Betty (Mary Elizabeth) passed peacefully on January 1st at RVH in Barrie after a short period in hospital.
Betty was a kind, compassionate, fun loving and enthusiastic lady. She was a devoted loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and a good friend to many. She was always caring for family and friends. Betty would go out of her way to ensure others needs were met, a truly giving soul. Her laugh was contagious, her smile filled a room, and her loving spirit touched those around her.
Betty was born in Thessalon and met her husband Bill, when she moved in across the street from him in Weston. They fell in love and married soon after, she was just eighteen, he was twenty-one. They shared 63 wonderful years of marriage together. Betty had three brothers – Glenn (Margaret), Robert (Fay) and Don (Val). Betty and Bill had three children, Linda (Mike), Scott (Karen) and Warren. She had 3 grandchildren, Jason, Benn and Taylor, and two great grandchildren Camryn and Ellie. Her nephews included Bruce, Ron, Ian, Jim, Ricky, and nieces Allison, Bev and other loved family members.
She treasured her friendships and loved getting together with family and friends, as well as attending events - Allendale Senior Centre, Irish Club, Red Hats, Probus to name some. She enjoyed playing darts, carpet bowling and any activity that was socially oriented. A coffee and long chat with family or friends were her favourite past time.
Betty’s health became an issue just four weeks ago, and we are shocked that she is no longer with us. We believe her journey has taken her to be with her son Warren, mother, brothers, family and friends who have left before her.
Betty will be tremendously missed and lovingly remembered by her family and friends. She has left many wonderful memories, smiles, laughs and stories to fondly share.
We would love for you to share your memories of Betty on www.peacefultransition.ca.
A celebration of life will take place at a later time.