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Elizabeth "Betty" Lehigh

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Elizabeth "Betty" Lehigh

July 2, 1918 - January 15, 2022

Peacefully at the Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg, on Saturday, January 15th, 2022, Betty Lehigh (nee Bond) at 103 years of age. Beloved wife of the late Beaumont Ernest Lehigh. Cherished mother of Liz Rogerson (Mike), Katherine Gibbs (Robert), the late Fr. Garry Lehigh, and the late Robert Lehigh (Theresa). Dear grandmother of Darrin (Candace), Jerry (Angie), Debbie, Craig, and great grandmother of Brett, Tyler, Dylan, Ryan, Broden, and Jaxon. Predeceased by her siblings Helen, Catherine, Irene, Agnes, Don, Jerry, Bernard, Leo, Frank, Lawrence, Loretta, Nora, Walter, and Joe. She will also be missed by her nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Due to the present Covid situation there will be a PRIVATE FAMILY Mass held at St. Michael’s Catholic Church followed by a PRIVATE burial at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Cobourg. Betty was both well known and well loved in the community so those wishing to be a part of her mass can watch online during the private service at www.saintmichaelschurchcobourg.com to be streamed on Saturday, January 22nd at 2 p.m. The family would like to thank the residents and staff at Palisade Gardens for the love and support they provided. Thanks also to Dr. Bayer and the nursing staff at Northumberland Hills Hospital for their care and compassion during Betty’s final days. Those wishing may make a memorial donation to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or St. Michael’s Catholic Church.

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Martin and Linda Bond - January 29, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Jessie or Keith Laundry - January 25, 2022

To Liz & Kathy I am sorry to hear of Betty's passing. She was one of my favourites. I knew Betty before she was married to Buck. Her mom and I (I was just five yrs old) would sit up and wait for Betty to come home when she was out with Buck to listen to all the stories she had to tell. Had a good visit with her in Cobourg just before she went to nursing home. RIP Betty

David Ashcroft - January 23, 2022

An absolutely lovely lady has gone to heaven leaving earth a little duller. Sincere sympathy to her family. I am sure she is in good hands.

Jay Meade - January 23, 2022

Our families condolences to all Betty's family & friends. Betty was a such a kind women. So positive & thoughtful to others. She'll be warmly welcomed into Heaven. RIP

Dana and Jill Smith and Family - January 22, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Kelly Gill - January 22, 2022

My condolences to the family. I had the pleasure of meeting and knowing Betty from Palisade Gardens.. she was always so loving and kind.. so truly greatful for all the help us girls gave her.. A true sweetheart, Palisades will not be the same without you. Rest in peace dear sweet lady. Xoxo

Barb (Humby) and Rick Mattiussi - January 22, 2022

Dear Liz, Kathy and family, We were so sorry to hear of Aunt Betty’s passing. We watched the slide show offered on the website and her smile, pride and love of family was so evident in all the pictures. She will live on in all of you and the many happy memories you have of her. With our love and most sincere condolences. Barb and Rick Mattiussi

Carolyn (Kelly) Ziegler - January 22, 2022

Aunt Betty meant the world to us. I have so many happy memories of spending time with her and Uncle Buck, right from when I was little and eating way too many of her treats, listening to the grown-ups talking. The stories Uncle Buck could tell! And Garry too - oh my goodness, how he could make us laugh. The communion candles melting in the car was a favourite of mine. And how Bobby's car was held together with bubble gum. I had the great honour of being at private masses that Garry held in Aunt Betty and Uncle Buck's living room. Aunt Betty was a mainstay my whole life and my link to my grandmother, her sister Agnes Desjardins, who died the year I was born. I am forever grateful that she was in my life for so long. I will carry her love with me until I die. The world would be a much kinder and gentler place if everyone had an Aunt like her. Love to all her family and friends, Kelly

Beatrice Rodrigues - January 22, 2022

Dearest Kathy, please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your Mom. May the Lord give you the strength to bear this loss. Our thoughts and prayers are for you and your family. Sincerely Bea and Carrol Daly.

Al and Lyn Minaker - January 22, 2022

Dear Liz, Mike & family & Kathy, Bob & family. Aunt Betty was a very special beautiful lady. We are so fortunate to have had a short visit with her in the fall and she was charming and gracious as ever. She will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely Al and Lyn

Shari Jeff Mitchell and Georgia - January 22, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Jim and Margaret Desjardins - January 21, 2022

Liz, Kathy and families - Our deepest condolences on the passing of Aunt Betty, may she Rest In Peace. We enjoyed visiting Aunt Betty at her home in Cobourg and at her residence, because of Covid-19 it has not been possible the past two years. Will miss our short visits with her. Jim, Margaret and Marc Desjardins

Ginny and Alfie - January 21, 2022

Liz, Kathy and all of your families. We are very sorry to hear about Aunt Betty's passing. She was a wonderful, special, classy lady.

Connie Poulson - January 21, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

St. Michael's Catholic Church

Connie Poulson - January 21, 2022

Dear Liz, Kathy and family: I was so sorry to hear of Aunt Betty's passing. She was a truly lovely and remarkable lady. Please find comfort in knowing how lucky you were to have had her in your lives for 103+ years. Sincerely, Connie (& John 2021) Poulson

Raeanna Lees and Family - January 21, 2022

Dear Elizabeth and family, Let us not mourn their loss but rather be grateful for having had them, indeed for having them still. For those who die in grace go no further from us then to God and God is very near. Thoughts and prayers for those your mother left behind. The Lees family

The Cunningham Family, Doug, Joe, Bev and Norah - January 21, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

St. Michael's Catholic Church

Vera Wellman - January 21, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

St. Michael's Catholic Church

Ann and Barry Hollis - January 21, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Tammy Stimers - January 21, 2022

My heart is broken just finding out about Betty's passing by reading it in the Northumberland News. Betty was the most beautiful loving Godmother anyone could ever ask for and I am going to miss her with all my heart. 💔❤ She was such a big part of my life growing up and I have so many fond memories of her and Buck. They were such great friends of my parents Marg and Adrian Stimers for so many years. Heaven has another amazing Angel and I know she will be watching over me with that beautiful smile she always had. May you Rest in Peace Betty. Your with your boys again, I know you missed them so much. My condolences to all of the family at this time. Betty lived a long wonderful life and loved her family so much. All my love. Tammy Stimers.

Greg and Jane McKenzie - January 20, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Glen Lawson - January 20, 2022

My mother and Betty were best friends so I had many occasions to see her over the years. It was always a pleasure. She truly was a beautiful person, My sincere condolences.

Veronica Batchellor - January 20, 2022

Sorry for thr lose of your mother. She was a long standing member of CWL.

Marilyn Haessler - January 20, 2022

My sincere condolences to the Lehigh family.I remember her as a kind gentle lady who always had a smile for you.You we’re blessed to have her with you all those many years.Marilyn Haessler (McCracken)

Bernie Mc Cracken - January 20, 2022

Many are the fond memories of visiting Betty a nd sometimes Gary when I would be on an eastern visit with Family in Cobourg. Always the gracious host I remember her saying on one of my last visits with her on Henry Street that her longevity was attributable to an Apple a day from the Prince Edward County area .May she rest in Peace

Gary & Shirley Christo - January 20, 2022

So many fond memories of Mrs. Lehigh and her extrodinary smile and wonderful hospitality. Too many to list but in particular I can recall the lovely wedding shower she and Kathy hosted for me back in 1973 and the many times she recieved my brother Bernie on his flying visits to Ontario from Alberta. I can only imagine the delightful reunion that is going on in heaven as she joins her family and extended family. May she rest in peace and her extended family and friends take comfort in celebrating her amazing life.

The Wallace Family - January 19, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Mark & Bonnie Leonard - January 19, 2022

Betty was our neighbor on Henry St. in Cobourg for many years. We were very blessed to know this wonderful, gentle lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Sandy and Rob Wallace - January 19, 2022

Liz and Kath I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your wonderful mom. You know she was truly like a grandma to our kids, Jackson and Lucia when they were growing up. I’m sorry we were not able to visit these last couple of years. We saw Betty often when Rob’s mom was living at Palisade. All our best to your families. You are in our thoughts. Sandy and Rob Wallace

Joan Kirkpatrick - January 19, 2022

My deepest sympathy to Liz, Kathy. Sorry to hear about your Mom passing away. She was a very special lady always had a smile on her face. I remember her in Guides always friendly. She lived to be a good age. Remember the good times that you had with her. Thinking of you at this time. R.I.P. Betty. Joan.

Greg, Jane, Hugh and Geoff McKenzie - January 18, 2022

Dear Aunt Betty, Our family have fond memories of your gracious hospitality to us Western Canada cousins. Uncle Buck's fisherman's breakfast got us started every morning, before you took us out and about to see the sights of Cobourg and meet up with other family members - usually over a fine lunch nearby. Was it the Windmill at the Golf Course? In later years, Jane and I would visit PEC but always looked forward to an excursion to Henry St. or to the Brighton half way point for lunch at the Applebox (I think it was called). We were very interested in our family tree. What a wealth of information you provided - wonderful anecdotes and photos of growing up as the youngest in a large loving family. Up there in heaven, your many brothers and sisters must be thrilled to have you join them. You'll be sorely missed down here. Love to you and your family, from your Calgary family.

Frances MacDonald - January 18, 2022

Condolences to the family, Betty was beautiful inside and out. I loved getting to know her at palisades, we will miss her smile and happy spirit.

Dorothy Ruttan - January 18, 2022

I wish to send to the Lehigh family my deepest condolence. for the lose of their Mother and friend to many. May she Rest in God's Peace, --Dorothy Ruttan.

Helen Baxter - January 18, 2022

Sending my condolences to the LeHigh family, Betty was a dear, dear friend for over 50 years, I treasured our friendship and memories.. I am sending my love and prayers to the family. Yours-- Helen Baxter

Eleanor Lundy - January 18, 2022

My deepest sympathy to Liz, Kathy and all their family. Aunt Betty was a remarkable lady who was so loved and admired by us all.

Earl and Shelley Bond - January 18, 2022

A truly wonderful person whose influence on her many nieces and nephews will never be forgotten. Visiting with Aunt Betty was always a joy and a great trip down memory lane. To Liz and Kathy and their families our condolences on your loss.

Katherine Hart - January 18, 2022

At this time of deep and very personal sadness , please know that caring thoughts and heartfelt sympathy are with you. I had many lovely visits with Betty when she lived on Henry Street—— she liked to “ porch sit “ and I was always out walking. Sincerely, Kathy Hart ( Bolan )

Jayme Clarey - January 18, 2022

Betty was one of my absolute most loved residents while at Palisades💜 She could put a smile on anyone around her. Her pure contentment was just infectious, and is something that I’ll always keep with me. My deepest condolences to her family, she was so loved & always will be💜

Karl and Lois Stoldt - January 18, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Carol Lawless - January 18, 2022

My sincere condolences on the passing of Betty. I loved visiting with her when she was still on Henry Street. Always bright and cheery! She was indeed a beautiful person inside and out. You have all been blessed to have her with you all those many years. Sincerely, Carol Lawless

Stephen J. Redmond - January 18, 2022

January 18, 2022 Dear Liz, Katherine and family: I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's death. Your dear Mom was always kind to me every time I saw her , she and your Dad were good friends of my Mom and Dad ( Mary and Jim Redmond) they saw a lot of each other during the years. May the Lord hold her in the palm of his hand, Thank you Mrs. Leheigh. With Love and Sympathy Stephen Redmond

Jim & Mickey Bond - January 18, 2022

Dear Liz & Mike & Kathy & Bob & Families, Jim & I extend our deepest sympathy on hearing of dear aunt Betty’s passing. Remembering her as a wonderful kind & & gentle woman always interested in chatting with her nieces & nephews & many friends. May her soul Rest In Peace. Mickey & Jim

JoAnn and David Harrison - January 18, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

St. Michael's Catholic Church

JoAnn and Dave and family - January 18, 2022

As we pass through our lifetime , we are so lucky if we are blessed to meet someone who is so special, so kind and always makes you feel good.Well I did meet this person and I am so thankful. Yesterday I got the news this special lady had passes away at 103.This aunt was one of the most kind and beautiful persons I have been blessed to have known.Her smile was genuine and her words so comforting and uplifting.If ever an angel was sent to be amongst us Aunt Betty was one. Liz, Mike, Kate , Bob and families we send our love to you all. I will never forget Aunt Betty and know there is quite a reunion going on up there now. Jody,Dave and family

Carol Ann Heffernan - January 18, 2022

My sincere condolences to Betty’s family during this time. Carol Ann

Mike and Brenda Bond - January 18, 2022

The last of that ‘Greatest Generation’ for our family, and what a family! A beautiful person through and through. Everyone loved ‘Aunt Betty’ and for good reason, she always made one feel they were the most important person in the world. To Cousin’s Liz and Kathy our sincerest condolences. Luckily the apple didn’t fall far from the tree and it’s comforting to know that a good part of her style and grace carries on with her daughters.

Martin and Linda Bond - January 18, 2022

A great lady in every sense of the word and the true matriarch of the Bond family. We are so privileged and grateful to have had Aunt Betty and her siblings as our role models.

David West - January 17, 2022

Betty was so understanding and caring towards me when I was her Parish Priest in Cobourg in 2000-2003--I will never forget her kindness. She was a true lady, and a true servant of God.

Stan Poulson - January 17, 2022

To Liz & Mike, and Katharine & Bob, and your families, our condolences. Aunt Betty was a lovely lady who enjoyed life. It was great to help her celebrate her 100th birthday ! Love to you all. Stan & Dar

Rosanne - January 17, 2022

She was a beautiful woman inside and out, a heart of gold. I remember her being so soft spoken and lovely. I have some really nice pictures of her from when she was probably late teens and she was stunning, I posted them tonight on Face book along with a few other pictures. I was so lucky to have such wonderful Aunts & Uncles and she was the last one to join all the others in heaven. Will miss you Aunt Betty. Hugs to her girls , sending my love , thoughts and prayers, as well as mom, even with her dementia mom (Jean) said "oh no not Betty" when I broke the news to her at the hospital, mom was almost 10 years younger, she hits 94 this month. My daughters due early July and I said it would be nice if you have her on Aunt Betty's 104th birthday. It is nice she is with Buck , Bobby and Gary now. and all of her siblings and her mom & dad. Till we meet again

Sheila and George Hobson - January 17, 2022

To Liz, Kathy and their family: Saddened to hear our our dear Aunt Betty’s passing. She was so loved by all of us. Her warm smile and interest in all of her nieces and nephews made us feel special. What a wonderful reunion in heaven it will be with all her loved ones. Much love, Sheila and George

Harvey and Sherry Travis - January 17, 2022

Our sincere condolences. God has most certainly gained a precious angel today. Although we did not have the honour of knowing ’Nan’ personally, we have been blessed to know of her through her beautiful family. She will truly be missed and has lived every moment of her 103 years as an honourable and giving soul. Prayers and hugs to the family.

Dennis Bond - January 17, 2022

Aunt Betty 's passing brings to an end an era I will not see again. The Bond kids, all 15, were truly unique. She, in a quiet, loving way was what I remember and describe as having class. When visiting you always felt drawn into her .You were made to feel not just welcomed but that all things stopped just to catch up. My family offer our prayers for her and to Liz and Kathy and their families.

Duane & Rick Hoffman - January 17, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Charity of Your Choice

Kathy Sedgwick - January 17, 2022

My sincere condolences, it was an absolute pleasure to have known Betty while I worked at Palisades, she was a beautiful lady. Sincerely, Kathy Sedgwick

Pat Kelly - January 17, 2022

My condolences to the family. I did yard work for Mrs Lehigh for years and she was a delightful, kind and generous person. I always enjoyed chatting with her. A very special woman and a good friend to my mom Dorothy Kelly.

Robert Clement - January 17, 2022

Betty was a lovely person before Covid we visited her at Palisades with her great friend Marg Stimers. It’s a small world Susan’s mother Anne Moser was a good friend in Regina with Betty’s sister in law Kathleen Bond. Susan and I have known Betty for many years. Our prayers are with the family at this time. We were happy to attend her 100th our granddaughter Satya use to entertain Betty during our visits.

Robert Clement - January 17, 2022

Betty was a lovely person before Covid we visited her at Palisades with her great friend Marg Stimers. It’s a small world Susan’s mother Anne Moser was a good friend in Regina with Betty’s sister in law Kathleen Bond. Susan and I have known Betty for many years. Our prayers are with the family at this time. We were happy to attend her 100th our granddaughter Satya use to entertain Betty during our visits.

Diane - January 17, 2022

God Bless this Beautiful Soul. It was an absolute pleasure to know Betty and be apart of her life at Palisades. Rest in Peace Betty ~ You most definitely earned those Beautiful Angel Wings 🙏 I will never forget you !❤

Kim Clarke - January 17, 2022

Betty was such a lovely lady. She always talked of family and how much she loved everyone of you. I went to her home and Palisade until covid and looked after her hair care needs. She will be missed.

Margaret Godawa - January 17, 2022

LeHigh Family: My sincere condolences to all of you. Your mother was a beautiful wonderful person , loved by all that knew her. Marg

Bernie Brown - January 17, 2022

With deep sympathy to you, Liz, Mike and family. Also to all your extended family. I was privileged to have met your Mom on a few occasions and remember what a beautiful, kind and caring person she was. May all the wonderful memories of her be a great comfort to all of you in the days ahead. May she rest in peace. Love Bernie

St. Michael's Catholic Women's League - January 17, 2022

Our deepest sympathy and prayers are extended to each of you. As hard as it is to lose someone you love, you were certainly blessed by her longevity. We feel that way as well having her as a member of the CWL for over 70 years. May you find comfort as you look back at the beautiful memories she left behind for the family to share.

Therese & Barry May - January 17, 2022

Dear Liz, Kathy and family. Our deepest sympathy on the passing of a wonderful mom, grandma & great grandma. She was such a delight to be with. Our tea was one we both enjoyed with lots of stories. I was privileged to be at her 90th & 100th celebrations. Hugs to all of you. As a CWL past executive and a member for 73 years, your mom was very vocal on what we were or not doing. She kept us, the current executive, on our toes for sure. She will be greatly missed.

Bonnie Sheridan - January 17, 2022

Our sincere sympathy to the Lehigh Family. Mrs. Lehigh was a lovely lady and one of my favourite. Although I have not seen her for quite a while I often think of her and remember her fondly. Bonnie

Susan, Harry, Dale, Lori Shemilt - January 17, 2022

Our deepest sympathies to Liz, Mike and family, Katharine and Bob, and family. We loved “nanny” and have many wonderful memories seeing her and “buck” over different occasions. She has had a wonderful life and family and will be greatly missed. Hugs to everyone from Janetville