Peacefully at Stratford General Hospital with her daughters by her side, on Thursday, July 8, 2021 of McCarthy Place, Stratford, formerly of Kippen and Bayfield, just shy of her 97th birthday, September 30, 1924. Beloved wife of the late Ernie Talbot (2012). Cherished mother of Lorraine Bettles (Charles Campbell) of Stratford, Karen Alexander of Exeter, Russell Talbot of Huronview, Clinton. Proud and loving grandma of Tammy (Evert), Terry (Darlene), Cheri (Doug), Ken (Karyn), Julie (Bill), Tracy (Rob), Jann (Mike), Aimee (Matt), Adam (Naomi), several great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren. Dear sister-in-law of Audrey Coleman. Dorothy will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Russell and Ethel (Smith) Coleman, son-in-law Paul Bettles, great-grandson Kalvin Van Massenhoven, sister Hazel and George Hildebrand, brother Emerson Coleman, and sister and brother-in-law, Mable and Chester Neil.
Keeping with Dorothy’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A private family graveside service will be held at the Bayfield Cemetery on Thursday, July 15th at 11 AM with Steve Hildebrand officiating.
Donations to Stratford General Hospital Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.