In Celebration of

Elizabeth 'Betty' Vineyard

April 13, 1932 -  December 18, 2018

Passed away at age 86 on December 18 after a stroke on November 15. Betty passed comfortably at her home surrounded by her loving family and purring Bijoux. She was the devoted wife of George (pre-deceased 2016) and beloved mother of Wendy (John Mason), Judy (Ken Simpson), and Mitch (Tina Erbs); grandmother of Jackson Strobel, Chelsea Vineyard and Katrina Vineyard. Betty was a strong, fun-loving woman with a passion for her family, friends, animals of all kinds and the outdoors, especially the family cottage at Lac McFee built by George.

Born in Cornwall, Betty married George in 1957 and shared many life adventures during George’s postings as an RCMP officer in Cornwall, Timmins, Kirkland Lake and Ottawa. While raising a growing family, Betty worked at the Royal Bank. She enjoyed: curling, travel, playing bridge and a glass of wine with her many close friends. More recently, she regularly volunteered at the gift shop at the Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre.

Friends are invited to Betty’s Celebration of Life at 1 pm, Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Beechwood Cemetery (280 Beechwood Ave. Ottawa). Visitation on Friday January 11 from 6 to 8 pm at the same location. For those who wish to commemorate Betty, donations are welcomed for the Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre and the Ottawa Humane Society.


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Debbie Hope (Friend of Judy Vineyard)

Entered December 22, 2018 from Vancouver, BC

I was very privileged to have met Betty many years ago and what a delight she was. It was obvious how much she loved her family. Now she is with George. My condolences to all the family.

Lynn Roberts (Family friend.)

Entered December 22, 2018 from St. Andrews N.B.

I am so very sorry for your loss of a beautiful person,your mom. Betty and George were role models for Hal and I from our marriage and child raising years and will always be remembered and in my prayers. Wendy,Judy,Mitch and families,you have wonderful memories to cherish. I am sorry to not be able to attend the service but will be thinking of you throughout this difficult time. Sending prayers and hugs. Lynn.

Dorothy Found (Friend)

Entered December 22, 2018 from Kemptville

I have spent the last decade going on yearly trips with Betty to do Christmas shopping and play cards. We also had monthly lunches (I was included with the RBC women even though I didn't work there) to catch up. Betty will be sorely missed, but she had a wonderful life with family and friends. My thoughts are with her family, she was a very special lady.

Janet Leverington (Friend of daughter Judy)

Entered December 23, 2018 from Toronto

My heartfelt condolences to you all at this sad time.

Big hugs,

Lori Nacson (Friend & ex colleague)

Entered December 29, 2018 from Winnipeg

So our trip to P.E.I. would be the last time we saw each other but my memories of Betty will be of a fun loving person who always made others feel special. You will be missed. Blessings to all her loved ones.


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