Elizabeth Ann Avery

March 23, 1947February 15, 2021

With great sadness we announce the passing of Elizabeth at home on Monday, February 15, 2021, at the age of 73, after a struggle with Pulmonary Fibrosis and Osteoporosis.

Dearly loved by her husband of 51 years Nick. Missed by her brother Nicholas and his family, brother-in-law Bill and his family. Aunt of 7 nieces and nephews, and several great-nieces and great-nephews. An avid gardener and fibre artist, her garden will miss her this spring. She was a longtime member of the Ancaster Horticultural Society and the RBG. According to wishes there will be no service at this time, and cremation has taken place.

In lieu of flowers (which she loved), donations, in her memory, may be made to the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation or Osteoporosis Canada.


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Elizabeth Ann Avery

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Bob Ashford

March 1, 2021

Yvonne and I offer our condolences and we are very sad to hear of the passing of Liz

All the very best Nick at this difficult time and let me know if we can be of help

Bob Ashford

Ian Gray

February 27, 2021

Despite living half a world away, Elizabeth has always remained clear in my memory. Her intelligent approach and witty insights left a lasting impression upon me and I will always remember her fondly for that.

I will also remember her for her generosity (especially the giant chocolate moose!) and the fantastic time we spent together in Canada all those years ago. From Baskin Robbins to Niagara Falls, it was the experience of a lifetime and one that I will treasure forever.

Knowing I won’t have the opportunity to see her again is deeply saddening as I had always believed we would meet again. My sincerest condolences to you, Nick and I wish you all the best for the future.

Robert Smisson

February 23, 2021

Dear Nick - We were sorry to hear about Elizabeth, and your thought are with you. We had such good times, both in Bristol before you were headhunted to Canada, and more recently on holidays with you, and on boats.
Our love to you and our prayers for Lizzie.
Robert and Marion

Susie Thibeault

February 21, 2021

Enjoyed many Sunday walks/bicycle rides along Lake Ontario when we both lived in Oakville. Remembered that she preferred to do the complex Sudoku because the basic one was too easy. Will miss her...

Valerie Godman

February 20, 2021

With our deepest condolences Nick on your loss! Thinking of you!
Ed and Val Godman

Liz Aldrey

February 19, 2021

Nick: my sincere condolences. Take care. Liz Aldrey

Jeanne Robertson

February 19, 2021

Dear Nick, I was surprised and saddened when I heard that Elizabeth had succumbed to her lung condition. I will miss the outings we had (prior to Covid) for lunch followed by visits to garden centres. She was so knowledgeable about plants, especially native plants. I will miss our monthly photo exchanges and discussions about plants in our gardens. I will remember her fondly whenever I look at the epimedium she gave me from her garden. My condolences. Jeanne

Pat Barton

February 19, 2021

I was shocked to read of Elizabeth`s death as I hadn`t seen her for sometime at RBG and didn`t know of her serious condition. We always enjoyed chatting about plants and , when Nick was around, about Bermuda one of our favourite places.
Nick, we first met some years ago in an RBG photography course and I`ve always enjoyed a quick photography update when we meet.
My sincere sympathy for your loss especially at this time when we cannot visit together.
Pat Barton

Peter Thoem

February 19, 2021

It's hard to lose someone as inspiring, warming and just plain nice as Elizabeth. I worked alongside her just a few times at RBG and always felt richer for it. I'm saddened and offer my condolences to Nick.

Donna Parker

February 19, 2021

I was so saddened to hear of Elizabeth's passing. She was a valued member of Ancaster Horticultural Society known for her incredible knowledge of plants and her willingness to volunteer. Elizabeth's talents as a Fibre Artist were on display at our Arts Show in 2019.
Elizabeth's garden was a major source of joy. She readily opened it for garden tours and happily dug up pieces of plants to share with friends. I am a proud recipient of one of Elizabeth's black Hellebores and will cherish it! I looked forward to the weekly email sharing of garden photos and stories and of Elizabeth's clever , witty comments. I am honoured to have been part of that circle of friends and I shall miss her.