Elizabeth MINDORFF
FUNERAL HOME
Benner Funeral Services
1105 BENNER ROAD
Fort Erie, ON
1928-2022
A LEGACY OF LOVE FOR LIFE AND CHILDREN
After a life well-lived, from her family's embrace, our mother has joined the love of her life, Gerard (2018) and brought to close, chapters within a marvelous story.
Born in 1928 and raised in Guelph, Ontario, a product of Loretto Academy. She was daughter of Florence Bedford McCarron & John McCarron.
She was sister to Helen, Phyllis, Robert, Jack, Mary, Grace and Patrick.
She was the proud mother of Mark (Cindy), Mary (Ron), Cathy (Jack), Timothy, Margaret (Walter), Claude (Deborah), Claire (Ron), John (Fatima), Philip (Anne), David (Michele) and Christopher (Laurie)
Along with their eleven children, Elizabeth and Gerard were proud grandparents of 37 grandchildren and 48 great grandchildren. Elizabeth's grandchildren and great grandchildren brought her so much joy and laughter with their antics and stories.
Elizabeth was a loved aunt to her nieces and nephews sharing their lives. The tea parties with her nieces were memorable.
She leaves behind her beloved kitty, Socks who spent many hours enjoying Jeopardy and HGTV with her.
Gerard fell in love with a beautiful red headed nurse from Guelph. They married in 1950 and went on to build a life and family together. That family has been an inspiration to many.
Elizabeth and Gerard built beautiful gardens and fishponds in each and every house they lived and shared them with charitable organizations through garden tours.
Elizabeth was a gifted artist and her watercolours showed her love of gardening and flowers. The large kitchen table that Gerard made, was the hub of family life and sometimes resembled a busy bee hive, especially at canning time. Her mum once said that Elizabeth canned everything but the front grass. Her jams and chili sauce were always a welcome gift.
Gerard and Elizabeth were committed to their community and loved their life in it. They were co-founders of Casa El Norte, a home for refugees coming to Canada. They spent many hours at the border welcoming newcomers to Canada, helping them adjust to a new life.
Elizabeth served in many organizations. A president of Fort Erie Red Cross, she received the Red Cross Service Medal for her years of service. Elizabeth was also president of Fort Erie Horticultural Society and president of Ancaster Garden Club. An active and life member of Douglas Memorial Hospital Auxiliary for over 50 years.
Gerard and Elizabeth were devoted and long-time members of St Michael's Church. Elizabeth was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Women's league for 70 years and a recipient of the Maple Leaf pin for her years of service.
Arrangements are entrusted to Benner Funeral Services,1105 Benner Ave in Fort Erie. The family will receive their friends at the funeral home on Thursday January 13th from 6pm-8pm and Friday January 14th from 1pm-4pm. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael's Roman Catholic church in Fort Erie on Saturday January 15th at 11am. Rite of Committal will follow at St. Michael's Cemetery.
Covid 19 protocols now require individuals wishing to attend the visitation or funeral service to reserve a spot by calling 905 871-0444 from 9 am to 4 pm or through email at [email protected] Please remember mandatory masks, social distancing and capacity limits are in place.
Donations to St Vincent de Paul, St Michael's and Douglas Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Online condolences may be made through www.bennerfuneralservices.ca
Published by Niagara This Week on Jan. 13, 2022.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Jan
13
Calling hours
6:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Benner Funeral Services
1105 BENNER ROAD, Fort Erie, ON
Jan
14
Calling hours
1:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.
Benner Funeral Services
1105 BENNER ROAD, Fort Erie, ON
Jan
15
Funeral Mass
11:00a.m.
St. Michael's Roman Catholic church
Fort Erie, ON
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May Pertetual Light Shine Upon Her. I'm so sorry for your loss and I have so many Fond Memories of Aunt Betty. Deeply Missed Forever. My love to all. xx Joanne Elizabeth Richardson
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For 40 years of handwritten Christmas and birthday cards. For dozens of family pics plastered to the fridge. For celebrating every family success. For lessons in painting and floral arranging. For the garden and the big white swing. For hours of classical music. For stacks of Victoria and Garden magazines. For calligraphy pens, oil paints and art lessons. For spoonfuls of icing. For wire ribbon in every colour. For China tea cups, copper pots and coloured glass. For updates on the backyard birds and rabbits. For bubbly baths in the soaker tub. For leg rubs and cheddar cheese. For white table cloths and lace nightgowns. For lavender sachets. For cherry surprise. For butter pecan birthday cakes with cream cheese frosting. For Peter Rabbit and Little Black Sambo. For Easter trees. For speaking at my wedding. For knitted baby clothes and quilts. For the nativity and the advent wreath. For chats in the arm chair and naps on the couch. For fashion and home sense. For putting your face on and holding your head up. For our huge family. For peanuts stuck on railroad tracks. For your example of service. For God and the St Michael´s community. For love and life. Thank you.
Carolyn
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January 14, 2022
Claire & Ron, So sorry to read about your mom's passing. May she rest in peace and watch over your family.
Mark & Elia Vigna
January 13, 2022
Mark, what a life she led - full of love, beauty and art. It's clear to see where your gift of giving comes from. Wishing you and Cindy peace at this time. Tim McKenna and Sue Prestedge
Tim McKenna
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Dear Mark and Cindy. Thinking of you during this time. What an extraordinary story and thank you for sharing her life story with us. Many blessings go out to you.
Linda Cox
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January 13, 2022
Margaret & Walter, We have just learned about the passing of your wonderful mom and we wanted to send our condolences along to you and your family. A lovely woman who always had a smile and a friendly wave for us. Our deepest sympathies, Pat & Doug
Pat & Doug Clarkson
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January 12, 2022
I was so sorry to read of your mother´s passing. Clearly she was a role model to your family and an inspiration to all who knew her. You were blessed to have such a wonderful mother, grandmother and great grandmother in your lives. Thinking of you all and sending hugs.
Keltie Law
January 12, 2022
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