Memorial Services will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday at the Springs At Lake Pointe Woods, 3260 Lake Pointe Blvd., in the Key West Room, Sarasota.
Survivors include a son, Donald Findlay of Englewood; a daughter Joanne Bradshaw of Cornelius, N.C.; a stepdaughter, Jill Aldrich of White Lake Township, Mich.; six granddaughters and 16 great-grandchildren.
Bborn in Springhill, Nova Scotia, Canada, Hetherington lived in many places including Detroit, Union Lake, Mich., and in Englewood since 1973.
She lived the Florida lifestyle. She could often been seen walking the beaches, boating with her family and friends and fishing for tarpon. Hetherington lived life to the fullest with an adventurist spirit and love of travel.
Her sense of humor was infallible as she was known for her story-telling. She always made people laugh. She could “hob-nob” with the “city folk” and in the same breath be talking it up with the Florida “crackers.”
Over the years, she acquired many lifelong friends and was cherished for her enthusiastic manner and loving demeanor.
She was blessed with the loving companionship from two wonderful marriages, lasting most of her life.
Simply put, she was a loved woman …a woman loved by all.
Thelma I. Hetherington