Betty Ada nee Phillips Worthington

March 9, 1921November 6, 2012

1921-2012 Died peacefully on November 6, 2012, predeceased by her loving husband, Tom, and daughter-in-law Jayne. Cherished mother of Lee and Gerry; Elaine and Michael; David and Mary Beth; Scott and Janet; Peter and Karen. Devoted grandmother of Jennifer (Ted), Colin (Rachel), Heather (Steven), Lara (Aaron), David, Bryan, Patricia, Ellen, James, Adam and Kristen (Dan). Adoring great-grandmother of Teagan, Gillian, Tyler, Chloe and Nicola. Her kindness and generosity touched many hearts and lives. Mom lived her life in her faith in God and family, often saying “I am so lucky”.

Friends may visit at Jerrett Funeral Home, North York Chapel, 6191 Yonge Street, Toronto ( 2 Blocks south of Steeles Avenue) on Friday, November 9, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Following a private family interment, a Memorial Service to celebrate her life will be held at Trinity Presbyterian Church-York Mills (2737 Bayview Ave) on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 1pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity Presbyterian Church or to the charity of your choice. Condolences to the family may be left at


  • Visitation Friday, November 9, 2012
  • Visitation Friday, November 9, 2012
  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 10, 2012

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November 16, 2012

To the family: Condolences from Bill Attewell, former MP for Don Valley East, and Sandy.
We have many memories of our good times through those busy political days.
We were a large group and we all worked well together; having some good fun through a busy campaign. We have a special photo of Betty and Tom in our album.

Marilyn Weinstein

November 13, 2012

The Worthington Family,
We share your loss of a most beatiful person who lived a full and productive life. We were so fortunate to have lived next door to Betty and Tom and their lovely children for more than 50 years.We watched Betty's many community activities and acomplishments that made the lives better for all that encountered her.We will cherish the many pleasent memories our family enjoyed knowing this wonderful lady.
With love'
Marilyn and Bill Weinstein

Nigel Kingwell

November 13, 2012

I remember Betty as a woman of faith and works! She put her faith into practice which is more than may do! She is the Matriarch of a wonderful and loving family who continue her good works and faith as she lives on in their hearts!

November 12, 2012

Dear Dave and Mary Beth,

So sorry to hear about your Mom. She was a special lady; bright and cheerful. And she has a fine family.

Ann Marie Nittoly (and Jim at Glynwood)

November 11, 2012

Janet, Scott and family,
We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you
Higgins' Family

JUDIH weinstein

November 11, 2012

Dear Worthingtons all,
Your mom was a pillar of strength to me and my family. We all love/d her. Deepest sympathies to all on your loss. Judih Weinstein

Rika Lewis

November 10, 2012

I would like to offer my condolences to the whole Worthington family. I was so saddened to hear about Betty's passing. You are all in my prayers.

Dorothy Hunter

November 10, 2012

A wonderful person has left our midst but left behind such a great legacy! She always thought the best of everyone - a great role model for us all! We will remember you fondly, Betty.
Love and sympathy to all the family as you gather together to share in all your love and memories of a very special lady.

November 10, 2012

Dear Janet and Scott and families. We are so sorry for the loss of Betty. She was a wonderful, loving, caring lady who touched many lives. We pray that your happy memories will be a comfort to you at this sad time. Our Trinity family will miss her. Bette and Glen Holman

Janet & Bob Bray

November 9, 2012

Dear Janet and Scott and family,
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of such a wonderful lady who will be missed by so many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
With our deepest sympathy,