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