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Goobie ElizabethGOOBIE, Elizabeth Anne (Rafuse) - (March 1, 1046 - March 10, 2017) -

At 71 years young and with so much more to share and experience in life, it is with deep sadness we share that Elizabeth lost her short battle with lung cancer on Friday, March 10th, 2017.

Predeceased by her parents Lawrence Rafuse and Ruth Sutherland (Atwood) and brother Lawrence Kirk, Elizabeth Anne (nee Rafuse) was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Liz is survived by her devoted husband of 50 years, Gordon and their three daughters Lisa (Paul Ryce), Anji (Gord Jackson) and Gillian.

Nannie was a very special grandmother and leaves behind her granddaughters, of whom she was so very proud: Rachel, Rebecca, Paige & Ava Ryce and Tiffany Jackson. She was also a beloved sister to Susan Sutherland (Halifax) cherished sister-in-law, Kathy Ross (Halifax) half-sister, aunt, cousin, friend, niece and neighbour.

Liz always had the door open, whether it be for a Christmas Eve tradition or a poolside crazy-hat tea party, she welcomed all with a meal and a gift.

She was a proud graduate of Mount St. Vincent Academy where she never missed a reunion with her old classmates. Liz was always volunteering with whatever sport or organization her daughters were involved with but always devoted her time to raising her family. Liz was a well-known, respected ceramic teacher who cultivated her craft for over 40 years in both Montreal and Mississauga. She had a passion for spiritual exploration and never stopped learning. 

We were blessed to be able to care for her at home and it is there that she slipped away peacefully, with her family by her side.

We wish to thank her palliative team at CCAC and especially her nurse Kamila, who kept her spirits high and upbeat regardless of her prognosis.

Cremation has taken place. We will be honouring Liz’s wishes with a Celebration Of Life which will take place in the coming weeks. Arrangements entrusted with Glen Oaks funeral home, Oakville. 

We will miss her love of life, stories and the way that she made us all feel special. She was a unique kind soul… a wonderful mother, wife and friend.

HaltonObituaries.com

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Goobie ElizabethGOOBIE, Elizabeth Anne (Rafuse) - (March 1, 1046 - March 10, 2017) -

At 71 years young and with so much more to share and experience in life, it is with deep sadness we share that Elizabeth lost her short battle with lung cancer on Friday, March 10th, 2017.

Predeceased by her parents Lawrence Rafuse and Ruth Sutherland (Atwood) and brother Lawrence Kirk, Elizabeth Anne (nee Rafuse) was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Liz is survived by her devoted husband of 50 years, Gordon and their three daughters Lisa (Paul Ryce), Anji (Gord Jackson) and Gillian.

Nannie was a very special grandmother and leaves behind her granddaughters, of whom she was so very proud: Rachel, Rebecca, Paige & Ava Ryce and Tiffany Jackson. She was also a beloved sister to Susan Sutherland (Halifax) cherished sister-in-law, Kathy Ross (Halifax) half-sister, aunt, cousin, friend, niece and neighbour.

Liz always had the door open, whether it be for a Christmas Eve tradition or a poolside crazy-hat tea party, she welcomed all with a meal and a gift.

She was a proud graduate of Mount St. Vincent Academy where she never missed a reunion with her old classmates. Liz was always volunteering with whatever sport or organization her daughters were involved with but always devoted her time to raising her family. Liz was a well-known, respected ceramic teacher who cultivated her craft for over 40 years in both Montreal and Mississauga. She had a passion for spiritual exploration and never stopped learning. 

We were blessed to be able to care for her at home and it is there that she slipped away peacefully, with her family by her side.

We wish to thank her palliative team at CCAC and especially her nurse Kamila, who kept her spirits high and upbeat regardless of her prognosis.

Cremation has taken place. We will be honouring Liz’s wishes with a Celebration Of Life which will take place in the coming weeks. Arrangements entrusted with Glen Oaks funeral home, Oakville. 

We will miss her love of life, stories and the way that she made us all feel special. She was a unique kind soul… a wonderful mother, wife and friend.

HaltonObituaries.com

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