In Memory of



Obituary for Betty French

French, Elizabeth Anne (Betty)
We are sad to announce the passing of our mother, with her son Stephen and daughter-in-law Helena by her side on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at the age of 92. Beloved wife of Richard French. Loving mother of Bill Woodland, Betty Ruth Woodland (Tom Lovatt) and Stephen Woodland (Helena). Cherished grandmother of Melanie Neal (TJ), Nathan Woodland (Samantha Gow) and the late Jeremy Woodland (Dawne). Great-grandmother of Joe, Elliot, Charlie, Myles. Predeceased by her parents Hunter and Maude Nelson and her first husband and our father, Bruce Woodland.
Mom grew up on a farm near the small village of Laurel, Ontario. When she married our father, she returned to farm life. Widowed in her early forties, she remarried to Harry French, also a farmer, and so continued to live in the rural setting she felt so much at home in. She loved animals, was an amazing seamstress, and loved her garden. Her flower beds were always beautifully planted and cared for. Mom was also a wonderful cook and our childhood was adorned with delicious meals and baking. She adored her grandchildren and loved having them live nearby.
Funeral Service will be held at Dods & McNair Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Centre, 21 First St., Orangeville on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. with Visitation beginning at 1:30 p.m. (webcast of funeral will be available to view at 2:30 p.m.)
Memorial donations to Headwaters Health Care Foundation or the Orangeville Food Bank would be appreciated by the family.
A tree will be planted in memory of Betty in the Dods & McNair Memorial Forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville.
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