Elizabeth Mae (Betty) Huisman (Nee Edwards),
Lifelong resident of Schomberg, Betty Huisman passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 7th, 2023 at IOOF Seniors Home in Barrie in her 92nd year.
The daughter of the late George and Effie Edwards of Schomberg, she was predeceased by her husband Hans in 1997. Also predeceased by her brother Murray Edwards. Loving mother of Dean (Sabine) Huisman of Vienna Austria, and Joanne (Douglas) Washburn of Midhurst, Ontario.
She will be missed by her dear sister-in-law Joan Edwards, her nephews David Edwards, Paul (Debbie) Edwards, and her nieces Janie Boult (Dave Mattice), and Jenniger (Jaap) DeJong of the Netherlands. She will be fondly remembered by her eight great-nieces and nephews.
Betty grew up and went to school in Schomberg. After graduating from high school, she worked in the bank on Main Street. She and Hans lived on Main St. while Betty provided daycare in her home for local families. Betty went on to work at the IGA (now Foodland) in Schomberg until her retirement. Betty would eventually move into the Kitchen Breedon Manor on Main St. beside the Library, where she lived happily for over 20 years.
Betty was a devoted member of the Schomberg United Church, acting as treasurer for many years. She loved to sing and was a member of the church choir, as well as a member of the local United Church Women (UCW). She enjoyed these activities greatly. Betty was also involved with the Schomberg Agricultural Society Spring Fair.
The family would like to thank the PSWs and staff of Kitchen Breedon Manor who assisted her as she aged and her health declined.
Special thanks and gratitude to all the wonderful staff of the IOOF Seniors Home for their compassionate care of our mother during her stay at the home.
A Memorial Service to celebrate Betty’s life will be held on Friday, November 24th, at 11:00 am in the lower level of St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church (116 Church St., Schomberg, ON). A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada in Betty’s memory.
St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church - Lower Level Hall
116 Church St., Schomberg, ON