Obituary of Margaret Elizabeth Short
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Margaret Elizabeth “Betty” Short, formerly of Bedford, at the age of 94. Born in Toronto, she was the daughter of Frederick and Helen (Mitchell) Nichol.
She was a 1953 graduate of The Hospital for Sick Children, working in the paediatric unit until moving to Nova Scotia to marry Bob in 1954. She later resumed her nursing career, working for local doctors in Bedford for many years. After retiring she volunteered with VON and was a regular blood donor for most of her life.
Betty was a member of the Bedford Baptist Church serving on numerous committees and was a long time member of the choir. She participated in church social groups which led to lifelong friendships that she treasured.
She was a loving, devoted wife and mother, creating a well organized and warm, comforting home. She had many creative talents including baking, gardening, and knitting or sewing clothes for the family, which were so much appreciated.
She had a variety of interests and remained active throughout her life, enjoying swimming, reading, bowling, doing jigsaw puzzles, playing cards, singing in community choirs, taking frequent trips to Ontario to visit family and friends, and spending time at the family fishing camp.
Betty is survived by daughters, Karen MacRae (David), Barbara Short (Steve Peverill) and Brenda Grantham (Richard); grandchildren, B.J. (Laura), Meagan (Andrew ), Emily, Andrew (Lindsay), Michael (Courtney), Chris (Leah); great-grandchildren, Logan, Lewis, Arthur, Max, Ava, Isla, Beau, Ozzy and Grace; sisters-in-law, Barbara Rossiter and Betty George.
Predeceased by husband, Robert; sisters, Jean and Marion.
A celebration of life will be held in Bedford Baptist Church,158 Rock Lake Drive, Bedford on Thursday, July 27 at 10:30. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bedford Baptist Memorial Fund or a charity of your choice.
We wish to thank the staff at Maplestone Enhanced Care for their kindness and compassion.