KILLAM – Mary Elizabeth “Betty”, 91, of Liverpool passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at home surrounded by family.
Born in Moncton, NB., she was a daughter of the late George and Verna (Mann) Reid.
Betty was a seamstress and dress maker for most of her life and a former salesclerk with Liverpool Ladies Wear for over 13 years. She was an avid sports fan enjoying many sports such as curling, golf, bowling and badminton to name a few. She enjoyed baseball and was a Liverpool Larruper and Boston Red Sox fan. She loved to knit, do needle point, rug braiding and refinishing wooden furniture by hand. She loved to cook, bake and was well known within the family as the maker of the “best lobster chowder around”. She was an avid bridge player and played in marathon bridge tournaments. She enjoyed gardening and “spoiling” her cats.
She is survived by her daughters Shaune (Gordon) MacLeod of Liverpool, Randi (Ted) Dickie of Brooklyn and Patricia VanBeek of Eagle Head. Her sons William “Bill” of Sandy Cove and Greg (Lisa) of Liverpool. (13) thirteen grandchildren and (7) seven great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband Arthur P., her daughter Elizabeth Keating, sons-in-law James Keating and Joseph VanBeek, sisters Anna and Phyllis Parker.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. Funeral service will be Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. from Zion United Church, Liverpool. Reverend Sheila Redden-Smith officiating. Burial will be at a later date. No flowers by request. Donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or to Queens General Hospital Foundation. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
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Walter and. Sherri Miller
Shaune,we were so saddened to hear of your Mom’s passing, she was a lovely lady and always so pleasant, she will be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
To Betty’s Family . So sorry to hear your mom and grandmother passed away . . She was a lovely lady . I know she loved going out for coffee and social . Our thought’s are with you . Sincere sympathy. Brenda and Jim.
Dear Randi and family
Sorry to read of your Mom’s passing. I am in Florida or I would surely attend her service. I will hold fond memories of her…she was always so nice to me when I went to your home when we were “kids”. She always liked to chat me up when we bumped into one another in later years. Very nice lady. I will get in touch with you when I get back. Stay strong.
The loss of a Mother is heart wrenching. Please know, as your extended family, we share your sorrow.
We are glad she shared you with us. She can be proud of the person you’ve become.
To your brother and sisters…our hearts go out to them as well.
From your other family at South Queens Middle School.
Hugh &Pat Dixon
So sorry to hear of your mothers passing.your mom was such a lovely lady.Thinking of you all at this very difficult time.
Brenda & Blaine Boutilier
Dear Shawn, Gordie and your family,
We were so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing.
Please know we are thinking of you at this most difficult time and send our love and sincerest condolences.
Blaine & Brenda
To all the family
My thoughts and prayers go to you all at this most difficult time.
so sorry to hear of Betty`s passing but what a great lady she was and will be missed by all!
Karen Mulhall Raith
My condolences to the Killam family on your loss. Your family and mine were always friendly and I will remember Betty as always having a smile and a hello for me.
To Randi and all of your family:My thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you at this sad time.Take Care.
Doug and Lin Lucier
Just can’t imagine Liverpool without Betty .You are and have been a big part of this town for a long time., and will be sadly missed. Thinking about all of you Doug and Lin
Shaune and all of your family my sincere sympathy on the passing of your mother.My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Randi, Shaune and all of your Family, ,my sincere sympathy to all of you on the passing of your Mom.
My thoughts and Prayers are with you all.
Linda & Robert Trainor
To the Families of Mary Killam, So sorry to hear of your loss. Will miss her smiling face at Pizzaria in the mornings. May GOD bless each & everyone of you. My thoughts & prayers are with you. Take care of each other & be strong in the LORD. Linda & Robert
Shaune and Family: My deepest sympathy to all of you. May precious memories carry you through the difficult times.
Brian & Kim Mansfield
We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Dave and Colette Kemshead
We were sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. Please know that we are thinking of you all.
Ron & Barb Campbell
Greg & Families
We are saddened to hear of your loss. Please accept our condolences.
Our condolences to the families, God bless.
freda jim norman
so sorry RANDI and the rest of the family i liked betty so much she was always good to me you were so lucky to have her for so long please accept our condolences
Donna & Bucky Norman
Betty lived a long and full life. May your many memories help you through this difficult time. She will always be in your hearts.
To Randi , Scott and family members,I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom & Grandmother.My sincere sympathy to all of you.Find comfort in your memories and be blessed for the years you had together..God bless you all.
My condolences on the loss of your Mother and Grandmother.She certainly had a great relationship with her family and I’ll miss seeing her on her outings with you.
Merv Bernadette Hartlen
We are sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Your Mom had a strong personally and was never afraid to express it. Her biggest love was her family . She always had a smile and a quick wit she will be misses by all who knew her. May all your memories help you threw this sad time. Our prayers are with you all.
Merv and Bernadette
Gordon and Jackie Eisnor
Shaune and all your families:Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your mom..
Phyllis and Yorke Tutty
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Your mother had a wonderful
smile and personality, she will be missed by her family and friends..
Phyllis and Yorke
Mary Lynn and David McIntosh
Dear Shaune, Gordie, Kirk and Scott
So sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom and Grandmother! Unfortunately I never had the pleasure of meeting your Mom, Shaune, but from the above comments, she sounds as though she was a wonderful person and loved by all.
Sorry to hear of the loss of your mom, it was nice to know that at her age she stayed in her home til the end,not many can say that these days.
Melanie,Neil, Maive,Aiden Sullivan family
Billy and family
Thinking of you in your time of loss. Our prayers are with you and I know your loving memories of your mother will get you through in this sad time. Take care
Dan & Barbara MacLaren
Shaune and Randi
We are sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time.
Dan and Barbara
The Killam family,
Our thoughts are with you at this time. Betty was a lovely lady.
Susan Inglis, Kevin Wamboldt, Rebecca and Kate
So sorry to hear about your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
George & Carolyn Parnell
Sending our sincere sympathy to the family; our thoughts and prayers are with you .
Sincere condolences to all of the Killam family.
Sincere condolences to all of the Killam family.
clyde and I are so very sorry of the loss of your mother our prayers and thoughts are with you during this time and always
Pat and all, my deepest condolences.
So sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you all through this difficult time. Hold on to your memories and your mom will be forever with you.
Roslyn, Brad, Alexis and Parker
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. I am so sorry for your loss. Keep your memories close.
Dale and Blaine Whynott
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We shall remember Betty with so much fondness.
Bill, Greg and families,
I’m so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Treena and Jack
To all of the family and extended family. Betty was such an inspiration to so many of us growing up in Liverpool. Always her smile warmed our hearts . My sincere condolences to you all .
Rose & Philip Decker
to the Killam Family,
So sorry to hear of your Moms passing. She was a lovely lady to all who knew her. Our sincere sympathy to all at this sad time.
Rose & Philip Decker
Cindy & Buckey Mooers
Dear Lisa & Family,
We are very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you during this sad time. Take care.
Cindy & Buckey Mooers
To the family of the late Mary Killam,
I would like to convey a sincere expression of sympathy in your time of great sorrow.
Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
With Sincere Condolences,
Sterling Belliveau, MLA
Pat & Doug Lohnes
We are sorry to hear of your mothers passing, she was such a nice lady.Please accept our sincere condolences. Pat & Doug Lohnes
Kim and Adam Masland
To The Killam Family,
We are saddened to learn of your loss. Please know you are in our thoughts. Our sincere condolences.
To all the Killam families. I was very sad to read about your Mom. She was a lovely lady and loved to go to coffee almost to the end. My condolences to you and yours, My prays are with you all.
Leon & Norma Robertson
We are very sorry to hear of your Mother passing. Our deepest sympathy to all your family. Thinking of you at this sad time.
Leon & Norma
Cathy de Rome
Very sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. Sending sincere sympathy to all members of your family.
Dear Killam Family
So sorry to learn of the death of your Mother and Grandmother.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Pat, Ann, Blake, Beth, and Curt Palmer and Families
Sheree and Jacob Chandler
Dear Greg, Lisa, Nykola, Chantal , and family,
We were saddened to hear of your mom’s and grandmom’s passing. Our deepest condolences in your loss. May your memories ease your grief and the company of family and friends comfort you all during the difficult times ahead.
Mike and Heather Ferguson
To all of the Killam families, our sincere condolences. We are all fortunate to have known Betty and enjoyed her kindness, laughter and wonderful spirit.
Our thoughts are with you, take good care.
Mike & Heather
Michael and Heather Anthony
Thinking of you all at this difficult time.
Rosalee and Murray Smith
Pat, Randi, and all the Killam families – sincere condolences – may your find joy in your memories.
Rosalee and Murray
….i love you…!!!!!!!!!!!!!…..
I am sorry to hear of your mothers passing, no one ever replaces a mother. Thinking of you Patricia and your family.
Sincerely, peter fuller
Delbert & Mary Weare
Dear Randi, We are so sorry to hear of your mother’s death. Would you please turn your Bible to John 5:18,19 it will assure you of your mother’s resurrection. Many folks have found great comfort from this scripture and we hope you do also. Our Sympathy goes out to all your mother’s family. With love, Del & Mary Weare, Kempt.
To the Killam family, so sorry to hear about your mom. A great family she raised! Memories!
Shaun, Randi and families. I’m so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Noreen & Barry tomalin
Dear Randi & Family – Randi, we were so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing and are thinking about you and your family during this very difficult time.
Shaune my heart goes out to you and your family. I was so sorry to read of your mothers passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at such a difficult time. God Bless. Peggy
Peggy (Wigglesworth) Anderson
Shaune only part of the name showed up above. God Bless all of you. Peggy
To all of Betty’s family, I was sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. I always enjoyed working with her at Ladies Wear. She always gave me little tips on sewing that I have used many times since. I liked listening to her stories of her children …..she was so proud of how successful you all were. I will never forget her kindness.
I didn’t know your mom but have an idea of her fine qualities just by the wonderful family she raised. My sincere condolences go out to each of you.
Thinking of all of you. My deepest condolences to each of you.
Shirley Croft & family
I was sorry to hear about your mother passing away. Our prayers are with you and your family.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all in your time of sorrow.
Cheryl and Bill Bouges
Greg and Lisa,
Sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. Thinking of you.
Cheryl And Bill
To all of Betty’s family,
Thinking of you and sharing your loss of a wonderful, special, caring, talented lady.
Pember, Heddie and Elbert Edwards
We offer our most sincere condolences to the family