Betty Porter

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Betty Merle Porter, age 90, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 27, 2016 in the compassionate care of the Iroquois Lodge in Ohsweken.

She was born to the late Clifford and Audrey Parker of Fulton on September 18, 1926 and was married to the late Roger Porter of Ohsweken for 61 years prior to his passing on February 22, 2014. Betty is survived by her brother, D’Arcy, and her four children Wanda (Harold) Jamieson, Pamela (Jim) Lennips, Brian and Denise. She is also survived by her seven grandchildren Matthew (Annie), Aaron, Emily (Pierce), Catherine (Mackenzie), Jamie, Julia and Lauryn. Her last years were blessed by the arrivals of her great grandchildren Kieran, Lua, Nolan and Luther.

 Betty was a stalwart presence at the Ohsweken Baptist Church over many, many years with duties that included clerk, piano player, choir member and tireless volunteer for whatever needed doing. Her faith-based character carried over to her family life where she sacrificed a promising career in business choosing instead to devote herself fulltime to raising her children (a hard job) and organizing Roger (a harder job). In her later years, she could be regularly seen peering under the steering wheel of her car as she drove to cheer on all the Six Nations lacrosse teams in between meals at her favourite local restaurants.        

 The family wishes to thank all of those who cared for her during her recent illnesses including the “ever on call” Dr. Jason Zacks and the personal support workers and entire staff at Iroquois Lodge.  

The family will celebrate her life with visitations at the Styres Funeral Home, 1789 4th Line Road, Ohsweken on Wednesday, November 30th from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 PM. A visitation will also be held at the Ohsweken Baptist Church, 1862 4th Line Road, Ohsweken on Thursday, December 1st at 11:00 AM to be followed by a funeral service commencing at 1:30 PM.


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