Elizabeth Sneddon Hickey

October 2, 1928January 1, 2013

HICKEY, Elizabeth (Betty) - After a long and loving life and a joyous Christmas it is with great sadness we announce the passing of our mother Elizabeth. She left this world peacefully on January 1, 2013. Predeceased by her loving husband Bernard (Ben), loving mother to Maureen (Derek) and Michael (Lynn), Nana to Christopher, Jennifer and Julie and GG to Cadence. Betty enjoyed a wonderful life, born in Scotland and served in the WAF after the war where she met her soul mate Ben. She later immigrated to Canada and had a civilian career at the Toronto Police Services. Friends may attend a viewing at the Giffen-Mack Funeral Home, 4115 Lawrence Ave. E., on Sunday, January 6, 2013 from 2-6 p.m. The funeral service will be held on January 7th at 11 a.m. at the Giffen-Mack Chapel with interment to follow at St. Margaret's In The Pines Cemetery. A special thank you to the Oncology and Palliative care unit at Scarborough General and to Dr. Krieger, Dr. Zoberman and staff for their tender and compassionate care


  • Visitation Sunday, January 6, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 7, 2013

Elizabeth Sneddon Hickey

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Kim Cairney

January 7, 2013

Raymond,Kim,Ashley Cairney

January 7, 2013

We will miss her amazing poetry and gentle laugh, such an amazing beautifull lady.

Rob Aselton

January 7, 2013

To the Hickey Family, I was fortunate to meet Betty in '72 when my policing career started at 590 Jarvis. Betty was very down to earth and was always in a great mood. I am very sorry for your loss. I often think of all the switchboard operators and the thankless job they performed day in and day out. Betty was one of the best. A hard worker.

Steven Caldwell

January 7, 2013

Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Melchior Drive and the "little block" will not be the same without our Aunt Beatty. She influenced and moulded my childhood and was best friend to my mother, Maggie, allowing and supporting her to live in West Hill all these good years. Our gratitude knows no bounds. We cannot be with you today, but our families will always be bound.

Steven, Marion, Ewan & Tessa; The Caldwells

Vicki Belobaba

January 6, 2013

Maureen & family... I have so many great memories of your mom from years ago. Still remember that gorgeous shower cake she made when Justin was born. Such a great vivacious woman. Our deepest sympathy
Vicki, Ed, Justin & Jenn

Tina West

January 4, 2013

Our deepest condolences, Auntie Betty was an inspiration to us all.
Stay strong!
Craig, Tina, Christopher & Katherine West xxxx

sheryl fallon

January 4, 2013

Maureen and Mike, I was so happy to connect again with your wonderful Mom through facebook awhile ago. What a special lady and great neighbours you all were. Seeing Mike's pictures this past week brought back some fond memories. Your Mom was a blessing to me when Doug and I had to sell our Mom's house, she was so kind to me. She is now with her soul mate. Hopefully she'll stop by and say hi to Jean and Lorne! much love to you. Sheryl Fallon xoxo

david, Sylvia and Kyle Hume

January 3, 2013

Thinking of you all in Canada at this time. Be strong in the knowledge that everyone who met mom, nana, GG, aunty or Betty the friend loved and respected her. God bless you Betty. All our love always. DD, Fish and KD xxx

January 3, 2013

Hi Mo, our condolences to you, Mike and family on the loss of such a great mother, I know it is hard to lose a parent at any time in your life. I loved your mom's direct approach to life and her love of family and traditions. I have often thought, she is who I will be when I'm 80....minus the cooking!
Marlene and Al Avery