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Lillian (DeeDee) Catherine Rayner


Lillian (DeeDee) Catherine Rayner

The death occurred peacefully at the Prince County Hospital, Summerside, PE, on Thursday, April 30, 2020, of Lillian (DeeDee) Rayner,of the Rev.W.J.Phillips Residence Alberton in her 88th year. DeeDee was born in Doaktown, NB on May 21, 1932, to the late Baden and Irene (nee Carroll) O’Donnell. Beloved and devoted wife of 67 years to Seifert E. Rayner of the Rev. W.J. Phillips Residence, Alberton.

DeeDee was a loving mother of Dale (Julie) Rayner and Janet (Ed) Fredette, both of Alberton, Erroll (Juanita) Rayner of Wuduru, Australia, Melanie Rayner of Dartmouth and Marilynne (Scott) Hamilton of Calgary, and nine grandchildren, Michael Baillie, Lila Hough, Hannah Rayner, Daniel Arnold, Mark Arnold, Grant Arnold, Nicole Arnold, Alexandra Hamilton and Justin Hamilton. She is also survived by siblings, Winnifred Shaw of Meaford, Ontario, Malcolm (Mac) O’Donnell of Doaktown, NB, Boyd O’Donnell of Blissville, NB, and Marilyn Todd of Brunswick, Maine. Dear sister-in-law to Verna (Raigh) Callbeck of Alberton. 

She is predeceased by brother, Baden (Junior) O’Donnell, and sisters, Moyra O’Donnell and Joyce Bruce, a granddaughter, Sarah Baillie, and a great-granddaughter, Taliyah Marsman.

DeeDee was a faithful member of St. Peter's Anglican Church, Alberton, and St. John's Anglican Church, St. Eleanors, where she served faithfully as a lay reader for many years. A private graveside service for family only will be held on Sunday, May 3, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Peter's Anglican Church Cemetery, Rev. Ned Henthorn officiating. 

If so desired, memorial donations to the Diabetes Association or the St. Peter’s Anglican Cemetery Fund would be gratefully accepted

For further information, to make a donation, or leave a condolence message, please visit the website or call Rooney Funeral Home at 902-853-2811.


No visitation

Burial Date
May 3, 2020
Burial Time
2:00 p.m.
Burial Location
St. Peter's Anglican Church Cemetery, Alberton, PEI

Requested Charity
Diabetes Association or St. Peter’s Anglican Cemetery Fund