my deepest sympathy to the family she was a good lady i used to deliver her paper on 60 fifth
With great sadness, the family of Elizabeth May Pearl Davis announces her passing on May 1 at the age of 92 after a long battle with dementia.
Born on July 21, 1929, to William and Margaret (Murison) Holland, Betty was a lifelong resident of Kirkland Lake who worked for many years at the theatres and retail stores. She took great pride in serving the public and was known for her friendliness, generosity, and strong, feisty spirit. In those days, working at the ‘picture show’ was considered a glamorous occupation and Betty certainly looked the part. She was stunningly beautiful and enjoyed dressing up, dancing, and socializing with her friends. Betty never hesitated to help where needed and freely gave to those in need. She took pride in her Legion membership and enjoyed helping out during shop and stops and Remembrance Day services.
Betty was predeceased by her beloved husband, Ross Davis, a projectionist she met at the theatres who went on to work for Canada Post, her parents, William and Margaret, brothers Cecil and John Holland, her sister-in-law Lee Holland and her nephew, Edward Holland. She is survived by her daughters Kelly (Don) and Lori (Walter), her grandson Christopher Jenings and great-granddaughter, Nora. Betty is also survived by her sister, Berna, sister-in-law Rita Holland, nieces Darlene (Nathan, predeceased) Yampolsky, Ingrid (Larry) Payne, Janice (Bruce) Turner, and Deborah (Thomas) Caldwell, and nephew John (Sylvia) Holland. She is also survived by a number of great nephews and nieces.
Betty’s family would like to thank the staff at the Teck Pioneer Residence for their care, kindness, and compassion. We greatly appreciate everything you did for mom. Cremation has taken place with a memorial service planned for a later date.