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Betty Doreen (née Blakelock) Thompson

THOMPSON, Betty Doreen (née Blakelock) - After a long and wonderful life, Betty passed away on December 4th at the age of 96. Predeceased by her husband Dr. Main Thompson, sister Julia Devenish, brother John Blakelock, and sister-in-law Ruth Tipler, Betty was the devoted mother of Russell, beloved grandmother of Peter, and doting aunt of nine nieces and nephews. She was a loving and supportive second mother to her daughter-in-law Nancy. A native of Oakville, Ontario, Betty trained as a nurse at Toronto General Hospital. Following World War II she returned to school at the University of Western Ontario, earning a Bachelor of Science degree, and became a nurse educator in Ottawa before marrying Main and moving to North Bay in 1951. Betty was an avid world traveler, a supporter of countless charities, and a faithful member of Calvin Presbyterian Church. She lived at home until she was ninety years old, and then moved to the Empire Living Centre, where she lived happily for the rest of her life. At Betty’s request, there will be a private memorial service with no visitation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the North Bay Regional Health Centre Foundation or the Nipissing Serenity Hospice in her memory would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Martyn Funeral Home. 13315489
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Posted by Jack Tipler (Family) On Saturday, December 8, 2018
Dear Russell, Nancy and Peter, I was so saddened to learn of your mother/grandmother's passing. Betty was a wonderful, kind, generous woman who never minced her words. I am privileged to have known her. With your mom as my Aunt Ruthie's sister-in-law, I always felt that your mom was family. Julie had much love and regard for her as well. Love Jack
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Posted by Don & Diane Wallace (Friends) On Friday, December 7, 2018
Russ & Nancy

Saddened to hear this news! Betty was an original-one of a kind! No pretense or airs for her. Just a warm and friendly soul. Was always very kind and interested when I was with her. Remember all the good times!

Don & Diane

Our Sympathies
Posted by Margo Walton (Friend of Family) On Friday, December 7, 2018
DearNancy and Russell:

We were saddened to hear of your mothers passing. My mother always enjoyed getting together with your mother and Ruthie. My Uncle Arthur thought very highly of your mother too.

Our thoughts are with you.

Yours truly,

Margo and Jim Walton

Sincere Condolences
Posted by Tina & Brodie Chapman (co-workers of Russell) On Friday, December 7, 2018
Russell, Nancy and Peter. We are so sorry to hear of your mother/grandmother's passing. Russ I hope the many happy memories help you through this very difficult time. Our thoughts and best wishes go out to you and your family! Take care my friend! xoxo

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