RATH-CHAM­BERS El­iz­a­beth Mae “Betty” (Mac­cal­lum)

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El­iz­a­beth Mae “Betty” Rath-cham­bers (Mac­cal­lum) – 89, Truro. It is with very heavy hearts that we must an­nounce Betty’s pass­ing on Fri­day evening, Oc­to­ber 5, 2018, at Colch­ester East Hants Health Cen­tre, Truro, with her lov­ing fam­ily present. Born in Mis­sion, British Columbia, she was a daugh­ter of the late Ge­orge and Ella (David­son) Mac­cal­lum. As a young child, Betty and her fam­ily moved to

Hilden and then she lived most of her life on beau­ti­ful Har­mony Ridge, how­ever, has lived in Truro for the past 12 years. Betty was a de­voted and lov­ing mother to Ger­ald Rath (Pa­tri­cia), Ver­non, British Columbia;

Caren Rath-langille (Michael), Truro; Thomas Rath (Si­monne), Cari­bou River; Roger Rath (Pa­tri­cia), Stewiacke; Carol Mur­ray (Floyd), Har­mony. She was very proud of her fam­ily and was known as “Gram­mie or Gram” to her 12 grand­chil­dren, 11 great grand­chil­dren and one great-great grand­son. Leav­ing also to grieve deeply as their cir­cle is now bro­ken are her dear sis­ters, Jean Armswor­thy, Hilden; Pearl Rush­ton, St. Catharines, On­tario; Shirley Mor­risey (Earl), Hilden; baby brother, Ken­neth (Char­lene), Hilden; brother and sis­ter-in-law, Lawrence and Win­nie Fin­nie, Gar­den Hill, On­tario; brother-in-law, Mor­ris Rath, Col­burne, On­tario; many, many nieces and neph­ews. Along with her par­ents, she was pre­de­ceased by her rst hus­band of 47 years, Fran­cis Daw­son Rath; sec­ond hus­band, Charles Cham­bers who passed away un­ex­pect­edly af­ter only one year. Af­ter all of her chil­dren went o to school, Betty be­gan her work­ing ca­reer at Snook’s Save Easy as a cashier and then su­per­vi­sor; many will re­mem­ber her bright smile, per­son­al­ity plus and hard work ethic. Faith was very im­por­tant to Betty and she loved her church, Mccul­loch United Church in Har­mony, where she at­tended for over 70 years. She en­joyed pre­par­ing for hol­i­days and fam­ily get-to­geth­ers and she would spend hours bak­ing and cook­ing and en­sur­ing that ev­ery­thing was “just right”; her gen­eros­ity spilled over to friends in her apart­ment build­ing who would often open their door to see Betty with a fresh loaf of bread or an in­vi­ta­tion to join her and her fam­ily for a meal. She en­joyed the lit­tle things in life and didn’t take any­thing for granted; she cher­ished time spent with her dear friend and ever present side kick, Vera “Peg” Lynds and was al­ways up for a drive to Tim Hor­tons or even driv­ing all the way to Florida with her daugh­ter, Carol, and she drove right up un­til the day be­fore her death. We will miss her in­fec­tious laugh and smile that would light up a room. Ar­range­ments have been en­trusted to Mat­tatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral ser­vice was held Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 10, 2018, Rev­erend Iain Mac­don­ald o ciated. Pri­vate fam­ily in­ter­ment was in Har­mony Ceme­tery. If so de­sired, do­na­tions in Betty’s mem­ory to Mccul­loch United Church, War Amps or a char­ity of choice are wel­comed. Pri­vate mes­sages of con­do­lence may be sent to the fam­ily by view­ing Betty’s obit­u­ary on-line and se­lect­ing “Send A Con­do­lence” at: www.mat­tatal­l­varn­erfh.com

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