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Barbara Elizabeth Bocock

BOCOCK, Barbara Elizabeth - Peacefully at Rubidge Retirement Residence on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at the age of 95. Beloved wife of the late Gordon Thomas Bocock (2008). Dear mother of Laurie Bailey (Kim), Michael Bocock (Jill) and Marie Eggleton (Bart). Proud grandmother of Jaydon (Nicole), Jared, Jamie (Amy) and Ryan (Angela). Loving great-grandmother of Jaylyn, Daman, Simon, Jesse and Taylor. Sister of Doris McConnell, Gwen Wood and the late Audrey Swart. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Special thank you to the staff at Rubidge Retirement Residence for their kindness and care. Friends will be received at COMSTOCK-KAYE LIFE CELEBRATION CENTRE , 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough, on Saturday, February 24 from 12:45p.m. to 1:45 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the chapel at 2:00 p.m. followed by interment at Emily Cemetery, Omemee. In lieu of flowers, donations to Covenant House in Toronto or the United Church of your choice would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences can be made at Mom was a loyal and caring friend. She grew up during the Depression and treasured all that life sent her. Babies and young children gave her the greatest joy, resulting in a wonderful Mother and Nana. But it didn't stop with our own family. She shared her grandmotherly ways with many other children who came to think of her as their "nana" too. Her love and concern for a child's well-being were also demonstrated by the years she cared for infants from the Children's Aid Society while they waited for their own mothers to heal or for a home placement. How she missed them when they departed. Mom worked as a secretary for DeLaval (Peterborough) from 1942-1954. She raised her family then worked at Len Sholer Fuels (Omemee) to earn a little mad money. She loved to buy a little trinket here and there. Finally, she worked in the payroll department at Trent Metals (Peterborough). Mom was a devout member of Omemee Trinity United Church, participated in the United Church Women's group, taught Sunday School and enjoyed the local Horticultural Club. She loved to bake, make pickles, and preserve fruits and vegetables from our garden . . . and we thought she was the best cook around. Dearest Mother, you taught us right from wrong and how to treat people with respect, and you will be missed more than you'll ever know. Our love is with you always.13255054
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Posted by Dianne Hyland. (Endicott) (Friend) On Thursday, April 5, 2018
Your Mom was a lovely lady and I remember the last time I talked to her as we were both out for a walk in Omemee. She always had time for a visit.

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