Elizabeth Calloway

October 7, 1936 to November 20, 2020


To view the online service for the late Elizabeth Calloway on Friday, November 27, 2020 at 2:00PM from the Carnell Memorial Chapel, please follow link below:


Passed peacefully away at the Health Sciences Centre on November 20, 2020, aged 84. Predeceased by her husband, Ralph; parents, Leah and William Johnson; and sister, Violet (Clarence) Crowley. Leaving to mourn with precious memories are her children, Lisa (Tom), Walter (Ruth), and Vera (John); grandsons Matthew and Ethan, step granddaughter, Hillary; brothers, Clayton Johnson, Raymond Johnson, and Rick (Karen) Johnson; sisters-in-law Emily Burry and Lillie (Tom) Lush; and brothers-in-law Wilson (Doris) Calloway and Peter (Inez) Calloway; as well as a large circle of nieces, nephews, and other  relatives and friends. The family would like to thank the compassionate doctors, nurses, and staff of the HSC Neurology 4 South B. A special thank you, also, to Dr. Natalia Pittman for her care and expertise.

Betty lived a full life. With her early years devoted to her family and occasional teaching contracts, she took over Pinedale Farms at the age of 45 when her husband, Ralph, passed away. Although new to farming, she embraced the challenge and was successful with the venture. She served on the Terra Nova Municipal Council, numerous farm committees and boards, as well as other organizations, including the Newfoundland and Labrador Human Rights Commission. Betty always took great joy in hosting gatherings of friends and family, and will be remembered fondly by everyone who knew her.

A private service will take place at the Carnell Memorial Chapel, St. John’s, at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 27th, and will be live streamed. Burial to follow at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 28th, in Terra Nova at the Holy Trinity Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Betty’s memory to The Terra Nova Community Workers or to The Arthritis Society.





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Walter, Lisa, Vera and family. Sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. Thoughts and prayers for you and all the family.

Lisa, Walter, Vera and Family,

My deepest sympathies to you all on the passing of your lovely Momma. She was an incredibly genuine lady, with an obvious zest for life! I so enjoyed chatting with her at Mr Monahan’s 90th birthday. Thinking of you all, and keeping you in my prayers.
Rest in Peace Mrs. Calloway

Walter, Vera and the Calloway family. We offer our condolences on the passing of your Mom. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. May she Rest In Peace.

To Walter ,Vera and Lisa and family members. So sorry to hear of Mrs. Calloway’s passing. We enjoyed meeting your Mom over the years. Amazing warm and friendly lady who overcame tragedy and ran a big farm, helped her town and community organizations and cherished her family. Please accept our sincere condolences.

My thoughts are with you at this sad time. Wish I could be home to see you. She was a very caring person who loved her family. With you in thoughts

To the family of Elizabeth Calloway, we send our condolences. Betty was always pleasant to us and offered a kind smile whenever we were in her company. She once gifted us a new pair of scissors (as our old ones were ridiculous!) and said “remember me every time you use them”, and we do, with affection.

Walter,Lisa, Vera and your families: So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. . We have had lots of gatherings with your Mom over the years. She was a great friend of my Doreen’s family for many years . She was a beautiful and respected Lady. RIP Betty and God Bless.. enjoy all your memories of her. Hugs to all. Doreen and John

Walter, Vera, Lisa and all your family,
Jim and I are so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a lovely, loving woman in every sense of the word.; A great example to us all. She was the first person to welcome us to Terra Nova so many years ago. May she rest in peace and may your memories of her sustain you all.

Lisa, Vera, and Walter
We are truly sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. May the support and love of those around you provide peace and comfort to get you through the days ahead. The memories of your mother will also help you move forward. and heal the sadness you feel at this time.
Linda Lefave
Donna and Pad Curran
Michelle Peddle

To Vera & Family: so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing, please know you are in our thoughts at this sad time.

Lisa, Walter, Vera & families
We were so sad to hear of your moms passing. Mrs. Calloway was a gracious, elegant and loving lady. Our many Christmas morning breakfasts that our families shared together throughout the years will forever leave us with so many memories of great times with her. She was such a beautiful lady inside & out. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.

To the Calloway family;
So sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. We cherish the 45 years of memories we have of Terra Nova and the Calloway family has been such a large part the community. Betty was a strong yet warm and welcoming woman and her legacy will remain. Sincere condolences to you all.

Dear Lisa,,, Walter and Vera ,
How heartbreaking to hear the sad news of your mom’s passing. Such wonderful memories I have of her, such a beautiful lady inside and out. There are not enough words to describe the loss you must be feeling . She was such a good friend to my mom , a friendship that lasted a lifetime . Mommy talked of your mom so often and how much fun they had together years ago . Growing up on the farm was a blessing and the memories of living next door to your mom I will forever cherish . She was always so welcoming , always had a smile and something nice to say ..
The heavens have received a lovely angel .
I am so very sorry for your loss , I am thinking of you all .


Dear Vera, John, Ethan and family;

We were so saddened to learn of your sweet Mom’s passing. It was a pleasure to be in her company, as she was a warm, and gentle lady with a little mischievous twinkle in her eye. She was obviously well respected in her community and gloved very much by her family. Try to remember the wonderful memories you’ve made together over the years….and know that she never really left you…”. Just Whisper Her Name In Your Heart…And She Will Always Be There.”
With our deepest condolences we and friendship

Bill and Bonnie Sinnott

Lisa, Walter, Vera and family.
We were so saddened to hear of the passing of your Mom. Such a gentle and sweet person always with a beautiful smile. My parents, Don and Louise Sweetapple, were also saddened to hear of Betty’s passing and asked that I pass along their sincere condolences to the family. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Judy (Sweetapple) and Kevin Gover

Lisa , Walter and Vera and as you mourn the loss of your mother, may you find strength in all of your wonderful memories together. She will never be far from your heart. Our deepest condolences.
Carol (Tucker) & Larry Ryan

To: Vera, Lisa & Walter, & Family; There are simply no words to express the heartfelt sympathy that is felt for you in the loss of your mom. Sometimes it is simply the hope in our hearts , the many precious memories , and the faith in our souls that comfort us and let us move forward. Wishing you peace at this sad time my friends. Myrna

Dear Vera; I was saddened to hear of your Moms passing ; it was lovely to connect with you and get to know you on a personal level. God Bless you and your family at this difficult time ; my family and I will keep you in our thoughts and prayers ! sincerely , Cheryl Knight (Ethan).

Sending my most heartfelt condolences to Vera, Walter and Lisa ( and the rest of the family) on the passing of their beautiful and kind hearted Mother. It is with sadness in my heart that I have to write these words to you all. Betty has always been one of the most kind and genuine and caring people I’ve ever known. She was always very curious and interested in knowing how and what I was doing, and that speaks to what a special person she was, and will remain to be in our hearts. Rest easy, Betty. You will be greatly missed down here, but The Heavens have just gotten a little brighter.
Sending Love and Strength and Prayers to you all. XO

To the Calloway family; especially Vera, Lisa & Walter. Quite taken aback to learn of the sudden passing of your Mom.. Winnie spoke of you often, and of your late Dad, and talked of your Mom with deep affection and admiration. Her voice may be still, but your hearts will always be filled with her sweet presence. God bless you all. – Philip Brace

To Lisa, Walter, Vera and family., I want to extend my heartfelt condolences to all of you on your great loss.. Your Mom was such a beautiful lady and loved by everyone. I remember fondly the visits she and your Dad made to our house for a game of Saturday night cards or a Christmas party.. I hope you will be comforted by all of your precious memories and that time will heal your broken hearts . May God bless you all.
Robert Scott

Walter, Vera and John and families
Very sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. Our deepest condolences to you all.
Garland Jennings and Jennifer jeans

Vera and family,

I am very saddened to hear of your Mom’s passing. I send my love and condolences.

Lisa and Tom,

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Take care of yourselves.

So sorry to learn of your mom’s passing Vera ,Lisa Walter and families my thoughts and prayers are with you all xxxx RIP Betty you were a wonderful lady and will be so missed xxxx
Audrey Stryde nee Roswell

Our condolences to Lisa, Walter, Vera and families on Mrs. Calloway’s passing. Lots of fond memories from Terra Nova. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Beth & Chris Nicholson

Vera, John and Ethan, we are so sorry for your loss. I will miss coming home and sitting down with Mrs Calloway and updating her on all my news from the past year. Always smiling so big when she saw me and loved hearing all about Dave and Victoria. She was a great teacher to us in our younger years, so many fun projects in school and Christmas concerts that will never be forgotten. I know she loved all of our antics as kids, she always laughed when we talked about them every year.
Sending much love to you all and our deepest sympathy.
Lynn, Dave and Victoria

Sorry for your loss, my deepest condolences.

Our deepest condolences to Lisa, Walter, Vera and your families.. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.
Barb & Ed Genge

So sorry for your loss

Our deepest sympathies go out to Vera, walter and their families

Lisa ,Walter and Vera and families; we were sadden by the news of your Mom’s passing. Mom spoke of the wonderful times they had with Betty and Ralph in Terra Nova. And Craig and I always felt welcomed by your Mom when we would gather at your house as teenagers. Great memories.

My deepest condolences go to Lisa, Walter & Vera as well as their families and extended family. Your Mom was a very sweet, kind, gentle woman and will be sadly missed by all that knew her. HUGS.

My deepest condolences go to Lisa, Walter & Vera as well as their families and extended family. Your Mom was a very sweet, kind, gentle woman and will be sadly missed by all that knew her. HUGS.

Vera, John and Ethan.
We were very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Please know that we are thinking of you during this very difficult time. Sending hugs from Ottawa.

My condolences.

Betty was an amazing lady. I’ve enjoyed corresponding with her for over 12 years and will miss her very much. Extending sympathy to Lisa, Vera, Walter, Matthew and Ethan. Prayers for comfort.

Sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Sorry to hear. Lots of memories visiting in Terra Nova.

Terry & Rae Burry

Walter, Vera and Lisa.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Be assured the sorrows of today will fade and fond memories will prevail

Vera, so sorry to hear about your dear mom’s passing.. I’m sending our heartfelt sympathies and love to you, John, and Ethan, as well as to the rest of your mom’s circle of family and friends.

Vera, John & Ethan,
We are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you with warmest wishes for healing days ahead. Much love to you and your family. xo

My heart is broken for the loss of your mom. She was an Amazingly Loving Lady who loved and treated your friends like Family(her own) and made it easy for those of us who had the pleasure of knowing her to be able to Love her like Family also. Rest in Peace Mrs. Calloway ????????

Vera, John, and Ethan: I’m was so sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. I’m thinking of you all during this difficult time.