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Hancock EriaHANCOCK, Erla Beth - (September 5, 1931 – September 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 Meagan (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 3rd 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.

The service will be recorded and a link will be posted here for those who could not attend.

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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.