Lauretta Marie Wheatley, age 80, of Stratford and formerly of Simcoe, passed away peacefully following a brief illness at the Stratford General Hospital on June 20, 2020. Born in Stratford, January 4, 1940, daughter of the late George Wheatley and Helen (Welch) Malcho. 

Lauretta taught school in Norfolk County for 35 years until her retirement when she moved back to Stratford. She was a member of St. Paul’s Anglican Church and volunteered much of her time with the Stratford Perth Humane Society and Anne Hathaway Retirement Residence. Lauretta was a member of The Retired Women Teachers of Ontario. 

She is survived by sisters Linda Riehl (Robert), Barb Mills (Lee) and Deb Jarvis (Richard). She will be remembered by nieces and nephews Jason Huffman, Brock Huffman (Kasia), Adam Huffman, Courtney Jarvis (Trevor Thompson), Luke Jarvis (Jessie) and their families. Predeceased by an infant brother Larry. 

Visitation for family and friends will be held at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Friday, June 26, from 2-4 p.m. Masks are required and will be available at the funeral home. A family graveside service will take place at Avondale Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Stratford Perth Humane Society through the funeral home. 519.271.7411

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