Peacefully on Friday, January 4, 2013, LOIS MAXINE RACHER  passed away at Fiddicks Nursing Home, Petrolia, with her family at her side at the age of 76.

Beloved wife of the late Grant Andrew Racher (1991).

Cherished mother of Terry(Patrcia) Racher, Jamie Racher, Ron (Diana) Racher, and Tom Racher.

Loving grandmother of Anita, Erica, Jody, Justin, Rachel, Jenna and Christopher, and great-grandmother of Kasee, Morgann, and Payton.

Lois is survived by her sisters Patricia Porter and Pearl Fox.

She will be greatly missed by Cheryl Racher and Candice Racher.

Predeceased by her parents Walter and Ida Neathway, her brother Fred Neathway, sisters Nellie Morningstar and Ruth Whitlock, grandson Timothy and great-grandson Evan.

Family and friends will be received on Sunday, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at NEEDHAM-JAY Funeral Home,  Petrolia, where the funeral service will be held on Monday, January 7, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Visitors will also be received one hour prior to the service on Monday. Interment to follow in Hillsdale Cemetery.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.(

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