Elizabeth Grace McNeill "Bette" Galvin
1926 - 2020
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"Bette", Beloved wife of Clare (1997) passed away on March 1st, 2020 in her 94th year, with family by her side. Also predeceased by her father, OPP Commissioner E.V. McNeill, her mother Grace, sisters Jean Mason and Patricia Johnson. Bette was a gentle, elegant, and gracious soul. She was an avid photographer and an active volunteer at Hutchinson House and The Peterborough Historical Society. Bette loved writing and was a recognized authority on Canadian poet Isabella Valency Crawford and author of "Isabella Valency Crawford We Scarcely Knew Her", published in 1994. Additionally, she was the author of "The Shuttered Door", a collection of poetry published in 1973. Bette greatly assisted Clare with his book "The Holy Land: A History of the Township of Ennismore" which assistance, as he acknowledged in his Dedication, often consisted of rejecting certain material outright with the inspirational comment "You can do better than that." Mourned by nieces Andrea Isaac, Judy Johnson, Patti Edmonds, Lynn Mason, Sharon and Anne Murphy, and nephews Neill (deceased 2019), Scott and Keith Mason, Marty Murphy (deceased 2004), and Paul and Andrew Galvin. She will be remembered and dearly missed by cherished family members and friends. The family would like to acknowledge the very kind care and support of NP Michael Bernard, Bette's loving and compassionate caregivers Leslie Young and Stella Griffin, and the excellent care and support provided by the staff at Royal Gardens and the PHRC GAIN unit. In accordance with her wishes, Bette has been cremated and a Celebration of her Life will be held at St. Martin of Tours Cemetery, 513 Ennis Road, Ennismore on Saturday, September 26, at 1p.m We ask that guests call the funeral home at 705-745-4683, Monday to Friday from 9 am to 4:30 pm to RSVP. Please be prepared to provide your contact information for the Health Units contact log. Please be aware that social distancing is required, and we strongly encourage you to wear a mask. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Bette may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice. For instructions to view the service livestream or to leave a condolence please visit www.comstockkaye.com


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Published in The Peterborough Examiner on Sep. 12, 2020.
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