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RATCLIFFE: Dorothy Corena Grace (Johns) of Hensall

Posted By Haskett Funeral Homes On November 27, 2019 @ 11:31 AM In Exeter,Obituary | 19 Comments

RATCLIFFE: Dorothy Corena Grace (Johns) of Hensall

Born February 6, 1921, died peacefully at Queensway, Hensall on November 23, 2019, in her 99th year. Beloved wife of the late Grant Ratcliffe (1988). Survived and dearly loved by her children: Linda and the late Dale Frandsen (2004), Dale and Sharon, the late Doug (2015) and Cindy, Barb Ratcliffe, Donna Ratcliffe, Deanna and David Hawley, and Jeff and Diana. Remembered by former in-laws Karen, Harry and Paul. Adored gramma of Christian (Natalie) and Scott (Tannis); Kelly (Olivier), Megan (Stephen), Emily (Jon), and David (Heather); Tammy (Paul); Jessica (Tim) and Vanessa; Bernadette; Toby (Cathy); Katherine (Matt) and Elizabeth (Chris). Missed by many great-grandchildren, numerous extended family and friends. Predeceased by her siblings and in-laws.

All who knew Dorothy will remember her positive attitude, sense of humour and enjoyment of life.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, EXETER on Thursday, December 5th at 2 PM. Reception to follow at R.E. Pooley, Branch 167 (Exeter Legion), 316 William Street, Exeter. Cremation with interment Kirkton Union Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.


Condolences for the family of “RATCLIFFE: Dorothy Corena Grace (Johns) of Hensall”

Condolence from Sheila and Richard on November 24th, 2019 11:52 AM

We have so many great memories of times spent with Aunt Dorothy. She lives on in our hearts. Hugs to all.

Condolence from Marg Turner on November 25th, 2019 8:25 AM

Patty my condolences to you and your family on the loss of your aunt. She lived a long life and will have left you with many wonderful memories.

Condolence from Sherry & Leonard Butters on November 25th, 2019 4:05 PM

Donna, Deanna,Dale, Jeff & Linda: we are sad to learn of Dorothy’s passing. What an amazing ,strong ,classy lady she was. We have so very many fantastic memories of her & her crazy , fun loving kids.
Much love always,
Sherry & Leonard

Condolence from Tracy Butler on November 25th, 2019 8:28 PM

To Linda, Jeff , Dale, Donna, Barb, Deanna and the rest of the family.
Just wanted to offer my deepest sympathy to each and every one of you. Dorothy was such a lovely lady who I can say was a joy to have spent so much time with over the years Not only getting to know her but also getting to know all of her lovely kids who I thought were truly amazing. Fairhill was truly different the day she moved on to her new residence
Sending hugs to you all ❤️

Condolence from Jody, Jenn, Mady and Rylee on November 25th, 2019 10:29 PM

Sorry to hear about your loss, grandma Dorothy was such a sweet lady and we are fortunate to have lots of great memories of her. Sending our love and hugs during this difficult time.

Condolence from Dianne Ratcliffe on November 27th, 2019 10:36 AM

Dear Linda, Jeff, Donna, Deanna, Barb and Dale,
We all knew her death was imminent, but that does not prepare us for her loss.
Our thoughts are with you.
Dianne & Bill Ratcliffe

Condolence from Evelyn Steckle Vincent on November 28th, 2019 7:41 AM

Sincere sympathy in your great loss. I loved visiting with Dorothy at Queensway. She will be missed. Praying that you experience God’s strength and comfort

Condolence from Karen Dickins …Volunteer at Queensway on November 28th, 2019 12:51 PM

My condolences to Dorothy’s family, she was a very pleasant lady always had a smile and was always happy to attend the programs at the Queensway. I will miss her. My your memories help you through these sad days.

Condolence from Lynda Denham on November 29th, 2019 10:57 AM

Deepest Sympathies to the Ratcliffe family

Condolence from Ross and Marilyn Robinson on November 29th, 2019 9:15 PM

Our sympathy in the loss of your Mother, she was a great lady

Condolence from Bob and Anne Gilbert on November 30th, 2019 7:48 AM

Thinking of you Dale and your family. An amazing family and life she had.

Condolence from Linda and Bill Ratcliffe on November 30th, 2019 11:58 AM

We are sending our condolences on your loss. We are especially thinking of you at this time.

Condolence from Janet Holden on November 30th, 2019 6:04 PM

Aunt Dorothy always had a smile on her face and was willing to speak and help you at any time. You are in a happier place. I love you. Janet

Condolence from Don and Wanda Long on December 2nd, 2019 12:43 PM

Aunt Dorothy was such a special lady. May many wonderful memories of family times together, keep her close in your hearts forever.

Condolence from Nancy Muir on December 5th, 2019 8:39 AM

Megan, Stephen Dale and family So sorry to hear about the passing of your grandmother and mother. I know you have many great memories. Thinking of you at this sad time. Hugs

Condolence from Sheila Kruse on December 5th, 2019 9:18 AM

Our deepest condolences to Megan and Steven Muir on the passing of your beautiful Grandmother. We hope you find some peace in knowing she is in good hands. Sending love and hugs on this day. Sorry we can not be with you but we are there in spirit.
Brian Muir and Sheila Kruse and family

Condolence from Paul and Sue Robinson on December 5th, 2019 11:00 AM

We will remember Dorothy as a wonderful neighbour and friend. Our sincerest condolences to everyone. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Condolence from Marion Struss on December 5th, 2019 11:49 AM

My heartfelt sympathy on the passing of a wonderful lady. She will truly be missed. Blessings to all.

Condolence from Alison Preston on December 6th, 2019 10:11 AM

Oh my, so many memories. I remember Dorothy as kind and fun and brave and loving. What a beautiful smile she had. And what a delicious raspberry pie she made. It doesn’t surprise me that she lived to 99.
Love to you all.

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