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.”