SOMERS, El­iz­a­beth Ann (Lordly)

Cape Breton Post - - IN MEMORIAM -

It is with great sad­ness that we an­nounce the pass­ing of our beloved mother and grand­mother, Betty Somers.

Betty passed away on Mon­day, Fe­bru­ary 6, 2017, sur­rounded by her fam­ily. The daugh­ter of the late Percy and Leah (Hines) Lordly, Betty was born in 1936 and raised in Syd­ney, NS.

A ded­i­cated nurse for 40 years, she was a grad­u­ate of Vic­to­ria Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal, City of Lon­don (Eng­land) Ma­ter­nity Hos­pi­tal, and Dal­housie Univer­sity and was a Clin­i­cal In­struc­tor at St. Martha’s Hos­pi­tal. She was a Public Health Nurse in Halifax as well as a VON nurse for the Cape Bre­ton re­gion un­til she de­voted her ca­reer to the Case Room at St. Rita’s Hos­pi­tal, Syd­ney. She raised her five chil­dren in Syd­ney with un­con­di­tional love and de­vo­tion. Betty was a gen­uine, lovely woman, par­ent and friend, with sparkling eyes and a smile that warmed your heart. She was a vo­ra­cious reader and could of­ten be found with ei­ther a great book, or The New York Times Crossword puz­zle, and a hot cup of tea. She loved stay­ing ac­tive and was no­to­ri­ous for her daily walks. Her grand­chil­dren brought her great joy, and she never missed the chance to watch their sport­ing and school events. She spent her last re­main­ing years be­ing cared for by her lov­ing son, Danny, who treated her like roy­alty.

She is sur­vived by her sons, Bill (Nancy) Somers, Dart­mouth and Dan Somers, Syd­ney; daugh­ters, Bertha (Gary) Moore, Dart­mouth; Jenny (Gary) Ma­cLeod and Leah (Mark) Voutier, Syd­ney. Nana/Ninny is also sur­vived by seven grand­chil­dren, whom she adored, Cait­lan, Jes­sica and Gary Ma­cLeod, Erin and Billy Somers, An­drew and Leah Moore; sis­ter, Mary Lou Van Den Broek; brother, Win­ston (Donna) Lordly and sev­eral nieces and neph­ews.

She was pre­de­ceased by her late hus­band, Wil­liam Somers; brother, Eric Lordly; sis­ters, He­len (Bob) Stevens and Josephine Lordly, and nephew, Peter Van Den Broek.

Vis­i­ta­tion for Mrs. Somers will be held one hour be­fore the funeral ser­vice which will take place at 11 a.m. on Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 10, 2017 at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel with Fr. Bill Burke of­fi­ci­at­ing.

Do­na­tions in Betty’s mem­ory can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foun­da­tion on Canada.

On­line con­do­lences may be sent by vis­it­ing

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