HAMILTON, Betsy (Betty) nee Henderson
May 17, 1920- October 27, 2020
With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved family matriarch Betsy Isabella Hamilton, “Betty” as she was known to everyone. She passed on peacefully at home Tuesday October 27, 2020.
She was Predeceased by her brother William Henderson (2019), common-law spouse Bill Shepherd (2008), & her life-long friend Jim (1992). Betty is survived by her sister Chrissie Rennison, and Children; Steve (Gloria), June (Dale), Brenda (Kevin).
Betty also leaves behind her Grandchildren; Terry (Tracey), Rhonda (Ken), Lisa (Rob), Shane (Jody), Tara, Amber (Jerry). Betty will be lovingly remembered by her Great Grandchildren; Trenton (Nikki), Talon, Chelsey, Reilly, Quinton, Ema, Marvella and her cherished Great Great Grand baby’s Kashton and Kinsley.
Betty had a strong network of dear friends and will be fondly remembered by them, especially Ruth.
Betty will be remembered for her commitment to living a healthy lifestyle. Her attention to personal care saw her age beautifully as she maintained a healthy glow, with few wrinkles for over 100 years.
Betty’s hobby was preserving and recording family history. She loved to share stories, photographs and information with everyone. She always remembered birthdays; keeping Canada Post in business using only big colorful stamps and extra postage to ensure birthday greetings were delivered. She was always quick to send you gold stars to acknowledge your accomplishments (big or small). This was all so very important to her.
Betty made it her personal goal to make it to the age of 100 and receive a letter and photo signed by the Queen. She was so proud of this accomplishment and immensely enjoyed a very special Birthday celebration. Family and friends joined in a Drive-by Parade led by her grandson Terry riding a motorcycle (she loved Bikes). There was a “Card The Yard” greeting, 100 gold stars and 100 pink flamingos. Then, Bagpipers played for her. She talked about it for weeks.
For the past 12 years, Betty resided with her daughter Brenda, who felt privileged to be able to spend time with her daily and provide her end of life care. Betty’s last days were filled with visits, phone calls and messages of love. She maintained her dignity and wits to the very last moment. She left this world knowing how much she meant to everyone.
This extraordinary woman will be missed beyond measure and never forgotten.
“Those we love don’t walk away
They walk beside us every day
Unseen, unheard but always near
Still loved, still missed and very dear.”
Service TBA later
Donations to Katie’s Place in memory of Betty and her love for animals is welcomed and appreciated.
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