January 2, 1930 – January 6, 2020
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Elizabeth Massie (Devlin). She was a Mother, Aunt, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Great Great Grandmother.
Elizabeth was born January 2, 1930 in Cambuslang, Scotland to William and Margaret Devlin. She was the third of five children and the last surviving sibling. Elizabeth married Hugh Connor in 1951and travelled to Scotland with two young children in 1954 to join her husband who had immigrated to Canada in search of work in 1953.
They lived in a small home along Vedder Mountain and had three more children over the following six years. Hugh and Betty purchased a lot of Land on Evans Road and built a larger home for the family and had one more child in the new home.
Elizabeth had six children: Theresa (Sid) Tschritter, Mary (Brian Ridley) Connor, Leslie (Dave Dagenais) Connor, Colleen (John) Braidwood, Alan (Carrol Wurban) Connor, Maureen (Claude) Leger. She also had 20 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren with one more on the way, 4 great great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Six of her grandchildren will be pallbearers.
Elizabeth worked outside of the home once all of her children were in school and was employed at York Farms for over thirty years. Throughout her employment there, Mom saw it change hands to Fraser Valley Foods and then Berryland.
Mom was very involved in the Legion Branch #4 and was responsible for the organization and completion of many floats that participated in Chilliwack parades and won her share of prizes.
She was also involved in the Fraser Valley Pipe Band and was quite the drummer! Her children can remember her practicing on a small wooden pad at the kitchen table many an evening. We may have done our fair share of “practicing” too!
Mom was remarried to (William) Keith Massie in 1983 and they enjoyed 26 years of marriage before Keith’s passing in 2009.
Mom was always there for us kids and we always felt the love that she had for us. The grandchildren have sweet memories of sleepovers at Grandma’s house, her reading bedtime stories to them and dancing in the living room while Grandpa Keith watched on.
Mom was always gracious, kind and classy throughout her life. We are so thankful and blessed that she was able to celebrate her 90’th birthday with us before we had to say goodbye. Mom, we love you with all our hearts and we thank you for being such a beautiful soul. Gaol an-comhnaidh (Love Always)
Prayers will be held at St Mary’s church on January 13, 2020 at 7 pm. and the service will be at St Mary’s Church on January 14, 2020 at 11:30 am.
We ask that, anyone wishing to do so, make a donation to the Alzheimer’s Society of BC.
McLeans Funeral Services, 604-847-3477
McLeans Funeral Services
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