Peacefully in Almonte General Hospital on Monday, January 1, 2013 at the age of 87. Beloved wife for 66 years of William Barrie. Mother of three much-loved children, Diana (Doug), Bill (Ingrid), and Don (Rose). Predeceased by her parents William and Maude Buchanan and sister (Jean) of Prestwick, Scotland. Her great love was for her five grandchildren, Jesse (d. 2009), Lindsey, Caitlin, Nicole, and Brodie. Betty was foremost a homemaker but was also a trained singer, an actress, and a skilled quilter. She was a faithful member of Almonte Presbyterian Church, active in the Heather Club, and a volunteer in numerous community organizations. She came to Canada after World War II service in the W.R.N.S. at Portsmouth, England, and married Bill in 1946. A celebration of her life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 5 at Almonte Presbyterian Church. A family memorial service will be held at a later date in Cambridge, Ontario. For those who would like to honour Betty, please consider a donation to Almonte General Hospital, Almonte Presbyterian Church, or a charity of your choice. The family is grateful for the skill and caring of Dr. Graeme McKillop and the Hospital staff.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the
C.R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC.,
127 Church Street, Almonte, ON. (613)256-3313
Condolences & tributes: www.crgamble.com