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"MYM" 2008 Obituary


MYMKO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-26 published
BABE, Lucy Elizabeth " Betty" (née CHAPPLE)
Betty BABE passed away quietly at Saint_Joseph's Hospice on January 24, 2008. She is survived by her son Bill and his wife Elizabeth of Thunder Bay, daughter Jennifer of Toronto, and granddaughter Gillian and her husband Stephan DUPUIS of Perth, Australia, her caregiver Gemma ARRIOLA, brother Frank CHAPPLE and his wife Irene of Burlington, Betsy BISHOP and her family of Burlington, and many nieces and nephews, Spence, Chapple, Bythell and Sprague. Great-grandmother of Annick Babe DUPUIS. Betty was predeceased by her husband Murray BABE, sister-in-law Helen Babe BYTHELL of Toronto, and her brothers Allen CHAPPLE of Victoria, John CHAPPLE of Thunder Bay and sister Jocelyn CHAPPLE Spence of Thunder Bay. Betty was born in Fort William in 1910 to Clement and Annie CHAPPLE, of Chapple's Department Stores, she lived a full life to her 97th year. She attended the University of Toronto in the 1930's where she met Murray again. They married in 1936 and lived variously in Fort Frances and Geraldton, until Murray enlisted in the Lake Superior Regiment. Betty spent the war years in Fort William and they continued to live there after the war, with Murray practicing law with Morris, Babe, Pugsley, Black and Hatherly, before being appointed to the family court bench. Betty participated with Murray in the local Kiwanis Club, volunteered at McKellar Hospital, enjoyed their family and Friends at Two Island Lake, was a keen bowler and player of golf and bridge into her early 90's. The family expresses great thanks to Doctor MYMKO and his staff, and to Gemma ARRIOLA, who collectively enabled Betty to live at home until two weeks before her death. A funeral service for Betty will be held on Monday, January 28, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. at Jenkens Funeral Home with Rev. Deborah KRAFT officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to Saint_Joseph's Hospice, the George Jeffery Children's Foundation or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated. On line condolences at: Jenkens Funeral Home Cremation and Reception Centre

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