Passed away peacefully with her family by her side at University Hospital, London, Ontario, on Monday, November 16, 2015, in her 78th year. Cherished wife of James “Jim” Heslop for 54 years. Beloved mother of Robert Heslop (Karen Bragman), Jim Heslop, Debbie Leben (Steve Leben) and Suzie Jackson (Shawn Fortner). Loving Grandma of Lindsay, Shannon, Lauren and Kyle, of London, Terry, Vanessa, Brent and Rachel, of Ottawa, Joey and Stephanie, of Milton, and Beth Ann and Curtis, of Arva. Adored Great-Gramma of Ethan, Olivia, and Evelyn, of Ottawa. Bette was also a beloved sister-in-law, aunt and great-aunt. Predeceased by her loving parents Curtis and Hilda Fraelic, and her dear brother Gerald Fraelic. Bette was born and raised in Caledonia, Queens County, Nova Scotia. After graduating college she moved to Halifax, where she met her one true love and sailor Jim Heslop Sr. Bette, Jim and their children moved to London, Ontario, in 1969 where she resided until she passed. Bette worked for Canada Post as a Payroll Manager until she retired after 25 years. She will be deeply missed by her husband, children and extended family. The family would like to thank the staff at University Hospital ICU, for the amazing and loving care they provided Bette. A Celebration of Life will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 3:00 p.m., with a gathering of comfort from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Interment will be held at a later date, in Caledonia, Queens County, Nova Scotia. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that donations be made to your local food bank or the Canadian Diabetes Association.
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