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Elizabeth Louise (Betty) Wilson

Elizabeth Louise (Betty) Wilson

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Elizabeth Louise (Betty) Wilson of Amherst, Nova Scotia on March 20, 2021 at home with her daughter and granddaughter by her side. Born in Saint John, New Brunswick she was the daughter of the late Andrew T. and Eileen (McAuley) Moore.

Moving to Amherst in 1942, she attended St. Charles School and went on to graduate from St. Charles Business school. Through the years she was employed by the Bank of Nova Scotia, the Maritime Lumber Bureau and Tantramar Motors Ltd. where she worked alongside her late husband. She was a woman of strong faith and a member of Holy Family Roman Catholic Church. Her various interests included serving in many offices of the Amherst Skating Club, later becoming Chairman of the Nova Scotia Section of the Canadian Figure Skating Association. She was a past member of the Cumberland Regional Hospital’s Ladies Auxiliary, St. Charles Finance Committee and served as Regent of Lord Amherst IODE. She was also an ardent supporter of the Fatima Center in Fort Erie, Ontario. She enjoyed her cottage (The Bay House), tole painting, writing daily in her journal, listening to music, singing and baking her famous tea biscuits among other delights that her friends and family loved. 

She was predeceased by her husband Delbert Mills Wilson and her daughter, Deborah Maxine; sister, Colleen M. MacDonald of Maine, USA; brother, Andrew E. (Drew) Moore of Amherst and nephew Glenn G. MacDonald of Maine, USA. 

She will be sadly missed by her daughter, Cindy (David) Dunnet;  grandson, Matthew (Jenny); granddaughter, Caroline and fiancé Michael Libis, all of Mississauga, Ontario; a sister-in-law, Helen Moore, of Amherst; nieces, Linda Cooper, Colleen Chisholm (Alex Viduk) of Amherst, Chandra Sheehan of New Hampshire and Lisa (Michael) Roche of Maine, USA; nephews, Drew (Charlene) Moore of Amherst, and Andrew (Jennifer) Clarke of Halifax who were always lending helping hands especially at The Bay House along with other grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Jones Family Funeral Centre, 70 Church St., Amherst, (902-667-8777).   Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, there will be no visitation.  A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:30 AM on Friday, April 09, 2021 at Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, Amherst, with Father Charles Offor officiating.   Pre-registration is required, please call or email the funeral home to do so.  Burial at St. Charles-Nativity Cemetery in the spring. 

Family flowers only. Donations to the Canadian Juvenile Diabetes Association, the VON, or a charity of the donor’s choice.  

Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting the online memorial at or through the Jones Family Funeral Centre Facebook Page.

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Service Date
Friday, April 9, 2021
Service Time
11:30 am
Service Location
Holy Family Parish Roman Catholic Church, Amherst

Burial Date
Burial At A Later Date
Burial Location
St. Charles-Nativity Cemetery

Requested Charity
Canadian Juvenile Diabetes Association; The VON; Donor’s Choice.