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Elizabeth “Betty” Thurber Richardson

On February 7th, 2019 at Queens General Hospital in Liverpool, NS we note the peaceful passing of Elizabeth (Betty) Thurber (nee Thompson) Richardson. Born in Liverpool, NS on December 18th, 1928, Betty was the first daughter of the late Harris and Edith (Frelick) Thompson.
Betty was the wife of 50 years to her late husband Melbourne (Mel) Richardson and mother of their only child, their son, Kevin Lindsay Richardson, born in silence in 1962.
Betty was a former credit and catalogue Sales Manager for Sears working in the Liverpool office for 30 years.
Genealogy and local history were amongst her interests – probably inherited from Uncle Henry Frelick and his knowledge of the people and early settlement of Western Head. Other interests were isolated island light keepers, their families and lives. She had a great love for all animals, especially cats and her family pets.
She is survived by her youngest sister, Anna Dunlop (Liverpool) and predeceased by her sister, Margaret Inness and their brother, David Thompson.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the wonderful team of ladies who showed such care, compassion and patience caring for Betty and her beloved kitty, Mel-ody in her home these past months. Many thanks are extended to Dr. Ernest, his staff and the folks at Queens General for their excellent care. We are fortunate to have you all.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers Funeral Home, Liverpool, NS. Abiding her wishes, there will be no visitation or service. Interment will take place in early fall when Mel and Betty will take their last trip to Western Head together. A private burial will take place in the family plot at Grace Anglican Cemetery, Western Head, NS.
If so desired, donations may be made to SPCA Liverpool Branch, PO Box 2012, Liverpool, NS B0T1K0 or SHAID Tree Animal Shelter online or mailed to 100 High St, Suite 138, Bridgewater, NS B4V1V9.
“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but the number of things that take our breath away.”


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