Mary Elizabeth (Betsy) Heneghan

July 21, 2016

Obituary

Passed peacefully away July 21, 2016, Betsy Heneghan, aged 86. Predeceased by her sisters, Patricia Glover in 1979 and Anne Conway in 1986; and by her husband, Dr. Walter Heneghan in 1992. Leaving to mourn their children: John (Nicola) Birmingham, England; Elizabeth, Ottawa; Patrick (Helen) Keene, New Hampshire; Walter (Selina) Edmonton; Paul (Jo-Ann); Maggie (Keith Morgan); Ella (Brian Ricks); grandchildren: Rosie and Michael Heneghan; Matthew (Sarah), Andrew, Tim, Tom and Maggie Heneghan; Sasha and Kyra Heneghan Smith; Jack, Sarah and Patrick Heneghan; Patti and Anna Morgan. Also left to mourn, brothers John Lewis (Noreen) and Philip Lewis (Elizabeth) and sister Joan Sullivan, members of the Heneghan family, Ireland, as well as many nieces and nephews and friends in St. John’s, Holyrood, Montreal, the United States, and Ireland.

 

Special thank you to Dr. Andrew Hutton for his friendship and care over the years as well as to the staff at Palliative Care, Miller Centre.

 

Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road on Monday, July 25 and Tuesday, July 26 from 2-4 and 7-9. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at 9:30. Internment to follow at the Southside Cemetery, Holyrood.

 

Loyal to family and friends, she lived a life of service, exemplified by her nursing profession, her work at St. Patrick’s Mercy Home, her dedication to her church, and her commitment to volunteer activities. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Emmaus House Food Bank where she volunteered for many years.

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Yvonne McGrath

Sorry for your loss Beth! My prayers are with you! See you soon!

Wayne Barry

John and all family members…I am saddened to learn about the death of your mother. A mother is precious and we have only one.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Wayne. ( from 9B1 )
Br. Rice RHS
1968 -1971

Ray & Louise Walsh

To the Lewis & Heneghan families.
We are saddened to learn of Mrs. Heneghan’s passing. She was a wonderful, loving mother, cherished friend and giver from the heart to so many. We remember her visits to our home when my father winterized her summer home and her devotion to her father following her mothers passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless. Ray & Louise Walsh.

Patricia & Joe Doran

Joan & members of the Heneghan family. So sorry to hear of your sister’s passing. I had the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Heneghan many times when I worked at the parish office in Holyrood. She was a very kind and caring person. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Mona Dooley

Sincerest sympathy to the Heneghan and Lewis families.

Mona Dooley

Michael Butler & Sadie Sassine, Halifax

Dear Beth and Heneghan Family,

Our most sincere condolences on the passing of your dear Mother. We know that you have great memories and Christian faith which will help you through this challenging time. I have fond memories of first meeting your Mother in the front hall at Bonaventure Avenue in December 1977 while we were Law School. We wish you and your Family peace and joy knowing that your Mother is now with Our Lord.

Michael & Sadie

Michael Butler & Sadie Sassine, Halifax

Dear Beth and Heneghan Family,

Our most sincere condolences on the passing of your dear Mother. We know that you have great memories and Christian faith which will help you through this challenging time. I have fond memories of first meeting your Mother in the front hall at Bonaventure Avenue in December 1977 while we were in Law School. We wish you and your Family peace and joy knowing that your Mother is now with Our Lord.

Michael & Sadie

Maureen Salter

Dear Maggie and your family, thinking of all of you at this time. Having had the privilege of meeting your Mom, and family at your wedding, and having you in our family during your school years in Nova Scotia, thoughts, and prayers to all . .Love, Maureen and Carl

Marilyn Hogan, Kelligrews

Betsy and I were friends for many years,I valued our friendship,and I will miss her.May your memories of your mother bring you comfort in the days ahead.

Lorraine, Mike and family

Maggie, Keith and family,
Our deepest condolences and hugs to you and your family.

Loretta and Mike Maloney

Joan and family,
Our sincere sympathy on the death of your sister. May she rest in peace.

Linda and Kevin Boland

Paul and family, Linda and I would like to offer our sincere condolences on the passing of your dear mother. May she rest in peace.

Krista and Wayne Myles

Dear Maggie, Keith and the entire Heneghan family. Deepest sympathy to you all, especially Maggie. As Maggie knows, I only had two opportunities to meet your mother, once in Halifax and once when I came to your family home during our university years. She impressed me as a very strong, faithful woman and mother who you respected and loved deeply. Thinking of you, love Krista and Wayne.

Kevin and Cathy Breen

Paul and family, unfortunately we are out of the province and cannot attend either the wake or the funeral mass. We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your dear mother. Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord.

Warmest regards to all

Kevin and Cathy

Kelly House

Maggie and family,
So sorry to hear of your moms passing. I know the past number of months have been very difficult and she is finally at peace. My prayers go out to you all. Sending hugs and love your way.

Kay & Harry Smith

Beth, sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. What a great lady and life well lived. Harry and I are thinking of you . God Bless and may she rest in His arms for ever more.

Karon Crummey

Justice Heneghan,

I was saddened to hear that your mother passed away. My thoughts are with you and your family. Thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort as you remember your dear mother.

With sympathy,
Karon

Karon Crummey

Justice Heneghan,

I was saddened to hear that your mother passed away. My thoughts are with you and your family. Thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort as you remember your dear mother.

With sympathy,
Karon

Jordan Furlong and family

My deepest condolences to the entire Heneghan family on the loss of your mother, a gracious and kind soul who always had a warm welcome for visitors and who made her home the heart of our neighbourhood. She will be greatly missed.

Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her.

Glenda Stapleton

Sorry to hear of the loss of your mother Ella. My sincere condolences to you and your family. Thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Hugs!

Ginny & Randy Bell.

So sorry for your loss. A great lady and mother. She will be missed by you all. Our sympathies go out to the family. With much love. Ginny & Randy

Elizabeth Summers and John Lubar

To Beth and her Family,

We want to express our sympathy and we hope that you find some comfort and peace during this difficult time. Our thoughts are with you.

Betsy and John

Ed and Barb LeDrew

Maggie to you and your family our sincere thoughts of sympathy go out to you all.

Ed and Anita McCann

Paul and the Heneghan family, sincere sympathy on the passing of your Mother. You are in our thoughts at this sad time. may she rest in peace.

Eamonn O’Rafferty

So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Please know we are thinking of you at this difficult time.

Sincerely,
Eamonn, Janice & Laura

Douglas Moores

Beth – Paul and extended family
Surely a life -well lived indeed .
May her eternal rest be peaceful.
Sincere condolences to all her family and multitude of friends .

Doug and Kathryn Sellars

It is so, so tough to lose a nurturing mother…our sincere condolences and all the very best…

Dan Hickey and Jackie Evans

Ella we are so sorry to hear of your moms passing. Please accept our most sincere condolences to you and your whole family.

Dan Hickey and Jackie Evans

Ella we are so sorry to hear of your moms passing. Please accept our most sincere condolences to you and your whole family.

Catherine F. O’Brien and son Brian

Our condolences to the family

Carla J. Borgen

Dear Beth, and members of the Heneghan and Lewis families,

Deepest sympathy to you all in this time of loss.
My thoughts and prayers are with you. The connection between the Lewis family and my family goes back a long time.

May she rest in peace,
Carla J. Borgen

Bill Besso

To the Lewis Family, sincere condolences to all family members on the passing of your loved one , Elizabeth . May her soul rest in peace.

Bill & Erin Furlong and Family

Dear John, Beth, Pat, Walter, Paul, Maggie and Ella –

We were saddened to hear of your Mother’s passing. She was, in so many ways, a mother to all of us who grew up in that special neighborhood at that special time as 8 Bonaventure was the “hub” of life for many years. For me she exemplified strength, perseverance and self-respect. I consider myself fortunate to have known her, and I am sorry for the grief you must feel with her passing. She had a great impact on all who knew her, including me.

Our sincere condolences.

The “Mississauga” Furlongs

Bill & Erin Furlong and Family

Dear John, Beth, Pat, Walter, Paul, Maggie and Ella –

We were saddened to hear of your Mother’s passing. She was, in so many ways, a mother to all of us who grew up in that special neighborhood at that special time as 8 Bonaventure was the “hub” of life for many years. For me she exemplified strength, perseverance and self-respect. I consider myself fortunate to have known her, and I am sorry for the grief you must feel with her passing. She had a great impact on all who knew her, including me.

Our sincere condolences.

The “Mississauga” Furlongs

Bill & Erin Furlong and Family

Dear John, Beth, Pat, Walter, Paul, Maggie and Ella –

We were saddened to hear of your Mother’s passing. She was, in so many ways, a mother to all of us who grew up in that special neighborhood at that special time as 8 Bonaventure was the “hub” of life for many years. For me she exemplified strength, perseverance and self-respect. I consider myself fortunate to have known her, and I am sorry for the grief you must feel with her passing. She had a great impact on all who knew her, including me.

Our sincere condolences.

The “Mississauga” Furlongs

Barry Andrews

To The Heneghan Family, so sorry to hear of your mothers’ passing. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you all at this time.

Ann Chafe

Dear Maggie and Family,

I am sorry to hear of your mother’s passing.

Years ago when my grandfather was a resident at St. Patrick’s Mercy Home, he delighted in the days when your mother was scheduled to work. She brought much joy to all around her. May you always carry that delight in your heart.

Ann Chafe and Andrea Henley