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October 29, 2021

Betty Marie Needham (nee Eskrick) of Ripley, beloved wife of Harvey Needham, died at the Kincardine Hospital, Friday, Oct. 29, 2021, in her 90th year. Born in Kincardine, May 22, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Alma (Reid) and Nelson Eskrick. Greatly missed by her children, Bob (Barb) Needham of Mount Forest, Jim (Bing) Needham of Kitchener and Helen (Dwight) Howald of Ripley. Much loved by her grandchildren, Mike, Andrew, Julie, Matthew, Melissa, Carrie, Cuyler, Laura, Sandra, Amber and Peyton; and 11 great-grandchildren. Also survived by her siblings, Burton Eskrick of Walkerton, Lloyd Eskrick of Bervie, Ken (Linda) Eskrick of Kincardine and Carolyn Hodgins of Paisley; and brother-in-law, Gordon (Pat) Needham of London. Predeceased by her daughters Gail, Lois, and Marilyn; son, Lynn, in infancy; sister, Dorothy Letson; and sisters-in-law, Betty and Gail Eskrick. Visitation will be held at the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, from 12-1:30 p.m., followed by a private family service at 2 p.m. Anyone wishing to attend the visitation may contact the funeral home directly or register on the website. Interment, Kincardine Cemetery. Donations to the Ripley Agricultural Society or Rosewood RVilla Residents’ Activity Fund, are greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Condolences on-line at