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NISHIZAWA, Elizabeth (nee KONO)   -  Betty passed away peacefully, at the age of 97, on September 30, 2023.


Lovingly remembered by daughter, Arlene (Ralph); grandsons: Jeff (Maranda) and Matthew (Pasang) Holek; and sister, Fumi Kono.


Betty earned her high school diploma by correspondence while interned, and later graduated from university as a mature student. Her years teaching at T.L. Kennedy S.S. were her happiest.


She spent a year studying flower arranging in Kyoto, Japan and enjoyed performing Japanese dances until she was 90. Predeceased by sisters, Yoshie, Lucy and Molly (Aki); and nephews, Larry and Danny; she was a loving aunt to Karen (Ciaran), Garry, Steven (Melissa), Christine, and Phillip (Catherine); and great-aunt to: Kento, Anne, Sean, Robert, Tori, Kai, Kira, Misa, Parker and Katie.


Thank you to Idlewyld for caring for her in her final years.


Funeral Services will be held at Mount Pleasant Funeral Centre, Saturday, November 25th, at 11:00 a.m. followed by a Celebration of Life reception.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or the Toronto Buddhist Church.