Betty Avora Fry

Passed 09/10/2020

Obituary for Betty Avora Fry

Betty Avora Fry, age 93, passed away peacefully at the Halifax Infirmary on September 10, 2020.

Betty was passionate about her career and volunteering. She was proud of her work as a medical practice secretary and volunteered with Fairview Branch 142 of the Royal Canadian Legion. She held several offices within the Legion and received many honours and awards including the Meritorious Service Medal. She was also a long-time member of the Independent Order of Foresters.

A loving wife and mother, Betty took pride in her skills in cooking, sewing, knitting, gardening and crafting. She loved sharing her talents and creations with friends and family. She was dedicated to her husband Tucker and they enjoyed time spent travelling.

Betty was daughter of the late Alfred and Agnes (Fahey) West of Grand Pre, Nova Scotia. Married to Murray (Tucker) Fry in 1952, they remained dedicated to each other until his death 57 years later. She was predeceased by her brothers Angus (Harold) and Allen West. Betty is survived by her children Linden (Margaret Mills), Cynthia (Donald McIntosh), grandchildren Courtney and Laurel Fry and numerous nieces and nephews. Special mention to Donald Forsyth Martin (Catherine Allen), Kevin, Ashleigh and Richard (Max).

Betty will be remembered for her love of family, dedication to community and passion for life.

At Betty’s request no funeral will be held. Due to extenuating circumstances a celebration of life will be held at a later date. If desired, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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Hi Cindy and rest of family: My condolences to you on the passing of your Mom Betty. I often thought of her like an energizer bunny who would never die. She truly was a medical office 'mom', knew every patient's family and more than once filled me in with useful details. We still use the Christmas cloth gift bags she sewed for us and gave me as 'office Xmas gifts' . The posted photos, (which I thought were lost in the internet cloud somewhere) are an arrangement of photos at her retirement party from the office. Do keep well in these Covid times and I will miss her usual hand-written Xmas note! Nancy Covington
- Nancy Covington
Have many fond memories of Betty during the afternoons that we spent in the Fairview Legion preparing the lunch for the Seniors's Dances. She was indeed one of the finest ladies that who could ever meet and she'll be greatly missed. Deepest sympathy to all the family and may she rest in Peace. Zoe' Phillips and Wayne Shinners.
- Zoe Phillips
Thinking of you at this time.
- Gordon Mercer
Dear Fry family my deepest sympathies to you all, she will be greatly missed. I will miss her yearly updates at Christmas, she was a very present volunteer in her community. I hope you have many precious memories to look back on to bring you comfort, you may contact me on line at any time, Pamela an Richard Butler an family.
- Pamela Butler
So sorry to hear of Betty's passing. I will the many chats we shared after I cleared her driveway of snow or mowed her lawn. Sometimes it was very hard to get back finishing the job causes he aways had another story to tell.She aways spoke highly of her children and grandchildren who were always so good to her. I'll miss our chats Betty. Keith.
- Keith Cole
We are deeply sad to heard aunt Betty passed away . We will treasure forever the time we spent together with her , picking blueberries every summer and having lunch after that was very special time. We will miss her annual Christmas letter to the family . We loved her energetic and loving present . Aunt Betty Rest in peace. Blessings to all the family John and Susie West
- John West
My deepest sympathy to the family on the passing of Betty . Living next door on 8 Ashdale Ave . always seeing Betty in her garden working hard . She was a lovely lady , always spoke kindly to me . Loved seeing her and Tucker together ,they were wonderful neighbors . Rest in peace , together again. .
- Diane Gorman

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