November 14, 1916 – October 28, 2013
Elizabeth (Betty) Bidgood (nee Rickard) – The family of Betty Bidgood announces her peaceful passing in her 97th year. Predeceased by her husband George; survived by daughters Diann (Shellington) Millage of Fergus, Lynn Shepalo of Stevensville and Jaynn Miller (Kevin) of Ancaster, grandchildren Kevyn, Andrew, David, Matthew, Chase and Alyson and five great-grandchildren and sister Elinor Ostertag; also predeceased by parents Howard and Henrietta Rickard, brothers Jack, Don and sister Marg Davies. Residing in Ancaster for 50 years, Betty was a member of Ryerson United Church, life member of the Horticultural Society, a member of the African Violet Society, Ancaster Senior Centre and actively involved in community projects including the preservation of the original town hall. Over the years Betty enjoyed sports as a member of the Ancaster Lawn Bowling Club and lifetime member of the Dundas Golf and Curling Club. Through McMaster University Betty supported the Epidemiology Department with field research in Ontario, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. Betty’s long time, most loved activity was playing bridge! Private family service and internment. In Betty’s memory and in lieu of flowers, donations to the Fieldcote Memorial Park &Museum, Ancaster, 905-648-8144 would be appreciated.