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Mary Bracken

Liz Bracken

Monday, June 15th, 1942 Friday, February 1st, 2019

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Obituary for Liz Bracken

Bracken, Mary Elizabeth (nee Russell)
June 15, 1942 - February 1, 2019
Passed peacefully clothed in the warmth and care of Bethell House Hospice and surrounded by the loving presence of her family. "Bitsy" was much loved and will be sorely missed by her husband Hugh. "Mother" was always there for her sons and their partners, Tom, Jamie (Deb) and Mark (Michelle) and will be ever present. "Grammy", with her enthusiasm for life and many thoughtful and loving ways, will forever remain in the hearts of her grandsons, Todd (Kari), Tye (Erin), Jack and James. "Liz" loved family get-togethers and had a special place in the hearts and lives of her family; sister of Allie Lou (Bill) and their children Cindy (Nigel), Wendy (Dennis) and Donnie (Kim); her brother Bill (Carol) and their children Russell, John (Mona) and Todd (Karen); her sisters and brothers-in-law Cheryle (Richard) Hamilton and their children Patrick (Trish), Mike (Stephanie): Mary (John Paul) Marchildon and their children Rob (Jessica) and Danielle (Derek) as well as many great-nieces and nephews. Liz's enthusiasm to experience much of what life has to offer has garnered her another large family of friends. No doubt, the memory of those wonderful, fun adventurous times will be carried by them throughout their lives.
As an expression of sympathy, donations made to Bethell Hospice Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

A Memorial Visitation will be held at the Dods & McNair Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Centre, 21 First St., Orangeville on Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

A tree will be planted in memory of Elizabeth in the Dods & McNair Memorial Forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville. The annual dedication service will be held on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dodsandmcnair.com

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 9th, 2019 | 2:30pm - 5:30pm
    Dods & McNair Reception Centre
    21 First Street
    Orangeville, Ontario
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Saturday, February 9th, 2019
    2:30pm - 5:30pm
  • Memorial Reception - No Formal Service

    Saturday, February 9th, 2019 |
    Dods & McNair Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Centre
    21 First Street
    Orangeville, On
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Saturday, February 9th, 2019

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Kathy (Kain) Baker

To The Bracken family and extended families,
I was so sorry to hear of Liz's passing. I have fond memories as a young girl in the hood in Orangeville days. Liz always had a special place in her heart for me being one of the only girls...I remember her coaching me to stand up to all the boys! Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Hugs! Kathy (Kain) Baker
Comment | Posted at 03:25pm via Condolence

Stephen Kaegi

Dear Hugh,
I heard last night at my hockey game that Liz died. I am so sorry to hear that and both Elise and I send our sincere condolences. I will try and give you a call as I am now living in Erin.
Comment | Posted at 05:24pm via Condolence

Ron and Cheryle Harris

Hugh and Family, we are so very sorry to learn of Liz's passing. We enjoyed you both very much while you lived in Seaforth. Liz brought a "spark all her own". God bless you all.
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Ron and Cheryle Harris donated to BETHELL HOSPICE FOUNDATION in memory of Liz Bracken
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Hugh and Family: Please know we have been thinking of you during this difficult time. We are so sorry for your loss.
Very Sincerely Bill & Ruth Huddleston
Comment | Posted at 02:24pm via Condolence

Virginia Lindsay

Hugh, Tom, Jamie, Mark & families
Our thoughts are with you all on the passing of Liz - such a wonderful lady.
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Virginia Lindsay donated to BETHELL HOSPICE FOUNDATION in memory of Liz Bracken
Comment | Posted at 03:47pm via Memorial Donation

Gini Hutchison Lindsay

Sincerely, Matt & Gini Lindsay
Posted at 03:51pm

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