Clement, Elizabeth 'Betty'

Elizabeth “Betty” Clement, formerly Betty Skippen (nee Halliday), passed away Monday, August 23, 2021 at Lee Manor in Owen Sound in her 90th year.

She was the beloved mother of Douglas Skippen and his wife Debbie and Elaine Colavecchia. Betty was the loving grandmother of Darcy Skippen, Angelo Colavecchia and Kaila Colavecchia.

Betty is survived by sisters Helen Weirmeir and Mary Gannon.

She was predeceased by husbands Clifford Skippen and Hal Clement, her son Alan Skippen, son-in-law Gino Colavecchia, and by her parents Charles and Margaret Halliday.

Our ‘Butter Tart Queen’ of the Beaver Valley will be forever missed.

She is now at rest, with her Lord, Jesus Christ.

A private family funeral service will be held at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford, with interment following at Temple Hill Cemetery.

As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Markdale Hospital and the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.


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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Nancy Kane (Knott)
    Tuesday, August 24, 2021

    Condolences to you Doug, Elaine and your families.

  2. James Knott
    Tuesday, August 24, 2021

    The Qeeen Bee of hospitality in the Beaver Valley and Heathcote for decades! Condolences Doug and Elaine.
    James and Pat Knott

  3. Peggy Ham (Palmer)
    Tuesday, August 24, 2021

    Doug, Debbie, and Darcy,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Sending healing thoughts and prayers. Keep your memories close to your heart.

  4. Gwen Hutchinson
    Tuesday, August 24, 2021

    My sincere sympathy to all the Skippen Family,
    I have many fond memories of Betty & Clifford and always enjoyed our chats . They were a huge part of the entire Valley and their valuable contribution to our small town life was immeasurable …..a rarity in today’s times. Rest In Peace.

  5. Andrew Durie
    Tuesday, August 24, 2021

    Doug and I had many adventures in our formative years and Betty became like a second mom to me during those times. Always happy to feed me or tell me about all her latest social get-togethers. We had some great laughs together. It is SO ironic that we would both lose our moms within days of each other.
    Please accept our condolences and know that we are are thinking of you as you remember Betty.

  6. Anita Cornfield
    Tuesday, August 24, 2021

    Doug & Elaine
    Condolences to you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss. Lots of memories from the farm! Your mom was always fun to be around
    Anita (Brndjar) Cornfield

  7. Robert Reid
    Thursday, August 26, 2021

    Doug and Elaine,

    Condolences to your families, Many great memories of your family.
    Gone but not forgotten .

    Bob Reid

  8. Grant and Nida McMurchy
    Thursday, August 26, 2021

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Betty

  9. Valerie Shaw
    Friday, August 27, 2021

    My condolences to the Skippen/Clement families. Many memories of Betty on the farm. There was always a smile and something sweet to go with the coffee when you visited.

  10. Suzanne Duguay
    Friday, August 27, 2021

    Betty was one special lady! She would never pass up on giving me a kiss on the cheek ever since I was a knee high from a grasshopper. Loved her to bits!!
    My condolences to the family.

    Suzanne Duguay (nee Robertson)

  11. Wayne Reekie
    Saturday, August 28, 2021

    To Betty’s family,

    Our condolences on the loss of Betty… she was always a peach to me when I saw her at Rocklyn Fair and other events.

    Love, Wayne and family.

  12. Linda Kool
    Thursday, September 2, 2021

    Doug, Elaine and family,
    Betty was an incredible soul. She was so kind and thoughtful. She was an amazing cook and always ready to lend a helping hand. I hope your family feels the love and comfort that everyone is sending your way.
    Linda Kool

  13. Wes and Fionnuala Sparling
    Wednesday, September 8, 2021

    Condolences to all of Betty’s family on her passing. Betty was an avid participant at the Grey Federation of Agriculture meetings, always willing to lend a hand. We enjoyed her butter tarts at these meetings and at the curling games in Rocklyn arena as Alan would always bring them. Betty will be missed but never forgotten.

    Wes and Fionnuala Sparling


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