It is with great disbelief that we found the one thing Betsy couldn’t fix.
Born in Hartford, Connecticut to Richard & Eleanor (Buck) Wolf, Betsy proudly referred to herself as a Yankee and her heart truly pumped red, white & blue. She made her way to Acadia University, in Nova Scotia, where she met her future husband Darryl and the rest, as they say, was history.
There was nothing Mom couldn’t do, from baking, sewing, knitting and quilting to painting, writing and fine furniture building. If anything was broken the answer was always "Grandma can fix it" even washed-out roads:)
Betsy was always on the go! Daily walks around the lake, sometimes more than once if she was trying to get her "steps" in. If she didn’t answer her phone there’s a good chance you’d find her at Mount Royal Church where she practiced Tai Chi, joined in Writers Workshop, helped with the senior’s luncheon and rarely missed a Tuesday morning with her special craft group, but don’t call her crafty or make her read the instructions!
She loved music that made her move, she even took up ballet as a senior! She was known to drive around just to listen to Frank Mills music box dancer on cassette one more time.
However, there was nothing she cherished more than time with her family. Family dinners, games with our own rules and laughing until it hurt, were a regular occurrence.
She leaves behind her children (who she used to say were her greatest achievements- until her grandchildren arrived) Chris (Deb), Mary-Beth, Jill (Pierre), Jonathan (Jess), Matthew (Brianna) and son-in-law Duane Orozco. She was most proud of her 12 grandchildren; Daniel, Nathan (Ingrid), Will, Sam, Jack, Elea, Annabelle, Gwen, Morgana, Bryce, Charlie and Julia. She is also survived by her dear brother, Jay Wolf, brother-in-law Bill Innes and several special cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
She was predeceased by her parents, sisters; Ronalee Johanssen & Margaret Yacuzzo, sister-in-law Nancy Wolf and her loving husband, Darryl Innes.
In the tapestry of our memories, she will forever remain woven with threads of love, laughter, and a resilience that dementia could never unravel. In the quiet corners of our hearts, her spirit lives on, an enduring tribute to the remarkable woman she was.
A special thank you to the staff of the Geriatric and MIND clinic at The Moncton Hospital, for the kindness and compassion they showed to Mom and our family.
Her arrangements have been entrusted to Cobb’s Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 330 Whitepine Road, Riverview (506-869-2007). A service to celebrate her life will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 11:00 am at the Mount Royal United Church. Donations in her memory can be made to the Eleanor Buck Wolf Nature Centre (Wethersfield, CT) (1-860-721-2780) or the Mount Royal Church. Online condolences may be expressed at www.cobbsfuneralhome.ca