Obit.: Jardine, Gloria Elizabeth (Betty) [nee MacKay_ ]


Gloria Elizabeth (Betty) Jardine age 82 of Amherst passed away on Friday,
August 30, 2013 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre in Upper
Nappan, surrounded by her loving family.

Born May 29, 1931 in Stellarton, NS, Betty was a daughter of the late
Alexander and Ida (Ross) MacKay.

Upon moving to Amherst, Betty was employed at Reid¹s Bookstore for over 20

Betty was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Stellarton and
Eureka, and later attended the Immanuel United Church in Amherst. She was a
member of mothers club, UCW, as well as volunteered making her lemon pies
and many cakes for church functions, suppers and the Kidney Foundation. She
volunteered with the Amherst Minor Hockey for many years and was the proud
recipient of three sports awards. Betty¹s love for hockey, especially the
Toronto Maple Leafs, earned her the title of ³Hockey Nanny². She was an avid
bowler receiving many prizes during her 60 years of bowling on the Monday
Night and Wednesday Afternoon Ladies Bowling Leagues. Betty was heavily
involved as an organizer and participant of the Fundy Senior Games.

Betty cherished her family and loved having them all together for special

She will be truly missed by her children, Terry (Linda) MacKinnon, Cocagne,
NB, Buzzy (Donna Rae) MacKinnon, Amherst and Tricia Jardine, Amherst;
grandchildren, Stephanie, Vanessa, Jon, Robyn, Miranda, Jordan, and Sarah;
great grandchildren, Jessica, Amber, Malik, Terrance, Jazmyne, Essance,
Emilie, William, and Jackson; siblings, Fulton (Colleen), Trenton, NS,
Doreen (Chet), Stellarton, NS, Tommy (Wendy), Kingston, ON, and Florence
Langille, Westville, NS; special buddy, Rod Babineau; as well as many
nieces, nephews and extended family.

Besides her parents, Betty was predeceased by her first husband, Arthur
MacKinnon, second husband, Bill Jardine; daughter Colleen Dowe; great
granddaughter, Tanysha; son in law, Rick Dowe; brothers, Robert ³Mac², and

Cremation has taken place.

Visitation for family and friends will be held on Sunday, September 1, 2013
from 6-9 p.m. in Campbell¹s Funeral Home, 98 Church St., Amherst (667-9906)

Funeral service will be celebrated on Monday, September 2, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.
from Immanuel United Church, Hickman St, Amherst with Mrs. Ruth Gamble, DLM,
officiating. Interment will take place in the Amherst Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Betty¹s memory may be made to the
charity of your choice.

Online condolences and sharing of memories may be forwarded to

[Collected by DAW, 31 Aug 2013]