Helen Wanda Pitchforth

December 6, 1944February 10, 2021

Passed away peacefully in the arms of her husband and best friend Bill on February 10, 2021 at Strathaven LTC. She will be dearly missed by her sons Lee (Tracy) and Duane (Lisa). Loving grandmother of Dylan, Ben, Lindsey and Tara and great grandmother of Jaxson and Braelynn. Dear sister of Wayne (Jane), Lloyd (Myrna), Bonnie (Ed) Judy (Gary) and late John (Sharon). Dear friend of Beth Moore. Predeceased by her parents George Moore and Minnie Acker.

Visitation will be held at the COURTICE FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1587 Highway #2, Courtice (905-432-8484) on Wednesday February 17, 2021 from 9:30 am until time of service in the chapel at 1:30 p.m. Please use the signup link below to reserve your time for the visitation and the service. Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

For family and friends who are unable to join us at the Courtice Funeral Chapel for the service, please join us via Livestream of the service Wednesday February 17, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. by visiting the link below. or by clicking "Join Livestream" under Scheduled Services below.

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Richard Blais

February 21, 2021

We heard the sad news throught Melaine Ott.
What a shock to hear that Wanda has passed away. It was always a pleasure to be in presence of Wanda and you. I've retrieved and showed France the group picture when we were on the 25th Ave. in Cozumel. A lot of pleasure!
Bill receive our sincere sympathies.
Courage you are a strong person!
Richard and France

Patricia Renaud

February 19, 2021

Bill & the family, Russel and I were sorry to receive the news about Wanda. I so enjoyed sitting with Wanda at the Women’s Cozumel breakfasts and hearing about your travel adventures and the plans for the next one. She had such a zest for life & a new adventure. She will be missed by all of us.
Patricia Renaud & Russell Hornblower

Linda and Bob Byerley

February 18, 2021

Bill Bob and I send our sincerest condolences. We only knew you and Wanda for a few years in Cozumel but Wanda never failed to amaze us with her zest for life. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Leo and Janet Kollman

February 17, 2021

How we remember all our times together on Cozumel and at Buccanos visiting, laughing, sharing meals playing games, and with Guy and Mel. Know Wanda was the love of your life and know that someday on down life’s road you will be joined again🥰
Love Leo and Janet

Jean Izadpanahi

February 17, 2021

Aunt Wanda was an amazing lady. She was always there for me to help guide me, to support me and to just listen and never judge me. One of my fondest memories was us making my wedding dress. It was a long couple of days and when I doubted my abilities to do it, she helped encourage me and we did it together. I still have my wedding dress hanging in my closet and it now stands as a reminder of an amazing woman who I was lucky to have be a part of my life. I’ll miss you Aunt Wanda.

Shelley Sinclair

February 17, 2021

So many good memories when i was young camping with the Pitchforth family. Bill and Wanda were like an Aunt and Uncle. I feel blessed to have kept in touch with all of you.
Wanda was a beautiful, strong, intelligent woman who loved her family so dearly.
Rest in peace Wanda. You and my mom have a lot of catching up to do.

Carrie Tapley Blackwood

February 17, 2021

I have been on this page many times trying to put into word how I feel. Losing aunt Wanda is very hard for me. She was a big part of my life. From when I spent time with her and uncle Bill at the cottage as a teen. Christmas and Easter dinners. And the long talks we would share when I would stopping in at their place.
Uncle Bill we are always here for you. Aunt Wanda was a very lucky women to have you by her side.
Duane and Lee, the only thing that will be able to fill the hole you are feeling is the memories you have. Hold on to them. Whether they are good or bad. These memories are that made you the wonderful men you are today.
With all our love
Carrie, Ashleigh and Logan

Melaine Ott

February 17, 2021

Bill, we are so sorry and sad to hear of Wanda's passing. Although we only knew you and Wanda for a few years, we sure enjoyed your friendship and the memories we had in Mexico, sitting on the beach, sharing laughs and talking about travel and life experiences. Wanda touched our kind and thoughtful, with a motherly way about her. She will be missed. Cozumel won't be the same and we'll always think of you both ❤️ Love and hugs

Your Missouri Friends,
Guy & Melaine (Mel) Ott

Cheryl Reid

February 17, 2021

As a young adult, Wanda gave me a lead to satisfying employment, helped me land an apartment and most importantly offered support when I needed to make peace with challenging situations. I will always have a special place in my heart for this caring relative that welcomed me into her arms whenever I needed comfort.
Like probably all of us that loved Wanda, we could talk for hours about all kinds of things and never feel quite done chatting. Wanda had such a good heart that all that knew her will forever feel her absence.
My deep sympathy to her grieving family and friends. May Wanda be at peace.

Linda McCallum

February 16, 2021

Bill and Family

So sorry to hear about your best friend, wife and a mother. Wanda was a wonderful and kind person with a beautiful smile and always sparkles in her eyes. I will always have many memories of Wanda. She will be missed by many.

Love Linda