Betty Halliday Clarke Wood

April 5, 1926 to November 5, 2020


Passed away peacefully at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital on November 5, 2020 at the age of 94.  Predeceased by her parents William and Mary Halliday, husbands Robert Clarke and Captain Jack Wood, brothers John (Florence), Paul, and William (Madonna), sister Doris Clarke (Victor), sister-in-law Marie, brother-in-law Charlie Masterton.  Left with fond and loving memories are her son John Clarke (Elaine), grandson Andrew Clarke (Jennifer) in Halifax, great-grandsons James and Ben Clarke in Halifax, stepdaughter Helen Wood in Mississauga, stepsons Andrew Wood (Christina) in Toronto and William Wood in Chicopee, MA, sister-in-law Ella Masterton in Dundee, Scotland, brother Clifton Halliday, sister-in-law Ruth Halliday.  Betty will also be remembered by a large circle of nieces, nephews and friends, St. David’s Church Quilter’s Guild, the Arts and Culture Library Knitting Group, and her ladies’ swimming circle.  The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at St. Clare’s 7 East for their care and attention.  Following Betty’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family interment will be held on Saturday, November 14th at 2:00 p.m. at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Donation’s may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

“If there are no flower gardens in heaven, there will be plenty of them there now.”


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We have Many fond memories of Betty as we were longtime customers of Halliday”s Store. Always a smile .

To the Halliday family, I am so sad to hear of Bettys passing. My heartfelt condolences go out to you all at this time.

John and Elaine, please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of your wonderful mom. As I understand it she left this world as I would have expected it , peacefully . The guys at the shop will miss her whit and stories

Sad to hear of Betty’s passing, but so glad that she died so peacefully and with her much loved family.
Thank you, John and Elaine, for your faithful care of her, and for the love that you wrapped her in, as she did you., I wonder if she finished the green socks she was knitting ! I expect she and Marjorie are catching up even now on the last few months ….and busy organizing a knitting group in heaven.
May you be comforted. by a sense of her kind presence still near you, and by the confidence that she is safe with God.

My sincere condolences to John ,Elaine and family.
I have many fond memories of Aunt Bet while spending time on the hill as a young girl.
Michelle (Penton) Keating

We’re so sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. Our deepest condolences to all of you. She will be fondly remembered by many, including us.

We were sorry to learn that Betty had passed away.
We had many great chats with her at St. David’s .
She was a great lady.
Our sincere condolences to all her family .We know she will be missed.
Dave & Sylvia Hudson

My sincere condolences to you John, Elaine, and family. Betty was a dear friend who will be truly missed. She was a very kind and caring person. Knitting won’t be the same without her.

My sincere condolences on your Mother’s passing. She was a remarkable lady that I remember growing up in the East End,

Please accept my sincere condolences on your mother’s passing. Take care and God Bless

John and Elaine
We are so sorry to hear about John’s mothers passing. You are in our thoughts during this difficult time. Take care.

John ,Elaine and Halliday Family,
So sorry to hear the news of Betty. I have Good memories of many trips to Nagle’s Hill over the years in my visit to the Family.,and happy to have seen Betty a few times and have a few phone conversations on the phone more recently..Betty will be remembered with love by many people, .My Thoughts and prayers are with all at this time. Betty Barrett

John ,Elaine and family…so so sorry on the loss of a wonderful lady who played an integral part in my life over the past 30 years.I enjoyed our many”short “telephone chats.the life advice she gave and her friendship meant everything.R.I.P. very special lady

John and Elaine
John very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing.

To John , your mother and to Cliff your sister was one of the nicest people I ever met, growing up in the east end, was an opportunity to meet with some wonderful people and Betty Haliday-Clarke was one of the best for sure. She was such a kind person and always had a smile for all she knew. Rest in Peace Betty and believe you made a positive impact on all you made friends with., Bert

So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Our deepest condolences to you and your family.

I am so sorry to hear of Betty’s passing., my condolences go out to John, Elaine and family. I will miss greatly our phone calls, she was on my list of people to call and check on and I was on her list. I enjoyed hearing her stories of growing up on Nagles Hill and of her memories of the Hodders. She was my last connection to her connection with my family. I will miss her wit, we had some great laughs.. May she rest in peace, she will always be in my heart.

To Clift, Kippy and John.
We have known Betty since the store on Plymouth Road. days. She was a lovely person and always made our order (especially the ones forTopsail) were boxed. She deserved her retirement and the active life she enjoyed. From all our family we send our condolences to all Betty’s family.
Catherine and Ray Tooton

Another beautiful person has left us. I wish to extend my deepest condolences to all Beth’s family. May you find comfort in loving memories which i’m sure there are many.

So sorry to hear of Aunt Bet’s passing. Have nice memories of knitting at Nanny Halliday’s with her and Aunt Doss. Guess they are both gonna break out the needles, have a cuppa tea and catch up. It was just last year I saw Aunt Bet at the Quidi Vidi Plantation when she was doing a chat about Knitting. Condolences to Johnny, Elaine, Andrew and Family.

I wish to extend my sincere condolences to Betty’s family.
I went swimming with her for several years and feel so honoured to have known her. She had a great sense of humour, a great conversationalist and was a wonderful lady..

John and family,
I am so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. I was so fond of Betty. I always enjoyed talking with her, ever since I met her through my mother Catherine’s swim group. She was a force of a woman! Very kind-hearted and great fun. A very good friend to have.
I know she will be missed by many. Sending my deepest condolences.
Jane xo

John, Elaine and family. So sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept our sincere condolences.

So sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. She was a great lady and friend. I met her at the knitting group at the Arts and Culture Centre.

John, Elaine and all members of the extended Clarke, Halliday and Wood families, I was so sorry to hear about Betty’s passing and send my very sincerest condolences. She will be greatly missed by many.
John, I have so many happy memories of growing up on Nagle’s Hill and think your mother must have had the patience of a saint when I remember some of the antics that we got up to. Those were wonderful times! In latter years I had the great pleasure of reminiscing with her at our weekly knitting afternoons. She was a wonderful lady. May she rest in peace.

Our deepest condolences to Beth’s family. Vic and Dot Fleming and Family.

John, Elaine and family, sorry to hear of you loved one’s passing. She was a lovely woman and we would always enjoy a laugh when we met every year.

John, Elaine and family. So sorry to hear about aunt Bet’s passing. Take Care
David and Libby Halliday

Sincere condolences to Betty’s family.Beautiful lady and a wonderful person.Had the pleasure of getting to know Betty many years ago as my Mom was a long time customer at Halliday’s Meat Market.God Bless.

My sincere condolences. Betty made a great contribution to the political and social life of our province.. she shall be greatly missed.

Uncle Cliff and family, our deepest condolences..

Our hearts are broken with Aunt Bets passing. Sending Elaine and John and family our sincere condolences. She will surely be missed for gardening , knitting and life advice.. I’m sure Aunt Bet and Mom are having a cup of tea and catching up on all the news.. She will forever be missed
Roz, Dave, Kim and Steven

Sincerest condolences to you, John & your families Thinking of you at this difficult time.

~ Cindy Churchill

To John, Elaine, Andrew, Jennifer and family.
We are very sorry to hear of your mom’s / grandmother’s passing. She was such a wonderful person!
Please accept our sincere condolences.
Keith and Petra Noel and family

May you find peace in knowing so many people had great memories of your loved one, she was a very wise, stern but humorous woman , a great business woman, I remember as a child going into Hallidays market and buying sausages , liver , chicken , and whatever Dad would send us for , the store had everything from a needle to an anchor, lots of laughter was there as well. She is in heaven with all the angels now , God bless her.

My Deepest condolences to Betty’s Family,she was a Lovely Lady.

RIP Betty

John and Elaine and family,:
Our sincere sympathy and condolences on the passing of Aunt Bet. I will remember her always as an awesome gardener and talented knitter. May she Rest In Peace
Joyce, Robert and family

My deepest condolences John, Elaine and all family members on the passing of your dear Mother. She was blessed with a long and wonderful life. May she rest in peace.

John, Elaine and family,

We send our deepest condolences to you and your family on the passing of your Mom. We are thinking of you during this difficult time..

“Memory is one gift of God that death will not destroy”.

Cliff,Kippy ,Gail and betts entire family’s .please accept my condolences on betts passing ..she was for sure a sturn business woman but her personal side a very soft hearted individual with a big heart ..hold onto the good memories ..R.I.P. .

John, Elaine, Andrew, Jennifer and family.

Please accept our condolences on the passing of your Mother and Grandmother. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

We will miss Betty so much. She was a wonderful, generous person with a great sense of humour. Our deepest sympathies to John, Elaine, Andrew and family.

Chris & Andy

John and Elaine,
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of sorrow.

So sad to see Aunt Bet pass. I’m going to miss her stories and gardening advice. She has been such a comfort since mom passed. I’m sure her and mom are now having tea with Nan Halliday.❣️