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Date of Passing: May 25, 2014

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ELIZABETH ISABEL TISDALE (nee NEAL) 1916 - 2014 Betty died peacefully on May 25, 2014 surrounded by the love and care of her family and the staff of West Park Manor. Betty was born in Montreal and educated in Winnipeg at the University of Manitoba, graduating in Home Economics, and the Winnipeg General Hospital School of Nursing, class of 1940. She served in the RCAMC as a Nursing Sister overseas during the Second World War and returned to Montreal where she married Paul Tisdale who had recently returned from serving with the RCAMC in Sicily and Italy. Betty and Paul raised their family in Winnipeg where she continued to reach out to support others in many capacities including CNIB, Meals on Wheels and the Ostomy Society. She recently received the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of her service overseas. Betty possessed a particular gift of truly connecting and engaging with people throughout her life. Daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother and special friend, her grace and generosity enriched the lives of so many and her memory will be treasured for this. Betty was predeceased by her husband (Paul Tisdale), parents (William and Frances Neal), and brothers (Jack and Scott). Memory of her will endure in the hearts of her family and many friends; sons John (Nancy) and Rob (Barb); daughters Frances (Ted) and Mary Ann, grandchildren, great-grandchildren as well as her many nieces and nephews in the Neal and McFarland families. The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the wonderful staff and friends at West Park Manor who provided such excellent and sensitive care to our mother. The family is hosting a reception to honour Betty at Fort Whyte Alive on Monday, June 9, 2014 from 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Betty's memory to Fort Whyte Alive or Siloam Mission. THOMSON FUNERAL HOME 669 BROADWAY, WINNIPEG, MB R3C 0X4 204-783-7211 Condolences may be sent to

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 31, 2014

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • I grew up across the street from the Tisdales on Kingston Row in St Vital and spent many hours playing and watching television in the family room with John, Rob and Francie as we called her then. Dr. & Mrs Tisdale were wonderful people and I remember them with much fondness. Whenever I was sick I can remember Dr. T. coming to our house to make a house call. We were very lucky. When we played outside as children, my mother would blow a whistle to call me in for supper, and I think Mrs. T. had a bell or something similar. I have very precious memories from those years. (circa 1950-1957). - Posted by: Jim Gregory (Neighbour) on: Sep 12, 2016

  • I spent a lot of time in her kitchen and at their cottage growing up with Mary Ann. She was such a warm and kind person. And good fun. I know she will be deeply missed by her family and all those she touched. - Posted by: Catherine Aitken (Friend of the family) on: Jul 08, 2014

  • My sincere condolences to your family John and Nancy, Buzz and Barb. Regards, Bev Sigurdson - Posted by: Bev Sigurdson (Friend) on: Jun 05, 2014

  • Mrs. Tisdale's sons John and Rob (Buzz) rushed me into Zeta Psi fraternity of which Dr. Tisdale was an elder. I felt very lucky to be associated with both Dr. and Mrs. Tisdale. She was always very warm and welcoming and an excellent cook to boot. I enjoyed many great weekends at their cottage at Longbow Lake. Her son John was my best man and Mrs. T, as I called her, kept in touch until she required assisted living. The last time I sat down with her was to talk about my granddaughter Sofia when Mrs. T brought over a gift for her. I'm sad that eight years has gone by so quickly. I'll always remember her with fondness. - Posted by: John Bristow (Family friend) on: Jun 04, 2014

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