In memory of
Betty Helen MacGregor
June 16, 1921 -
November 9, 2020
Betty Helen MacGregor (Etobicoke)–
In her 100th year, the eldest daughter of Alma H. (Gee) and Charles Edward Bernard Corbould, born June 16, 1921, in Kamloops, B.C., died suddenly at St. Joseph’s Hospital Emergency, Toronto, Monday evening, November 9, 2020. Pre-deceased by her husbands, James E. (Jim) Morrison (1945-1973) and Colin C. MacGregor (1983-2002), her sister, Norah Klett (Inky) and step-son, Dr. David C. MacGregor. Survived by twin sisters Joan Sanderson of Coquitlam BC, Margie Francis (Cy) of Coquitlam, BC, Pat Hasselfelt (Gordon) of Barrie, ON and brother Brian Corbould (Barbara) of Port Coquitlam, BC as well as step-daughter, Nancy E. MacGregor of Naples, FL, grand-daughter, Dr. Jennifer MacGregor Schafer (husband Josh Schafer; great grand-children Campbell, Morgan, Liam of London UK) and grandson, Bruce C. MacGregor (Milwaukee WI). Betty is also the most remarkable aunt for 20 Corbould nephews and nieces from Saint John, NB, to Vancouver, BC.
Betty earned a B.A (UBC 1942), and a teaching certificate at the University of Toronto. She worked at Alcan (Montréal) and U of T before becoming a favorite teacher of commercial subjects at Royal York Collegiate (1961-1976) and Richview Collegiate (1978-1984) of Toronto as well as at Kenyatta College, University of Nairobi in Kenya (1976-1978). She was amongst the longest-serving members of St. George’s Golf & Country Club, a long-time member at Islington United Church, past-President of the University Women’s Club-Etobicoke as well as long-time volunteer for Meals on Wheels and Sleeping Children Around the World (SCAW). A world traveler to over 170 countries/7 continents including a month-long flying trip around the northern hemisphere at age 80. Always prim, proper, energetic and fun-loving, Betty was known by students, then family, as the “Road Runner” which is more than a reference to her driving.
Special thanks to the Emergency Room staff at St. Joseph’s and to her long-time helpers, Gloria Nichol and Gael Hepworth.
The funeral will be held at Islington United Church on
Saturday, December 5th, at 1:00 p.m. EST.
Due to Covid, in-person attendance by invitation only, with virtual access provided via the following link
www.islingtonunited.org/ . It is hoped that there can be a celebration of life in mid-June for what would have been her 100th birthday.
No flowers, please. Donations to a charity of your choice if you wish.