Ivy Saunders

November 17, 2015

The Grape Growers of Ontario are saddened to advise that Ivy Saunders passed away peacefully at the Welland County Hospital at the age of 81. Ivy was the beloved wife of Warren Royce and loving mother of Ann-Marie (Peter), Leslie John and Warren Royce Jr (PD). Ivy and Warren began farming in Beamsville in 1965 with some mixed fruit trees and grapes. During the 1980's, they pulled out most of the fruit trees and planted French hybrids, followed by the planting of Vinifera in the 1990. Today, the Saunders family grows Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot and were recently awarded the Niagara Grape and Wine Festival and Walker Industries Environmental Leadership Award.

In addition to her husband and children, Ivy will be sadly missed by sister and brother-in-laws Delores, Margaret, Ellen, Dennis as well as many nieces, nephews and other extended family. Fondly remembered by kind and helpful friends with whom she enjoyed sharing interests in gardening, community, family and the farm.

Family will receive friends at the Beamsville First Baptist Church, 4264 Mountain St, Beamsville Ontario on Friday November 20th. Visitation starts at 12:30pm with funeral service at 1:30pm. Interment to Follow at the Mount Osborne Cemetery. - See more at: http://www.tallmanfuneralhomes.ca/tribute/details/723/Ivy_Saunders/obituary.html#tribute-start