This is my Mom and today I’m going to tell you something about her. How do you find the words to describe a person who loved with everything in her? Her life was full and she was always busy, but never too busy for her grandkids. She said to me once “you always love your kids, your heart beats for them, but when you have grandkids…it’s like something I’ve never felt before. They are so amazing and the love is beyond anything I’ve felt before.”
She spent her life teaching and she was GOOD at it! She touched a huge number of lives over her 30+ years of teaching elementary school. But the love of helping others didn’t just stop in the classroom. It’s almost like she thrived on helping others, bringing people together, and making sure everyone was ok. If she found out you had a problem? Well, Mom would obsess about it, analyse it and do everything in her power to solve it. The next time you have a chance to do something kind for someone…do it! And then whisper “this ones for you Betty.” Mom has a huge faith and lived her life knowing there was another party going on that she had yet to attend. Here with us, SHE was the one that pulled everyone together, she was the one who loved to look around a room and see people laughing, joking around and telling stories. The laughter that’s happening now in the big hall will be felt here in our hearts. Between Uncle Norman and Uncle Donald, her sides will be aching for months. Oh how happy she will be to see her Mom and Dad again. She truly believed that if you spoke a person’s name or told their story that they would never really be gone from your life. Her life will be so very honoured by telling her stories, again and again, so that her grandkids will always know her BIG love, and her vibrant and classy persona. We could not contain that love any longer. Mom passed away on February 7, 2021. She has much work to do. After the party of course.
Mom never did anything 50%. It was all-in or nothing. With her love of her family and friends in mind, there will be a wonderful, full-of-life gathering at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Haskett Funeral Home, Lucan (519-227-4211).
In lieu of flowers her son and daughter, Scott Shoebottom and Rebecca (Shearer) would be honoured to have you remember their Mom with a donation to St. Marys Community Living. An organization that gave her much peace-of-mind when it came to the life and wellbeing of her Grandson.