Cole, Elizabeth “Betty”

June 18, 1937 ~ November 6, 2023

Betty (Elizabeth) Cole
June 18, 1937 – November 6, 2023
Predeceased by husband:  Robert Cole – June 17, 2022
Nan’s connection to a large community of forever friends and family has reached the final chapter.  She was surrounded and comforted by her family. She is survived by her children Mark (Cheryl) Cole and daughter Judy (Bob), 4 Grandchildren and 7 Great Grandchildren.  She cherished time with the “littles” and reminded them daily with “Nanny loves you very much”. Nanny’s birthday, June 18th is significant to our family.  She was married on her Birthday, her son Mark was born 2 years later on her birthday her daughter was married on June 18, and 2 of her grandchildren followed suit. It makes for a fun day with family. Nan’s legacy will be remembered by close friends and memories in her community.  Her love and care for the youngest to the oldest never wavered.  If you were hungry, sick, lost or just looking for a chat she could and would help. The farm was the gathering place for many years.  She nurtured fresh grown everything for dinners throughout the season.  Fresh treats, coffee, tea and beverage of choice were always available for those who dropped into “Nanny’s Café”. Nan could direct you to any location you wanted to get to.  Her ability to remember every road she had ever travelled was remarkable.  We were often left agaw when she could recall every back road between here and the east coast.  She was a news junkie.  She loved to able to discuss current events. We loved to hear her stories of who she was before she was our mom. Thank you all for enriching our “Nan’s” life.

Family and friends will be received at Petrolia Lions Club, 451 Huggard Street, on Friday, November 10, 2023 from 1:00 to 4:00pm.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations by the charity of your choice.

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  1. To Betty’s family
    So sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. I have lots of wonderful and funny memories of working with her in my teen years at Kmart long ago.
    RIP Betty.

  2. Dear Mark, Judy, Cheryl and Bob, and all your children and grandchildren: We were so sorry to hear the sad news. Nanny’s shining example lives on in her family. Sending love and hugs to you all,
    Marion, Jim and Margaret xo

  3. Condolences to Mark and Judy and all their families.Your mother was always a wonderful aunt to a lof of your cousins and the rest of our extended families.
    Take care.

  4. Dear Mark, Judy and Family Members.
    Betty was a lovely person, you are blessed to have had your mother in your life for such a long time. May the love of your family help to support you through this period of missing and mourning you mom. Roger and I have fond memories of good times with your Mom and Dad. Our condolences,
    Susan and Roger Harrison

  5. Dear Judy,Mark and families.
    Our sincere condolences. Betty was the nicest, unique woman. Thinking of you , Liz & Ed Sullivan.

  6. Condolences Mark, Cheryl and families. Betty (Nan) was an amazing person! Always fun to be around. Both Kendra and Korey talked about her lots and loved her very much!

  7. Dear Judy, Mark and Family
    We were saddened to learn of your dear Mom’s passing. With your loving Mom becoming an Angel she is forever with you. She is as close as your next thought; may your hearts be lightened.

  8. Please know that our warmest thoughts and deepest sympathy are with you Judy . May you and your family hold only the dearest of memories in your hearts.
    With warm hugs,
    Ken and Judie

  9. Our deepest sympathies and prayers are with you and your family Judy. May your mom now rest in peace and her lifelong acts of kindness and good memories never be forgotten.

    Hugs and lots of love,
    Susanne & Barry

  10. I have many fun memories of your Mom from my childhood time with Judy. Betty was always happy to chat about her beloved family; sending love and sympathies to the Cole family

  11. We are saddened to hear of Betty’s passing. May your many happy memories help you through this difficult time
    ❤️ Judy and Jack

  12. I was so sorry to hear the news of your Mom’s recent passing. Please accept our deepest condolences. Thinking of you during these difficult days.

  13. Mark, Judy and families: we were so sorry to hear about your Mom/grandma/great grandma. She was such a treasure- always making time for a chat and always having some of her delicious baking on hand. She was such a caring soul and even though we moved away we loved our telephone conversations with her and hearing her laugh. We will miss her….. rest in peace friend❤

  14. Dear Mark, Judy and Families, my sincere, deepest condolences.

    Betty was a shining star in our complex. We enjoyed her casual drop-bys to check on our well-being. She had a unique gift of making each one of us feel special. We will miss her.

    She loved her family dearly and will leave you many inspiring memories.

    xo Gloria and Kevin

  15. It was heartbreaking to hear of Betty’s passing. Mrs. Cole was always inviting, kind, and fun. She loved her entire family to her very core. Nanny will continue to be loved, and always remembered. With a smile.

  16. My deepest sympathy to Mark and Judy and families I am sure you have many great memories to cherish ! She was a great lady and will be missed !
    Helen Gilfoyle

  17. I am going to miss Betty so much She was a loved and cherished friend to me for so many years I’ll never forget her

  18. Judy, Bob and family. Please accept our condolences on the loss of your mom. I know this is a heartbreaking time for you and I hope that you can find some comfort in your memories of your beloved mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  19. So sorry to hear this sad news. She will be forever remembered. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your families…

  20. Sorry for your loss, cherish all the memories made to help you get through the days ahead.
    Huggs all all Betty’s family.
    Dave and Cindy Vandenberghe

  21. Dear Mark, Cheryl and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing, Nanny and Great Nanny. Praying for comfort and strength in the days ahead for you all.
    Love, Mike and Harriet Nagle

  22. Mark, Cheryl & Family:
    Sorry for the loss of such a remarkable woman. Sending our deepest sympathy.
    Earle & Bev Woolaver