Drene J. Garratt

March 18, 1942 - January 26, 2024

Funeral Details: Private Family Arrangements

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Drene Jacqueline Garratt (nee Atcheson) on January 26, 2024, at the age of 81.

Drene was born and raised in Toronto on March 18, 1942.  She is predeceased by her mother Gladys (nee Cumming) and father, Norman Atcheson.

Drene leaves behind survivors, including ex-husband, Marshall Garratt Sr. of Burks Falls, and her five children; Darlene Garratt (Ray DeMarchi), Marshall Garratt (late Barbara Garratt), Danny Garratt (late Michelle Meagher), Deborah Garratt (Chris Dahan), and Dennis Garratt (Laurel Garratt).

She leaves behind numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Michael DeMarchi, Cassandra, Amber Garratt, Chance Garratt-Dahan, and Rachel, Marshall, and Jackie Garratt. And four great- grandchildren.

Drene was predeceased in death by her siblings Earl Atcheson, James Atcheson, Norma Lesperance, (Atcheson), and Gail Green (Atcheson).

Drene was well known for her knitting, crocheting and arts and crafts.  Which included making handmade gloves, mittens, and hats, which were then donated to the Salvation Army.  Her hats were also donated to the hospital for preemies in the Nic unit.

Drene will be remembered throughout numerous communities for her participating in arts and craft shows alongside her daughter, Darlene Garratt.  Over the years their talents for knitting and crocheting were displayed at numerous shows throughout the community.

As per Drene’s wishes, cremation has taken place with a private family service.

Memorial contributions can be made to one of the following charities near to her heart:

Canadian Cancer Society

Diabetes Canada

Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada


10 Condolences
  • Ko-Ko & Randy Green
    Posted on: Sunday, January 28, 2024 Reply

    So sorry to hear about your mother Darlene. I know she was your world. I will pray every night for GOD to rest her soul. And GOD bless all your family. Take care love Ko-Ko & Randy

  • Deborah Garratt
    Posted on: Sunday, January 28, 2024 Reply

    Mom, words can not express the emotions we are all feeling. We’ve had our highs & we’ve had our lows but you’ll forever be in our hearts 💕.
    Rest in peace, love you always.

    Love Deborah 🥰

  • Russell stubbs
    Posted on: Monday, January 29, 2024 Reply

    Sorry for your loss

  • Linda galli
    Posted on: Monday, January 29, 2024 Reply

    I was a shock to here about Drene passing . she was a women with many talents. Great women . Great friend I will miss her . May she rest in peace 💜

  • Darlene Garratt
    Posted on: Monday, January 29, 2024 Reply

    You will be greatly missed Mom.

    Love you always and forever,

    Darlene, Ray & Michael

  • Michele Keizer
    Posted on: Tuesday, January 30, 2024 Reply

    So sorry to hear of Drene’s passing. She’s always going to “Nana Bean” Healing thoughts and many condolences to you all

  • Holly Ann Whetham
    Posted on: Tuesday, January 30, 2024 Reply

    Sorry for your loss. She will missed

  • Rachel Mason
    Posted on: Tuesday, January 30, 2024 Reply

    RIP Nana

  • Barbara M Dean
    Posted on: Wednesday, January 31, 2024 Reply

    My thoughts are with all the family. Drene and I were the best of friends from the time we were 7 & 8. We remained good friends all through the years, raising are many kids together. Lots of super good memories. They will always be with you. Rest in peace, Drene.

  • Betty Atcheson and family
    Posted on: Sunday, February 11, 2024 Reply

    Sister-in-law, aunt, friend (and tormentor of Mexican holidays) you will be missed and never forgotten.Rest easy Auntie.

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