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Tracy Subject

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Carrol Tracy was welcomed into the world by proud parents William and Gladys Lynch on August 18, 1960, weighing only 3 pounds, 2 oz. We’re told that she was the smallest baby to have been born at the Owen Sound Hospital at that time. Some would say small but mighty! She made the family complete, joining older sisters Marie, Nancy, and Sharon. For the first five years of her life, Tracy’s family lived in Allenford, before moving to Hanover. Tracy attended James A. Magee and then continued on to John Diefenbaker Secondary School (JDSS). While Tracy was in high school, the Lynch sisters took a trip to England to visit their mother’s relatives.

In her late teen years, Tracy would go roller skating with friends in Chesley and there were many people that she became acquainted with, one being a young man by the name of Daniel Lorne Subject. When she was nineteen, Tracy was at a party in Hanover with friends, where their paths crossed again, and Tracy and Dan were formally introduced. There was an immediate connection, however, not long after, Tracy moved to Kitchener and began working at Canadian Tire. Tracy found out that Dan had also moved to Kitchener, later learning he moved there because she did, and wanted to pursue a relationship with her. They officially started dating in February of 1980, going on dates to bars, restaurants, and the movies, and spending time with Tracy and Dan’s families. The love between them was undeniable and they knew they were meant to be together as they were married less than six months later, on July 19, 1980. Tracy and Dan embarked on their honeymoon to New York City with no map, no reservations, and no plans – they had fun figuring it out as they went!

As newlyweds, Tracy and Dan wanted to move back to Bruce County to be closer to family, so they purchased their first home together in Chesley. They buckled down and worked hard so they could pay off their mortgage as fast as they could. When they moved to Chesley, Tracy began working at McIntee Real Estate as a secretary. In 1985, Tracy and Dan bought and moved to their second house in Chesley, where they still live. Shortly after, Tracy started running a home daycare, and they welcomed their only baby girl Jenn in 1987. As a young mom, Tracy worked at Rexall drugstore, and not long after, she began working in the insurance industry, a career where she spent close to 30 years, primarily as a licensed insurance broker.

Tracy was a canvasser for the Canadian Cancer Society and the Heart & Stroke Foundation. She was also a board member of the Chesley Presbyterian Church and a volunteer with the parent/teacher council. Tracy was an avid reader, reading everything and anything. History and ancient England were typically the ones she would gravitate towards; however, any book would do. Tracy enjoyed anything history and archaeological-related. She often watched programs on the History Channel and was a big fan of Outlander (both the books and the TV series).  She enjoyed watching CSI and Forensic Files, comedies, and any movie with Sean Connery. She loved listening to music and would listen to anything but country and rap. She enjoyed the classics, such as Led Zeppelin and Bob Marley. Tracy enjoyed ordering Chinese food a couple of times a year, as it was always a special treat. Tracy was proud of her English heritage and British ties. So much so that she collected Wedgwood and Royal Doulton. Tracy also loved turtles, collecting many figurines. For a period of time, Tracy picked up golf and enjoyed being outside.

It is safe to say that Tracy had the travel bug. When Jenn was five, the Subject family went on a trip to Disney World, and in time went on many more trips together, including Nova Scotia, Alberta, Cuba, and a Caribbean cruise, to name a few. Tracy and Dan took many trips together, always trying to get away every winter to a tropical destination, anywhere she could read and relax in the sun and warmth. Some of the highlight trips to the sunny south were Jamaica, Mexico, St. Lucia, Panama, the Dominican Republic, and one of her favourites, Grenada.  They also went to Cuba eight times together, and in 2014, Tracy and Jenn went alone to Cuba on a mother-daughter trip. In the summer months, Tracy and Dan would take road trips to the United States, going to a different state each time. They would generally take in a baseball game in the city they were visiting. The two would often take trolley tours to see the highlights of each city, and then venture off on their own, often taking the subway. In 2009, Tracy and her sister and sister’s family travelled to France for the D-Day Ceremony on June 3rd, as their father was a war veteran.

Loyal, smart, loving, caring, honest, and a great sense of humour would be some of the many ways to describe Tracy. She had the biggest heart and truly cared about her family and close friends. Tracy was the glue that held their family together, and nothing made her happier than family. Being a wife and a mother were her two biggest and proudest accomplishments. Tracy taught them to appreciate the simple things in life. Tracy dealt with health issues most of her life, however, she never complained and didn’t focus on it. Sadly, Tracy passed away at Brightshores Health System, Owen Sound, on Saturday, September 16, 2023, in her 64th year.

Loving wife of Dan. Loving mother of Jenn Subject (Daniele D’Agostino) of Hanover. Dear sister of Nancy (John) Bohnert of London, and Sharon (Terry) Stewart of Hanover. Cherished daughter-in-law of Blanche Beckett of Chesley, and sister-in-law of Laurie Subject of Port Elgin, Debbie Emke (Greg McLean) of Wiarton, Don Subject of Kincardine, and Larry Subject of Southampton. Tracy will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Tracy was predeceased by her parents Bill and Gladys Lynch, her sister Marie Christopher, brother-in-law Doug Subject, stepfather-in-law Raymond Beckett, and Dan’s father Lorne Subject.

As per Tracy’s wishes, a private family service will take place. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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