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Helen Rafter

June 11, 1928 ~ January 22, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old

Helen Rafter Obituary

It is with of heavy hearts we announce the passing of our mother Helen Rafter at the Carriage House in Oshawa, on Sunday January 22, 2023.  Much loved mother of June Doggett of Gowganda, Nancy Bell (Doug) of Balzac, Wendy Bangma (Jeff) of Sault Ste Marie and Tim (Brenda) of Bowmanville.  She will be dearly remembered by her 10 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.

Predeceased by her loving husband Bill, her brother Jim Pritchard, son-in-law Butch Doggett and her parents Herbert and Lois Pritchard.

Mom enjoyed a good cup of tea, reading books, her Bible, knitting and spending time at the cottage in younger years.

One if Mom's sayings which we will always remember was " Be thankful for what you have, it could be a lot worse"

Visitation at the Raney Funeral Chapel on Saturday January 28th 2023, from 11-1 p.m. with a Funeral Service to follow at 1 p.m. with Chris Nicholson officiating.

If so desired, memorial donations to the Charity of your choice would be acknowledged as expressions of sympathy.

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January 28, 2023

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Raney Funeral Chapel
10 Toronto Ave
South River, ON P0A1X0

Funeral Service
January 28, 2023

1:00 PM
Raney Funeral Chapel
10 Toronto Ave
South River, ON P0A1X0


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