging, humble, and always the voice of reason. Deeply loved and missed by her husband Leigh, her family and many friends, and her beloved Basset hound, Molly. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date, followed by a private interment at Glenwood Cemetery in Picton. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre would be appreciated.  https://sandypineswildlife.org/?page_id=92  Cremation arrangements are under the care of the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450) and condolences may bef orwarded online through www.rushnellfamilyservices.com