SHIPLEY, D. Elizabeth (Betty) - The family is saddened to announce the passing of Betty Shipley (nee MacNeill), at New Horizons Towers, on Saturday, July 16, 2022, at the age of 96.
Predeceased by her beloved husband, Henry (1995).
Cherished step-mother of Sharon and Gordon. Adoring grandmother of Rachel Li (Bill); and great-grandmother of Abigail and Charlotte.
She will be missed by her brother, Ronald McNeill (Genelda); and their children, Elizabeth (Gary), Mike (Helene), Stephen (Sue), and Kathy (Geoff). Also her niece, Sue, daughter of her sister, Isobel (deceased).
Betty was a dedicated teacher of history and social studies with the Toronto and Ottawa District School Boards. Fittingly, she was a highly engaged global citizen, always up to date on current affairs, and involved with the York Pioneers.
A proud Torontonian, she never missed a chance to show off her city as a passionate tour guide and consummate hostess. She travelled the world with an adventurous spirit, especially to take in opera.
Here at home, Betty was an avid patron of the arts, with active subscriptions at the Canadian Opera Company, National Ballet of Canada, and the Stratford Festival, just to name a few.
She also loved sports, and would cheer on the Blue Jays and the Leafs with gusto. She will be dearly missed by her family and many friends.
Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date, time and place forthcoming.
For those who wish, donations in Betty's memory may be made to The Princess Margaret Hospital.