Manthorne – Avis Elizabeth “Betty”, 84, of Milton, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 30th, 2017, in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in East Sable River, she was a daughter of the late Boyd Percy and Alfaretta Beryl (Lisk) Zinck.
Betty was a teacher in the Queens County school system for over 30 years. She served as a board member and chairperson during the founding of the South Shore Helpline and the establishment of the South Shore Transition House. As a member of the Milton Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) she served in various capacities, including Moderator of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Canada. She was an active worker at youth camps for about 20 years. Betty gave tirelessly to her family and community and will be sadly missed.
She is survived by a daughter, Louise Yvonne (David) Lewis, of Milton; son David Bruce, of Liverpool; grandchildren Beverly Jean Lewis, Abigail Ruth Lewis, Mathew David Manthorne, Jenna Elizabeth Louise Manthorne; sister, Verna May Seagers, of Dartmouth.
She was predeceased by her loving husband, Hector David; sisters, Alice Jean West, Marjorie Rose Cole, Florence Ann Clarke; brother, Foster Boyd Zinck.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. A celebration of Betty’s life will be held in Chandlers’ Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., followed by a reception. Reverend Russell Prime officiating. Burial will be in Milton Community Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations may be made to the Queens General Hospital Foundation or to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
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To David, Louise and families, please accept my sincere sympathy in the passing of Betty. She is now in a better place and pain is no more. Nancy
I am so sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. She was a great woman and a great teacher.She will be sadly missed. My condolences to her family.May she RIP.
Peggy and Richard Hatt
Dear Louise, David and families
Please accept Richard’s and my deepest sympathies on the loss of your Mom . Betty was a special lady whom I admired very much .A very nice lady and always ready for a good chat ..May the love of your family and many friends give you comfort in the days ahead .
Sincerely Peggy and Richard Hatt
So very sorry to hear of your loss Louise. Take care
Peter and debbie
God knows each hair on our head and the days of our coming and going. God also knows the love and devotion you gave to your mom. Be at peace Louise and Dave and know that your mom’s life was always in His hands.
Brian & Pam Foley
We’re so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing, Louise. Our prayers are with your family at this difficult time.
Tara and Bill Stephenson
Sending you heart felt condolences on the news of your moms passing
Love and prayers for you and yours in the coming days
To Louise, David and families,
Sending my deepest and sincere condolences to you all. Betty was a wonderful and strong woman and she will be missed deeply.
So very sorry to learn of Betty’s passing.
My sincere condolences to her family.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Betty was a great teacher.
Louise, David and family. I remember your Mom well as a teacher and i was saddened to here of her passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time.
Cathie & Kevin Wentzell
To Betty’s family,
Take comfort in your memories and the knowledge that she touched so many lives in such a positive way.
Louise,David & families.I am so sad to see that Betty has passed.
I had know her as a resident of Queen’s Manor during her time there
and most recently during private care.I loved every minute with her.
Betty always gave me a big smile & thumbs up when I came in.
I so enjoyed the walks on sunny days with her but not as much as she
did I am sure.Many times her way of asking to go on an outing would
be to gather up her hat & sun glasses ,go to the door & wait for me to take her.
May she be free from her pain & suffer no more .
Marilyn Anthony (wentzell )
Sorry for you loss
Viv Croft (Whynot)
Louise and families
So sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. Mrs. Manthorne was one of my teachers many moons ago at Milton Centennial School. Take care
So sorry to hear of Betty’s passing:( We had many summertimes of fun at JCP, the most memorable being the summer we bunked together:) Although she often appeared solemn and stern, she was a caring, fun-loving lady who I greatly admire. Rest in peace, Betty:) x0
Cindy and Harvey
So sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. She was truly a great lady and teacher! Sincerely Cindy and Harvey
Sorry to hear about your Mom…take care.
Louise, David and family
Sorry to here of your loss. She was a great teacher. Thoughts are with you at this time and may God be with you all.
Bill and Anna Cox
David and Louise and families
Our deepest sympathy in Betty’s passing our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Dear Loise and family,
Your mom was the best teacher I ever had!
Thinking of you all. God bless
Louise – So sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Dear Louise and Family, So sorry for your loss
Lloyd & Barbara Naugler
Our sincere condolence,s on the passing of your Mother Our thought,s & prayer,s are with you all at this sad time. .Louise, David & Families .
So sorry for the loss of your Mom Louise. Thinking of you and your family.
Dear Louise and Family:
Thinking of you at this sad and difficult time. With Sympathy,
Ardis Bond, West Gore Disciple Church
Sending condolences to the family of Betty Manthorne.
She was a super lady. May she rest in peace.
My deepest sympathies to Betty’s family. I was sad to hear of her passing. I fondly remember her dry sense of humour and her willingness to jump in with both feet at our CWF events.
Jackie Whynot (Conrad) and Brian Whynot
Dear Louise ,David and families;I knew your mother well she was one of my school teachers in Milton a good many years ago. She was a very nice person and will be missed by everyone that know her .Keep your memories in your hearts and she will never be far away.R.I.P. AND FLY WITH THE ANGELS
Merv Bernadette Hartlen
Louise and Family So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing our thoughts and prayers are with you all
Mike & Bev Llewellyn
Dear Louise & Dave So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Our thought are with you.
David and Bonnie Hatt
David, Louise and families. So sorry to hear about your Mom passing.She was a strong ,fun loving lady.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. David and Bonnie Hatt
Shauna and Phillip Anthony
To Louise, David and family;
Phillip and I were saddened to hear of Betty’s passing. Sad though you may be now, your fond memories and love will help carry you past this difficult time. Wish we could be there for her celebration of life, we will be there in spirit.
Betty lived with zest!
She lived large and deep.
I’m glad I knew her as friend and family.
She was good company.
May she rest in Peace.
Pam and Wayne Westhaver
Sorry for the loss of your Mother and Grandmother,please accept our deepest sympathy.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Memories of her love and kindness will last a lifetime.
So sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. I knew her from JCP. She was my counselor for a few years. And I also had the privilege of being on staff with her as well when I became a counselor. She was a wonderful person and brought great fun and laughter to camp. She will be missed.
Ruth Anne Zwicker
Louise and family,
Thinking of you at this time. I did not know your mother well but remember her as a teacher and great community person. I always admired her as a strong woman. Sending sincere condolences. Take care.
Darren Whynot & Lisa Tarr
To Betty’s family.So sorry to hear of her passing. She as one of a kind, and we had some wonderful times at JCP and CWF,and great laughs with her sense of humour.I was counsellor with her several times and her teacher experience sure showed up..I remember her fondly.
To Louise and family.
I am very sorry for the loss of your Mom. I remember her from Milton Centennial School.
Louise, David and families Your Mom was a special friend, a fellow teacher and always enjoyed our times with your Mom and Dad.They are now together again. All the good memories , that I know you have, will help at this sad time.
Robert and Lorraine Quinn
To Betty’s family: Please accept our sincere condolences. Betty was a friend, a fellow teacher, and a true advocate for education in Queens County during her long career.
So sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Kathi (Harding) Parlee
Betty is one of the people who made Milton such a great place to grow up. She was a huge part of many childhoods – at school, Church, and JCP. She was a great neighbour, with a good sense of humour, and Mom and Dad enjoyed her visits. We’ve missed her sInce she had to leave her house. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Kathi, Glenn and family.
Sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Thinking of you all.
Bonnie Gay Hartlen
Dear Manthorne Family,
My deepest condolences on the passing of your mom and loved one. May she be with the angels in heaven, with your dad, reunited at last!
Bonnie Gay Hartlen
I will always remember her as the best teacher I ever had.
Matthew Smith and Ana Igric
Though belated, please know that your family has been in Ana’s thoughts and mine these past 2 weeks. Please accept our heartfelt condolences.