Woodhouse, Mary 'Jean' Doris

Born in Collingwood on May 4, 1931, a daughter of the late James and Ettie (nee Rawlings) Murray, Jean passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving children at the Meaford Long Term Care Centre on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at the age of 88.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband Lloyd on February 24, 2015. The couple will be remembered as longtime residents of the Heathcote community.

Jean is lovingly remembered as mom, grandma and great grandma by her children Dale and her husband John Burgess of Meaford and their children Steven (Lacey) and their son Bryson, and Patty (Michael); Jeff Woodhouse and his wife Kathy also of Meaford and their children Samantha, Mira, Elgin (Jess), and Meagan (Ryan); and Russ Woodhouse of Creemore and his children Emma and Megan. Jean was predeceased by her grandson Mark Carscadden.

She is survived by her sister Joyce Fothergill and was predeceased by her brother R.J. Murray, brothers-in-law Art Fothergill, Harold Woodhouse and Arnie Woodhouse, sisters-in-law Eleanor ‘Bunny’ Boyle, Wilma Woodhouse, Dorothy Woodhouse, and Doris Cann (late Reg). Jean will be remembered fondly by her sisters-in-law Lorraine Murray, June Woodhouse and her many nieces, nephews and their families.

Family will receive friends at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford on Sunday, September 15, 2019 from 2 until 5 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted at Grace United Church in Thornbury on Monday, September 16, 2019 at 11 o’clock with a time for refreshments and sharing following.  A service of committal and interment will take place at Lakeview Cemetery in Meaford at 2:30 p.m.

As your expression of sympathy donations to the Parkinson Society or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.   www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca

Details

Sunday, September 15, 2019
Visitation: Ferguson Funeral Home, Meaford from 2 until 5 p.m.

Monday, September 16, 2019 11:00 AM
Service: Grace United Church, Thornbury at 11 a.m.

Memorial Donations to: Parkinson Society or Alzheimer Society
Make a donation in memory of Mary 'Jean' Doris Woodhouse


Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Joan Smith
    Thursday, September 12, 2019

    So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing Dale. Our thoughts are with your family.

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  2. Angela Kemp
    Thursday, September 12, 2019

    My thoughts are with all of the Woodhouse family at this sad time. Hugs to all.

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  3. Shirley Parks
    Friday, September 13, 2019

    We are so sorry to hear of your Moms passing Dale. I often think of you even though our contact has been limited o.ver the years
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Losing our loved ones is never easy no matter how old we get.
    Jack and Shirley (Vamplew) Parks

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  4. Susan Hoadley
    Friday, September 13, 2019

    Sorry to hear of Jean’s passing. Sending our sincere sympathy. Susan & Perry Hoadley and family

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  5. Waynne & Valerie Shaw & family
    Saturday, September 14, 2019

    Our deepest condolences to the Woodhouse family. Jean was a huge part of the Heathcote community for many years. She was always there with a smile and an invitation to visit . Remembering hours spent chatting around the quilting frame.

    Waynne, Valerie & family

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  6. Ellie and Merv Smith
    Saturday, September 14, 2019

    Our deepest condolences to all of the Woodhouse family. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
    Ellie and Merv Smith

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  7. Wayne Reekie
    Saturday, September 14, 2019

    All the best at this time, Russ.
    Wayne Reekie and family

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  8. Garry and Pat Graham
    Sunday, September 15, 2019

    We are very sorry to hear of Jean’s passing. She was truly a lovely lady and will be very much missed.
    Garry and Pat Graham and Family

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  9. Wanda Wheeler
    Sunday, September 15, 2019

    Very sorry for you loss. My thought are with you.

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  10. Marg (Woodhouse)Hamilton
    Monday, September 16, 2019

    Dale,Jeff,and Russ I was so sorry to hear of you Mom’s passing.I had the privilege to work with Jean for many years and she was the hardest working woman I have ever met.She was so proud of her children and grandchildren.Heaven has received a beautiful angel.Condolences to your families.Marg Hamilton

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  11. Arlene Osborne
    Monday, September 16, 2019

    My thoughts are with all of you. Jean was a very special lady and will be greatly missed.

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  12. Barb & Keith Dooks
    Monday, September 16, 2019

    Our sincere condolences – we have so many fond memories of Jean and her family from our Heathcote days. Jean was so kind to me when I came into the community as a new young farm wife, and when our girls came along and grew up and away, she never missed a chance to chat about how they were doing. A beautiful soul, and she will be missed.
    Barb & Keith Dooks

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  13. Eleanor Bowins Gardner
    Monday, September 16, 2019

    So sorry for your loss

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  14. Harold and Bev Ardiel
    Wednesday, September 18, 2019

    So sorry to hear of Jean’s passing. She was a lovely lady and will be missed. Please accept our sincere condolences.

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  15. Bonnie Hammond
    Wednesday, September 18, 2019

    Dale, Jeff & Russ – I was so sorry to hear of Jean’s passing. She was a great lady! I’m also sorry that I was not there for the funeral but I was away at the time. Thinking of you! Enjoy your wonderful memories!
    Bonnie Hammond

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  16. Sherry Grant
    Thursday, September 19, 2019

    Sorry to hear about your mom’s passing, and I am so sorry I was not able to attend the funeral. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Your mom was a very hard working and wonderful person. She helped to build and create the sense of community that was so prevalent in Heathcote. The memories she helped to create, will be forever be in my heart. Sherry Grant.

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  17. Styles
    Tuesday, September 24, 2019

    I am so sorry to hear of Jeans passing, Russ, Dale and Jeff and families. Our deepest sympathies and condolences to all, Mike and Darlene Styles

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  18. Art McNally and daughters Lisa and Chris
    Tuesday, October 8, 2019

    Sending our heartfelt sympathies to Dale, Jeff, Russell and families at this difficult time.

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