Thelma Platt

Obituary of Thelma Platt

Platt, Thelma Alice


Thelma A. Platt (nee Bain) of Victoria Place in Bobcaygeon, passed away peacefully on September 17th at her beloved home of 40 years with her son by her side.

Thelma was born on July 12, 1923 in Canning, Nova Scotia to Harry and Kate Bain (nee Windsor).  Thelma received her Victoria Order of nursing degree from Women’s College Hospital in the mid 1940’s and practiced as a registered nurse in Toronto and Mississauga. 

On July 15, 1949, Thelma married John Cleveland Platt of Toronto.  They raised two daughters, Diane and Nancy, and one son, Wayne. They lived in Mississauga for 20 years before relocating to Bobcaygeon for retirement. 

Thelma enjoyed learning and challenging herself.  She was an accomplished curler who enjoyed not only the competitiveness and collegiality of the game, but also appreciated the importance of mentoring and teaching junior curlers.  She spent many hours at the Lindsay and Bobcaygeon curling clubs.  Thelma loved to golf in the summer season and valued her bridge club get-togethers during the winter months.  Thelma appreciated a sharp mind and kept up with the daily ‘jumble puzzle’ in the newspaper to hone her skills.

Thelma is predeceased by her parents, her brother, Donald Bain (Halifax) and husband John (2002).  Thelma is survived by her sister Joan and brother-in-law George Reynolds of Thornhill and many nieces and nephews and their families.   She is also survived by her three children, Diane (Quesnel, B.C.), Nancy (Toronto), and Wayne (Brampton).  She will be missed by her grandchildren, Kyle, Keeley and Clayton (all of B.C.) and four great-grandchildren, Malcolm, Beckham, Ayla and her latest, Wyn.

Thelma was our matriarch; a proper lady who will be remembered for her love of family and sense of humour.  She led a good life and was known to impart important life lessons to those close to her (like it or not, lol).  We are thankful for many cherished memories of our Mom, Nanny, Big Nanny, aunt, sister, sister-in-law, or just, Thelma.  The family is most appreciative of the care and kindness provided by a dedicated personal support worker, Joy.

At Thelma’s request, there will be no funeral service.


Arrangements entrusted to Hendren Funeral Home – Monk Chapel, 6 Helen Street, Bobcaygeon.  As expression of sympathy, donations to the Humane Society can be made by visiting or by calling 705-738-3222.

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