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Millicent Elizabeth (Forbes) LAND
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LAND, Millicent Elizabeth (nee Forbes)

1924-2013. Died peacefully in Guelph on June 30 at age 88. Predeceased by her loving husband William Douglas (Bill) Land (1983), her parents George Alex and Millicent Lyall (Buck) Forbes, and her granddaughter Taylor. She is survived by her children Jennifer, Janet (Bill Dewson), and Tom, and her twin sister Peggy. 'Milly' will be dearly missed by her grandchildren Blaine, Jillian, Rachel, Abby, Maddy, Liam and Charlotte. Betty was born on July 10,1924 in Galt, Ontario. In 1946 she graduated as a Registered Nurse from the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto with a scholarship in Child Psychology at U. of Toronto. She nursed in Vancouver, returned to Sick Kids to repay the scholarship, was second in command of the country branch at Thistletown, where Betty lovingly cared for children with polio and then at K.W. Hospital. Betty generously volunteered at C.A.S. and St. Andrews Church, Kitchener. Famous for her homemade bread and delicious chocolate chip cookies, Betty was also a swimmer and a skillful bridge enthusiast who played regularly until last summer. Reserved and lady like, Betty had an endearing giggle that made you want to make her laugh even more. Thank you to the Palliative Team at St. Joseph's Health Centre, Guelph, for their compassion and excellent care. Cremation has already taken place. A Memorial Service with reception following will be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Kitchener, on Friday, July 5th at 11:00 a.m. Donations may be made in Betty's memory to the SickKids Foundation (www.sickkidsfoundation.com; 1-800-661-1083) or to The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation (info@thepmcf.ca; 1-866-224-6560). Condolence: www.ratzbechtelfuneralhome.com




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Published in The Globe and Mail on Jul. 3, 2013.