Download 2022 Funeral Price List
Elizabeth Muriel Shearer

This obituary is protected by copyright by MacCoubrey Funeral Home Limited. Proudly serving Northumberland County in the province of Ontario, Canada. All rights reserved.

Elizabeth Muriel Shearer

August 26, 1927 - December 22, 2021

Peacefully on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, at Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg, in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late Stuart. Loving mother of Frank (Margie), Pamela (Allan) Dorfman and Paul. Cherished grandmother of Brian (Jodi), Carrie-Anne (Mike), Matthew (Jenn) and Scott. Dear great-grandmother of Finn and Noah. Sister of the late Kenneth (the late Lydia), Marion and Donald (Anne). Betty’s first teaching position was in the original Harwood school on top of the hill. She cherished her time teaching those children and always kept an active interest in their lives and achievements. The family would like to thank the residents and staff of Palisade Gardens for the care and support they provided over the past few years. We were truly fortunate to have such wonderful people surrounding her. Also, to Northumberland Hills Hospital and especially the staff of the palliative care unit; thank-you for the care and compassion you showed to Betty during her final days. She couldn’t have been with more caring people. Donations to the Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation or Primrose Donkey Sanctuary would be appreciated by the family.
A memorial service for Elizabeth will take place at St. George’s Anglican Church, 8661 Church Hill Rd, Gores Landing, ON, on Saturday June 25th, 2022 at 11 am. Interment to follow at Centenary Cemetery, RR2 Roseneath, ON. Friends and family are welcome to attend a reception at the Harwood Hall, 5453 Front St. Harwood, ON, for a time of fellowship.

Message Of Condolence

Note: Your message of condolence will appear at the bottom of the page.
MacCoubrey Funeral Home Ltd. reserve the right to delete or remove any comments we find inappropriate or offensive


Art and Nancy Dalgarno - June 17, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

PrimRose Donkey Sanctuary

Kelly Gill - January 22, 2022

Dear sweet Betty.. Oh how I will miss our talks.. You were such a sweet loving soul and always so happy to see us girls.. You are missed.. Rest in peace.

David, Susan and Sally Shearer - January 18, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

PrimRose Donkey Sanctuary

Desjardins - January 17, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

PrimRose Donkey Sanctuary

Gary and Darlene Barker - January 13, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

PrimRose Donkey Sanctuary

Kim, Scott, Tyler Crosty - January 8, 2022

So sorry for you loss. She was such a wonderful person. The best neighbor anyone could ask for. She will be missed but not forgotten.

Brenda James - January 7, 2022

Frank, Pam and Paul..Im so very sorry to hear of your Mom's passing..I think you were all aware of how much I loved working for your never seemed like work for me but rather a visit with a very dear friend..I have missed seeing her greatly since the Pandemic heart is hurting for the whole family..may you find strength in all the memories..may you rest in Peace Betty

Art and Nancy Dalgarno - January 7, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Kathy West (Nairn) - January 4, 2022

Frank, Pam, Paul and Families, Sorry to hear about your Mom and Gramma's passing. She was a lovely lady and a great neighbour for many years. Know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers in the days ahead.

Julie Darling - January 2, 2022

Pam and Family, I was sorry to see your Mom had passed away. She was a lovely lady and a wonderful neighbor for many years. Condolences to you and your family at this very sad time. Jim & Julie Darling (nee Nairn)

Ron Langdon - January 2, 2022

Sorry to read of Bettys death. She was a great lady. R.I.P Betty. Ron and Nancy

Wayne and Carol Baxter - January 2, 2022

Sending our sympathy to Frank, Margie and family.

Phyllis. Tinney - January 1, 2022

Sorry to hear of your mother’s passing.She was my 1st Grade teacher at Harwood and was loved by all.

Diane Hare - December 31, 2021

My sincere condolences Frank and family for the loss of you’re mother.

Helen - December 31, 2021

My first beloved teacher Miss Wright. She always remembered you. A real pleasure to encounter her and catch up on the years between. My deepest sympathy and condolences.

Linda & Rolf Sturzenegger - December 31, 2021

Our sympathy to all of you. Betty was such a wonderful lady. I enjoyed time spent with her and talking to her on the phone. She always spoke of her family with so much love. It was especially nice when she joined us at the Bryson Family picnic in 2019.

George Lee - December 31, 2021

Sending love to Frank and family !

Diane - December 31, 2021

My deepest condolences to the family. Rest in Peace you Beautiful Angel 🌹🙏 You will be forever missed at Palisades.

Carmen and Pam Tinney - December 30, 2021

Pam, Allan and family: So sorry to learn of your Mom's passing. Our deepest condolences. She truly was a lovely lady!

Jane Hurst (Thackeray) - December 30, 2021

Your mom was always the cheerful and gracious friend who was the first to lend a hand and the supportive listening ear. My brother Brad and I have many great memories of our families getting together over the many years from our moms' lingering dinner conversations to our dads' hunting trips and everything in between. I like to think the four of them are now together again.

Robert T. Watson - December 30, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Betty was a great person and I have many wonderful memories of both she and Stuart and all the family members. God Bless you all! Bob

Mary Livings (Garden) - December 30, 2021

Our sincere condolences in the loss of your Mom Betty. She was a very dear and cherished friend of my Mom Helen for years. I always loved having a visit with her when she came to visit Mom in Norwood. Mary Livings and Margaret Clarke

Wayne and Christine Wamboldt - December 30, 2021

Frank,Pam,Paul and family. So sorry to hear about Betty. She was a kind and caring human. Our sincere condolences

Rosemary McDonald - December 30, 2021

Margie and Frank, I'm sorry to hear of your mother's passing. While I didn't know her well, I recall your many stories of her kindnesses and strengths. Memories of those attributes will be forever cherished by your families.

Anne and Paul Burnham - December 30, 2021

Frank and Margie and family, We are so sorry to hear of this loss of your mother. Its never easy losing a parent and so our thoughts are with you.

Daniel Emond - December 30, 2021

My condolences, Frank.

Nancy Linton - December 29, 2021

To Bettie's family. I was privileged to tend to Bettie's flower bed for a few summers. What a wonderful lady and how she loved her yard. I heard wonderful stories about all of her family. She was so proud of each one of you. May your memories help you get through this time of grief. Nancy

Elva Towns - December 29, 2021

We were sorry to hear of Betty's passing. I was a lucky one to be a student in her class on the hill, wonderful lady. Our condolences to her family. Elva (White) & Don Towns

Dale Randall - December 29, 2021

Dear Frank and family My condolences on the passing of your Mom. Having your Mom pass is heartbreaking, but when it’s close to Christmas I’m sure it makes it that much more difficult. Sending hugs and love Dale Randall

Jonathan Mitchell - December 29, 2021

Frank, Pamela, Paul and family sincere condolences on your mom' s passing

Patricia and Mark Perkin - December 29, 2021

We were so sorry to hear of Betty's passing. She and our Mom ( Anne Cortesis) were friends and had a lot of great times together. They certainly kept each other entertained and attended many social functions together. Betty spoke very highly of her children and was very proud of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the Shearer family.

Ralph & Sue Buttar - December 29, 2021

Please accept our most deepest sympathy in the loss of your Mom. May the memories you have help you through this difficult time and keep her close forever.

Margaret Benns - December 29, 2021

Dear Frank, Pam, Paul and families - Sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Our condolences to you all. Betty was such a caring, strong and talented lady. She will be missed by all who knew her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. God Bless. Marg, Steven, Jeremy and Family

Stephen and Heather Wilson - December 29, 2021

To all the Family,,,our sincere Condolences. Betty (and Stu) were great neighbors of my Mom and Dad for many years. I always enjoyed a pop over visit to see Betty enjoying her front porch in the nicer months. Always Betty would yell a Hello over to me as I was visiting Mom and or Dad. She will be missed but many wonderful memories .

Laurie and Stephanie Vandewater - December 29, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

PrimRose Donkey Sanctuary

Laurie Vandewater - December 29, 2021

Sincere condolences - Betty was such a lovely person. I always enjoyed our talks and socializing. She dearly loved her entire family.

Leone Wilson - December 29, 2021

My condolences to Frank, Pam and Paul. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I will miss Betty so much as my friend and neighbour of many years. We had great conversation many times on her front shaded porch and always made time to listen to everyone who stopped by for a chat. Betty was such a loving and caring lady. Thoughts and prayers are with her family and those she has touched. A beautiful lady will sadly me missed. Be at peace my friend. The Wilson family!

Blaine&Lynda Darling - December 29, 2021

I’m so sorry to hear about Betty. We became pretty good friends over the years. I did lots of jobs for her and she was a great Boss! I will miss her dearly. She was a wonderful woman with strong values. Our hearts go out to your family at this most difficult time.

sandy elliottFrank - December 29, 2021

Frank and family, Sad to hear of your moms passing. The love and memories you shared will keep her close forever.

Jayne Dennis - December 29, 2021

Aww ... Pam, Paul, Frank and family.. So Sorry to read of Betty's departure. She was an amazing lady. I truly cherished time I spent with her at the house before the Pallisade move .. Wish I could have visited there more (sans covid) Hugs to you all. I know she was a great mum !! Xox Jayne

Malcolm Macpherson - December 29, 2021

We send our condolences to the family. Malcolm and Janet.

Brenda McDonald - December 29, 2021

Frank , Margie and family. So sorry for your loss. Brenda

Catherine McGill - December 29, 2021

Dear Frank and Margie, and family, Thinking of you and yours upon the loss of your mother and family matriarch. Wishing you strength and courage during this sad and difficult time. With our deepest sympathy, Cathy and Brad