It is with great sadness we announce the passing of a beautiful soul. Betty Lavoie, loving wife of Verne for 64 years, mother to Joe (Helen), Pennie (Mike), Chris (Kurt) and Rose (Peter). She will be missed by her many grandchildren whom she cherished. Tyler, Jordy, Cody, Cadence, Marshall, Grace, Harland, Rose, Ben and Alex. Predeceased by her parents Grace and Herb Jackson and Brother Edward. Betty was born in Parry Sound, Ontario on April 14, 1936. At the age of 20 she met and married Verne and later moved to Oakville. In 1970 when Kimberly Clark opened, they moved to Huntsville where she lived for 50 years. Betty loved children and her home was a safe space where you would always be welcomed with a hug. During her years in Huntsville she made many close friends, lots of fun dinner parties with the Potlukkers and weekend getaways with fellow quilters. She loved spending time with family and would travel to Parry Sound often to visit her mother and her siblings, Bill (Gail), Gail (Calvin), Danny (Lois) and Paul (Sharon). She grew up on Georgian Bay and for years enjoyed boating with Verne to Copperhead Island. Betty also loved to sew, she worked at Nina's Sewing Centre for years and this interest led her to her favourite pastime, quilting. She was generous with her time and love and donated many quilts for fund raising raffles and the Salvation Army. Gratefully we are all blessed with having her beautiful quilts in our homes and cherish them. Her love of quilting brought her much joy but sadly Alzheimer's robbed her of her ability to continue the craft she loved. Verne was able to keep her safe at home and care for her while the disease continued to progress. During the early hours of Sunday December 20th Betty was freed from the mind that failed her and suffers no more. In keeping with Betty's wishes, cremation has taken place. The family will celebrate her life when family and friends can come together to do so. As an expression of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Society of Muskoka.
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