Thelma Margaret Northcott (Sticklee) - February 5 1937 – October 25 2021
Thelma was born in England to Eric and Florence Sticklee (Bryant). She immigrated to Canada with her siblings Peter, Bruce and Ruth (Collison) in 1949. Just a few years later, with no formal education, she started to work for a living as a bank teller. Mom met the love of her life Reginald Northcott, the son of Newfoundlanders Soloman and Claira Northcott (Small) and was married in 1956. Thelma and Reg are the parents of three sons, Marshall (Ruth), Warren (Jaydene) and Jesse (Linda). Loving Grandparents to Alex, Jessica, Maveric, Carissa, Max, Hunter tucker and Tyrus. Thelma loved to dance to the sound of live music and enjoyed a few cocktails and playing cards with the “good” players. Mom was a pioneer of working women, working her whole life to support her family as a Bank Teller, Grocer, Lodging operator of her own Motel (Kincardine) and a Bed and Breakfast (Stratford). In her spare time she was a volunteer Driver for the Cancer Society, and the Muskoka CAS. Thelma served as a member on the board for many of the ten curling clubs she had been a member of. In addition she was on the Board of the Ontario Ladies Curling Association for a four year term. Reg and Thelma curled in a total of 108 different curling clubs. Mom had recently served as the treasurer of the Orillia Seniors TIE Club. There she also hosted a card game every Monday with a full luncheon. Thelma was a self-taught perennial gardener with enough gardens to keep three people busy. This was not sufficient, so for many years she split and potted her own plants and sold them at a plant sale on the Port Sydney Beach. All proceeds of the sale went to the Port Sydney Community Hall. Mom spent many hours hosting Japanese students on a summer exchange, touring Muskoka and several Ontario tourist attractions. Grandma also kept herself busy hosting grandchildren and attending their sports events, concerts and celebration events. Mom liked to dress up in a costume on occasion (to the embarrassment of her children), and enjoyed sewing outfits. Thelma had accrued enough curling kilts for every day of the week. Mom has been seen in public as Raggedy Anne, a Clown and the Easter Bunny. Grandma was more well known in a hockey jersey as a Superfan, banging on the glass with her homemade cookies for all the players. Mom had the lungs of an opera singer and if she was in the building, her cheers and laughter could shake the dust from the rafters.
Thelma passed with Reg by her side on the morning of October 25th, 2021. Donations would be appreciated to the Huronia Hospice in Penetanguishene, or a Charity of your choosing.
Cremation entrusted to
Marshall W. Driver Cremation & Burial Service
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