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134 King St.,
P.O. Box 128,
Burford, ON N0E 1A0
Phone: (519) 449-1112
Fax: (519) 449-3120
Ethel Whitehead

Ethel Irene Whitehead (Franklin)

February 15, 1930 - January 8, 2019
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Peacefully at the Brantford General Hospital on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. Ethel (nee Franklin), of Burford, formerly of New Durham, in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Grant Whitehead (1979). Loving mother of Bill (Wendae), Brian, Kathy (Gary) Pierce. Also survived by grandchildren Don (Lisa), Jackie and great-granddaughter Hannah. Predeceased by daughters Sylvia, Trudy and son Paul. Ethel will be sadly missed by her many family & friends.

Friends will be received at the KEITH OVINGTON FUNERAL HOME, 134 King Street, Burford on Wednesday January 23, 2019 from 6-8 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held in the chapel on Thursday January 24, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Interment New Durham Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations in Ethel’s memory may be made to Community Living Brant, Burford United Church or Sick Kids Hospital, Toronto. Keith Ovington 519-449-1112.
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  • Visitation

    January 23, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    January 23, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Keith Ovington Funeral Home
    134 King Street
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  • Service

    January 24, 2019 | 11:00am
    January 24, 2019 11:00am
    Keith Ovington Funeral Home
    134 King Street
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  • Interment

    New Durham Cemetery
    389105 Muir Road
    New Durham, ON
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  • Reception

    Burford Cathcart Harley Legion
    6 Park Ave
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Posted at 05:14pm
Thinking of you at this difficult time. Those who touch our lives, stay in our hearts forever! John and Pat(Hill) Pike

jeanette duesling

Posted at 11:56am
My heartfelt sympathy.
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Bonnie Wentzell

Posted at 07:20am
Our condolences on the loss of your mom, I have many fond memories of your mom and the special friendship she had with my mom.
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Jill Franklin

Posted at 05:37pm
We are sorry to hear of Aunt Ethel’s passing and send our condolences to your family. The siblings are now reunited and we imagine a celestial quilting bee.
Jill and Ted Franklin xo❤️

Ken Franklin

Posted at 05:32pm
Dear Cousins Bill, Brian and Kathy,
On behalf of the extended Franklin family, please know that you are not alone in mourning the loss of your mother. No matter what life threw at her, she seemed to deal with it with a characteristic strength and sense of humor. She will be missed by all of us nieces and nephews.
(I am also sorry that the weather and car rental agency conspired to interfere with my trip south this week).
Ken Franklin

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