It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Elisabeth Maria Dwyer, ne de Jong, at Kensington Gardens, Toronto, on August 24, 2014. Better known to friends and family as Betty, she was born in Sint Nicolaasga, Friesland, Holland. A registered nurse, Betty worked both in Holland and at Stratford General Hospital for many years. She came to Canada in 1952, where she met her husband, William Henry Dwyer. They were married in 1954 and lived at Lot 3, Concession 8, Logan Township. Betty moved to Stratford in 1984 and was active with Stratford and Area World Aid (SAWA), St. Joseph Parish Catholic Women’s League and Meals on Wheels. She was also a member of the Stratford Y, enjoying swimming and aquafit classes there until the age of 92. Betty was predeceased by her husband, her parents Pieter de Jong and Aukje Galama de Jong, and all of her 12 siblings. She leaves behind 3 children, Michael (Julie Mah) of Ottawa, Augusta (Victor Luis Porter) and Mary (Reginald Beatty) of Toronto, as well as two grandchildren William and Laura Dwyer. Friends and relatives may call at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Friday, August 29, from 7-9 p.m. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, Kinkora on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Fr. Clare Coleman – Celebrant. Interment in the church cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Pueblito Canada through the funeral home.
Visitation
Friday, August 29th
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass
Saturday, August 30th at 11:00 a.m.
St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church
Kinkora, Ontario

Memorial Donations
Pueblito Canada


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