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Elizabeth (Betty) McKinnon

Elizabeth (Betty) McKinnon

Friday, July 8th, 1927 - Friday, May 28th, 2021
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Obituary

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Betty (Ann Elizabeth Fodey) McKinnon, left this world, in her 94th year with family at her side on May 28, 2021. Betty lived a full life as wife to Peter, devoted mother of six, grandmother of six, great-grandmother of five and guardian of countless pets.

Betty was best known for her warm smile, infectious sense of humour and kind nature. She was a dedicated teacher (St. Francis Xavier), always advocating for the underdog and those with special needs. She was a devout member of St Francis Xavier Church and an avid volunteer in the community, even at an advanced age.

Betty loved having friends and family by the pool and hosting informal gatherings for laughs and card games. Her door was always open, all were welcome. She kept busy, always giving of herself to others. Her selflessness and sense of fun will continue to guide us.

Forever in our hearts she will remain.
Her loving children: Ron, Deb, (Al), Maureen (Tim), Kate, Laura, (Dennis), Paul and little John who has been waiting for her in heaven.
Grandchildren, in whom she took enormous pride: Eva (Jeremy), Joe (Adam), Scott (Nicola), Samantha (James), Max and Simon
Great grandchildren, she longed to know: Morley, Violet, Evelyn, Juliet and Elliott
Predeceased by her devoted husband Peter and spirited sons-in law Randy and Jean-Pierre.
Betty's family would like to express their gratitude for the loving care, support and friendship Mom received in her last home - St Lawrence Lodge. She shared many laughs with the staff who took the time to find the meaning in her sarcastic nature. With their personal attention, she thrived. The family is deeply indebted to Donna, her personal caregiver and newfound friend who always brought out the best in Betty. Also, a heartfelt thanks to Leslie, Lisa, Nicola, Shelley and so many others who should be acknowledged.

Visitation will take place at the Irvine Funeral Home, 4 James Street East, Brockville on Friday, June 25, 2021 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. The Mass of the Christian Funeral will be celebrated at St. Francis Xavier Church on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 11 am followed by interment in the parish cemetery. Registration of attendance will be required.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Sick Kids Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Program c/o The Sick Kids Foundation, 525 University Ave, Suite 835, Toronto, ON, M5G 2L3 - https//www.sickkidsfoundation.com or to the St. Lawrence Lodge Activation Program, c/o the St. Lawrence Lodge Foundation, 1803 County Road 2 East, Brockville, ON, K6V5T1 - https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/st-lawrence-lodge-foundation/.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, June 25th, 2021 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Friday, June 25th, 2021 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Irvine Funeral Home and Chapel
    Address
    4 James Street East
    Brockville, ON K6V 1J9
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  • Second Visitation

    Friday, June 25th, 2021 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, June 25th, 2021 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Irvine Funeral Home and Chapel
    Address
    4 James Street East
    Brockville, ON K6V 1J9
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, June 26th, 2021 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, June 26th, 2021 11:00am
    Location
    St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church
    Address
    66 Church Street
    Brockville, ON K6V 3X6
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  • Interment

    Location
    St. Francis Xavier Cemetery
    Address
    1530 Lyn Road
    Brockville, Ontario K6V 5T3
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Henny Hunt

Posted at 11:40pm
My condolences to your family! She was a sweet lady whom made us smile. Rest in peace. Heaven received a angel. From Henny Hunt.
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Adelard and Sandra Lemire

Posted at 11:20am
Betty was a vibrant, caring person who sparkled with joy . She always had a smile and had time to talk. She always gave of herself. I had the privilege of knowing her and working with her for many years. She was a gift. May all your wonderful memories keep her in your hearts. In sympathy, Sandra and Addie Lemire
 
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Patricia Sullivan Posted at 06:17pm

Betty was a great friend. She was a very caring individual with a geat sesnse of humour. She befriended me when i arrived to cCAnada from the states. I have wonderful memories of my time with Betty. . Family meant the world to her. She was a loving mother . She will be missed. My condolences to her family. Pat Sullivan AN iRISH BLESSING FOR FUNERALS She is not lost our dearest love She is not lost lost our dearest love Nor has she travelled far, Just stepped inside home's loveliest room and left the door ajar
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