Celebration of Life
Obituary of Betty Davidson
Davidson (Shaw), Betty: Betty passed away peacefully in her 96th year on February 17th in Collingwood with her son by her side. She was the loving mother of Al Davidson and his wife Aggie and Sue Davidson-Brouse and her husband Mike; dear Grandmother of Zachary (Christa), Quinn (Rob), Adam (Hilary), and Jess (Erin); and Great-Grandmother (GG) to Harlowe, Ada and Bastien. Also mourning her loss are many nieces and nephews.
Betty is predeceased by the love of her life Arnold "Dick" Davidson, daughter Sue, and her siblings Bonnie Jeffery, Doreen Gryp, Dorothy Duyck, June Donais, Marjorie Willan and brother Harlow Shaw.
“Aunt Bett” was a local icon with deep ties to the communities of Merlin, Quinn, and Tilbury. She was also known as “The Tart Lady”. Her legendary butter tarts were her favourite currency for telling people that she loved, cared for, and valued them. They say the more you practice the better you get. Well, with an average of 500 dozen a year, for nearly 50 years, it's no wonder her tarts were so sought after. She loved her community and loved being a part of it, whether it was playing cards, hosting pool parties at the farm, lending a hand at church functions, or on tour with the ‘Sisters of Quinn’. With Betty, there was always room for one more, her door was always open, and she was always ready to ‘put the kettle on’ for a hot cup of tea.
A graveside service will be held for close friends and family on Saturday October 2, 2021 at 11am at Maple Leaf Cemetery, Tilbury, followed by a celebration of her life at the Darrel S Moffat Church, 27 Canal Street East, Tilbury. In accordance wth current Ontario provinical guidelines for the celebration of life, the capacity in the church is limited to 100 people. Masks will be required inside and you will be asked to show your proof of vaccination or valid negative test result upon arrival. You can follow the steps to download your proof of vaccination here: https://covid19.ontariohealth.ca/. Please register to attend the service at the following link: https://signup.com/go/KUhmXrS. . Following the inisde ceremony there will be a reception in an open-air tent behind the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Merlin Friendship Club, the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
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