Elizabeth McNiven

March 9, 1932 to September 27, 2016


March 9, 1930 – September 27, 2016
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Betty McNiven
in her 87th years. She is predeceased by her husband Valentine McNiven
(1986), her parents Thomas and Catherine Curtis, stepfather Richard
Pennell, sister Gertrude Lambert and stepbrother Herbert Pennell.
Leaving to mourn their loss: children, Valerie (Earl Ludlow), Curtis
(Alma), Randolph (Deborah), Adele, Calvin (Dana) and Blair (Trish
Lane); grandchildren, Meaghan, Julia and Kaitlin Ludlow, Caleb, CJ,
Brian, Robyn, Jeremy, Victoria and Samuel McNiven. She will be sadly
missed by her brother Robert (Marina) Curtis; step-sister Marie
Pennell; and best friend of many years Norah Molloy.
Betty will be resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, Freshwater Road on
Thursday and Friday, 10-2 and 6-9 pm. The funeral and celebration of
her life will be held at St. Pius X Church, Smithville Crescent on
Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 930 am. Flowers gratefully accepted or
donations can be made to The Gathering Place, St. John’s. Interment
will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Topsail Road.
To send a message of condolence or sign the memorial guestbook, please visit www.carnells.com.



10-2 on September 29, 2016

6-9 p.m. on September 29, 2016

10-2 on September 30, 2016

6-9 p.m. on September 30, 2016

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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9:30am, Saturday October 1st

St. Pius X Church


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Sending my heartfelt sympathies to you Randy and my thoughts extend also to the McNiven families.
Natalie Decker

To all of the family, I want to say that we were greatly saddened to hear of Aunt Betty’s passing. I know that nothing but time will ease the sense of loss, but you can take comfort in the fact that she is back in the company of both God and uncle Val. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.
Andrea & Ryan McNiven-Oliver

Sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Betty and George Decker

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.I enjoyed at the school and church meetings with Betty-she always had a resourceful way to include her thoughts on any subject . Sandra/Gerry Locke and family

We are spotty to hear of your Mothers passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
The Courage family
Selina, Ralph, Beverly and Derrick ( Kim)

mcNiven Family
So sorry to hear of your moms passing,,my thoughts and prayers are with you , cherish your memories ,
Sincerely. Rose McNiven Petrie …..

Blair and family, sorry to hear of your loss. I did not meet your mother but I’m sure she was a fine person. She raised a son in whom she could take pride. Keep her memories close at this hard time.

MARY SHAPTER & FAMILY send our heartfelt sympathies. Our thoughts are with the McNiven family at a very difficult time. Mom always enjoyed talking to your mother and the times they helped at church functions. I hope you always keep the good memories alive.

Randy, Debbie and Family
Please accept our heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our Prayers and Thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Our Deepest Sympathy on the loss of a fine lady.

To the McNiven family
So very sorry for your loss.
Your mom was always so welcoming in her home when we visited. May you take comfort in knowing we to feel your loss and wish we could be there .

I’m sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. I remember you talking about her when we worked together. Even though I didn’t know her personally , I’m sure she was a wonderful woman. I am keeping you in thought and prayer. God bless.
Eileen Delahunty

Our sincere condolences on the loss of your mother, and may you find comfort in the memories and the love that will be with you always.

So sorry to learn of Betty’s death. She was a lovely lady. It was just a couple of weeks ago while on my walk up McNiven Place I wondered how Betty was doing. I was a neighbour for a few years and I played bridge with her a few times. I remember her walking quite often.
Please accept my sincere condolences.
Ruby Legge (the Driscoll boys aunt)

Valerie, Curtis, Randy, Calvin, Adele and Blair. The Butlers from “across the street.” wish to pass on our deepest sympathies to you all. Our most cherished childhood memories were on McNiven Place. The old dirt road that had to be oiled with the tractor, later paved. The fragrant smell of your mother’s bread on a sunny morning, eating crisp rhubarb from the garden or playing Rummoli and Monopoly in the shed in the back yard. Even stealing crab apples on “Gramps farm.” I know mom and dad always considered Betty and Val as friends, not just neighbours, and are saddened to hear of Betty’s passing. Leah spent years visiting, then years living on McNiven Place, and has fond memories as well. Our thoughts are with you all.

Blair and family, so very sorry for the loss of your mom. She was a very sweet lady and I remember her fondly. My thoughts an prayers are with all of you. Cherish your memories.

Randy , Curtis and family. So sorrow to hear of your Mom’s passing. Words will never ease the sorrow but take comfort in the memories.
Barbie Hickey

Randy,Curtis and family,
Our sin ear condolences on the passing of your Mom. May the many happy memories help to comfort you now as you grieve. Our thoughts & prayers are with you now & in the days ahead.

To Valerie,Earl and family,
My deepest sympathy on the passing of your mother.My thoughts are with you at this difficult time
Susan Myers

McNiven Family,
So sorry to hear about Betty’s passing,she was a lovely person.
Jean Lockyer

Sorry to hear that you have lost your mom. May all your precious memories of her help you get through the difficult days ahead. Thinking of you.

Our thoughts and prayers go to all the McNiven family, Betty and Val were a big part of our lives growing up in Trepassey.

On behalf of mom, Michael and his family, Gary and his family and well as myself, Dennis, Connor and Sarah, our deepest sympathy, RIP Aunt Betty!

Valerie, Earl & Family:
My deepest sympathy on the loss of your Mom.
May your hearts be filled with precious memories of
your time together. You are in my thoughts & prayers.

So sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. May you find some kind of peace during this difficult time. God Bless you all.

Ann Marie

Blair and family,
My deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. May your memories help bring you comfort during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

To Randy and all the McNiven family, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Deepest Condolence to the Family RIP Beth.

I was saddend to hear about Aunt Betty’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

We are sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. The few times we were in her company, she was a very distinguished and gracious lady. I am sure she will be sadly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Ron and Lib Murphy