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Obituary for Shirley Elizabeth Reeves (Snyder)

Reeves, Shirley Elizabeth (Betty) Snyder

Died peacefully at the age of 90, on September 24, 2020. Eldest daughter of the late William “Bill” Snyder and Alice Snyder of St. Lambert, Quebec. Loving wife of the late John C. Fortune of St. Lambert and teenage friend and devoted wife of Alfred Reeves of Burlington, Ontario. Betty leaves behind her cherished daughter Pamela Jane Robitaille (Phil), and grandchildren Michelle, Desiree and Justin of Oro-Medonte and her loving son Andrew Adam Fortune (Krissi), and grandchildren Hailey, Madison, Evan and Jack of Candiac, Quebec. Betty also embraced Al’s Children, the late Gary Reeves, Hamilton, Allyson Reeves, Kitchener, Marybeth VanOosterhout (Andy), Burlington, Tim Reeves, Toronto, Ted Reeves (Lee) Rockwood and Stephany Reeves of Guelph and grandchildren Skylar, Liam, Jack, Cate, Sam, Ben, Lindsay and Erin.
Betty leaves her only sister Joan Lloyd (Snyder-Comeau) of Guelph and her six nieces and nephews, Peter, Michael, Marie, Theresa, Jackie and Joey and their families. Betty graduated in 1948 from the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary Convent, now College Durocher on Riverside Drive, St. Lambert. Business College of St. Lambert and later took courses in Life Religious studies at McGill University, Montreal. Betty, one of the first female real estate agents in St. Lambert in 1957. She schooled at Red Path Realties, became the first agent with Okill Stuart and retired later from Royal Lepage after nearly 30 years in Real Estate in her home community of St. Lambert. As former President of the Catholic Women’s League (CWL) of St. Francis of Assisi (1959 and 1985) and President of the St Jean Longueuil Diocesan Council of the CWL, she was recently honoured with her 70th year service pin given to her from the St. Paul the Apostle’s CWL President. She served as a warden for her Fabrique St. Francis of Assisi as chairperson of the social committee for the 25th anniversary of the parish. She was a toastmaster and a chapter member of the Thespians, acting in several plays. Her first love was her family and the memories of her home away from home in North Hero, Vermont, USA on Lake Champlain, where many of family and friends gathered for cherished memories, laughter for over 30 years of ownership near Holiday Point. Betty leaves her family and loved ones including her dear friends, Linda, Joan, Margaret, Theresa, Janice and all her CWL sisters with the understanding they will all meet again. She joins Aurelie, Frances, Shirley and Ruby and all the angels. Visitation will be held at St. Paul the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, 2265 Headon Rd., Burlington, on Saturday October 3, at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Interment at St. Lambert Cemetery, Quebec at a later date. A special Mass in memory of our mother will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Parish at a later date. Donations to World Vision, Society of the Little Flower, Covenant House or Habitat for Humanity.