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Elizabeth Anne Carruthers
Celebration of Life


Sunday, July 10th, 2022 1:00 pm

Lake to Skyview Farm, 160 McLean Road, Cobourg, Ontario

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Elizabeth Anne Carruthers

September 12, 1932 - June 20, 2022

Peacefully at the Northumberland Hills Hospital on Monday June 20th, 2022 in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Donald Carruthers. Loving mother of Allan Carruthers (Terry) and Nancy Arthur (Rick). Dear grandmother of Nicole (Kevin), Whitney (Calvin), Sarah (Andrew), Tyler (Madison), Amy (Jamie) and Terry's son Chris and great grandmother of Addalyn, Owen, Connor, Benson, Leo and Wyatt. Lovingly remembered by her sisters Kathryn McHolm, Lois Leber (Karl), Lynda Brown and pre-deceased by Mary Halligan (Bruce), Ruth Wright (John), Muriel and her brother Roy McHolm. Elizabeth will be missed by her sister-in-law Doreen McHolm and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of Elizabeth’s life will be held on Sunday July 10th from 1-4 pm. at Lake to Skyview Farm, 160 McLean Rd., Cobourg. If desired donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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MESSAGES OF CONDOLENCE / DONATIONS

Vicky Noel - July 29, 2022

So sorry to heat Mrs Cattuthers passed away. She taught me in public school.She was a grest teacher. RIP

Gaye and Gail Hoskin - July 15, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Elinor and Ivan Moore - July 13, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre

Doreen McHolm - July 12, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Canadian Cancer Society

George and Freda Workman - July 7, 2022

We will always remember Betty and Don for introducing us to Amway as a selling product, and Betty's involvement in council and keeping an eye on their agenda. Both were very involved in community and many innovative things. Betty and Don were always so friendly with others and made everyone feel so welcome.

Heather & Pat McFadden - July 6, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital - Palliative Care Unit

Lois Fenton- Leber - July 4, 2022

To Allan,Terry and Nancy and Rick and families:In spite of dementia Betty was struggling to keep her independence but needed her family and caregivers to care for her. This was not the Betty I knew but a shadow of who she had been.Independent, strong minded, intelligent are just a few adjectives I’d describe my eldest sister. We have lost our bridge to the past and we will just have to ask each other and wonder how Betty would have answered.Sadly we will all miss her for her important role in our lives.RIP Betty ,my big sister.

Dawn Davis - July 1, 2022

Nancy, Terry and families I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time

Brent and Tina Baxter - June 29, 2022

Sorry for your loss

Cori Arthur - June 29, 2022

I admired Betty when starting work at Northumberland County 30 years ago. Her determination shone through; she didn't miss a beat. My deepest sympathies.

Mark and Cindy Bickle - June 29, 2022

Sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom, Grandmother. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time

Karen & Chris Hoskin and family - June 29, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Canadian Celiac Association

Chris & Karen Hoskin and family - June 29, 2022

Al & Terry, Nancy & Rick and family, sorry for your loss. May your fond memories of your mother and grandmother give you comfort in the difficult days ahead. Thoughts are with you.

Margaret Benns & Family - June 29, 2022

Allan, Terry and family - so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was a great activist and advocate for the Township for many years and will be missed by sll who knew her. Our sympathy for your loss. God Bless.

Roger and Debbie Brisbin - June 28, 2022

Nancy, Allan and your families. We are thinking of you at this difficult time and know you will miss your Mom.

Art and Debbi Jeninga - June 27, 2022

Very sorry for your loss of Betty she was a wonderful person. Our condolences and love.

Sally Rohde - June 27, 2022

A Memorial Donation has been made today in Betty's Memory to Alzheimer's Society of Canada.

Robert and Roslyn Smart - June 27, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Rob and Roslyn Smart - June 27, 2022

Al and Terry, Nancy and Rick, and families: Condolences on the passing of your mom - our thoughts and sympathy are with you. Roslyn and Rob

Sally Rohde - June 27, 2022

I will miss you Betty - my good neighbour for 45 years. She was a strong, smart, fiesty force to be reckoned with - the Matriarch of the Carruthers Clan, many who continue as 5th Generation Farmers In Haldimand area. Her interests & passion centred on Farm Land Protection & Preservation. She attended countless Haldimand Township Council Meetings zeroing in on Farms/Severances/& Proposed Land Developments.....getting copies of Meeting Minutes to study. She wrote many published "Letters to the Editor" of local papers expressing her Concerns/Opinions. You NEVER had to ask Betty her Opinion - She'd Tell You! She had a No Nonsense Attitude & was totally involved in Rural Politics. Thanks Betty! Sincere Condolences to all the Carruthers, Relatives, Friends & Neighbours. RIP Betty - Farmers Do Feed Cities (& Everyone Else)

Judy Immel - June 27, 2022

Allan, Terry, Nancy, Rick & families, So sorry to hear the passing of your Mother. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all at this time. Judy & Shawn

Sarah, AJ Groves & Family - June 27, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Multiple Sclerosis Society

Sherry Gibson - June 26, 2022

Fond memories of Betty attending Council meetings, regardless of location. Always thoughtful and insightful conversation. Sending all of you my sympathy.

Don Mann - June 26, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Bernadette Gatien - June 26, 2022

My deepest sympathy in your loss of Betty. I think most of our children had her as a substitute teacher over the years and always enjoyed her. No doubt you have many wonderful memories of time shared as a family that will comfort you at this time. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Sincerely Bernadette Gatien

George and Jean Fitchett - June 26, 2022

Nancy and Rick , Allan and Terry, and families. Sincere condolences to you all , as you say goodbye to your Mother and Grandmother . George and Jean Fitchett

Rolf & Linda Sturzenegger - June 26, 2022

To the Carruthers family, our sincere sympathy for your loss.

Joan and Don Diminie and family - June 26, 2022

Allan, Terry, Nancy, Rick and families: Sorry to learn of Betty passing on, having known her for many years she was a good friend and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Ward & Penny Beebe - June 26, 2022

Allan & Terry, Nancy & Rick - sending our condolences, and thinking of your families.

Karen Dixon - June 26, 2022

I wish that I could attend, but sadly I am out of great province. I will remember her with fondness for her kindness, intelligence and her wonderful spirit!!

Bev& Jim Baitley - June 26, 2022

So sorry to hear of Mrs. Carrathers passing. I believe it may have been a couple of weeks when I stopped by the farm to chat and was asking how everyone was. She is now in Gods arms but forever in your hearts

Marsha Jones - June 25, 2022

Sincere sympathy to the Carruthers family. I do hope that fond memories will help you through the difficult days.

Lynn and Doug Holland - June 25, 2022

Our sincere condolences to the Carruthers Family . Lynn and Doug Holland

Judi Gill - June 25, 2022

Allan,Terry,Nancy,Rick and families. Jeff and I are so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. We are thinking of all of you and your families at this very difficult time. Jeff and Judi Gill.

Jennifer Darrell - June 25, 2022

Betty was a real power house that kept the politicians on their toes, did thorough research on an issue and was an impressive activist and advocate - one of the first activists I met when we first moved to Haldimand township in 1994. I greatly admired her and especially her tenacity. My sympathies to all of her family.

Dennis and Joanne Ivatt - June 25, 2022

Dear Nancy and Rick and family. Sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Our condolences.

Julie McKenzie - June 25, 2022

Though no longer here, physically, forever here in heart and memories. A force to be reckoned with, a smile that lit the room, eyes that could dance with joy or make you behave, in an instancne, in a classroom. Embraced life, family and friends with exuberance. Yes, her leaving has left a "hole" - fill that hole with every memory you have..... every time you bring one of them out there will be tears, or joy, laughter, remembering. She isn't gone, she's in each of your family members, she's part of any person that ever had the privilege to know her. God's strength and comfort, His guiding hand, His love surround you all. Julie

Valerie Smith - June 25, 2022

Hi Allan Sorry to hear about your mom's passing. I lost my dad 4 years ago. It's hard on everone, but then they're now pain free in heaven, that's the way I look at it. God bless you and your family

Patricia Holmes - June 25, 2022

Truly a n interesting passionate woman, didn't know her too well, and community oriented. Thank you Betty you will be truly missed. R.I.P. Your work is done on earth but I bet you are busy already. The Holmes

Teresa Smith - June 25, 2022

sorry to hear that Betty has past on, you have our deepest sympathy Teresa and family

Monica Wolfe - June 25, 2022

My Great aunt Betty always fascinated me. Although my visits with her were few to the farm they made quite an impression in forming my world view. My earliest memories are quite romantic feeding the geese and chickens and visiting the pigs. Aunt Betty was not one to gush to hug and kiss when I would visit. She would have serious discussions,ask me thought provoking questions. I learned to listen for her witty sarcasm delivered with the straightest of faces with only a mischievous twinkle in her eye and a slight smile with her eyes. She was an active participant in democracy-her dining table a veritable filing cabinet of any number of projects. Information to be found speedily from one of the many piles. She questioned decisions being made and I think of her each time I look at and correct minutes of a meeting I have participated in. She was the last of my grandmother Jean (née Carruthers) Stewart's generation. My love goes out to Allan and Nancy and your growing families.

Damon Whitney - June 25, 2022

Mrs. Carruther’s taught me on various occasions as a kid. Always lots of fun and very fair. She still spoke and remember me many years after and we enjoyed running into each other. A life well lived.

Gordon Jibb - June 25, 2022

So many connections to Betty and her family. Our condolences to all. Gord & Marg

David and Marta Sarles - June 25, 2022

We are so sorry to hear about aunt Betty’s passing. Our condolences to her family. I always found her very interesting. What I remember most about her was that she was a passionate person who cared deeply about her community and pursued any cause that she was involved in with a vengeance and was never afraid to speak her mind.

Patti & Gordon Gilchrist - June 24, 2022

Our deepest condolences to your Family. We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Betty. She was such a wonderful & knowledgeable Woman.

Stephen and Heather Wilson - June 24, 2022

Our condolences to Al and Terry, and all of the Family. Our Thoughts are with you all. You will always have many wonderful memories of your time with Elizabeth and you will reflect upon them often.

George McCleary - June 24, 2022

We were saddened to learn of Elizabeth`s passing. She was a determined community supporter, a real environmentalist, and a great person.

Scott & Joanne Jibb - June 24, 2022

Our deepest sympathies to the family

Ruth & Alex Broomfield - June 24, 2022

Sorry to learn of Betty's passing. Our sincere condolences to all the family.

Michael Beech - June 24, 2022

I am very sorry to hear of the passing of your mother Allan. I offer you and the rest of your family my sincere condolences.

Ralph & Sue Buttar - June 24, 2022

Please accept our most deepest sympathy in the loss of Betty.

barb Harnden - June 24, 2022

Deepest sympathies to all of the family members. She was a great community supporter and a good friend to my parents.