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Elizabeth Kennedy
Elizabeth Kennedy

Obituary of Elizabeth Kennedy

Elizabeth (Betty) Kennedy, a resident of Nova Scotia, formerly of Dawson Creek, B.C. passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 12, 2020 in Nova Scotia, at the age of 75 Years.

 

Elizabeth was born April 10, 1944. She was the 5th of 10 children to Gerald & Verna (Dean) Cox of Dean Settlement, Nova Scotia.

Elizabeth graduated from high school of commerce in Springfield Mass.

In 1963 she met and married the love of her life; John Kennedy on November 2, 1963. First a son Steven was born in Picton, Ontario, where John served with the First Canadian Guards.

They moved to Nova Scotia in the fall of 1966 when John was released from the Army. David and Kari were born in Truro, Nova Scotia, where they lived for ten years.

After that they moved to BC in October 1976. John worked in the logging industry, working for Canadian Forest Products in 1978, until he was disabled in 1998.

 

Betty worked at many different jobs, from Bata shoe factory, Karastan Carpet Mills, Cleaning houses, Church janitor, Cashier, Consultant for a cosmetic company, driving pilot car for long loads...

She also babysat children, so moms could attend Bible Study, for a few years in Dawson Creek Alliance Church. She wanted to be more kid friendly so asked if it was okay for the children to call her Granma Betty, instead of Mrs. Kennedy. One little girl, she remembers: called her “Àpple Betty” that would be Natalia, of course her little brother Clayton, followed Suite. She enjoyed her time with the children, even having the ordeal of removing a thumb-tac from David Eldleman’s little foot and applying a band-aid.

 

She missed her Nova Scotia roots and family there and moved back home in May of 2012.

 

Betty felt that her greatest accomplishments were in raising her three children to be responsible adults, contributing to society in their respective communities, to know Jesus, and be kind and loving towards others.

Her favourite scripture were Jeremiah 29:11-14b and Romans 8:28-32.

 

Elizabeth is survived by her Sisters; Irene (Warren) Brown and Deanna (John) Lavertue, Brother; Dale (Kim) Cox, Son; Steven (Gail) Kennedy, Daughter; Kari (Darren) Erickson, Daughter in law; Cristi Kennedy, Grandchildren; Tyler (Ceilidh), Katelyn (Jason), Marshall and Gavin, Courtney (Michael), Jay, Dylan and Shelby.

 

Elizabeth is predeceased by her Parents, Sisters: Margaret & Rita, Brothers: Gerald Jr, Bernard, Dennis and John all loved and missed, but not more loved and missed than her beloved Son David who died in a logging accident on December 7, 2014.

 

Elizabeth will be dearly missed by her great grandchildren, church family, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.

 

Very Respectfully Reynars Funeral Home and Crematorium 

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