Elliot Lake Funeral Chapel
& Cremation Centre Limited
We sadly announce the passing of Trudy Leona Aylward (nee Purvis), after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. She passed away in Elliot Lake, Ontario, on September 13, 2022.
Trudy was predeceased by her parents, John Gail Purvis and Elizabeth (Betty) (Smithers) of Midland, Ontario. Survived by her beloved husband Shayne Aylward, and sons Tyler Edward Graham, Timothy Alexander Aylward (Phoebe) and Ian Daniel Aylward (Sarah).
She is also survived by her sisters Paula Schell (Bob), Elizabeth Bonaparte, brother Robert Purvis (Grace) and her dear cousin Carol Clegg (Steve).
Trudy is sadly missed by her grandchildren Malachi, Hadassah, Junia, and Ashylnn. Trudy will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews.
Trudy was born in Montreal, Quebec.The family moved to Midland, Ontario when she was 12 years old where she attended Midland Secondary School.
Trudy was an artist. She produced many beautiful paintings in both oils and acrylics. These paintings are valued and treasured by many. Trudy also did some excellent wood carvings and sketches. She had a talent for design and detail.
Trudy loved working with children and was an active volunteer in Scouting activities for 25 years.
She worked for many years managing Pharmacies. Trudy also owned and operated a sign business as well as a sewing business.
Trudy will always be remembered for her kindness, compassion and patience. Trudy made a positive impact on all who knew her. She will always be loved, and Trudy will never be forgotten.
A private family memorial will be held at a later date.
Words fall short at a time like this...I am so sorry for your loss...may the memories of Trudy comfort you as you travel this difficult path...
So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you.
Shane and family. I am so very sorry to hear of Trudy’s passing. I had no idea she had cancer. She will be missed by all.
Trudy was an amazing and very talented lady to Shane and family my sincere condolences and love to all. She was a great leader and friend
One of the most beautiful people I have ever met. Kind soul, kind heart, very creative, Smart… you will be missed forever Trudy the memories I will never forget. The way you made me feel welcomed every time I came and visited you and shayne. You were such a genuine person. You treated me and Zoey w the most respect- Rest In Peace! you are safe now -
I and our whole support group have heavy hearts seeing that Trudy has passed. She was an inspiration to all of us that are struggling with this vicious disease.
Please accept our heartfelt condolences.
Shane and Family:
We are sending Our Deepest Sympathy, to You and Family with the
loss of Bubbles (Trudy) ...
She will ALWAYS be Remembered an Loved by us, but also of: ALL
the Youth of: 4th Midland "BEAVERS"...
She was an Eager Beaver, Gifted, Happy, and Looking Out for All
The Youth but us (Malak & Chatter), as well ...
Bubbles You Will ALWAYS Be In OUR Heart an Thoughts &
Prayers as there will Be NO OTHER Bubbles, that can ever take
Rest In Peace Bubbles
Ron (Malak) and Kelly (Chatter) Brooks
Trudy was my Scouter with the 1st Wye Marsh Troop. Her and Shayne worked tirelessly to give great scouting adventures. Trudy was so kind and creative. She helped our Scout group create spooky haunted houses, amazing wooden Troop Trucks and planned so many fun camps. I am still involved in the Scouting movement and run a group myself. Trudy inspired me to lead in Scouting. Thank you so much.
My condolences to the Aylward family.
I don’t know what it was about Trudy that made me think of her throughout the years since our Grade 9 class. The yearbook picture shows me sitting beside her at the time her leg was in a cast. I don’t recall any conversations or activities with her and never saw her again after I transferred to another school a year later. She would never know how much of an impression she and her artwork had made on me. I used to wonder how she painted water and reflections so perfectly. A few years ago at an art show I asked an artist if she was related to Trudy only now realizing the spelling of Purvis differed slightly. I felt sad to just learn today of her passing; my heartfelt condolences to her family.