Obituaries & Tributes

Ailsa Medlicott

date of birth May 22 1933

date of death December 16 2019

Ailsa Medlicott (neé Jeans) died peacefully aged 86 in the early hours of Monday, the 16th of December 2019. She was the loving and beloved mother of Charles, Jane, Ivan and Vanessa; grandmother of Miles, Evan, Grace, Gwennie, Freddie and Megan; and great-grandmother of Zoe, Iris, Oliver, Owen and Sid. She is also survived by her younger sister Edwina, nieces Gina, Stephanie, Caroline, Alice, Esma and Eren and nephews Emil, Simon Chinnery, Simon Churchill, and Thomas. Ailsa was also much loved by her great nieces and nephews in England, Turkey and Zimbabwe.

Ailsa was born in Gillingham, Kent, England in 1933. Her father, Frederick Jeans was a career officer in the Royal Navy who served in both world wars. Her mother, Ailsa Georgina, was a lifelong volunteer worker for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, The British Red Cross, Shelter - for the homeless- and Oxfam.

Ailsa spent a large part of her childhood in Trevone, Cornwall, on the south western coast of England. She attended the Royal Naval School for girls and on attaining her British higher school certificate, went on to study art at Kingston Art College. On graduation from art school, Ailsa embarked upon a career as a display window designer in some of England’s leading department stores, including Dickens and Jones of Regent Street, and Rackhams of Birmingham.

In 1959 Ailsa married John Medlicott and in 1960 they emigrated, initially to British Columbia, but eventually settling in Portland, Oregon and later in Canby. The marriage was dissolved in 1978. Ailsa then retrained at Clackamas Community College in accountancy. She subsequently worked as an accountant, raising and supporting her children until she retired at the age of 72. On retirement, Ailsa returned to her first love, art, and produced a significant body of work in watercolour. At her death, Ailsa was an elder of the Two Rivers Farm community which was of pivotal importance to her 56 years in Oregon. Ailsa will be sorely missed by her family and wide circle of friends for whom she will remain a source of love and inspiration. May her precious soul rest In peace. Go well our beloved Ailsa.

The Funeral Service is on Saturday 21st December at 1 pm at Two Rivers Farm, 28066 S. Meridian Road, Aurora, OR 97002.

The internment will be at Aurora Community Cemetery at 2:30 pm.In lieu of flowers please make donations to: NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Illness.

20 tribute candles have been lit

Candle lit by Staff at Canby-Molalla Funeral Chapel Our sincere condolences.

Candle lit by Jane Gibson Love you, Mom❤️. You are forever beloved.

Candle lit by Megan and Fred Love you grandma! Xoxo

Candle lit by Denise Perkett Ailsa was such a wonderful woman and I’m so glad I got to spend more time with her this past year. I so enjoyed my conversations with her. I loved her sly sense of humor and her beautiful smile. My sincere condolences and love to her family, and especially to Jane , her daughter, who has been my friend for over 44 years.

Candle lit by Ivan Medlicott I love you, mom.

Candle lit by Christopher Gibson Rest In Peace Ailsa.

Candle lit by Susan Ryan It was a privilege to know Ailsa, introduced to me by Ivan and Barry. Rest In Peace.

Candle lit by Susan Ryan It was a privilege to know Ailsa, introduced to me by Ivan and Barry. Rest In Peace.

Candle lit by Rosa Conlon You Will Be Missed <3

Candle lit by Judy Paul Your love and your light was something special, god bless.

Candle lit by Jerry & Ilona Antolik Our condolences to your extended families. A very beautiful tribute to her memory. A very big heart and a strong women. May your memories bring you comfort during your time of grief

Candle lit by Tod Gustafson

Candle lit by Brett Bigham My best to the entire family. Very sorry for your loss.

Candle lit by Leanne Jeffords All my love and prayers to all of Ailsa's family. I will remember her wonderful sence of humor and great wit, sweet smile and her wisdom. Until we meet again..... Cheers Ailsa!!

Candle lit by Evan Gibson Love you Grandmother.

Candle lit by Cindy Kenagy Ailsa was a sweet and kind lady....once a neighbor of mine. The last time I saw her, we had a great conversation. May all your memories be wonderful ones. RIP Ailsa.

Candle lit by Rose Marie Depp I promised to be a good friend to your sister.

Candle lit by Iris Wilson I love you Grandma Medlicott!

Candle lit by Caitlyn l. Sounds like she Was an amazing person, I send my condolences to the family

Candle lit by Joan Graves Ailsa was one of the finest people I have ever known. She was loving and kind and thoughtful. My heartfelt condolences to her family.

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