Jean Kirkland

1938 - 2013

Of Hepworth, peacefully at Gateway Haven in Wiarton on Friday, October 11, 2013.  The former Jean Eleanor Jane Richards at the age of 74 years.  Loving mother of Terry (Joyce), of RR#3 Allenford, Larry (Karen), of P.E.I., and Lori (Gary Shipley), of Hepworth.  Devoted grandma to Tyler (Stephanie), Kaley, Leah, Kara, Tessa, Isaac, Connor, Quinn, Melanie (Travis), Brad (Brittany), and Brandon (Kasey); and great-grandma of Alexandra, Ella, and Laya.  Sister of Joan (Jim Ruth), of Hepworth, Freeda Davidson, of RR5 Owen Sound, Betty (Don Duff), of Bayfield, Bonnie (Jim Cavill), of Chesley, and Bob Richards (Anna Marie), of Arkwright.  Sister-in-law of Doug Stevenson, Scott Cutting, Ray Kirkland, and Watt Rodgers.  Predeceased by her parents Harvey and Ella; her husband Don (2003); daughter Donna Jean; sisters Faye Stevenson, Dianne Richards, and Nancy Cutting; sisters-in-law Jean Rodgers, Shirley Kirkland, and Marie Kirkland; and brothers-in-law Ken Davidson and Ralph Kirkland.  Friends may call at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, 814 Bruce Rd. 8, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041 on Wednesday October 16 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.  A service to celebrate Jean's life will be conducted from the Zion Amabel United Church, Sauble Beach, on Thursday morning at 11 o'clock.  Interment in Zion Cemetery, Hepworth.  Donations to St. Andrew's United Church (Hepworth), Alzheimer Society, or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.  Condolences may be expressed online at
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