Erla Beth Hancock

September 5, 1931September 27, 2020

Peacefully, on September 27, 2020 Erla, beloved wife of the late William ‘Bill’ Hancock. Loving mother of Debbie Murphy (Ralph), Rick Hancock (Stephanie), the late Sharon Cobourn (Jim) and the late Wayne Hancock (Diane), Mother-in-law to Carl Fischer (Diane). Cherished Nanny of Megan (Adam) Cullen, Dayna (Matt) Clement, Brandon (Melissa) Murphy, Brock (Callie) Murphy, Jesse, Jacob, Riley and Ella-Grace Hancock. Loved GG of Harlow, Mack, Cora, Addy and Isla. Predeceased by her brothers Stuart & Elgin Toole. Erla will be sadly missed by her beloved church family at the Trulls Road Free Methodist Church. Erla’s family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to Donna who has lovingly cared for their mother.

A private Celebration of Life will be held at the COURTICE FUNERAL CHAPEL, (1587 Highway #2, Courtice 905-432-8484). Burial to follow at Thornton Cemetery.

The funeral service will be recorded and will be available to be viewed after 11 am Saturday October 3, 2020 by going to the following link: and entering Erla's name in the search bar.

In Lieu of flowers, donations to the Trulls Road Free Methodist Church in Erla’s memory would be greatly appreciated. Please go to go to the Quick LinksGiving and scroll down to "Give online now". You will then be allowed to select Erla Hancock Memorial from the dropdown and enter your information to donate on-line. You may also drop off a cheque payable to Trulls Road Church, Erla Hancock Memorial at the Courtice Funeral Chapel. If you would like to share a memory or leave a message for the family, please click the ‘Add a Memory’ link below.

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS The Bereavement Authority of Ontario has mandated: • Permitted gathering sizes inside a building for funeral visitation and chapel services, will be up to 30% of the maximum room capacities (excluding funeral staff) while maintaining the six foot physical distancing rule. • To ensure safety and minimize potential spread of COVID-19. • Further to the Registrar’s Guidance issued on June 15, 2020, wearing masks or face coverings is mandatory for all persons (funeral staff and attendees) inside all funeral establishments or any other indoor setting where a funeral or visitation is held. The Funeral Home staff will be responsible for monitoring these numbers and will be collecting contact information from each visitor, as per the Health Authority’s guidelines.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Erla Beth Hancock

have a memory or condolence to add?

Jill Faul

October 7, 2020

So sorry for your loss, Erla was such a wonderful person and I enjoyed every encounter I had with her at Trulls. God bless.

Susan Chavner-Moen

October 4, 2020

Dear Rick and Family:
Wanting to send our deepest sympathies for the loss of your mom.
Healing thought and prayers being sent your way.
Sue and Brennon

Ken & Sheila Burgess

October 4, 2020

Sorry to hear of Erla's passing. Our prayers are with the family.

Karl Baron

October 3, 2020

Yes indeed, Erla had a heart of gold. She was also a very forgiving person as she, and Bill, put up with shenanigans from myself and Hanny back in our youthful high school days. Deb and Big R, your mom was a joy every time I saw her. She never forgot to ask Judy and I how the girls were doing. A shining star each day, I'm sure. Well, Bill, Sharon and Hanny have rolled out the welcome mat and there is one heck of a party going on upstairs!

Thinking of the entire Hancock Clan,
Karl and Judy Baron.

Peggy Mikalauskas

October 3, 2020

Erla always had a smile on her face and a positive outlook . She had a heart of gold and whenever I saw her, she welcomed me with open arms. My sincere condolences to the Hancock family .

Karen Mikalauskas

October 3, 2020

I remember Erla always had such a bright smile whenever I saw her. She was such a beautiful woman with a kind heart and was always willing to listen. Her laughter would fill a room. Her family was important to her and her love was unconditional. She will be missed. My condolences to the family and may she remain in our hearts forever.

Grace & Chuck Hudsonroder

October 3, 2020

We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Erla. She was a lovely
lady who always had a warm smile for everyone.
Our deepest condolences to all of you.
Chuck ,Grace & Family


October 2, 2020

Dear Rick and family: Our deepest condolences to you and your family. We send our prayers that God would be your strength and comfort in these days ahead, as you mourn your Mother.

Monica, Terry, Nicole and Rachel Henderson

Linda Caskey

October 1, 2020

Erla will be dearly remembered and missed. She touched many people's lives with words of love, hope and assurance of Jesus' love and presence with us. She demonstrated God's love and is now resting in that room prepared for her. John 14 May all the family be comforted and given peace through your grief.

Evelyn Best

October 1, 2020

Erla was part of our Bible Study group for many years. We appreciated her faithful attendance and uplifting contributions to our group. We will all have fond memories of our times together around God's word.
Lois, Marg, Edna, Bruce, Jim S, Evelyn.


Learn more about the Hancock name