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Elizabeth Therese HAYES
Père : Cecil Hayes
Mère : Helen
Décès le : 2008-12-08
Parution : 2008-12-12
Paru dans : Ebitiaries.ca

Mrs. Elizabeth Therese "Betty" Thompson (Hayes) April 29, 1927 - December 8, 2008 81, passed away peacefully in Dartmouth General Hospital on December 8, 2008. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Cecil and Helen Hayes. She is survived by daughters, Helen (Michael Winge), Susan (Glenn Graham); grandchildren, William, Samantha and Owen, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 46 years, William "Bill" Thompson; brother, Austin Hayes; sisters, Marion Murphy and Rita Hayes. Betty was a graduate of Convent of the Sacred Heart, Halifax and attended Miss MacLaughlin's Business School. Betty worked for many years for Nova Scotia Power prior to devoting herself to full time motherhood. She was a very active member of the community and worked tirelessly for many charitable organizations such as the March of Dimes, Canadian Cancer Society, Block Parents, and Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Prior to a debilitating stroke in 1996, Betty was an active golfer, sailor and ballroom dancer. She and her husband, Bill were members of the of the Corte Dance Club, the Liberal Association, Brightwood Golf and Country Club, and were a constant fixture at any "big band" dances held throughout metro. Betty was a devout Catholic and a member of the Catholic Women's League at St. Thomas More Parish. Betty constantly gave her time and great spirit to anyone who was in need or suffering from illness. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, and in recent years, her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren. Even after her stroke, Betty remained enthusiastic about life and lived each day to its fullest. She will be dearly missed by her family and all who knew her. Visitation will be held Thursday, December 11 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Funeral service will be held in St. Thomas More Parish on Friday, December 12 at 10 a.m. Burial in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens, with a reception to follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. On-line condolences may be sent by visiting: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com

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