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Elizabeth "Betty" Witmer
September 24, 1941 - May 11, 2016
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<div itemprop="description">With profound sadness we announce the untimely passing of Betty, from sudden heart failure, on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. She was 74. <br> <br>Betty will be deeply missed by Robert “Bob” Witmer, her loving husband for over 52 years. She also leaves behind daughters Elaine Witmer and Andrea Witmer, son-in-law Vinay Menon and granddaughters Ava and Charlotte, all of whom basked in the joy and light she provided without fail. <br> <br>Betty was a force of nature. Avid gardener, engaged citizen, lover of literature and pop culture, Betty’s curiosity about the world was matched only by a desire to improve it. Betty was also blessed with empathetic ears and a desire to help others, a gift she shared with family and friends and the students she advised at York University, where she worked until her retirement. <br> <br>She is predeceased by her parents George and Margaret Zimmerman (née Logel) of Kitchener-Waterloo. <br> <br>A celebration of Betty’s life will be held on Sunday May 29, with memorial visitation at 1 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m. at the Highland Funeral Home Scarborough Chapel, 3280 Sheppard Avenue East, 416-773-0933. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation in her memory. <br></div>