Obituary of Molly Roxann Cuthbert
CUTHBERT, Molly (nee Maylor)
Passed away peacefully at North Lambton Lodge on Monday, February 27, 2023, at the age of 82 years. Beloved mother of Heather Cuthbert (Derek), Jamie Cuthbert (Valerie), and Paul Cuthbert (Mary Anne). Grandmother of Shane, Chelsea, Benjamin, Emily, Alex, and Finn. Great-grandmother of Eliana, Lilia, Clara, and Oliver. Sister to Ingrid Fowler. Also remembered by many other family members and friends, too many to mention.
Molly grew up in Forest, Ontario. The only chosen child to Reg and Eileen Maylor, a well known family in the area. She helped her dad and later worked in the family business, Maylor Hardware & General Store. Eileen, a school teacher and homemaker from Merrickville, ON helped maintain their connection to the Ottawa Valley and to her family’s foundry business. Molly got to enjoy time in Forest at the family home and summers at their cottage on Lake Huron at Cedar Point. If Molly wasn’t waterskiing, fishing, playing one of her many musical instruments, or sewing, she was up to shenanigans with Jean Milne and friends.
Molly, graduated from Forest District High School and went on to complete her Laboratory Technology training in London, ON, working at St. Joe’s. Most weekends were spent heading home with roommates to party, dance at the Casino, enjoy the lake, and cruise Grand Bend.
Molly was introduced to Robin Cuthbert, a soldier from Camp Ipperwash and with her new husband embarked on their adventure to Germany. Molly had three children under 3 years old and always had a St.Bernard in tow while she took care of her family through many military moves. For many years Molly enjoyed the opportunity to travel and live overseas.
She was always involved in her community, in the Catholic Church, supporting her local political candidate, got involved with the local hockey arena, military Wives Club, and organizational committees.
Her favourite hobbies were playing piano, accordion, curling, bowling, skating, needlepoint, knitting, biking, camping, gardening, pottery and was known for her entertaining gourmet cooking and baking skills. She also maintained her career when she could. She put her research skills to good use working with Calgary Foothills Hospital, Harrow Cold Unit in the UK and Kopp Labratories in Ottawa conducting HIV AIDS research.
In Mollys 50’s she researched and connected with her biological family and enjoyed a relationship with sister Ingrid Fowler looking forward to their yearly summertime family reunions at Ipperwash Beach.
After retiring, the Ottawa Valley home was sold and she moved to Nova Scotia to their home in Jeddore on Little Lake.
Packing up and heading back to her first love, Forest in 2010 it was by far her happiest move. Not only was she back to her old stomping grounds she was also reunited with her high school sweetheart Ron Faulds. Unfortunately a collision in 2012 changed their lives forever with Ron’s passing soon after. Molly enjoyed Lambton Shores life, her visits with Heather, Paul, and their families, and special friends she loved including Keith Tremaine.
Living with dementia had her at North Lambton Lodge over the past years, but still in her beloved hometown, Forest. She reminisced with many residents, visitors, staff, and her best friend Jean until her last days.
We would like to thank the staff and volunteers at North Lambton Lodge for the years of care, compassion, and love they extended to our mother.
Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life is taking place at DENNING’S OF FOREST, 9 James Street South, Forest, on Saturday, May 20, 2023, from 11am - 1 pm. Casual dress preferred. Online condolences may be left at www.forestfuneralhome.com