Died quietly in the early evening of Friday, November 20, 2020 after a courageous struggle with the ravages of time and old age. She passed as she lived, caring, strong, independent and not wanting to burden others least of all her children who kept vigil by her bed side to the end.
Elizabeth was born March 12, 1931 in Montreal to devoted parents May (Brooke) and John Mackay and was baby sister to Steve, John, Pat, and Alice. As a young woman she fell in love with and married John Stanley Muir with whom she had five (5) children, Stanley, Karen, David, Sandra, and Fraser. After her husband’s untimely death at the age of 39, Elizabeth bravely raised her children on her own as a single mother never once failing to provide them all the love and security they ever needed even into their adulthood.
Called Faithy as a child, Betty by her many friends, Auntie, Mom, Grandma and Great Grandma (GG), in addition to her children she is survived by 17 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren, and whose legacy of love extended to those she welcomed as family who also came to affectionately call her ‘Mom’ or Grandma Muir.
Elizabeth spent much of her professional career as a senior administrative assistant to top executives and chairman of the FCB (Ronald-Reynolds) advertising firm in Montreal. She started and was President of the Verdun-LaSalle chapter of the One Parents Family Association of Canada and went on to become national secretary of that organization for a short time.
Due to the Covid pandemic, a memorial will be held later in the spring of 2021 where her ashes will be placed alongside those loved ones that went before her in the Montreal Memorial Park Cemetery, 3965 Cote de Liesse Rd., St. Laurent, Que. Her immediate family will notify all relatives, extended family, and friends once her memorial planning has been finalized.
Elizabeth contributed to many charities throughout her life and had most affection for the ones that had immediate impact to her local community. If you are so inclined, a donation in her name to a charity of your choosing in lieu of any other offerings would be lovingly appreciated.