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Betty "Elizabeth" Lautenbach (nee Hart)

Grace Christian Reformed Church
440 King St. E., Cobourg

Friday November 10th
10:30am - 11:30am


Grace Christian Reformed Church
440 King St. E., Cobourg

Friday November 10th


Cobourg Union Cemetery
Elgin Street West, Cobourg

Following service

Reception being held at the church following the interment

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Betty "Elizabeth" Lautenbach (nee Hart)

January 22, 1938 - November 6, 2023

Peacefully at Northumberland Hills Hospital on Monday, November 6, 2023, Betty Lautenbach at 85 years of age. Beloved wife of the late Sidney Lautenbach. Cherished mother of Sherry Taylor (Merv), Fred Lautenbach (Anita), Gerri Callahan (Ed), Sidney Lautenbach (Sandra) and the late Wendy Simpson (Bob; late). Dear grandmother of eleven grandchildren; Andrew, Stacey, Haley, Marcus, Alex, Thomas, Sarah, Christopher, Chantal, Breann, Kaila, and two great grandchildren. Sister of Barb (late), Walter (late), Albert, Ellie and Ray. A Visitation at 10:30am and Funeral Service at 11:30am will be held at Grace Christian Reformed Church (440 King St. E. in Cobourg) on Friday, November 10th. Interment to follow at Cobourg Union Cemetery, as well as a Reception at the Church. Betty was an avid baker with a vibrant soul who always ensured the ones she loved had a belly full of her delicious treats. Her positive impact extended beyond measure and she will be greatly missed by all. Those wishing may make a memorial donation to the Northumberland Hills Hospital. The service will be live streamed from the website.

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Agatha Kloostra - November 22, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Jim McQuoid - November 20, 2023

Sorry to here of your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you through these difficult times.

Ann Marie & Mike McIvit - November 17, 2023

So sorry to hear of Betty's passing. We both worked with her at Weetabix. She truly was a force to be reckoned with and will never be forgotten by either of us. We always had great laughs and lots of fun. Rest in peace Betty.

Connie Brideau ( Wickins) - November 15, 2023

I am so sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories of Betty. She will be missed ❤️🌹 Sending hugs and prayers Connie

Carol Fisher - November 15, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Malcolm Blackburn - November 13, 2023

For Betty's sake let me correct my previous posting. What she gave out was a "Anti-Depression kit" which had the following words and contained the items mentioned: An ERASER to make all those little mistakes disappear. A PENNY so you will never be completely broke. A MARBLE for those days when you're sure you've lost all of yours. An ELASTIC to help you stretch beyond your current limits. A STRING to hold it all together when it seems to be falling apart. And a HUG & KISS to remind you someone cares for you! That was the Betty Lautenbach that I remember. Thank you, and God bless you Betty.

Malcolm Blackburn - November 12, 2023

It is with sadness that I read of Betty's passing. At Weetabix there was never a dull moment when Betty was around and I still have the 'Survival Kit' that she used to hand out. Always positive and supportive. R.I.P. Betty.

Evelyn Callahan - November 12, 2023

So sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. Our deepest sympathies to her family and friends at this time of grief. Paul and Evelyn Callahan

David Kemp - November 10, 2023

Although I have not spoken to most of my Canadian relatives for awhile I always thought that we would get together again. Betty and Sid were always the ones who put us up when we were younger. I played with Cheryl, Fred, Sid Jr., Geraldine, and Wendy, when we visited years ago and went picking strawberries. Betty always treated us well and she made the best strawberry jam I’d ever tasted. Time has blown by and my last trip was the year my father died in 1993, 30 years pass so quickly. I’ve wanted to visit everyone during this time but have never been able due to work, or financial issues. I will always miss Betty and all their children. I’d still like to make another visit soon but now that I have the time, It’s financial issues that put on the kibash. I’m sorry for the loss of my cousin Betty and throughout her life we always said she was my aunt. Much love and condolences for all the Lautenbach’s, Harts, Blacks, and Kemp’s. Rest now in the arms of Christ , you will never be forgotten.

Wendy Best(Lennips) - November 10, 2023

My heart is breaking for Aunt Betty's's been a long time since I saw Aunt Betty in person..but I was very fortunate that we kept in touch through Facebook/messenger...and she always finished her message to me with I LOVE YOU ❤️

Penny Smale - November 10, 2023

Sherry, Fred, Gerri & Sid So sorry for the loss of your Mom. I will miss her at Legion Village, and her time I got to get to know her. So very sorry Hugs Penny

Julie Hall - November 10, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Julie Hall - November 10, 2023

Sending prayers and hugs to my friend Gerri and her family. ♥️🙏

The Feringa Family - November 10, 2023

Sherry, Fred, Gerri, Sid...and the whole of your families, we all wish we could be there today to share in the love for and celebration of your Mom and her love for all of you. All of us share wonderful memories of all of you, your Dad, Wendy, coffee after church, New Year card games, fishing and camping trips. Our Moms were still in touch, laughing when they talked after all these years.

Terry and Dianna Prentice (Hart) - November 10, 2023

Condolences. Aunt Betty will be remembered as someone who was always happy with hugs for everyone. She will be missed.

Patricia Murphy - November 10, 2023

To all the Lautenbach Clan: Your Mom was a beautiful lady in every way! I "love" the photo. It captures her very essence. Going way back in time, when you were students at Burnham Public School and I was a teacher there, she was one of my favorite "moms". My condolences to you all. My thoughts and prayers are you. What wonderful memories you all have to share!

Darlene Levert - November 10, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Darlene Levert - November 10, 2023

So sorry for your loss Sherry. Losing a mom is hard. She is up there with my mom. I am sure they would have liked each other here if they had met. Hugs. Love Darlene

Leslie Srewart - November 10, 2023

So sorry you lost your Mom my sympathies to Fred ,Wendy and all of your Families . Keep the faith and all the wonderful memories !

Jasper and Jane Hoogendam - November 9, 2023

Fred, our condolences to you and your family. We would be there in person if I didn't have commitments out of town.

The Lam family - November 9, 2023

We were so sad to hear of the passing of Betty Lautenbach, and will always remember her for her warmth, humour and joy. Please accept our deepest condolences to the family.

Gayle and Grant Ketcheson - November 9, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Anneke Russell - November 9, 2023

I loved Betty. She always gave me mints in church. Even if I didn't sit beside her, she would find a way to sneak it into my hand, usually before she went to her seat. She gave Andrew her cook book because she knew he liked cooking, but sadly we've moved 3 times since then and I can't find it but I will remember her. She felt like family even if we weren't related.

Janice and Gary Gleason - November 9, 2023

To Gerri and Family, Betty always made sure we had enough of everything when visiting with her family be it food, drink or a listening ear but most of all love and laughter. But it's the devilish twinkle in her eyes that made us wonder "what's next". Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. Love, Janice and Gary xoxo

Gene and Cheryl DiMarco - November 9, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Gene and Cheryl DiMarco - November 9, 2023

Gerri. I didn’t have the pleasure of knowing your mom, but I’m sure she was a special person because she raised an amazing human being: you. Our deepest condolences go out to you and all of your families. Wishing you peace and comfort during this sad time. Please let us know if you need anything.

Allan Kirkpatrick - November 9, 2023

Betty was one of favourites from our time @ Grace CRC. Always supplying my wife with Mints and me with chocolate chip cookies peace / blessings to all your family at this time

Ben and Beth Scholtes - November 9, 2023

So sorry for your loss Fred and family.

Wilma Boyce - November 9, 2023

Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Fred and Anita. Blessings to you all as you share memories of a life well lived by Fred's mother. 🙏 ❤️

Tracey and Trevor Jones - November 9, 2023

Our deepest condolences on your loss.

Ralph & Norma Stoffers - November 9, 2023

Dear Lautenbach families. Our sincerest condolences.

Sherry Wickins - November 9, 2023

Sherry, Gerri, Fred and Sid…I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing…my deepest condolences….I am thinking of you all as you go through this difficult time xoxo

Josie Timlin - November 9, 2023

💔Awe!So sad to hear of Betty's passing!!She was a pleasure to work with!Many fond memories of Weetabix!!My condolences!Thinking of the Lautenbach Family at this most difficult time!!She will be missed!!💔

Glenda Martin - November 9, 2023

My condolences to the family. Such a bubbly person and lots of good memory’s from her days at Weetabix. She definitely enjoyed reading and crocheting.

Brenda and Jim Kloostra - November 8, 2023

To the entire Lautenbach family, so deeply sorry for your loss, what a wonderful friendly lady she was, you’re in our thoughts and prayers

Peter and Pam Ayres - November 8, 2023

Sincere condolences to the entire Lautenbach family ….. remember many nights with my parents playing cards in Baltimore with Betty and Sid and enjoying some fresh baked goods. Rest assured Ernie and Doris are getting the cards ready for a game tonight! Betty will be fondly remembered, RIP

Peter Washburn - November 8, 2023

I am very sorry to hear about your mom. My condolences for your family. She was one of the best. All our prayers to you from the Washburn family.

Cathy Jewitt - November 8, 2023

Dear Geri, Ed, Thomas & Sarah, My deep condolences to all of you on Betty’s passing. Her infectious laugh and beautiful smile would make anyone’s day. Rest easy Betty, you will be missed. Cathy

Bev Taylor and Vito Riccio - November 8, 2023

Our deepest condolences to you Sherry, Merv and family during this difficult time! Cherish all the memories you have and may she rest in peace.

Pat Sinyard - November 8, 2023

So sorry to hear of Betty’s passing . She was the sweetest lady , tons of fun. I first met Betty at weetabix . Whenever she would relieve anyone for break she would always say Take your time but hurry back. Then we would both laugh. Good times we’re had by all. Cherish her memories.

Eric and Diane Stuckless - November 8, 2023

Fred,Anita and family. Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Cherish the memories

Scott & Theresa Tuttle - November 8, 2023

We are sending our prayers and condolences to all the family. We loved her wit and sense of humour and of course her baking goods were always delicious and you couldn’t get out of the house without a bag of cookies. May your memories of your mom/grandma get you through this difficult time. Sincerely, Scott & Theresa

Helen Ann Parker - November 8, 2023

Sorry to read of your mum's passing. Deepest sympathy to all.

Lolly & Kevin Coffin - November 8, 2023

Our deepest sympathies to you and all your family.

Paul, Amy, Owen Mouncey - November 8, 2023

Fred and family, very sorry to hear of your loss our thoughts are with you

Beverley Slade - November 8, 2023

So very sorry to hear of your loss, my deepest sympathies to all the Family.

Kim Sargent - November 8, 2023

Our condolences from the Disney Team at Canadian Family Health Counselling. Gerri, your Mom's baking has never made it all the way back to Peterborough intact. I am so very sorry for your loss. Your Mom will live on in your vibrant heart that cares so dearly for those around you. We extend our sympathies to you and yours. Much love, Kim and the entire CFHC team.

Brenda Brown - November 8, 2023

My deepest sympathy to all the Lautenbach family during this very sad time. Cherish your memories ❣️

JUDY FERGUSON - November 8, 2023

Fred - I'm sorry for your loss. Condolences to your family.

Mike Gagnier - November 8, 2023

Fred and Gerri sorry for the pain of your loss. She was a great person. Cherish your memories.

Kathy Krakenberg - November 8, 2023

I am so very sorry for your loss. Your mom was an awesome person. Always cheerful and friendly even after all these years if I ran into her. I viewed her as my second mom sometimes wishing I had a mom like her. I spent a lot of time in your home and she was always so welcoming and friendly but you towed the line. She was a wonderful cheerful soul. This planet definitely lost an angel.

Linda & Jim MacDonald - November 8, 2023

Fred-We're so sorry that you have lost your precious Mom. May you and your family find comfort in the beautiful memories that you share. And know that you will see her again in a higher place.

Donna Johnson - November 8, 2023

Syd, I'm so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was always so nice to me.

Ray & Sue Provost - November 8, 2023

To all the Lautenbach family. What a beautiful lady Betty was!! Her smile, her kindness, her infectious laugh, her culinary talents, the way she opened their home to friends..she will never be forgotten and live in the hearts of her loved ones forever. Ray got to know Betty from Weetabix days. A beautiful friendship arose and we enjoyed many wonderful social gatherings at Sid & Betty's Baltimore home. We cherish those memories. We send our deepest and sincere sympathy to the children, grandchildren and other family members at this very difficult time. Blessings to you all.

Terry Barrett - November 8, 2023

To the entire Lautenbach Family, Betty's loss is significant. Whether it was working with her on the line at Weetabix starting in 1980, or their house in Baltimore with Sid, or a quick visit while at her last house on Frei Street (thank you Gerri and Ed!), Betty showed me comical patience and always a huge SMILE. Christmas parties at her house in Baltimore way back and a fresh gift of baked cookies certainly enhanced my appreciation for this wonderful lady. She will be missed but always loved. RIP Betty! I am in Nova Scotia at moment and sadly cannot make her funeral but please accept my sincere thoughts and condolences.... Terry

Pat Buckley (Lake) - November 8, 2023

I remember Betty as a wonderful lady and very patient as she trained me on the biscuit line and that was not easy for her. I smile when I think about all memories. Oh those cakes and cookies! RIP Betty.......

Stephanie - November 8, 2023

Big hugs to everyone! Keep her memories alive in your stories, and of course chocolate chip cookies.

Wendy Smith - November 8, 2023

Sherry, I’m so sorry for your loss of your Mom. Hang in there. Loosing a Mom is so hard because no one else looks at you the same way as Mom’s do! Big hug.

Kathryn Ryder (Moffit) - November 8, 2023

Sherry, so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Beautiful picture of her! May you hold your beautiful memories of such a loving/caring Mom in your heart to help heal. Prayers to you and your entire family.

Gayle and Grant Ketcheson - November 8, 2023

Our condolences to all Betty's family. A camper/cottager friend for a half-centurys at Pitts Landing. We will miss her friendly smile as well as the dozens of chocolate chip cookies that she brought to the lake. A donation is being made to Northumberland Hills Hospital in Betty's memory. Rest in peace good and faithful servant.

Tilly Gordon - November 8, 2023

Condolences to all of Betty's family, she was a wonderful, thoughtful person.

Cindy & Dennis Sherwin - November 8, 2023

So sorry to hear of the passing of your mom, our condolences to all the family. Betty will be missed.

Roger Clapperton - November 8, 2023

So sorry for your families last, Sid and Betty were great neighbours .She will be missed.

Geraldine & Case Glasbergen - November 8, 2023

Our condolences to your families on the loss of your dear mother She always had a smile on her face

Jane (Harren) & Dale. Colbary - November 8, 2023

Sherry and the Lautechbach Family We are very sorry to read your Mom has passed away. May she rest in peace. 🙏

Katherine Johns - November 8, 2023

Dear Sid and family! So sorry for you loss! In thoughts and prayers Kath

Sharon Keen - November 8, 2023

Sherry I am heart broken to hear the passing of you mother. May she rest easy and big hugs to you and your family

Steve Fredericks - November 8, 2023

Sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I'm sure she will be dearly missed.

Sid and Sandra Lautenbach - November 7, 2023

To our mother in heaven, thank you for always loving and caring for us. Even though you are no longer here with us, I can still feel your love guiding us. You will always be in our hearts. We will always love and miss you dearly Mom!

Grace Dingman Clouthier - November 7, 2023

I am very sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. I knew Betty from years ago when she looked after me. My Mom and Dad thought the world of your parents as did I. Betty was a pleasure to know. God bless and may you find peace in all of your memories. Love Grace

Jodi - November 7, 2023

I’m sorry I won’t be there in person to give you all a hug. Your mom will be greatly missed for more than just her huge chocolate chip cookies. You will cherish her memory forever.

Dave Foster - November 7, 2023

Deepest condolences to your family. Your mom was a very welcoming person when Sid and I spent many hours together in our teenage years, may she Rest In Peace.

Linda Gordon - November 7, 2023

So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. She was a sweetheart.

Bambi and Steven Cochrane - November 7, 2023

Our condolences to the family. I enjoyed many years working with Betty and have many fond memories of her.

Wendy Silver - November 7, 2023

Sherry what a beautiful photo of your mom. Just the way I remember her. She always had a smile on her face. She loved her family and always made sure I felt welcome when I was there. She will be missed. My prayers are with you

Bob and Helen McCracken - November 7, 2023

So sorry to hear of Betty’s passing, condolences to the family!

Violet West-Roffey - November 7, 2023

Sorry to hear ...Such a caring LADY.. Condolences VioletWest-Roffey

Don Patterson - November 7, 2023

Our prayers are with you and your family.

Ginette Cyr - November 7, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Ginette & Albert (Hap) Hart - November 7, 2023

In this difficult time we would like to offer you and your families our heartfelt condolences. Your mother was a kind, beautiful person. So many great memories of her and your father. We are sorry that we cannot be with you at this time but please know that you are in our thoughts. RIP Betty.

Ric and Julie ash - November 7, 2023

So sorry to hear of Betty’s passing our sincere condolences to the Lautenbach family big hugs to all 💜

Chris Chapman - November 7, 2023

Sending my condolences for the loss of Betty..We were on the same shift at Weetabix until she retired..She always had a positive attitude at work..She always organized the occasional smorgasbords at work,which she loved to do..RIP Betty

Mara Markofski - November 7, 2023

My heart is aching at the loss of Betty and for the Lautenbach family. My deepest condolences to everyone. May your rest in Paradise Betty.

Ken De Meûter - November 7, 2023

I've never quite left a message like this, so I do apologize if it is rather odd sounding... But I want to say to all of the family: Betty, or Beppe as I knew her, was an absolute angel of a person. I only had the fortune to meet her a select few times, but she had a place in my heart from the get-go. Chantel (her granddaughter and at the time wife) spoke volumes of how loving and great her Beppe was and I got to see that in person. The first thing she did when we met together for a BBQ was teach me how to husk corn, something I'd never done. Her playful, sassy attitude and the loving energy she had is something I'll very fondly remember. She is an example for everyone to follow on how to be a good human being. To the family, I am so, so sorry for your loss. There is nothing to fill the hole she'll leave behind, but please know that she'll always be part of you. ♥ Ken

Bonnie and Dustin Luckett - November 7, 2023

Bonnie and I wish you our deepesr codolences. May you find peace in the many memories you share.

Bill and Carmel Scott - November 7, 2023

I am so sorry for your loss. To the entire Lautenbach family (siblings), you know how close Wendy and I were, back in the day. I came to love Betty, almost like a surrogate mom. She was a dear, sweet woman. May she rest in peace.

Joe Ferguson - November 7, 2023

Sending our condolences to the family at this difficult time. Joe Ferguson and Cindy Greer

Kim Turner/Doug Callahan - November 7, 2023

Geri, Ed and the Lautenbach family. Sorry for your loss. Your mom certainly made an amazing chocolate cake and chocolate chips cookies. Never a visit without them. Doug and Kim

Jane DeJong - November 7, 2023

Sincerest condolences to the Lautenbach Family...May you feel the warmth and support from friends and family.