Elizabeth 'Betty' (Gouthro) Currie
Born In: Glace Bay
Born: August 25th, 1926
Passed on: January 19th, 2013
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Grace Gouthro Currie, 86, on Jan. 19, 2013, at the Orchard Court Nursing Home in Kentville, N.S., where she has resided for the last few years.
Born in Glace Bay on Aug. 25, 1926, Betty was the daughter (twin of ‘Buddy’) of the late Joseph and Mary Jane (Bates) Gouthro of Glace Bay. Betty is the last surviving of their 18 children.
Betty was predeceased by her husband, John ‘Johnnie’ Gregory Currie in 1980.
Betty is survived by her children, Greg (Debbie), Ottawa, Cheryl Peters (Fred), Windsor, Gerard (Brenda), Trenton, Gloria Kean (Jeff), Kentville. Betty is also survived by her grandchildren, Jason (Sylvianne) and Jennifer Currie, Ottawa, Tracy Walker (Shaun) and John (Adrienne) Peters, Windsor, Rochelle Semrau (Isaac), Trenton, and Deanna Currie (Ryan), Edmonton, and Emma and Matthew Kean, Kentville; and great-grandsons, Graham Peters and Cooper Semrau.
The family would like to thank the Orchard Court staff for their kindness and care shown to Betty while she resided there.
Visitation for the late Betty Currie will be held at the Curry’s Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 9-10:30 a.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at 11 a.m. in St. Leo’s Church, Sterling Road, Glace Bay. Interment will take place in St. Anne's Cemetery, Wallace Road, Glace Bay.
Donations in memory of Betty may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Alzheimer’s Society or a charity of choice.