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Catherine (Betty) Elizabeth deAbaitua

Posted By Egan Funeral Home On September 1, 2020 @ 10:58 am In Bolton Area,Obituaries | 10 Comments

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Catherine (Betty) Elizabeth deAbaitua, at the age of 95, passed peacefully on Friday, August 28, 2020 at home with her family at her side.  Betty was predeceased by her husband Eric, daughter Joan and grandson Michael (Ashley).  She will truly be missed by her son Jeff (Lynda), her grandchildren Justin and Caroline, Marc and Lesley, her great-grandchildren Brayden, Aubrey, Chase, Taylor, Willow, Michael, and Demaso. 

Betty’s life was filled with many struggles and challenges.  Her mother died when she was a very young girl and so she was raised by her two older sisters.  They grew up in Liverpool, England and survived the war.  On the rare occasion she would talk about going to the bomb shelter and never knowing where one would drop next.  Betty met Eric at an army social and they later married.  Despite their families’ disapproval they packed a bag and immigrated to Toronto, Canada to create a new life.  They quickly became involved in their community.  Betty made friends easily and, to this day, still maintained her friendships with the “Quilter’s” group.  Not much quilting but many wonderful times with lots of fun and laughter.  Betty had a wonderful sense of humour that helped to get her through so many life altering events.  She lost Eric and Joan to cancer before battling and beating it herself.  Finally Betty lost her grandson Michael, whom she helped raise, far too soon.  Betty was a strong willed, tough, caring person who was regimented, disciplined and held high standards for herself and for those she loved.  Betty had a strong passion for all animals.  She was an avid fan of the Blue Jays.  A meal at her home was not the same without one of her renowned desserts.  Betty loved to travel and she did so up until her last cruise to celebrate her 90th birthday.  She was known to have the odd glass of sherry and a good scotch on occasion.  She would love you to raise a glass in her honour.  We would like to give a special thank you to Michael and his Home Care team of service providers from the Central West LHIN for their compassionate care and support.

Due to COVID-19 there will be a private family graveside service. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Bethell Hospice, Caledon, the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.

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Condolences for the family of “Catherine (Betty) Elizabeth deAbaitua”

Condolence from Lary Simmonds on September 1st, 2020 3:13 pm

Our sincere condolences Jeff and Lynda and to the entire family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of sadness and resurrection. Reflect and cherish lifes memories as you carry on and cherish your family memories as your mom would want you to and remember her spirit will always be there in times of need or comfort.
God bless all of you.
Larry and Pauline

Condolence from Diane Killam on September 2nd, 2020 9:30 am

Dear Lynda,
Your mother-in-law sounds like an exceptional woman. My condolences to you and your family. I will always remember YOUR kindness.

Condolence from Helen Banna on September 2nd, 2020 12:56 pm

She was a wonderful lady with a wicked sense of humour she was fun to be around. I am so sorry for your loss Lynda & Jeff and have raised a glass of wine to her. Thinking about you all at this time. Helen & Souhail

Condolence from Isabelle Bottoms on September 3rd, 2020 10:31 pm

Sincere condolences to Betty’s family. First met Betty as a member of the Etobicoke Quilters’ Guild. Later, Lynda would care for my late Mom (Ann Rutherford) during the day care programme at Vera Davis. Fond memories of Betty, and many thanks to you Lynda.

Condolence from Patricia Sargent on September 4th, 2020 10:08 am

Betty was a lovely woman, a great sense of English humour and had a kind heart . We met through quilting many years ago And developed a good friendship. My husband and I had many a cup of tea with her at her home enjoying one of her famous desserts.

Condolence from Kerry Meagher on September 7th, 2020 4:55 pm

Dear Jeff and Lynda

Sending love and prayers during this difficult time.
Love Kerry and John

Condolence from Mel and Eleanor Shipley on September 8th, 2020 11:30 am

Dear Jeff and Lynda,

We are very sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this very difficult time.

Condolence from Donna Lederri on September 8th, 2020 12:19 pm

Dear Jeff and Lynda,

I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I really liked your Mom and will miss our shopping expeditions to WalMart.
Betty was a very unique woman with much class, wisdom, common sense and was fun to be with. I have raised a glass of Scotch in your Mom’s honour. I will miss her.

Kind regards,
Donna Lederri

Condolence from Mike Davies on September 10th, 2020 1:05 pm

My regrets to the Family for your loss. I knew Eric from many years ago when he was Convenor for the Humber Valley Hockey Association, and he gave me a first shot at coaching an MTHL Minor Atom Hockey team. We made the playoffs for the first time in their history and gave the first place St. Benedicts team all they could handle. Very kind man and in meetings at their house in Etobicoke, Betty and Eric were very gracious. May God’s peace be upon them.

Condolence from Marti Cross on September 13th, 2020 2:55 am

My most sincere condolences to you Jeff and Lynda. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families during these sad and sometimes so complicated days

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