Betty Lou Hallihan
BETTY LOU (Wheaton) HALLIHAN, 73, with her loving family at her side, passed away peacefully of a brief illness, at the Moncton Hospital on June 22. She died as she lived, even if only by minutes, keeping a final promise to her family by staying until her 73rd Birthday. Betty, daughter of the late Claude & Lucy (MacLeod) Wheaton, was born in Moncton, June 22, 1946, and was raised in Wheaton Settlement. She worked many years at Eaton's to the Motel business and then moved into the Food Industry at Coffee Break & Vending, and various restaurants throughout her career. Betty was the strength that helped numerous friends and family members get through the difficulties they faced as they neared their end of life. Her strength and compassion will be sadly missed.
Her greatest loves in life were the Wheaton Family get-togethers of non-stop live music and singing with her family and friends, often held by her. Oh, how she cherished these times as we cherished these times with her. She was a country girl at heart and loved everything country, especially horses. The one thing that topped it all was her trips out west, where she visited her daughter and family. She proudly referred to this as her "Happy Place".
Betty will be sadly missed by her husband of 37 years, Willis Hallihan, her daughter Tracey (Leaman) Tingley & son-in-law David Tingley, granddaughter Allegra Tingley (Tyler Bonner), grandson David Jay Tingley (Michelle Dickie) and great grandson Chase Bonner. She is also survived by her brothers, Orlo Wheaton (wife Carol) & Bob Wheaton, along with several nieces & nephews.
An extension of her immediate family are her niece, Cindy (Wheaton) Lewis (husband Allen), and nephew Terry Wheaton (wife Darla), to whom she will always be respectfully and thankfully known as a second mother.
In addition to her parents, Betty was predeceased by her first husband, Ivan Leaman and children, Peter & Stacey Leaman, her sisters, Iva Skinner, Greeta Blakeney & Opal Wheaton, brothers, Donald Wheaton & Merle Wheaton, sister-in-law Yvonne (Pynn) Wheaton and brothers-in-law Ern Skinner & Donald Blakeney.
The family would like to give a warm, heartfelt Thank-You, to the Doctors & Nurses of the 4th floor Oncology and the 3rd floor Palliative Care, at the Moncton Hospital. You all meant so much to her during her life's darkest hours. She spoke so fondly of you all.
She has touched so many lives. If so desired, contributions in Betty's memory, can be made to the Wheaton Settlement Cemetery.
Arrangements are in the care of Salisbury Funeral Home (372-4800)