The family sadly announces the peaceful passing of Elizabeth Mae “Bette” Furkey (nee Kelly), on Sunday, September 14th, 2014, at Extendicare Van Daele Nursing Home.
Loving wife of the late George Furkey (predeceased August 17, 2009), whom she married July 23rd, 1936. Bette was the much-loved mother of, and is survived by, her youngest daughter, Georgina Naccarato (late John). She is also survived by her daughter-in-law Shirley Furkey (late Jim). Predeceased by her daughter Minerva Handley (late Don) (late Toby Boston); her son Jim (Shirley) and baby Harold Furkey. She was the proud and loving grandmother of Dan Boston (Janna), Doran Boston (Nadine) of St. Catharines, Dennis Boston (Tina), Debbie Bouchard (Ron), Donna Boston (Al), and the late Doug Boston; Chris Furkey (Trish), Colleen Davies (John) of Winnipeg, Cory Furkey (Krista), Cara Furkey (Dave); John Naccarato (Wanda), Jeff Naccarato (Lisa) and Julie DiBerardino (George). She will be deeply missed by her 27 great grandchildren and 13 great great grandchildren.
Bette is survived by her brother Bob Kelly (Anne) of Port Elgin, ON (late Lois), and sister-in-law Pat Kelly (late Art). Predeceased by her brothers Art Kelly (Pat), Jim Kelly (late Alice Furkey), Harold Kelly (late Celine), Fred Kelly (late Eleanor) and her sister Dorothy Hill (late Howard). Sister-in-law of the late Albert Furkey (late Mary, late Louise) of Michigan and aunt of numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Arthur Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Friday, September 19, 2014 from 6 – 9 pm. Funeral service celebrated from the chapel on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 10 am. Mrs. Helen Smith officiating. Interment West Korah Cemetery.
The family wishes to thank Extendicare Van Daele for the care and concern Bette received during her stay there.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society, The Terry Fox Foundation or the charity of your choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.arthurfuneralhome.com