RICHARDSON – Elizabeth Catherine (McLean), age 97, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family, on November 14, 2022 following a short, courageous and very brave battle with cancer.
Born in North Brookfield, Elizabeth was the only daughter of Maude (Freeman-Farncombe) and William P. McLean.
Elizabeth attended Normal School (Nova Scotia Teachers College) in Truro in 1944 and taught school for three years in South Brookfield and Steam Mill Village before entering the Victoria General Hospital School of Nursing in 1947. Upon graduation in 1950 as a registered Nurse, she worked in a number of hospitals in Ontario and Nova Scotia. While nursing at Queens General Hospital, she met her husband Charles.
Elizabeth was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend to all she met. She was an avid reader and Blue Jays fan discussing at great length all plays and players, first with her best friend Mabel Norman and, years later, with the apple of her eye, her beloved granddaughter Kristen.
Elizabeth was an active member of the Brooklyn Baptist Church, being involved in the Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, the Pioneer Club and the Women’s Missionary Society. She was also a member of the Brooklyn Women’s Institute and worked as camp nurse at Long Lake camp for two summers. Elizabeth also volunteered at Queens manor for several years.
Elizabeth is survived by her husband of 62 years, Charles; her daughter Cathy (Robert) O’Brien, her granddaughters Kristen, Katelyn and Jerika, grandchildren of her heart Timothy, Brandon and Dominic, daughter-in-law Tammie, nephews Bobby (Christine), Donald (Nadine), and Jimmy (Katrina).
Besides her parents, Elizabeth was predeceased by her sons Philip and Robbie and her brothers Robert and Harry.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool, NS. A graveside memorial service will be held Friday, November 18, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. in Seaside Cemetery, Gardner Road, Brooklyn. A reception will follow in the Brooklyn Baptist Church vestry. No flowers by request, donations may be made to Long Lake Camp or to Queens County VON. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com.
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Dot and Doug Winters
Dear Charles, Cathy and family,
Our deepest condolences on Elizabeth,s passing. A wonderful long life well lived.
Dot and Doug
Rachel and Robert Dexter
So very sad to have to say so long to such a beautiful lady with the kindest soul. Elizabeth was the best neighbour and we often had conversations on so many different topics. I will miss her wit and sense of humour. Our condolences to Charles, Cathy, Bobby and Kristen whom she loved dearly. She will be missed by many.
Charles & family,
I am so sorry to hear of Elizabeth’s passing. She was a dear friend who I enjoyed visiting and spending time with. She will be remembered fondly by all in her community and beyond.
Please accept my heartfelt sympathy.
We are truly sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family . Love Brad, Linda, Sarah and Becky MacLeod
Please accept my deepest sympathy on passing of your Mom, Elizabeth. Our two families were so close during our childhood and youth, at Brooklyn Baptist and at Brooklyn School. Then we all grew up and went our separate ways. But, we all knew what each other was up to thanks to our moms’ friendship and their sharing of our stories.
May God bless your Mom and hold her in their hands.
To all of Elizabeth’s family.
Please accept my sincere sympathy.
“Mac” as we called her at QGH will be missed very much
Dear Charles and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Graciously, God has answered her prayer. We can only celebrate with her, knowing she’ll hear Jesus say “well done, welcome home.”
Bless you all
My condolences to the entire family especially Cathy. Your mom was a great lady always welcomed me in her home when we was teenager. Sorry for your loss.
Dear Charles, Cathy and family.
I would like to send my condolences to you all on the departure of Elizabeth from this earth to her eternal home with The Lord. We remember that the Bible says, to be absent from the Body is to be Present with The Lord.
I remember Elizabeth teaching me in Sunday School as a young child as well as our times at Vacation Bible School. She had a huge impact on many children’s lives as well as mine; and, although some of us departed for a season, the seeds she sowed and watered are now reaping fruit in many of our lives.
I know after 62 years of marriage Charles and lifetime as your mom Cathy, there will be a huge void in your lives as you adjust to moving forward without her. Just remember, she has joined that great cloud of witnesses that are cheering us on as we await the return of Jesus. that being said, we are to mourn with those that mourn and I am truly sorry for your loss.
I pray a blessing over each one of you and ask that God will provide for your every need during this time of mourning and celebrating a long life. Amazing really. She was truly a real warrior and one that endured a lot in her lifetime!
With love and blessings,
Jeff and Carolea Kaulback
We are so sorry for your loss.
My deepest condolenses to the family. It was a great pleasure and honor to get to know Elizabeth in this past year. I pray for rest and peace for you all during your hardest time of grief.
To the family of the late Elizabeth Catherine (McLean) Richardson,
She was a cousin of my late grandmother Flora (McLean) Baker…I had the pleasure of having several wonderful & interesting phone conversation with her …the last time when she lost her brother.
Pauline (Baker) Wessell
So sorry for your loss thinking of u and your dad at this difficult time and Kristen please take care she was a great woman
TODD J HANNAM
CATHY AND FAMILY
SENDING HEARTFELT SYMPATHY
TODD J HANNAM
Donna (Fralic) and Kirk Whynot
Charles and Family, so for your loss. Elizabeth was a wonderful lady, thinking of you all at this difficult time.
My heartfelt condolences to Charles, Cathy and family.. Elisabeth was a very special woman and will be missed by many. A warm welcome awaited each time I visited my dear friend Cathy aka Little Sis and I am sure the same welcome awaited all who entered the Richardson home.
Rest in peace Elizabeth. Safe in the arms of God and reunited with your sons.
To the Richardson family
I am so sorry for the passing of Elizabeth
Your flower girl
Joanne Wentzell Garred
Robenia and Theresa Brewster
Charles, Cathy and the Family
We are so sorry to hear of Elizabeth’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Robenia and Theresa Brewster
Elsa and John Toplis
Charles and family,
So sorry to hear of Elizabeth’s passing. Our sincere condolences to you and all the family. Thinking of you at this difficult time.
Richard & Ena Balsor
We Were Sad To Here Of Elizabeth’s Passing Our Condolence Goes Out To The Family At This Sad Time She Will Missed By Every One That Knew Her R. I. P . Tell We Meet Again
My thoughts and prayers are with Charles and family.the loss of such a great lady will leave us with heavy hearts.
Shirley and Paul Shot
Our prayers and thoughts are with you all as you say goodbye to a beautiful, loving wife, mother and grandmother. Elizabeth lived her life for her family who were always in her heart. Well done my good and faithful servant!
SORRY TO HEAR OF THE PASSING OF ELIZABETH RICHARDSON A FORMER SCHOOL TEACHER.
Charles and family: My sincere condolences to you and all your family.
A beautiful person .My condolences to family and friends .
Rest in peace dear lady .
Charles and Family
Sincere condolences on the loss of a special wife, mother and grandmother. May your memories bring you peace and healing.
Robert and Kathy Veinot
So very sorry for your loss
Cathy and family
So sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. My sincere condolences to you and your family, sending my prayers and hugs to you at this difficult time
Dear Charles, I am offering you my sincere condolences on Elizabeth’s passing.
I have such found memories from the time my boys went to Sunday school and her always encouraging them to attend Long Lake Camp. She was a wonderful lady.
Cathy and family So very sorry to hear of Elizabeth’s passing.
Edward and Beverly Powell, Grand Bay-Westfield NB
Dear Charles, Cathy and family,
We were saddened to read the obituary for Elizabeth. We have memories of Elizabeth and your family from our time in Brooklyn. We recall how she was a disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ, serving in the Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and Pioneer Club. Our son, Graeme and our daughter, Andrea, benefited from Elizabeth ‘s investment for the Kingdom of God. We recall.her love for the Lord and for her family. Elizabeth trusted the Lord even when life was difficult.
We are grateful for the words of the Lord Jesus “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me though they die yet shall they live.” John 11:25 We are remembering you in prayer.
So very sad to hear of dear Elizabeth’s passing. She was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed. Thinking of you and your family at this time.
Love and blessings,
Doug and Pat Lohnes
Charles and family: We are so sorry to learn of Elizebeth’s passing. Our sincere condolences to you and your family.
Rod & Ann Golden
Charles, Cathy and Family. so sorry to hear of Elizabeth’s passing. Our deepest Sympathy. Rod & Ann
Charles, I am very sad to hear of Elizabeth’s passing.
Beverley & Betty-Jean Colp.
We send our condolences to Charles and family in the loss of Elizabeth. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.
Please accept our prayers and sincere condolences to you and your family Charles
Charlie & Yvonne Greer
Charlie..so sorry to learn of Elizabeth’s passing. I remember her as a kind. gentle, quiet person who was always willing to help when she was needed. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Please know that my prayers are with you at this time. Blessings. Cora
Charles and Family
We are saddened to learn of Elizabeth’s passing.
Please accept our sincere condolences.
Cathy and Rollie Wentzell
To Charles, Cathy & family,
My thoughts are with you during this tremendous loss. Elizabeth was such a special person and it is hard to think she is no longer with us.
I met Elizabeth when I was a little girl at the Brooklyn Baptist Church. She was my Sunday School teacher and was always so kind. I mentioned once at a church pot luck how much I liked her chocolate brownies, and from then on she always made me a batch when I was in Brooklyn. As I grew up, Elizabeth was there for so many special moments – when I sang my first solo, played my first Christmas concert, went off to university, got married – she was there, cheering me on always. When I became a mom, I brought my little girls to church to meet her. They even got to sample her brownies too, and liked them just as much. To say Elizabeth had a positive influence in my life, is an understatement. Her presence so be so missed, but Heaven has gained a beautiful angel.
Andrea (Cross) Urquhart & family
We are so sorry to hear of your loss at this difficult time our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Charlie’s and Family
Although I did not know Elizabeth, it’s clear that she was appreciated in the community for her many qualities and generous spirit. My condolences on your loss, Charles. If my mother was still here, she would have more personal memories and kind words to share with you, her cousin. In sympathy, Janet, daughter of Margaret Gardner Purves.
Charles and family,
Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Elizabeth.
Dear Charles and Cathy and family, we are so sorry to hear of Elizabeth’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. She is now with her boys Philip and Robbie. Rest In Peace dear cousin Elizabeth.
Charles and family, I am so sorry to hear of Elizabeth’s passing. She was always such a good friend to our family and I always enjoyed her wry humor. I know she had a lot of friends and family welcoming her into her heavenly home, but she will be missed here on earth.
Thinking of you all as you find your way through this sad time.