Betty Ann Roth
1933 - 2020
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The family of Betty Roth is sad to share the news of her death on May 21, 2020. Betty was a warm and loving person with a true zest for life—every day was a new adventure to her. She cherished her friends and family and could always be relied upon for support and guidance, often over breakfast at Demetre's or the Schmidtsville. Born in 1933, she had a happy and carefree childhood in Kitchener and on the family farm near Amulree. She married Edward Roth in 1952, and they raised four children together on their farm in North Easthope. After retiring to Stratford in 1992, she spent many happy years in their home on the Avon River. Betty is survived by her husband, Edward Roth, sister Joan Scott, and brother Murray (Margaret) McGonigle. Lovingly remembered by her children Deborah (Paul Kroes), John (Ingrid), Tim (Janet), and Mark (Stephanie), her grandchildren Martina (Phil) Wendland, Jonathan (Carla), Christopher Roth, Hilary Kroes, Derrick Roth (Allie Core), Lindsay (Jared) Windover-Kroes, Brent Roth, Alison Kroes, Clara and Drew Roth, and by her great-grandchildren Arabella Wendland, Max and Emma Roth, along with a wide circle of cousins, friends, and neighbours. She is predeceased by her parents Ross and Margaret (née Doering) McGonigle, brother-in-law John Scott, and grandson Levi Randall Roth. Betty's greatest delight was sharing in her grandchildren's joy, and she could often be found in the bleachers at their sports games and the audience at their recitals. She loved to meet new people and hear about their lives, whether on her travels around the world, on her back porch on William Street, in her job as a medical secretary, and when welcoming visitors to the city as a tour guide. She knew how to have fun, and her family has many wonderful memories of theatre excursions, beach days at Lake Huron, carol-sings at Christmas, and countless meals together. A graveside service has been held for close family. We look forward to gathering with those whose lives she touched to share memories at a later time. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation (https://www.heartandstroke.ca) or Stratford General Hospital (https://sghfoundation.org) by calling the Francis Funeral Home, Tavistock 519-655-2431. Messages and condolences may be left at www.francisfh.ca.

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Published in Waterloo Region Record on May 23, 2020.
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May 26, 2020
We are so sorry to hear of Betty's passing. John and I are thinking of all of you at this most difficult time.
Debbie DeBrouwer
Friend
May 24, 2020
God bless her life ,and the peoples lives she touched.
Jack Keough
Friend
May 24, 2020
Eddie, we offer you and your family our deepest condolences. Growing up on the farm I recall many fond memories from going to The Sound of Music movie to getting a ride home from Stratford after a 3-day snow storm to learning to ride a bike. Then reconnecting in Stratford during Betty's retirement, she gladly welcomed groups of visitors and shared her love of the community with them. It was wonderful to see you again at your 60th Anniversary party. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Catherine and Gerry Rehberg
Friend
May 23, 2020
In loving memory of an exceptional women; generous, loving, and full of spunk. There is noone quite like her. She holds a special place in my heart and will be deeply missed.
Margaret Scott
Family
May 23, 2020
In loving memory of a exceptional women; generous, loving, and full of spunk. There was noone quite like her. She holds a special place in my heart and will be deeply missed.
Margaret Scott
Family
May 23, 2020
Fond memories of many discussions and many laughs over the years. It was a life well lived. She will be missed.
Sincere condolences to her family.
Frances Bundscho
Frances Bundscho
Friend
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