It is with great sadness that the family announces the death of Betty Clements, formerly of Fredericton, NB, at the Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus on Thursday, March 12th, 2020. She was born in Saint John, NB to the late William F. and Marion (Winslow) McMackin and was the loving wife of the late Peter Clements.
Betty loved her family, friends, travelling and her life. She enjoyed a long and varied career early on as a telephone operator and later in Riverview as a retail manager. In 1978 she earned a certificate in Business Education at Community College. After graduating she became an Insurance Agent in Fredericton with Morrison Insurance and later an Administrative Service Leader at Christ Church (Parish) Church until her retirement in 1997. Her community was important to her and as a member of Christ Church (Parish) Church she was a Lay Reader, Warden, and a long-standing member of the ACW. She was part of the Sir Leonard Tilly IODE and sat on the Board of Directors for Farraline Home. She was a member of Fredericton’s Golden Toastmasters and volunteered in many ways with reading programs and welcoming new Canadians to Fredericton.
She will always be loved and missed by her son, Kevin Clements (Debbie) of Ottawa, ON; grandchildren, Ryan and Alexander Clements of Ottawa, ON; sisters, Ruth Gorlick (Lawrence) of Fredericton, NB and Patricia Gabriel (Charles) of Saint John, NB; sister-in-law Irene MacMackin (the late Doug) of Hampton, NB, several nieces, nephews and extended family.
Betty was predeceased by her parents; husband, Peter; brothers, Douglas, Malcolm, John, Gordon and Ronald and sisters, Catherine, Mary and Carol and stepfather, Lee Rodgers.
The visitation, funeral service and interment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in Betty’s honour may be made to the IWK or to a charity of the donor’s choice.