LeRue, Elizabeth (Betty) Duncan – 60 of Williamswood, NS passed away December 22, 2012, at home surrounded by her family. Born in Halifax, she was the daughter of the late Sadie (Grant) and George Duncan.
Born in 1952 and raised in the north end of Halifax, she attended St. Stephen's and St. Patrick's High School where she graduated with a 2-year business certificate. Earlier this year, Betty received the Diamond Jubilee Medal honoring her many years of service with the Special Olympics. She worked for the DND for 27 years and retired in August. Betty was an avid outdoors person and loved kayaking and cycle touring. Everyone who knew her will miss her great sense of humor.
Betty is survived by her husband of 40 years Albert (Bert) LeRue; daughter, Amy (Kevin) of Des Moines, Iowa; son, Christopher (Alorah) of Williamswood, NS; sister, Mary (Jim) Berrigan of Stewiacke, NS; brothers, George, Burlington, ON; Bernie (Sylvia) Naniamo, BC; Edward (Elizabeth) Esquimalt, BC; Angus, Timerlea, NS; Tom (Carol), Hubley, NS; Ken (Janette) Halifax, NS. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brother Jim.
The LeRue family gratefully thanks the staff of Palliative Care, Northwood Home Care, VON, nurses and doctors at the VG Hospital for their care and support throughout Betty's illness.
Visitation will be held at Cruikshank's Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor Street, Halifax, on Friday, December 28, 2012, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Patrick's Church on Saturday, December 29, 2012, at 10 a.m. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations honoring Betty may be made to the QEII Foundation Office (Colon Cancer Research) at 473-7932 or website: www:qe2foundation.ca
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