April 13, 1917 – January 22, 2015
White, Elizabeth Caroline “Betty – Passed away peacefully at the Hamilton General Hospital on Thursday, January 22, 2015, in her 98th year. Predeceased by her beloved father and mother, her two brothers Harold and Arthur and her sisters Helen and Edie. Survived by nieces and nephews. Betty was Past President and Honorary Life member of both the Hamilton S.P.C.A and the Hamilton Kennel Club. She received the Queen Elizabeth Golden Jubilee medal for her volunteer work for her beloved animals and the Order of Niagara for her work for Christ Church, Flamborough. Betty was a founding member of the Senior Woodchippers of Dundas and a well-known carver in wood and soapstone. She was blessed with wonderful friends and neighbours. A Funeral for Betty will be held at Christ Church Flamborough, 92 Highway 8, Greensville on Monday morning at 11 o’clock, reception to follow. Interment Woodland Cemetery. As Expressions of sympathy, donations to the Hamilton S.P.C.A. or Christ Church Flamborough, would be sincerely appreciated.
Betty lived next door to us on the Westover Rd.,/5th Con., Branchton, Ont. She was a great neighbor and we had a lot of laughs with her !!! she carved me a mouse when she left to live at St. Elizabeth’s Villa….. we all loved her !! She will be missed….
Many memories of helping Betty in the kennels and shovelling big snow drifts for her in the winter. Loved helping out there as a kid. She always spoke her mind and didn’t beat around the bush. Enjoyed her sense of humour.
Loved to listen to Betty’s stories of days gone by, and her jokes always brought a smile. She will be missed.
Following in my sister’s footsteps i was one of the last of our family to be employed by Betty, who gave me a turn at being employed away from the greenhouse/gladiola fields. Definitely learned of her love for cocker spaniels and having clean areas for any dog/cat that was brought into the kennel and she would laugh when we opened drawers only to find mice trying to get into the kibble .
She loved her mints, sugar coated nuts and chocolates, especially while watching her soap opera in the afternoon.
Betty was often thought of and many memories come flooding back. May you too, reflect on the treasured memories you have of her.
Remembering Betty White, from my days working at the Hamilton SPCA on Parkdale Ave. Betty always smiling and wanting to know how things were going as a director of the board. Although I never knew her well, I knew she was always an ally for animals of all kinds. I worked at the Parkdale shelter for 16 years, from 1972 to 1988.
Memories of Betty, bring happy moments for me and memories of Betty teaching people how to be the best for your pet .