Elizabeth 'Betty' 'Fanny' May
Born In: New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born: August 9th, 1918
Passed on: December 16th, 2012
It is with heavy hearts that our family announces the passing of Fanny Elizabeth ‘Betty’ May of Glace Bay, which occurred on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at the Glace Bay Hospital.
Born in New Glasgow on Aug. 9, 1918, Betty moved to Glace Bay at the age of 17. She was the daughter of the late Walker William and Christina (MacDonald) Dawson.
She was predeceased by her husband, John May; sons, John and Robert; sister, May MacDonald and half-sisters, Sara Catherine MacPherson and Lillian Rorison.
Betty served in the Canadian Women’s Army Corp from 1942-1946 being posted in the Halifax Administrative Branch and she was a recipient of the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal.
Betty was a member of the Rebekah Assembly of Maritime Provinces since 1973 and was a past Noble Grand of the Jubilee Rebekah Lodge Number 14. She attended Knox United Church.
Betty loved to paint, sew, crochet, and for many years she created knitted items for Island Crafts. Her outlook on life was an inspiration to all who knew her. Every day was lived to its fullest.
She is survived by sisters, Florence McKim (Alan) of Stouffville, Ont. and Jean MacLeod (Wilrod) of Middleboro, Mass.; two granddaughters, Allison Rose of Bassano, Alberta and Kelly Nolan of Cypress, Texas; great-grandsons, Logan Rose & Braden Rose and great-granddaughter, Morgan Nolan. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews who loved her dearly.
Cremation has taken place and a funeral service will be held Thursday Dec. 20, 2012, at 11 a.m. from Knox United Church in Glace Bay. Interment will take place at Forest Haven Cemetery.
The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the 3rd West health care team at the Glace Bay Hospital, who provided such great care and comfort to Betty. We would also like to express our heart felt thanks to the staff at Taigh Na Mara for their devotion to the health and happiness of all veterans. Your kindness to our beloved Betty will never be forgotten.