Heslop (ne Fraelic), Elizabeth Ann

Heslop (ne Fraelic), Elizabeth Ann "Bette"

November 16th, 2015

Passed away peacefully with her family by her side at University Hospital, London, Ontario, on Monday, November 16, 2015, in her 78th year. Cherished wife of James “Jim” Heslop for 54 years. Beloved mother of Robert Heslop (Karen Bragman), Jim Heslop, Debbie Leben (Steve Leben) and Suzie Jackson (Shawn Fortner). Loving Grandma of Lindsay, Shannon, Lauren and Kyle, of London, Terry, Vanessa, Brent and Rachel, of Ottawa, Joey and Stephanie, of Milton, and Beth Ann and Curtis, of Arva. Adored Great-Gramma of Ethan, Olivia, and Evelyn, of Ottawa. Bette was also a beloved sister-in-law, aunt and great-aunt. Predeceased by her loving parents Curtis and Hilda Fraelic, and her dear brother Gerald Fraelic. Bette was born and raised in Caledonia, Queens County, Nova Scotia. After graduating college she moved to Halifax, where she met her one true love and sailor Jim Heslop Sr. Bette, Jim and their children moved to London, Ontario, in 1969 where she resided until she passed. Bette worked for Canada Post as a Payroll Manager until she retired after 25 years. She will be deeply missed by her husband, children and extended family. The family would like to thank the staff at University Hospital ICU, for the amazing and loving care they provided Bette. A Celebration of Life will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 3:00 p.m., with a gathering of comfort from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Interment will be held at a later date, in Caledonia, Queens County, Nova Scotia. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that donations be made to your local food bank or the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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Diane & Jim ColemanSending HUGE HUGS and all our prayers as you deal with the loss. Love you all so much. xoxo
Mary, Paul & BrentNo one can prepare you for a loss; it comes like a swift wind. A person that leaves this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on. May fond memories of your Mom bring you comfort during this hard time in your life. Look back on all the good memories you were able to have and to forever hold in your heart. Wishing you peace, comfort and courage to face the days ahead. Love,
Max and Julie ApplemanOur sincerest condolences to you and your family. May the wonderful memories you have of her keep her alive in your minds and hearts forever. Sending you much love, hugs and prayers as you go though this difficult time. xoxo
Marla PoirierSo very sorry for your loss Suzie & family. May the love of God surround & comfort you all at this difficult time. You have my continued prayers for the days ahead. Hold tight to the wonderful memories you have, she will always be watching over you xo
Linda DanzSo very sorry for your loss Suzie and family, my prayers are with you all at this time of sorrow. Dear Lord please wrap your loving arms around this wonderful family, give them the grace and strength they need I pray in Jesus name Amen Hugs to all
Grace WarrenHi Jim and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you all. Betty was a very special lady. I am unfortunately unable to attend the memorial as I am presently in Florida. Will talk to you when I return home. Love you all, Grace
Amber (Crouse) UptonDear Uncle Jim, Jimmy, Rob, Debbie and Suzie, So incredibly sad to hear about your mom. I will forever cherish the many visits they made to Caledonia over the years. Aunt Bette was so warm and loving and I am happy to have seen her in September of 2014. Sending all my love to your family in this difficult time. Amber Leah
Don and Libbie WebsterJim and family, please accept our deepest condolences in your loss. Bette was a school-friend, a great sport, and a really nice person. I have known her all my life, and enjoyed the friendship. As young girls played "dolls" together, went swimming with the other 'kids', and, in general, she was always there : in community, in church activities, in school, etc. We will keep memories of her growing up in Caledonia close in our hearts. You have suffered a great loss in her passing.
Gail BourhillSo sorry to hear this. I loved her as a friend.
Dorothy WebbTo Jim and family; I am so sorry for he loss of your wife, mother and grandmother. Betty was my first boss when I went to work at the Post Office. She was a very caring, conscientious and fun person to work with. We had many good laughs together. Betty was always very good with the people who worked with her in payroll. My thoughts are with all of you at this time. Losing such a vibrant person who loved all of her family is a hard thing to bare. But I am sure you have many happy memories of your time with Betty and those will sustain you in the days to come. Sincerely Dorothy
Barb(Lohnes)and Ron DowdingDear Family of Bette, I grew up living in Caledonia next door to Curt and Hilda...They were very special friends of my family. I remember as a teenage when you all came to Caledonia for a visit. I am so very sorry for your loss. May you find peace and comfort in all your memories.
Glen and Betty PenneyJim and family, we were saddened to hear of Bette's passing. Was glad to have spend some time with you and Bette at Gordon's . Take care and we will be thinking of you with deepest sympathy. Glen & Betty Penney.
Greg and Carolyn LohnesTo Jim,Robert,Jim jr,Debbie and Susan.Our hearts are saddened to her about the passing of Bette.I remember her as a very pure and loving person.Looked forward to our summer times together.Cherish your memories.Take care of each other.Greg Lohnes.
Colin and Jackie JamesHello Jim: We are very sorry to hear of your loss and our prayers are with all of you at this very difficult time. Colin & Jackie (Richardson) James Grimsby, Ontario
Betty & Dan & Michelle & Nicholas MairDebbie, Steve, Joey, & Stephanie and James, Rob, Jim & Suzie (and families): We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you all. Praying that you support one-another and accept each other's way of mourning. Be strong for each other and accepting of each other. That is what is giving peace to your mom / mother-in-law / grandmother / wife as she watches you all with pride and love from heaven. Knowing that she left a beautiful family as her legacy and, knowing that you are there for each other, to help support each other, and remember all the wonderful times with each other is what gave Bette strength while she was here on earth. Betty & Dan & Michelle & Nicholas Mair
Denis & SandyDebbie, Steve, Joey and Stephanie and the rest of your family...So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you. Your Mother is in a better place...free from pain...sharing memories helps the loss that you are feeling...She will always be there for you even though you cannot physcially see her...love and hugs Denis and Sandy
Jude WhiteSo sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Bette. She was such a doll, and I'll always remember her lovely smile and sweet personality. My thoughts are with all of you. With love from Germany, Jude
Brook and Loretta (Richardson) ScarrDear Jim and Family our heartfelt condolences are with you at this time. We will include you in our thoughts and prayers. Loretta, Brook and Family - Richmond Hill Ontario
Kim Nichols (mcgregor) Dorothy NicholsDear Rob and Karen My Mom and I were very sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I just learned of your Mom the other day while in London. I hope that your Mom did not suffer for long, and I know that she had her family there to support her in her final hours. My parents thought a lot of you Rob and Karen, and our sincerest of condolences go out to you now. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Love Dorothy Nichols and Kim McGregor (nee Nichols).
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