It is with grieving hearts we share the sudden and unexpected passing of our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Etta Isabel Grace Dickieson (née Bolton) in her 86th year on Nov. 22, 2017, in Kincardine.


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, step-mother of Betty (Don), plus many others who called her "mom".


Grandmother to 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.


Etta will be missed by her brothers John Bolton of Wingham and Harvey Bolton of Walkerton, sister Marg Sleightholm of Lucknow, 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 to always be surrounded by little ones, whom she loved dearly. Etta 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 was held at the MacKenzie & McCreath Funeral Home in Ripley on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, from 11 a.m. until the funeral service at 12 p.m. with Betty Elliott officiating.


Donations to the Ripley Lions Club - Christmas Hamper were appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Memorial information and condolences available online at