Bertha Jane (Bright) Dafoe

July 2, 1933 ~ June 20, 2022 (age 88)


Dafoe, Bertha Jane (née Bright)-Passed away peacefully at home, with her family by her side, on Monday. June 20th, 2022 in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Douglas Dafoe (1990). Cherished partner of Allan Gunn. Much loved by her sister Pat (late Don) Arsenault and her 2 children who she thought of as grandchildren. Devoted mother of Debbie (Jim) Wilks, Cathy (Carl) Zimmer, Doug (Edie) Dafoe, Marion (Rob) Shelhamer and Dan Dafoe. Lovingly remembered by her step-children Lee (Dan) Payne, Kim (John) Zettle, Karen (Kevin) McNab, Pam (Luis) Avalos and Tracey (Rolo) Alvarez. Adored grandmother of 15 and step grandmother of 10. Dearly missed by her many great and great-great grandchildren. Predeceased by her brother Jack Bright. Bertha is also survived by her special nieces and nephews and her jibber jabber cousins. Bertha worked at the Oxford County Library and also drove school buses for Scott Bus Lines. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of her life will be held next year on her 90th birthday, Sunday July 2nd, 2023. If desired, memorial contributions to Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated and may be arranged through the Brock and Visser Funeral Home (519-539-0004). Expressions of love and sympathy may be placed and viewed online at

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Celebration of Bertha's Life
July 2, 2023

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Tel: 1-877-882-2582

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