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Beatrice "Betty" Ingham

July 8, 1937November 16, 2021
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Halifax, NS, age 84 yrs, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 16, 2021.

Lovingly known to all as “Betty”, she was born on July 8th, 1937 in Kingsclear, NB; the daughter of John and Inez (Key) Bamford.

Coming from humble beginnings she was educated in a one room schoolhouse which made her value the importance of education even more. One of her greatest sources of pride was nurturing 3 well-educated boys.

As a young adult, she moved to Halifax to attend secretarial college where she met her future husband of 33 years, Dr Terrence Ingham. Together they raised their family on Balmoral Rd – a place they called home for over 50 years.

Betty’s hobbies were painting, gardening and reading. She took great pride in her tulips in spring, marigolds, snapdragons and roses in summer and arranging her mums in the fall. Gardening and flowers were a perennial source of joy for her, and she was always eager to share her knowledge with anyone who was interested.

She was also an exceptional artist. Painting landscapes was her specialty. She took many classes over the years but enjoyed painting most when alongside her best friend and neighbour Naomi Judah. Another big part of Betty’s life was the church. She has been a member of the congregation of St Matthias church and more recently the Anglican Church of Apostles for many years where she spent countless hours volunteering her time. After her husband Terry’s death, she immersed herself in giving to the church by organizing church dinners as well as baking and working at bake sales. People stood in line to get one of her famous apple pies, pound cakes or pan rolls. She enjoyed driving elders to medical appointments and helping them in their homes. One of her favourite past times was sharing a cup of tea or two while chatting with friends and family.

Aside from her parents, Betty was predeceased by her husband Terry; her brothers Jarvis, Percy, Bill, Derek (in infancy); sister Kay; and grandson Jeremy. She is survived by her sisters Bessie and Carol; sons David (Jennifer – Wolfville), Kevin (Heather – Moncton), Andrew (Cindy – Halifax); and 6 grandchildren Matthew, Allison, Brian, Ryan, Alexander and Harrison.

The family would like to give special thanks to the Berkeley for taking exceptional care and showing kindness and compassion to Betty over the past few years.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 11am at the Anglican Church of the Apostles at 6670 Bayers Rd Halifax. Covid protocols will be in place with proof of vaccine and mask required. To view a LiveStream or recording of the service please visit https://funeraweb.tv/en/diffusions/41057

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Jeremy Ingham Cancer Research Trust c/o IWK foundation – Suite B220, 5855 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, NS, B3H4S2 or online at https://iwkfoundation.org/meet-our-heroes/jeremy-ingham-cancer-research-trust Or the Anglican Church of the Apostles Halifax https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/parish-of-st-matthias-church/

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Beatrice "Betty" Ingham

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Peter and Nancy Armstrong

November 28, 2021

We are sorry for your loss. We remember Betty fondly and yes, her pies were wonderful. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Elsie Stoddard

November 20, 2021

Dear Andrew and Family,

Peace and prayers to all who mourn Betty Ingham.
It was my pleasure to run the Toy Library with Betty when our children attended Tower Road School in the 70’s. Betty was a joy with whom to work. She was a very special person, an angel here on earth. She was always helping others, always kind, caring, and compassionate.

My deepest sympathy to you on your great loss.
Elsie

Ann Gillham

November 20, 2021

Andrew my deepest sympathy to you and family.

Sincerely
Ann

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November 19, 2021

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November 19, 2021

Cheryl Loeffler

November 19, 2021

Dear David, Kevin and Andrew and your families, please know Beau and I are so much thinking of you and with you in spirit at this sad time. Your dear Mom and my Aunt Betty led her life loving and giving, sharing and thinking of others constantly and wholeheartedly, and the wonderful memories will be with us always. Love, Cheryl and Beau

Carolyn McNally

November 19, 2021

To David, Jennifer and all the family, please accept my condolences on the death of your Mother. Thinking of you at this sad time.
Carolyn McNally

Helga Wotherspoon

November 19, 2021

So sorry David ,,Kevin,Andrew & family. I remember your Mother so well having lived next door to her on Balmoral Rd for years,itwas a wonderful time .You boys have done so well she must have been very proud. Vanessa & Steven send their condolences. Helga Wotherspoon.

Doreen Foss

November 19, 2021

My deepest condolences Andrew,David, Kevin and your families in the loss of your beloved Mother “ Betty”. I feel very privileged I was fortunate to meet and become a friend over the years at the Berkeley Gladstone. As well as meeting her family. To share many laughs, her smile so contagious. Beautiful both inside and out. Rest In Peace my friend, you hold a very special place in my heart ❤️ my condolences to the rest of the family and friend as well. Life is an echo…what you send out comes back. We will be known forever by the tracks we leave 🙏❣️🙏

Betty Bamford

November 19, 2021

Sorry to hear of Betty's death. She was a kind and loving person. She always welcomed us into her home and gave the best dinner parties. In sympathy, Betty and Jen