Wanda Gladys Strickland, of Hanover, passed away at Chapman House Residential Hospice, Owen Sound, on Tuesday, May 16, 2023. She was 69. 

Born in Bathurst, New Brunswick, on April 3, 1954, to the late Walter and Cora (nee Smith) Smith. Wanda worked at many different locations over several years, in office administration roles.  Many may remember her as a thoughtful, caring and dedicated nanny - she was a caregiver for many different children for many different households, forging many lasting relationships along the way. Wanda also loved her hobbies of sewing, knitting, quilting, and crafts, and you could see this passion in her many creations. 

Survived by loving husband Raymond "Ray" Strickland of Hanover.  Fondly remembered by her sister Ida Dean of Port Hope, and brothers Clayton (Ann) Smith, Wayne (Karla) Smith, and Nelson (Michelle Marquis) Smith, all of New Brunswick, as well as many nieces, nephews, and their families. Predeceased by her parents, sister Audrey Smith, brothers Sheldon and Byron Smith, and brother-in-law Leslie Dean. 

Visitation will be held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Monday, May 22, 2023, from 6-9 pm, where a Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, at 11 am. Interment in Hanover Cemetery. 

For those unable to attend the funeral service, it will be live streamed directly on the obituary page on our website, and through the Mighton Funeral Home YouTube Channel at: The live stream will start approximately 5-10 minutes prior to the service - at that time, please look for the live video post on the obituary page on our website or the Funeral Home YouTube Channel to join the service.  For people unable to join at the time of the service, the live stream video will remain posted and available for viewing afterwards.


Memorial donations to the Chapman House (Grey Bruce Hospice - would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Condolences may be sent to the family at


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