Betty Grace Steward passed away peacefully in North Bay on Sunday, January 19th, surrounded by the love of her family.
Betty was born on March 17th, 1925, in Windsor Ontario. Always interested in helping people, she trained as a nurse at Grace Hospital in Windsor. She was the last surviving member of her graduating class. While working as a nurse, she met Bob, a returning World War 2 veteran, and a life-long, seventy year, partnership began.
Betty was a loving and supportive mother and an exemplary grandmother and great-grandmother. She took great pride in all her family’s accomplishments.
Betty was a dedicated and knowledgeable gardener and was ecologically aware long before it became a popular issue. She carefully maintained bird feeders in the winter and enjoyed the companionship of a variety of pets through the years. Her Sheltie dogs were always beautifully groomed and her cats lived the very best of their nine lives!
A voracious reader, Betty had wide ranging interests - from economics to history. Betty was also, in her words, “an avid Blue Jays fan” and she had her own ideas about some of the team’s trade decisions.
Betty was our source of cherished family memories and stories. She will be sorely missed at our table.
Betty is survived by her much loved sister Janet Hart and her husband Ian, her daughter Shelley Halpert and her husband Don, and her daughter Patricia Steward and her husband Mark Jones. She will be dearly missed by her granddaughter Alison Halpert and her husband Chris Stevens, and by her grandsons, Adrian Halpert, Christopher Sharp and his wife Krysta, and James Sharp and his fiancé Lauren. She will be lovingly remembered by John Sharp and his wife Mary-Colleen. Betty was predeceased by her husband Robert, her daughter Karen Sharp, and her brother Jack Long.
A celebration of Betty’s life will be held on March 14th, at 10:30am, at Hillside Funeral Services in North Bay.
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