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November 22, 2017

It is with grieving hearts we share the sudden and unexpected death of our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Etta Isabel Grace Dickieson (nee Bolton), in Kincardine, Nov. 22, 2017, in her 86th year. Etta was the daughter of the late Robert and Rose Etta Bolton of Teeswater. Wife of George (predeceased), and companion of Alex Smith (predeceased). Dear mother of Shirley (Brian) of Ripley, George (Tammy) of Manitoulin Island, and step-mother of Betty (Don), plus many others who called her "mom." Grandmother of Jolene (Clint), Dennis (Elyse), Janine (Andy), Mark (Amie), Jonathon, Noah, and Kathy. Great-grandmother of Brianna, Anthony, Anika, Reed, Kyla, Drayce, Isaiah, Kairi, Caryss, Jaida, and Austin. Affectionate aunt and great-aunt to many nieces and nephews. She will be missed by her brothers, John Bolton of Wingham, and Harvey Bolton of Walkerton; sister, Marg Sleightholm of Lucknow; and sisters-in-law, Faye Dickieson of London, June Dickieson of Mildmay, and Marie Bolton of Walkerton, as well as her extended Smith family. Etta loved to knit, play cards and board games, do puzzles, and always be surrounded by little ones whom she loved dearly. She had a wide circle of friends and neighbours who loved her. Her door was always open to everyone. With family by her side, she slipped peacefully into her Spirit Journey to reconnect with so many loved ones who have gone before. Visitation will be held Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, at the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley, from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral at 12 p.m., with Betty Elliott officiating. Donations to the Ripley Lions Club (Christmas Hamper program) would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Memorial information and condolences on-line at