It is with sadness that we announce that Betty passed away peacefully on Monday, June 3, 2019, at Barnswallow Place Care Community, her home for the past few years, with her good friend Lavonne at her bedside.
Prior to living at Barnswallow Place, Betty was always active in the local community, having lived in Elmira all her life, from early years living and working at the Steddick Hotel, to later years living in her home on Arthur Street and working at Uniroyal.
Betty was a remarkable woman, tiny in stature, but strong, independent and full of life. She was generous to all, volunteering her time and endless energy to many local organizations.
Her family and friends cherish many fond memories of multi-course, homemade dinners at Betty’s, with lots of good conversation and laughter. Betty will be missed by her family and friends, Mark (Joanne), Kathy (Steve), Trish (Paul), and good friend Lavonne.
Thank you to all the staff at Barnswallow Place whose professional and friendly care supported Betty in her final years.
A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. at St Teresa of Avila RC Church, 19 Flamingo Dr., Elmira. A private family interment will follow at St. Mary’s RC Cemetery in Elora.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Betty’s memory, to Barnswallow Place Care Community (Nursing Department).
Established in 1905 by Christian Dreisinger, the Dreisinger Funeral Home has been committed to serving Elmira and surrounding area with the care and attention only an independent family funeral home can provide.