Elizabeth Myra Button, 67 of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Passed peacefully away in the loving presence of family and friends at home on Sunday July 28, 2019. Born on Silver Fox Island, Bonavista Bay in Newfoundland to Jacob and Olive Button she was intensely proud of her family’s heritage. Shortly after graduating from Memorial University of Nfld. she moved to Halifax and was employed with Canada Manpower/ Service Canada as a Program Officer until her retirement in 2007. An avid admirer of all things in nature she enjoyed hiking and being in the out of doors, a love that she has passed on to her loving grandchildren. Always interested in physical fitness she enjoyed bicycling along the rails to trails systems at home and wherever she traveled in the world. In addition to planning activities for her grandchildren, when at home, she could often be found painting, reading or using her extra-ordinary skill on unravelling crossword puzzles.
She is survived by her mother Olive Button of St. John’s, sister Linda Laite (Stan) of St. John’s, brothers Lloyd Button (Shirley Granter), Rex Button (Debra Doyle) of Ottawa, and Gord Button (Karen Fifield) of St. John’s.
Forever to be adoringly missed by daughters Bronwen Davis (Rob Thomas), Myra Davis-Snow (Matt Snow) and their father Stephen Davis. Grand ma will live on forever through the love and joy of life that she shared with her precious grandchildren River and Tosh Thomas and Haidyn Davis-Snow.
A huge emptiness in life is currently being felt by her devoted partner Weldon Chafe with whom she shared a fervent journey together for the last decade.
She was predeceased by her father Jacob and baby brother Andrew.
Cremation has taken place and a private interment will occur at a later date.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday September 15 from 3 PM to 6 Pm at the Armdale Yacht Club, 75 Burgee Run, Halifax, NS B3P 0C9.
Memorial donations may be made to Canadian Red Cross, Community HELP Program,113 Troop Ave. Dartmouth, NS B3B 2A7
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to T.J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, Halifax (902-835-4212). Online condolence may be sent to the family by visiting https://tjtracey.com or sent to the family at 41 Westridge Drive, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3M 3K3.