Elizabeth Courneya

June 26, 1926 - April 19, 2022

Elizabeth Guild Courneya (nee Hart) 1926 - 2022, was born in Milford N.S.
A long time independent resident of St Elizabeth’s Village in Hamilton, she passed away peacefully after a brief illness. Elizabeth was predeceased by husband James (1915 - 1978).
Elizabeth is survived by her two younger sisters Mary and Ruth. She was a devoted mother to Allan (Shelley) & Janet (Brad) and an amazing Gramma to James (Melissa), Michelle (Kevin) and Daniel (Chelsea).
Those who knew her would describe her as the kindest person they’ve ever known.
To all of us she was kind, fun loving, generous, warm and supportive, with an ever present smile & a twinkle in her eye. She greatly enjoyed her circle of friends, travels and various excursions.
Elizabeth was truly dedicated to her immediate and extended family. Nothing gave her more joy that to connect with them whenever she could.
She enjoyed a 40+ year career as a Registered Nurse in Hamilton (Sanatorium, Henderson, and Macassa Lodge).
She was also a long time aviation enthusiast, with all three brothers (Gerald, Ralph and Harold) having served in the RCAF. She volunteered for over 20 years at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum.
There will be no formal funeral service, just a small gathering of immediate family at a future date. Feel free to visit the Clark Funeral home website https://www.maclarkfuneralhome.com/condolences where you can post comments, messages and memories. Donations to a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.
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Dave Cooper

Posted on: May 9, 2022

A wonderful lady.
To me, your mom was somewhat of an institution at C.W.H. and I am inclined to think that Being an institution is far better than being in one.
Liz & Bob Heist

Posted on: May 6, 2022

Our condolences on the passing of your mother.
Bob and I spent many enjoyable lunches with Elizabeth at Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. We miss these lunches.
Jimmy Gardiner

Posted on: May 2, 2022

Janet and Alan my condolence to you and your family.
I remember our time living on Eleanor avenue your mom was kind and
tried to keep us out of trouble. You were good friends.
God bless her.
Doug and Anne

Posted on: April 30, 2022

Jan, Al, Shelley and family. Sending all our love and sympathy in the passing of your dear Mother and Grandmother.
We will all miss her beautiful smile and wonderful laugh we shared
at so many family events.
All her loving and amazing memories will be in your hearts forever.
Thinking of you all at this sad time.
Doug, Anne and Family

Lesley Bonang

Posted on: April 28, 2022

Janet and Allan, my deepest condolences to you and your families. She was so kind and funny, and such a lovely all-round person, with the greatest laugh and the best twinkle in her eyes. Your mother was the sweetest person, who cared so much about her whole extended family, but most especially about you both. I will always remember her fondly.
Shiela Macfie

Posted on: April 28, 2022

Aunt Liz was cherished by all her family and friends. I shall ever remember her kindness, generosity and laughter. I see these aspects of her in each of Janet and Allan - Liz's spirit lives on in them. Condolences to all.
Bob Geddes

Posted on: April 28, 2022

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family as you celebrate the rich 95 years lived by your dear mother, our beloved Aunt Elizabeth.
Heather Geddes

Posted on: April 28, 2022

I'm so grateful for all her efforts at keeping the family together. She was quite a force. May she rest in peace.
Andy Hart

Posted on: April 28, 2022

A more sweet-hearted person I haven’t met. Condolences to all, especially to Janet and Allan. Your Mom and Dad are in my thoughts. Such nice memories.
Blair Macfie

Posted on: April 28, 2022

Aunt Liz lives on in our "Harts"and our memories. She was kind, generous, and loved. Whenever Aunt Liz and my mother got together, inevitably a case of the giggles would breakout and last a good long while. Tina, Kat, and I share our condolences and take heart in knowing she lived and good life full of love and laughter.
Don Hart

Posted on: April 28, 2022

Aunt Liz was indeed cherished. I will always remember her gentle spirit and her kind-heartedness. I will also miss our phone and email chats. Condolences to all.
Peter Hart

Posted on: April 28, 2022

Very sorry to hear about your Mom. She was a wonderful woman whose warmth and kindness touched all of us. We will remember her fondly and treasure our memories of her. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your families as you mourn her passing and celebrate a life well lived.
Toni McFarlane

Posted on: April 28, 2022

I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to all of you. I had the honour and the pleasure of working with your Mom. I really got to know her when we worked the Nighttime Events at the Museum together and I must say your Mom had quite the sense of humour each and every time I saw her she always gave me a laugh. Your Mom was one of the most pleasant people I have ever worked with and I am so grateful to have known her.
Neil Bishop

Posted on: April 28, 2022

So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. The photos were great to see, always a smile on her face. I especially liked the one taken at the CWH museum, which is the last place I saw her, at the 150 squadron reunion in 2010.
Vivien Mackrell

Posted on: April 28, 2022

She was such a lovely lady – so warm, friendly and a joy to know. I will never forget her hospitality when I first visited Canada as a teenager and stayed at her home. Meeting her again over the years, on both sides of the Atlantic, she was always such good company, with a fund of anecdotes and a great sense of humour.
My family and I send deepest sympathy. Please accept our condolences on your loss – thinking of you all, and praying for your family
Shirley and Nick

Posted on: April 28, 2022

Sending our love to Jan and Al and family.
We are so sorry for your loss.
We will never forget that wonderful laugh of Gramma C's.
So many beautiful memories to cherish forever.
Much love Shirley Nick and family xo
Judy Beck

Posted on: April 27, 2022

So sad to hear of her passing. I worked along side of her at Macassa Lodge. One of our residents asked me once if she was my mother, that was a giggle we shared for years. I called her mom. Must have been our “down east” connection. I made biscuits once, took them in to work with molasses, she loved them, had molasses all over her hands. Always hugged her at the Nurses week dinners at the Mandarin. I loved her laugh. I had so much affection for her, she was lovely and a great caring nurse . I have her sugar cookie recipe, she gave me rhubarb liquor once. My condolences to all family. Treasure her memories, I have so many of her. 💔❤️
Carol-Ann Courneya

Posted on: April 26, 2022

Sending so much love and respect for the loss of "Aunt Betty". She was such a vibrant and "young at heart" woman. I literally never thought of her as "older". I put it down to her effervescent sense of fun, and her ever-present good humor. Oh, and there was always that twinkle in her eye! I will miss our annual emails at Christmas and on big occasions. Sending all our love to Janet and Allan and their families.