Elizabeth Ann Kidston "West"

Passed 01/08/2023


Obituary For Elizabeth Ann Kidston "West"

Kidston (West), Elizabeth Ann

Our lives have forever changed with the passing of Betty Kidston (nee West) on January 8, 2023, at the Dartmouth General Hospital due to cancer.
Born in Halifax on June 28, 1954, Betty was the youngest daughter of Jack and Marie (Kilroy) West. She was social and funny, quick-witted and musical often getting together with her siblings and best “buddy” Julie, with whom she shared may laughs and great memories.
Diagnosed with M.S. over 40 years ago, Betty never let that stop her. In her younger years, she paddled for Senobe Boat Club and made many life long friends over that time. Betty was educated through the Dartmouth school system and worked at Scotia Bank and the Police “Billy” Club which suited her social personality well.
Betty is survived by her son, Matthew (Liz), siblings, Paul West (Joan), David West (Shirley), Jeannie Shortt, all of Dartmouth and Barb MacKenzie (George) of Truro. Grandsons, Nicholas, Jeremy, Tyler, Matthew and step-grandson, Anthony. Also survived by Rob Kidston, father of her sons as well as many nieces, nephews and special friends Jamie and Julie. Betty is predeceased by her parents, Jack and Marie, long time partner Bob Kennedy, son Adam, brother Peter, brother-in-law Ross Shortt and sister-in-law, Donna West.
We would like to thank the nurses and staff on 5 East at the Dartmouth General for their care and compassion.
Cremation has taken place and a family service will be held at a later date. Donations in Betty’s memory may be made to the M.S. Society of Nova Scotia or a charity of your choice.
“We will miss her so!”

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  • 01/17/2023

    Our condolences to the families for their loss of a mother, sister, grandmother and true friend. She's now singing with the angels. Jim & Marina Lothian

  • 01/16/2023

    Heartfelt condolences to the West family, at the loss of your sister Betty. Our Thoughts and Prayers go out to you, and although we haven't seen Betty in a long time remember her as a happy, outgoing person, with a sense of humour, always ready to chat. She is too young to be gone and know she will be missed. Thinking of you all at this sad time! Judy and Graham Brundage

  • 01/15/2023

    To all the family and friends of dear Betty- Peace be with you and may all your loving memories last forever- she was a bright and shining light to those of us who admired her for her gift of music and the joy of being in her presence- David Stainton

  • 01/15/2023

    I was saddened to hear of Betty's passing, we were great friends back in the days of high school and afterwards. She was bright eyed and bushy tailed and fun to be around, I offer my condolences to her family and friends. Jim Gillis

  • 01/15/2023

    Sincere condolences. Thinking of your family at this difficult time. The MacCaul's

  • 01/14/2023

    I am sorry for your loss. I like to think of Betty as my high school friend. We were both young mothers in Dartmouth. Betty was far more out going than me. We could always rely on her to have a song to sing. Colleen Harvie

  • 01/14/2023

    So sorry to hear of Betty's passing. I have so many fond memories of Betty from our high school years. My condolences to her family and friends. Heather Moir Calgary Alberta.

  • 01/14/2023

    Condolences to the family. New many of them years ago. Marilyn (Charlton) Dawdy

  • 01/14/2023

    Sincere condolences to the family. May your memories bring you comfort. Ann West

  • 01/14/2023

    We are very sad for all of the West family today. Our condolences to our friends from many years ago. David , Jeannie, Barb , Ross, George. Ted & Sandra (Hines) Parker

  • 01/13/2023

    On behalf of the Crnogorac family, I would like to send our deepest condolences to the family. Betty is and always will be my favorite second mom! RIP. Respectfully, Petar "Vlado" Crnogorac


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    Elena & Raf planted 2 trees in memory of Elizabeth Ann Kidston "West" . - February 03, 2023

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