Pope, Effie - Dearly beloved wife and mother, died peacefully on November 27, 2010 in the Palliative Care Unit, Victoria Hospital, London. She was in her 97th year. Born June 4, 1914, in Greenspond, Newfoundland to Caroline Parsons and Thomas Harding, fisherman. Effie was raised in Greenspond and moved to St. John's at the age of 15. There she met Harry Pope, grocer and they were married on September 9th, 1936. The Popes gave birth to their first child, Emma Frances and a few years later, their son, Roger Harry. In 1993 the Popes moved to London, Ontario to be with their children both of whom had taken residency in London. Effie was predeceased by her husband, Harry, sisters Muriel, Phyllis and Nina and brother Frank. She is survived by her children Frances Toll and her husband Michael, Roger Pope and his wife Diane; grandson Gregory Pope and his wife Dora-Lee and great grandsons Harrison and Kennedy Pope from Oakville, ON; stepgrandchildren Lyndsay and Dawn, nieces, Caroline Manton of Pickering, ON and Phyllis Burry of Greenspond; nephews Harry Harding of Badger's Quay, NL, Fraser Harding of Greenspond, and Rex Harding of Greenspond and numerous nieces and nephews from the Pope family. Effie will be sadly missed by her dear friends Maureen Coleman and Marion Mills. Visitation on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James Street at Richmond, London. The funeral service will be conducted at St. Luke's Anglican Church, 1204 Richmond Street North, London on Tuesday, November 30 at 11:00 a.m. Interment Woodland Cemetery, London.
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