The following was some of the toughest writing that I have had to do in my lifetime.
On Tuesday, October 19, our much loved wife and mother slipped away after a short illness. Betty is survived by her loving husband, Jack, and all five of her children: Jack Pollock (Dorothy) of Stirling, Ralph Pollock (Sue) of Edmonton, Gayle Hall (Jeff Grigg) of Cambridge, Jayne Little (Kerry) of Cambridge, and Teri Blumenthal (Tyler) of Wisconsin. She will be missed by her grandchildren: Jason, Allan, Ian, Karen, Barb, Deb, Nancy, Graham, Michael, Hannah, and Kristian, as well as her great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents Frank and Ida Woodhead, her only sister, Connie and beloved niece, Peggy. Betty was born in Windsor, Ontario on September 29, 1925. She and Jack married in December, 1944 and celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary last year. They raised their family in Puce, then London and settled in Cambridge where Betty joined the Laura Rose Women’s Institute. She was a talented seamstress and baker – her butter tarts and date filled cookies being favourites. After the kids were grown, Betty went back to work and loved her time with Zehr’s head office. Upon retirement, she joined Wesley United’s Apple Corps and was a faithful member of the congregation. Cremation has taken place. Memorial visitation at the T. LITTLE FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 223 Main Street, Cambridge 519-623-1290 on Friday October 22, 2010 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A Memorial Service will be held at WESLEY UNITED CHURCH, 6 Cambridge Street, Cambridge on Saturday October 23, 2010 at 1:30 pm. As an expression of sympathy donations to the Wesley United Church Elevator Fund or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.