Carefoot, Wilma Marion

Wilma Marion (nee Murray) Carefoot passed away peacefully in her own home with her daughters by her side on Saturday, November 6, 2021 in her 96th year.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband Albert ‘Ab’ Carefoot in 1985.

Wilma is survived by her loving daughters; Frances ‘Fran’ Smart (Ian), Louise Clock (Larry), Alberta Tippin (Garry), Marion Turner and Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Sewell (Bob).

She was the much loved grandmother of Angela Larsen (Jamie), Derek Smart (Whitney), Brent Smart (Kasandra), Darren Clock, Ashley Clock, Jennifer Tippin (Brett), Jessica Hurst (Jason), Melissa Woods (Chad), Melanie Sawyer (Ryan), Tennile Carbert (Bradey), Caitlyn Hewgill (Blake) and Abby Sewell (Chad Nichol). She was the loving and proud Great Grandmother ‘GG’ to 19.

Wilma is survived by her sisters-in-law Joyce Murray and Marie Clock and by many nieces, nephews and their families. She was predeceased by her siblings Thompson Murray (Viola), Viola Caswell (Ray), Edythe Wiley (Ross), Ruby Brown (Elwood), George Murray (Mary) and Roy Murray, and by her in-laws Harold, Frank, Ernest, Les, Ivan and Carmen Carefoot, Gordon Carefoot (Isabel) and Florence Kerr (George).

Wilma and Albert farmed for many years on the third line of St. Vincent Township. Wilma was a loyal member of the Orange Lodge (L.O.B.A.) and the Crystal Chapter for 75 years.  She was a proud member of the ‘Third Line Women’s Institute’ and taught 4-H to many young girls for several years.  She was a very proud member of Christ Church Anglican. Wilma’s motto was “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

Family will receive friends for a public visitation at Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 from 4 until 7 p.m. We ask that masks be worn and that all Covid-19 rules and regulations  are respected to keep everybody safe. A private family service will be conducted at Christ Church Anglican followed by interment at Lakeview Cemetery in Meaford.

As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Meaford Hospital Foundation or Christ Church Anglican (cheques only please) 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

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Public Visitaion: Ferguson Funeral Home from 4 until 7 p.m.

Private Family Service

Donations: Meaford Hospital Foundation or Christ Church Anglican (cheques only please)
Make a donation in memory of Wilma Marion Carefoot


Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Dennis an Brenda Ormsby
    Sunday, November 7, 2021

    Our condolences to the family of Wilma. l lived beside her on the 3rd line. They were great neighbours – and she was a great cook. RIP Wilma. We will always remember her and Ab.

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  2. Paige & Mark McRonald
    Sunday, November 7, 2021

    Thinking of your family through this difficult time. She was such a wonderful woman.

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  3. Keith and Carol Davenport
    Sunday, November 7, 2021

    Fran and families: So sorry to the Carefoot families
    She sure loved you all dearly
    Sincerely Keith and Carol

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  4. Sandra & Randy Pyatt
    Sunday, November 7, 2021

    Sending our condolences to the entire family. What a wonderful long life Wilma had and shared with all of you. Cherish these many memories, they will bring you comfort.

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  5. Bev and Glenn Caswell
    Sunday, November 7, 2021

    Our sincere condolences to all the family. She was a lovely lady and we’re sure you will miss her but we’re sure her life was good because of all of you. She was blessed with a wonderful family and you were blessed to have her. Our thoughts are with you all.

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  6. Sherry Gallinger (McCausland)
    Sunday, November 7, 2021

    Wilma was a lovely person, I had her as a leader for many 4H courses, when I was home on the farm. Girls, thinking of You all at this difficult time.

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  7. Fran and Bud Falls
    Sunday, November 7, 2021

    Wilma was a great lady and neighbor to June, rest in peace. May all your great memories bring comfort.

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  8. david sled
    Sunday, November 7, 2021

    Our deep sympathy to all of Wilma’s family. She was a wonderful friend to many of us. Wilma definitely lived her life through the Golden Rule! We will miss her bright smile and friendliness. Rest in peace.

    Sincerely,
    David and Kathy Sled and Families

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  9. Gwen West
    Sunday, November 7, 2021

    Sorry for your loss Fran. Hugs

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  10. Fran Tippin
    Sunday, November 7, 2021

    To all the Carefoot families my deepest condolences. Wilma will be sadly missed.
    Durning this time of sadness may god wrap you in a blanket of his love.

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  11. Shirley Keaveney
    Sunday, November 7, 2021

    My sincerest condolences to the Carefoot family. Your mom was a humble, kind, hardworking woman who loved her family more than anything. Bless each one of you for bringing all the joy you did to Wilma’s life and particularly to her later years. My thoughts are with you.

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  12. Valerie Wade
    Sunday, November 7, 2021

    So sorry for your loss. Loved to see Wilma out sharing the love of her family. No words needed to be said to know the love that exists in the Carefoot clan. A true testament to the amazing woman she was, in the legacy she leaves in the lives to follow hers.

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  13. Sara Smith
    Sunday, November 7, 2021

    What a kind and generous lady. A profound loss for the Carefoot clan. A wonderful spirit that will be missed by all who knew her or even just met her. My heartfelt condolences to the family. May her memory be a blessing .

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  14. Brian and Rhonda Welsh
    Sunday, November 7, 2021

    Fran Liz Marion Alberta and Louise and families. So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Thinking of you all!❤

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  15. Mary Solomon
    Sunday, November 7, 2021

    Sending out thoughts and prayers. What a wonderful Mom, Grandma and Great-grandma. I always loved her spirit, kindness and lovely smile.

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  16. Fran Austin
    Sunday, November 7, 2021

    My sincere sympathy to Wilma’s family and friends, especially to her five girls and their families..Fran, Louise, Alberta, Marion and Liz. She will certainly be missed.j

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  17. Diane Bowe
    Sunday, November 7, 2021

    So sorry to read about your Mom Fran. Sincere condolences to all the family. Bob and I send ❤️

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  18. Shelley Jones-Hubbard
    Monday, November 8, 2021

    Great Aunt Wilma had a heart of gold. She was one of the very few people in this world who had a beautiful soul that will live on forever. I am sorry For your loss to all the Murray clan.

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  19. Linda and Paul Gilmore
    Monday, November 8, 2021

    Our sympathies to all of Wilma’s wonderful family. Wilma was the most kind and gracious woman I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.
    I pray all your great memories will help guide you through the tough times. Thinking about all of you.

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  20. Lorna Troyer-Carefoot
    Monday, November 8, 2021

    Words cannot express my heart-felt feelings right now, soo many fond memories of Aunt Wilma, a wonderful sweet lady who was like a 2nd Mother to me! Although she was only ‘Aunt’ through marriage she was always so kind & thoughtful to me & my family! I cherish the day I was able to drive back ‘home’ for Aunt Wilma’s 90th Birthday party, she was so surprised to see me & have beutiful pictures of her & I to keep close to my Heart! My Prayers go out to all the girls in the loss of their Precious Mother who will be greatly missed. Much Love to all, Lorna

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  21. Cindy Stevenson
    Monday, November 8, 2021

    My condolences sent to all of Wilma’s family, she was a very kind. sweet lady with a warm smile always. Very nice picture of Wilma.

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  22. Sandra Jorgenson
    Monday, November 8, 2021

    I have so many happy memories of the many weekends I spent at the Carefoot farm. Wilma was a huge part of that wonderful experience for me. I was always amazed at how she managed to produce so much amazing food to feed a large family and all their guests while juggling farm, house, garden and volunteer work and be a mother to very active and outgoing girls. Throughout all of that she still had a sense of humour and time for her very large extended family. My memories of her kindness and patience will always be fondly remembered. Sincere condolences to all of her family.

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  23. Jayne Clark
    Monday, November 8, 2021

    I am deeply sorry to hear about Wilma’s passing. What a wonderful life she lived.
    Sending prayers of healing to all of her family and friends.

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  24. Brian and Trudi Wiley
    Monday, November 8, 2021

    Our condolences to the entire Carefoot family!

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  25. Joyce Long
    Monday, November 8, 2021

    Sorry to hear about your Mother’s passing. I think of our 4-H days at your farm often.

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  26. Jan Schultz
    Monday, November 8, 2021

    Condolences to all the Carefoot gorls and their families. Wilma was a very caring lady. Great friend of Moms. You girls did a great job looking after her.

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  27. Perry and Charlene Carruthers
    Monday, November 8, 2021

    Our condolences to Wilma’s family. A life well lived, loving family and friends ,always had a kind encouraging word. Our thoughts and prayers are with you . Blessings

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  28. Janice Barbuto
    Monday, November 8, 2021

    Such a Lovely Lady! Wilma always radiated Love and Kindness. She devoted her life to raising and supporting her beautiful family and always took tremendous pride in her daughters,grandchildren and great grandchildren who in return Adored her.Truly a Wonderful Lady

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  29. Mary Ellen Kent
    Monday, November 8, 2021

    Mom lived a good life. Always hard for that final good bye. Thinking of everyone.

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  30. Jim and Isabel Almond
    Monday, November 8, 2021

    Our condolences to the entire family. Girls, working with your Mom at Christ Church was always such a pleasure when partnered with Wilma. RIP Wilma, such a caring , wonderful lady.

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  31. Terry Freeborn
    Monday, November 8, 2021

    To the whole Carefoot families. So sorry to hear of Wilma’s passing. What a wonderful neighbor she was up on Burton St. Enjoy the many memories she left you. She was a special lady. Sandy & Terry.

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  32. Lynda Johnston
    Monday, November 8, 2021

    My condolences to the family, Wilma was such a lovely lady, I’m sure the family will miss her greatly, my thoughts and prayers are with the family

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  33. Anna-Marie Timmins
    Monday, November 8, 2021

    Sincere condolences to all of Wilma’s family.

    Rose Wiley & Family

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  34. Allan and Janice Wilcox
    Monday, November 8, 2021

    So sorry for your loss. She was such a pleasant and happy lady and valued her family. You girls were always so good to her. Saying goodbye is so difficult.

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  35. Jean and Lorne McCauley
    Monday, November 8, 2021

    Your mom had a beautiful smile showing her inward beauty , she was always happy to see others and was very gracious and kind , we extend our deepest sympathy,

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  36. Katie and Tom Gilllespie
    Monday, November 8, 2021

    So sorry to hear of the death of Wilma.” When someone you love becomes a memory…the memory becomes a TREASURE.”

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  37. Cathy Shakell
    Monday, November 8, 2021

    MY SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO FRAN, LOUISE, ALBERTA, MARION, LIZ AND THEIR FAMILIES. YOUR MOM WAS A VERY SPECIAL PERSON. MAY SHE REST IN PEACE.

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  38. Sharon Morrissey
    Monday, November 8, 2021

    Wilma was a dear soul, kind and sweet, and with a beautiful family, a life well lived. We are sending our condolences to all of the family.

    Warmest Wishes,
    Sharon and John Morrissey

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  39. bobandjoelene groulx
    Monday, November 8, 2021

    Fran and all the families I am so glad that we really got to now the love that Wilma had to share she was someone very special and she is going to be missed by everyone take care she was very special to us love bob and joelene

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  40. Verna & Rick Hindle
    Monday, November 8, 2021

    Our condolences to Wilma’s family and friends. Wilma was always friendly and cheerful. Having known her daughters, she and your Dad raised you well as you share their best qualities. Having been more familiar with your Mom, there is no doubt she was extremely proud of all of you. Wilma lives on in her daughters and her grandchildren. Our thoughts and prayers are with all your families at this time.

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  41. Will Hodder
    Monday, November 8, 2021

    To the Carefoot Family, So sorry to hear of your loss.

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  42. Keith Tippin
    Monday, November 8, 2021

    To the Carefoot family.
    Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of Wilma.
    Wilda, Keith Tippin and family.

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  43. Isabelle Ridd
    Monday, November 8, 2021

    Dear Fran, Louise, Alberta, Marion, Liz and your families
    My sincere sympathy to all of you at this difficult time.
    I have been blessed to be a part of your family for so many years and have
    had the privilege to call Wilma, “Mom”. I will miss her dearly.
    I am thinking, about all of you with my heart…and remembering you in my prayers.
    Love and hugs Isabelle
    (Forever #6)

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    1. Betty and Ron Merrifield
      Wednesday, November 10, 2021

      So sorry to hear about your Mom, letting go is so hard. Be proud of all your time each of you spent watching over her, keeping Mom in her own home. Having daughters like you was a blessing, all of you so close. Thinking of you in the coming days.

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  44. Barbara Dunn Hawes
    Monday, November 8, 2021

    Sending my condolences to the Carefoot families. Such a sweet and cheerful lady. She will be missed by all her Albert Place neighbours. You girls were such a blessing to her.
    Rest In Peace, Wilma

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  45. Rick and Bonnie Almas , Murray and Karen Ormsby
    Monday, November 8, 2021

    To the Carefoot girls and their families,so sorry to hear about your mom. Our hearts are with you at this difficult time .

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  46. Tom & Lynn Carbert
    Monday, November 8, 2021

    Condolences to Fran,Louise,Alberta, Marion, Liz and also to all the spouses, grandchildren and great grandchildren. You have been so blessed with such a great lady who has taught you so many important values in life, that you share with your own families. She will be truly missed by all of us.

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  47. Denise Nichol
    Monday, November 8, 2021

    Abby and Family: Our deepest sympathy to you for the loss of your precious Grandma and Mom. May all your cherished memories bring you peace. You were incredibly blessed to have such a loving and devoted Grandma and Mom to love and care for you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Love, Chad, Amanda, Denise and Jim

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  48. Cathy Wilson
    Monday, November 8, 2021

    I remember our early morning walks …looking for the rabbits ..enjoying watching the sun rise over Meaford. Even if I thought it might rain … Wilma said we won’t melt…if I thought it was too dark…well Wilma had a flash light! Such a strong amazing women. She will be missed. Condolences to the family she sure loved you all very much.

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  49. Wanda Harvey
    Monday, November 8, 2021

    To all of the Carefoot Families, my sincerest condolences in the loss of an amazingly kind and thoughtful soul. Wilma was the sweetest person I ever had the fortune to know! She will be sadly missed by all. May her memories always bring you comfort.

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  50. Ed and Marilyn Ormsby
    Monday, November 8, 2021

    Our condolences to all the Girls and their Families. I have many fond memories of Wilma. She was a wonderful neighbour and one of the ladies that assisted us all in growing up on the Third Line.
    I am sure you take great Pride in coming from such a well Respected Family.
    Regards, Ed &Marilyn Ormsby and Family.

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  51. Donna Brown
    Monday, November 8, 2021

    Our condolences to the Carefoot girls & their families. Your Mom was always so pleasant. She was very fortunate to be surrounded by such a loving family and will be deeply missed by all.
    Donna & Orville Brown

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  52. Paul & Jackie Pringle
    Tuesday, November 9, 2021

    So sorry for the loss of your mother, our thoughts and prayers are with you

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  53. Lois Sewell
    Tuesday, November 9, 2021

    My Deepest Sympathy to Carefoot family , Wilma was a great Lady , I sure enjoyed playing euchre with her at Albertplace ,

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    1. Lorraine Boyd
      Tuesday, November 9, 2021

      Wilma was a very kind and caring lady. I have fond memories of 4-H at her home on the farm. My deepest sympathy to all the Carefoot families.

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  54. Terry & Diane Haines
    Tuesday, November 9, 2021

    Our condolences to the whole Carefoot family. Wilma was a wonderful lady! Cherish all the wonderful memories you have of your mom and grandmother.

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  55. Lynn and Brian Vail
    Tuesday, November 9, 2021

    Thoughts and prayers are with all of you and your families. Your Mom was a wonderful kind lady and will be missed by many. Hold those memories close.

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    1. Coreen Clarke
      Tuesday, November 9, 2021

      Our condolences to to the Carefoot girls and their families. A wonderful Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother will be truly missed. Jim and Coreen.

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  56. Ruth Juniper
    Tuesday, November 9, 2021

    Dear Fran, Marion, Louise, Liz, Alberta
    My thoughts are with you and your families. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed by many. Cherish your memories of the wonderful years you had with your Mom.
    Ruth

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  57. Linda Palmer
    Tuesday, November 9, 2021

    Linda and Joy Palmer
    Our thoughts and prayers to all the family
    She was a great lady
    May God bless her way

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  58. Susi Fulford
    Tuesday, November 9, 2021

    My condolances to the Carefoot family. I was one of those young 4H girls sitting at your Mom’s kitchen table on the 3rd line. I look back at that time with fondness…..and I still implement the things that I was taught….hope to share it with others….
    It all matters.Respect!

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  59. Shirley Cook
    Tuesday, November 9, 2021

    My sincere condolences to the entire Carefoot family . Wilma was a very special lady .Cherish all those very special memories .

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  60. Allan and Donna Smith
    Tuesday, November 9, 2021

    Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Wilma was a wonderful person, Allan and I really enjoyed her visits, phone calls and cards. Our condolences to all her family.

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  61. Wendy& Willy
    Tuesday, November 9, 2021

    Our condolences, family was everything to your mother always a great community spirt and neighbor. Wilma will certainly be missed by many.

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  62. Colleen Keough
    Tuesday, November 9, 2021

    Fran, Louise, Marion, Alberta, Liz and all of your families. We are so very sorry for your loss. Wilma was a very special lady and extremely blessed to have been loved by so many.
    Colleen and Ivan Keough

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  63. Lori & Ron Reid
    Tuesday, November 9, 2021

    Fran we are so sorry to read of the passing of your Mom. Our condolences to you and you’re family.

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  64. A TULLOCH
    Tuesday, November 9, 2021

    Thinking of you all, during this sad time. She was so kind and had such a beautiful smile 🙂

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  65. Angela Tulloch
    Tuesday, November 9, 2021

    Thinking of you all, during this sad time. She was so kind and had such a beautiful smile 🙂

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  66. Norma Hodgkinson
    Wednesday, November 10, 2021

    Fran, Louise, Alberta, Marion, Elizabeth:
    I wish to extend my sincere condolences to all of you and your families, in the passing of your mother.
    Wilma was a very kind woman.
    I too, was a 4H member who benefited greatly from your mother’s teachings, guidance and leadership.
    May you find comfort in your memories.

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  67. Dale Burgess
    Wednesday, November 10, 2021

    John and I and family are so sorry for the loss of your mom. Please remember all the wonderful times you had with her .

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  68. Sherryl Wark
    Wednesday, November 10, 2021

    Fran
    So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. It is not easy to lose your mother. Remember to think of all the fun and laughter you shared as you were growing up. Memories of her will be with you forever.
    Sherryl

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  69. Deb and Whitney
    Wednesday, November 10, 2021

    So sorry to hear of Wilma’s passing. She was one of Deb’s first customers, when Deb started hair dressing, and was still with Deb when she retired . Whitney remembers all the years hanging out with Caitlyn and being with the Sewell family , Wilma was always close by. She will be sadly missed. Deb and Whitney

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  70. Mary Pickering
    Wednesday, November 10, 2021

    Fran and Ian, Please accept my sincere condolences to you and your families, on the passing of your mom Wilda. I know she was truly loved and respected by all who knew her. She will bring smiles to those that remember her. Her girls were eveything to her.

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  71. Jennifer & Bill Pearson
    Thursday, November 11, 2021

    Thinking of all of you at this difficult time. I remember seeing her at many school assemblies and activities….always so proud of her children and grandchildren. Cherish your special memories

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  72. Marg Gilray
    Thursday, November 11, 2021

    Thinking of all the Carefoot family.Sending thoughts and prayers at this difficult time .

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  73. Murray Adams
    Friday, November 12, 2021

    I’m sorry to see about a great lady,passing, our condolences to all,
    Murray & Sandra

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  74. Karen Black
    Saturday, November 13, 2021

    My condolences to the Carefoot family. Wilma was a great 4-H leader. I took many clubs when on the farm.

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  75. Annemarie Fleer
    Saturday, November 13, 2021

    My deepest condolences. Annemarie Fleer (Amy’s daughter)

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  76. Jan &Reg Noble
    Tuesday, November 16, 2021

    Condolences to your family. I remember sitting beside Wilma at baseball games when her granddaughters were playing. I had my mother with me, also watching her granddaughter.I’m sure her granddaughters appreciated her being there.

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  77. Debbie & Bryan Jack
    Friday, December 3, 2021

    Fran, Louise, Alberta, Marion & Liz,
    So very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was such a caring & gentle woman. My Mother, Mary Dunn, shared many good times with her & was involved with the Orange Lodge, many great experiences. How wonderful to be blessed with such a lovely woman for your Mother. Blessings to all of you, Debbie & Bryan Jack & family.

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