Aline Walton


The greenhouses of Lambton County and beyond lost a fantastic customer on January 7, 2019. Aline Walton, of Brights Grove On, was a colourful and vibrant individual. She was thoughtful, caring and generous with a side of zest and a dash of quirk. She was our glue, our crazy glue.

A woman of style and countless talents. She was an extraordinary gardener who could be found planting, digging, splitting, and pruning from sun up to sun down. It was always amazing to see how much soil and plants she could pack into her sports car. An amazing baker, seamstress, and decorator.  Gifts that she shared with us all as a wife, mother, and grandmother. She was full of adventure and never afraid to tackle any project or challenge, unless it had to do with mice; they would send her screaming and on top of the nearest chair within seconds!

Never one to hesitate to talk to strangers, she knew the names and life stories of clerks, store managers, produce staff, pharmacists, receptionists, neighbours…I think you get the picture. Always eager to offer up help or advice, whether they wanted it or not.

Throughout her life she regularly contributed to numerous charities. The Salvation Army, The Inn of the Good Shepherd, and The Humane Society to name a few. She was truly always thinking of others.  She was a former resident of Owen Sound, know in the community, a member of the Garden Club and the YMCA swim club. Continuing to give beyond life, her change of address for the next 18-36 months is the Medical Sciences building at the University of Western in London, Ontario. She mentioned several times that she wished she had furthered her education…well Mom, you are off to University!

Leaving behind with the best memories is the light of her life and husband of fifty-nine years, Michael; her biggest treasures, her four children, Michelle, Lisa (Paul, Tara, and Karli), Aline, and Miles (Heidi); her beloved grandsons Joshua, Grant, Brock, and Luke; and, her faithful St. Bernard, Lulu.

In her heyday she was the life of the party. Everyone who remembers her is asked to celebrate her life in their own way. Raising a glass in her honour would be quite appropriate. In lieu of flowers, we know she would want you to be extra kind and to eat your vegetables.

11 Comments on “Aline Walton”

  1. Just read this online – didn’t know the family nor Aline, but wow, what a fun testimony of her life. Her presence will surely be missed by those who knew her! Her legacy could teach all of us.

  2. Aline was our neighbour for years in Owen Sound. We shared many drinks and laughs together and missed her and Michael a lot when they moved. She truly was a unique and vibrant personality and will leave a big gap for many people. God Bless you Aline.

  3. Gone to soon!!!!!! She had so much to teach us!!!!!! I will miss her on my Bright’s Grove visits to see my Granddaughter’s She always welcomed me to the neighbourhood & I will still look for Aline & always remember her, her flowers & Lulu and how wonderful she made my granddaughters & I feel!!! Give Lulu a BIG HUG & KISS ⭕️❌ Colette

  4. Our dearest condolences to all of you from the Postil Family. Aline was always full of life and so very creative in everything she touched.

  5. A person as vivacious as Aline lives on through her children and grandchildren (and her contribution to science!). I want her family to know she also lives on in a multitude of gardens throughout the Owen Sound area. I will always cherish Aline’s daffodils, Aline’s foxgloves, Aline’s daylilies and so much more. As a veterinarian, I knew her also as the ultimate caring pet owner. At this time I extend my deepest sympathies to all who had the pleasure to know and love her.

    Nancy Brown

  6. I had the privilege to spend some great times with Aline when we were both in the garden club in Owen Sound.She was a phenomenal gardener that taught me not only an incredible amount about gardening,but about so many aspects of life!She was always a joy to be around,and was always willing to share her many talents! We missed her joie de vive when she moved ,but I feel blessed to have had her in my life.She will missed by many,and I’m sorry for all her family and friends.A truly amazing woman!!!❤️

  7. I wish to extend my deepest condolences to Michael and Family. Aline was a special customer and friend to me . I will never forget how often she popped into the garden centre to pick up a plant for her garden or to just chat. I am grateful that she allowed Sylvia and I to be married in her beautiful backyard . She truly was a wonderful and caring person and I have missed her since she has left Owen Sound.

  8. What a beautiful tribute to someone who clearly brightened the lives of everyone who knew her. I came across Aline’s notice by chance and I’m so glad I did. Reading through it brought tears of both laughter and sadness to my eyes; thank you for being so creative and enthusiastic with your description of her. I wish I knew her! It sounds like we shared many similarities (especially our feelings about mice! 😉 ). I’ll happily raise a glass to her, be kind and eat a few extra vegetables. Sending peace and comfort to her family and friends. She clearly will be deeply missed.

  9. Dear Michael, Please accept our deepest condolences for the loss of Aline. We were fortunate enough to have seen her a couple of times when you were both in the UK and always enjoyed her company. Thinking of you at this sad time.

    The Rawlings Family

  10. It is with great sadness to hear that Aline has passed away. Our thoughts go out to you, Mike and the family. We were fortunate to know Aline as a great neighbour and friend on Lakeshore. Aline was full of energy and we would often see her riding the lawn tracker at night with the light on so she could finish her gardens. She was a great lady and will be sadly missed.


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