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EACOTT, Betty (Gillespie)


Betty Eacott

It is with a deep sense of loss that we announce the unexpected passing of Betty Eacott (Gillespie) in her 74th year. Pre-deceased by her beloved late husband John (1998)

Betty had many family members and friends that loved her dearly. Betty touched so many people with her kind spirit.

In her later years Betty found peace and comfort living with her son Darrell and his wife Tammy.

Betty was a lover of nature and spent many hours outdoors watching and learning about all the new types of birds that would visit her feeders.

She kept a sharp mind by finding a sense of calm and accomplishment in several paintings that she completed. She was proud to show these creations to family and friends.

She was also kept company by the family’s pet cats Peep and Purdy, who will deeply miss her loving and nurturing ways.

Betty has requested a cremation followed by a small gathering with family and friends that will take place on September 11th from 12-3 pm at our home in Hillsdale.

In lieu of flowers we are requesting a donation be made to the Diabetes Canada organization which is close to our hearts.

We would also like to thank the family and friends that helped during these difficult times, the Springwater Fire Department, Simcoe County Paramedic Services, and the officer who assisted by going above and beyond the call of duty.

A special thank you and heart felt gratitude to our neighbour for his compassion and the willingness to help in a time of such needs.

Words cannot describe how thankful we are for Melissa and her willingness to comfort and ensure things and everyone was at ease!

Enclosing we want to say we love each and everyone of you and Thank you for your support and loving Betty. 


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