OBITUARY

Betty Fulton

June 16, 1932April 26, 2021

Betty Fulton, daughter of Bruce and Frances (née Capell) Hunter, passed away peacefully at Heatherwood Retirement Residence with family at her bedside on April 26 in her 89th year. Betty was born in St. Catharines and raised on her parents’ farm on Linwell Road, attending Maplewood Elementary School and St. Catharines Collegiate.

Betty is predeceased by her husband Chesley and son Larry. She will be greatly missed by her four surviving children. Clyde (Judith) Fulton, Brian (Lisa Mucciante) Fulton, Donna White (Brian), Scott (Cindy Fallon) Fulton, Daughter-In-Law Donna Fulton and their chosen Bequian Canadian son Amos and his wife Alice and children. Also mourning her passing are grandchildren Lisa (Ryan) Pepperall, David (Lani Paterson) Fulton, Craig and Kim Fulton, Trish (Shane Cowlishaw) Merz, Allison Merz, Michael (Laura Sharkley) Fulton, Stephen (Chelsea) Fulton and their chosen Bequian granddaughter Gaynor Kydd. Her six great grandchildren Ethan and Alexa Pepperall, Lucas and Alexander Fulton and Sebastian and Elijah Cowlishaw Merz will miss her dearly.

Betty married Chesley on August 26, 1950 and they were blessed with five children. Chesley opened his own business in 1969 and Betty supported her husband by handling the office functions at Fulton Manufacturing Ltd. The business was sold to their son Larry in 1988 and upon retirement they moved to Huntsville. It was there that they met Ken and Karen Hewitt who became good friends and their Huntsville family. They made many friends in the Huntsville community including members of All Saints Church and Parish of the Good Shepherd, Emsdale. In early 2016, due to Chesley’s health, they moved back to St. Catharines to be closer to family. Betty had a generous heart and found joy in helping others. She enjoyed playing bridge with her fellow Heatherwood residents and participating in social activities. Betty was a member of St. George’s Anglican Church, where she felt most at home. She loved the atmosphere provided by the church and Reverend Martha Tatarnic, for whom she had endless admiration.

Due to current COVID restrictions, the family will plan a memorial service at a later date.

Betty and Ches were supporters of many community organizations and the family suggests that in lieu of flowers memorial donations be directed to Hospice Niagara, 403 Ontario Street, Unit 2, St. Catharines, ON L2N 1L5 or Hospice Huntsville, 100 Frank Miller Drive, Huntsville, ON P1H 1H7.

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Joanne Cunnington

May 8, 2021

Dear Brian and the Fulton family.
Your Mom and Dad were great friends and neighbours of mine in Hillside and I have many pleasant memories with them.
When they moved to St. Catharines, they were greatly missed by many in the community. I would try to visit them when I went down to see my cousins and after your dad passed away, I stopped in to see your Mom several times and took her some little butter tarts. She always said she could justify eating that size and not feel guilty and she said she did not share them with anyone!
I spoke with her about a week or so before she went into hospital and she sounded good and was hoping to make another trip to Huntsville when Covid was over. I know she didn't like being in her room and not being able to play bridge was terrible for her, not to mention that she couldn't go and see people in the home.
She always insisted on myself and my sister coming for a meal when we were down in St. Catharines and she would enjoy those visits to find out what was going on in Huntsville.(Although often she knew more than we did!)
I had tried to call her just a few days before she passed away but was unable to reach her.
I believe one of her last trips to Huntsville was to the last service at St. Paul's church Grassmere and then she came to my home for lunch and we had some of her friends join us so she was able to have a good visit with everyone.
I will always cherish the good times we had and think of your Mom and Dad often as I look at my canoe coffee table in my Muskoka Room. They were wonderful friends and neighbours and always doing for others.
Thinking of you and the family at this difficult time.
I have enclosed a few photos as well of some of the events we celebrated together.
With love and prayers. Joanne

Brian & Karen Markham

May 4, 2021

Deepest sympathy to the Fulton family. Betty was an active and generous member of the Rebecca Lake and Huntsville Community. She will be greatly missed.

Ivano & Tina Caldarelli

May 1, 2021

Dear Brian and Lisa, we just read of your mother's passing...our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Pete Broccolo

May 1, 2021

To Brian and Lisa, Donna and her family, and your extended family members, my deep condolences to all of you over the loss of your Mom and Grandmom.
May you eventually find peace in the knowledge that your Mom and Dad are together again.

Grantham HS - Class of 1975

George Nickerson

May 1, 2021

Betty and Chess were neighbors 'just down the hall' at 24 Dairy Lane, Huntsville. At a time of personal change in my life, they were very kind. We would meet in the hallway, elevator, or parking garage over several years and talk about whatever seemed important or to simply say "hello". Both Betty and Chess left a strong and lasting impression on me. I extend deepest sympathies to all those who love them.

Gaynor Kydd

May 1, 2021

As a chosen granddaughter, Grams was amazing, well loved and will be missed heartily.
I am thankful for the time we spent together and the love that she showed. She was gracious to everyone and all loved her. She will be sorely missed.
Condolences to her much loved family and friends from myself and my entire family.

Arden and Linda Berg

April 30, 2021

Clyde, Judith and family
Our sympathy to the Fulton family. What a beautiful obituary to a life well lived by a lovely lady. She raised a large and successful family, helped in the family business and made important contributions to the community. The world needs more Betty Fultons.

Paul & Janet Feasby

April 29, 2021

Most sincere and warm condolences thoughts to Clyde, Brian, Donna, Scott and all of the family. From mutual roots in St. Catharines and on Rebecca Lake, Betty will be fondly remembered for her hospitality and generosity. And for raising five wonderful children. United now and again with Ches, the love of her life and beloved son Larry.

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Betty, Confirmation

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Betty, Confirmation

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Betty and mom, Frances Hunter

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Betty and dad, Bruce Hunter

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Betty and Ches, 1950

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Life at the farm

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Betty, Age 1

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Fresh cookies in the home office, 1962

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1950 Betty's Wedding day

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Biography

Betty Fulton, daughter of Bruce and Frances (née Capell) Hunter, passed away peacefully at Heatherwood Retirement Residence with family at her bedside on April 26 in her 89th year. Betty was born in St. Catharines and raised on her parents’ farm on Linwell Road, attending Maplewood Elementary School and St. Catharines Collegiate.

Betty is predeceased by her husband Chesley and son Larry. She will be greatly missed by her four surviving children. Clyde (Judith) Fulton, Brian (Lisa Mucciante) Fulton, Donna White (Brian), Scott (Cindy Fallon) Fulton, Daughter-In-Law Donna Fulton and their chosen Bequian Canadian son Amos and his wife Alice and children. Also mourning her passing are grandchildren Lisa (Ryan) Pepperall, David (Lani Paterson) Fulton, Craig and Kim Fulton, Trish (Shane Cowlishaw) Merz, Allison Merz, Michael (Laura Sharkley) Fulton, Stephen (Chelsea) Fulton and their chosen Bequian granddaughter Gaynor Kydd. Her six great grandchildren Ethan and Alexa Pepperall, Lucas and Alexander Fulton and Sebastian and Elijah Cowlishaw Merz will miss her dearly.

Betty married Chesley on August 26, 1950 and they were blessed with five children. Chesley opened his own business in 1969 and Betty supported her husband by handling the office functions at Fulton Manufacturing Ltd. The business was sold to their son Larry in 1988 and upon retirement they moved to Huntsville. It was there that they met Ken and Karen Hewitt who became good friends and their Huntsville family. They made many friends in the Huntsville community including members of All Saints Church and Parish of the Good Shepherd, Emsdale. In early 2016, due to Chesley’s health, they moved back to St. Catharines to be closer to family. Betty had a generous heart and found joy in helping others. She enjoyed playing bridge with her fellow Heatherwood residents and participating in social activities. Betty was a member of St. George’s Anglican Church, where she felt most at home. She loved the atmosphere provided by the church and Reverend Martha Tatarnic, for whom she had endless admiration. Due to current COVID restrictions, the family will plan a memorial service at a later date.

Betty and Ches were supporters of many community organizations and the family suggests that in lieu of flowers memorial donations be directed to Hospice Niagara, 403 Ontario Street, Unit 2, St. Catharines, ON L2N 1L5 or Hospice Huntsville, 100 Frank Miller Drive, Huntsville, ON P1H 1H7.