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Elizabeth (Betty) Marie Heslin (née Moore)

Posted By Egan Funeral Home On September 24, 2022 @ 9:41 am In Bolton Area,Obituaries | 16 Comments

Heslin Betty Web

May 18, 1940 ~ September 23, 2022

Betty passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, September 23rd and has been reunited with her husband Michael and her daughter Anne.  Betty will be dearly missed by her daughters Mary, Donna and Carol, her sons-in-law Tim, Dan, Jim and Doug, her grandchildren Leigh, Jacqueline, Ryan, Adam, Thomas, Rebecca, Emily, Sarah, Nathan and Sophie, and her great grandchildren Haileigh, Jocelynn, Danika, Amaya, Avaya and Qavvik. 

Betty lived and loved in full colour. Born in Richmond Hill to Stanley and Leila Moore, she entered life at the end of the Second World War. As an only child she vowed to have a large family and she succeeded wonderfully at this and so many other aspects of her life. After training to be a nurse she fell in love with a handsome young sailor named Michael. Although she had previously known him as the annoying son of their close family friends Jim and Irene (and future in-laws), Betty couldn’t resist a man in uniform. They married and started their family in Willowdale, later moving to Weston and finally settling in Caledon East where they raised their four girls. After Mike passed away she moved from their beautiful home in Owen Sound to Angus and then to Alliston.

Betty’s love of travel began at an early age with her father’s return to England when she was just ten years old. She travelled extensively with Mike and her daughters and continued to travel on her ‘girls getaways’ with close friends. Her love of exploring new and exciting places led her to Europe, Asia, Africa and the Amazon. And there were always new friends and a great story that accompanied each journey. 

Betty taught her family the importance of friendship and humour. She was always the life of the party, making friends wherever she went. Having amazing people around her throughout the years was a huge part of her life and her support system, in good times and in bad. 

Her greatest love was her children and grandchildren. Although she had four daughters, she loved her sons-in-laws like they were her own. Betty would brag to anyone who would listen about her 16 grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Betty enjoyed painting, golfing, playing piano, boating and her time at the cottage. Each of which were best enjoyed with family, friends, a glass of wine and a lot of laughter. She will be truly missed by all who had the pleasure to know and love her. 

A memorial service will be held on Monday, September 26th at the Gibson Centre, 63 Tupper Street West, Alliston from 1 to 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Matthews House Hospice or your favourite charity.

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Condolences for the family of “Elizabeth (Betty) Marie Heslin (née Moore)”

Condolence from Janis Robb on September 24th, 2022 1:28 pm

Carol and Donna…

I remember like it was yesterday…your mom volunteering on our school trips at Holy Family. I remember how she shined like the sun, her smile, jokes and laughter , her face beaming, lighting up every room she entered. So lovely to see her daughters with that same beautiful shining light carrying on in her name.

Sending love to you and your family, may your grief lessen and your hearts be filled with love and laughter in time,

Much love,
Janis Robb
Cincinnati, Ohio

Condolence from Lisa (Heslin) Clark on September 24th, 2022 4:39 pm

Mary, Donna Carol and families, my heart is broken for your loss. I will remember Aunt Betty with constant laughter, fun, love and kindness. Time spent with her and Uncle Mike and the cousins are some of the best memories of my childhood. Thinking of you all , Lisa

Condolence from Shanlee Tylee on September 24th, 2022 6:18 pm

Thoughts with you all at this most difficult time such wonderful memories to cherish and may each memory bring a smile to your face to help you all through this time to celebrate your mom. Love shanlee and colin xo

Condolence from Lynne & Ivan Gardilcic on September 24th, 2022 7:15 pm

Our condolences Carol to you and your family at this difficult tome. Our thoughts are with you.

Condolence from Fred & Pat Kolb on September 24th, 2022 8:23 pm

To Betty’s entire family

We have all lost a real true friend. She will truly be missed. We have all the beautiful memories to remember and all the wonderful times.
When someone you love becomes a memory
That memory becomes a treasure.

Rest In Peace my friend

Condolence from Marg and Malcolm Holder on September 25th, 2022 8:42 am

Betty was a true soldier and bore all her ailments well. She is now a angel looking after her whole family from Heaven above. You will be missed,

Condolence from Kevin McNaney on September 25th, 2022 9:47 am

To the Heslin family,

Brent and I can’t express how much you are all in our thoughts today.

Your mom was such a force of incredible life in this world. I remember so clearly her smile and face, and the warm welcome, whenever I would come over to your home in Caledon East. Betty and Mike always made our (usually large) group of friends feel so welcome and loved.

Our hearts go out to you and please know that while we can’t be there physically, we are there with you in spirit and love.

Warm hugs,

Kevin McNaney and Brent O’Connor
Vancouver, BC

Condolence from Darolynn Height on September 25th, 2022 2:52 pm

My condolences to the family. She a wonderful woman

Condolence from Diane Gardilcic on September 25th, 2022 5:51 pm

My heartfelt condolences Carol, Donna, Mary & entire Family.

There are so many memories I have of your mom and with so many laughs… from Caledon East to Owen Sound to spending time at the cottage. Every time I saw her, she would call me by my full first & last names as if it were one name.

Betty would light up a room with her zest, energy & humour, and it was never boring when she was there. Betty will be so dearly missed but never ever forgotten.

Condolence from Hassan Wadi on September 25th, 2022 8:28 pm

So sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in my prayers.

Stay strong Donna and family!


Hassan Wadi

Condolence from Marie McKillican on September 26th, 2022 4:01 am

Please know I’m thinking of all in your time of grief. I met Betty and Ann at Matthews House several years ago and Betty at Probus we always had a chat and she always made me laugh with her wit. Loved her smile..
Mary I’ll see you at Shoppers. Hugs to all. Betty will be missed by so many.

Condolence from Ortensia on September 26th, 2022 11:54 am

Dear Donna,

My heartfelt condolances to you and your family.

Condolence from Dan Joyce on September 27th, 2022 9:22 am

Sorry for your loss, sad for sure.
May you find comfort in knowing she is with Mike and Anne.

Condolence from Heather Hines on September 27th, 2022 6:20 pm

Dear Donna,
Sincere condolences on the loss of your dear mom. I only met her the one time but she totally lived up to your tales of her high spirit, sense of adventure and her style. Sending much love and strength to you, Jim, Emily, Sarah and your extended family.

Heather, Owen, Geneva and Sonnet Hines

Condolence from Harold P Dremin on September 28th, 2022 6:43 am

Dear Donna and family,
We are very sorry for your loss.
Our hearts go out to you. Please know that we are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.
We hope that you can draw on your fond memories to give you strength.
Sending you lots of love.
Harold, Helen, Tristan and David

Condolence from Teresa Comella on September 28th, 2022 3:41 pm

My condolences to the family.

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