Davis, Elizabeth

DAVIS, Elizabeth

1929 - 2022

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.

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davis family

my deepest sympathy to the family she was a good lady i used to deliver her paper on 60 fifth

francine charbonneau, May 1, 2022

Lori and Kelly

I’m so sorry for the loss of your Mom. So many memories from Chaput …. Always so welcomed by both your parents. Spending time at your place and that summer at the drive in! And later years too when Lori and I worked together and I’d see her from time to time. She was one classy beautiful lady! A great friend to my father in their years at 60 Fifth.

Selena, May 1, 2022

Kelly and Lori

So sorry to hear of your mom's passing .

Tammy MacDonald, May 1, 2022

Kelly, Lori and families

Sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Cori Clement and Brian Stratford, May 2, 2022


So sorry to hear of Bettys passing.. I worked with her @ Canadian Tire and the United Cigar Store. Kind lady, will be missed by many, R.I.P. my friend!! Condolences to her remaining family.

Mary (Kelly) Desjardins, May 2, 2022

Davis family

Sorry to read of your mom’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Cathy Le Clerc , May 2, 2022

Lori and Kelly

I'm so very sorry to hear of your mom's passing! Sounds like she was a beautiful person in every way! I hope your wonderful memories help ease the pain! Condolences to the family!

Cindy Lalonde , May 2, 2022

The Davis family

Condolences to you all. Rest well Miss Betty. You are definitely going to be missed❤️

Bren, May 2, 2022


It it with great sorrow I write this, Betty was such a kind soul, her smiley face will definitely be missed at TPR. So sorry for your loss

Deseah, May 2, 2022

Kelly, Lori, and Family

I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. I remember growing up, as neighbours, and always finding your parents to be such a smart looking couple. My sincere thoughts are with you.

Sharon (MacKinnon) Murray, May 2, 2022


Dear Lori: So sorry for the loss of your mom.
Thinking of you.
Hugs, Brenda

Brenda Szalajko, May 2, 2022

Lori & Kelly

So very sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I fondly remember the family meals we all shared. She was a nice lady and will be missed. God bless you and your families

Michael Doyon, May 2, 2022

Betty's Family

Sad to hear of your families loss.
My dad always talked about his childhood, next door neighbors growing up on Baron St. in Kirkland Lake in the 1930's and 40's.
It wasn't until about 8 years ago that I actually met and sat down with Betty a few times to share some stories.
Betty was a sweet lady with the greatest smile.
Rest in Peace Betty.

RICK BARKER, May 2, 2022

Lori and Kelly

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. It is so difficult to say goodbye to our mom’s as they brought us into the world. I recall your sweet mom when your family lived across from us in Chaput Hughes and when I worked with her at the old Canadian Tire in downtown Kirkland Lake. She was so dedicated and such a great mom for you both.

Christine Hamden Davis, May 2, 2022

Betty's Family

I will always remember Betty as a kind and giving person. She lived next door to my family when I was a young boy, and would watch out for my brother and I, and keep a close eye on our house when we were away. Every Christmas I remember getting cards from Betty with a little candy money. All will always think of het fondly. Our condolences to your family.

The Galdas, May 2, 2022

Kelly & Family

So sorry for your loss we are thinking of you in these difficult times RIP

Bruce & Family

Bruce Clinton Morgan, May 3, 2022


Lori, sorry to hear about your mom. Sending condolences to you and your family.

Charlene & Rick Owen, May 3, 2022

Lori and Family

Hi Lori. I'm sending along my deepest sympathies. I remember your mom well and I always enjoyed being in her company. Please know that I'm sending you warm thoughts and I hope you and your family find comfort during this difficult time.

Michael MacPherson

Mike, May 3, 2022

The family

Sincere condolences to you on the loss of your mother.

Doug &Debbie Yade, May 3, 2022

Kelly and Lori

Kelly and Lori

Just read about your Mom....so sorry for your loss....she was a wonderful lady....I really enjoyed working with her.. we had some really good times together

Carol Chliszczyk, May 23, 2022

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