Obituary of Elizabeth Anne Cochran
Elizabeth “Betty” (née Milton) COCHRAN
Born in London, Ontario, on August 25, 1941, she was the daughter of Andrew & Ivy (née Redshaw) Milton. Betty was predeceased by her husband, Jack, earlier this year on January 5, and by her brother, Don Milton.
Betty was full of life up until the last month of her life. Then, she was promoted to glory at the age of 81 at the Nipissing Serenity Hospice in North Bay on January 26, 2023.
Betty battled cancer but didn’t let it get in her way. She was an energizer bunny her whole life.
Family, church, and community were important to her. She was kind, loving, positive, and always had a smile.
Loving mother of Jackie McLeod (Andrew) and Rob (Irit). She will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Duncan McLeod, Jordan McLeod (Cassandra), Lee, Thomas, and Mia Cochran, her great-grandchildren Penelope and Scarlett, and her sister Dorothy Spears.
In 1976 Betty founded Junior World, a store still operating in North Bay’s downtown.
Betty and Jack loved to travel; early on, while he was in the Military, they toured most of Europe. Later they traveled to Caribbean destinations, Hong Kong, Israel, Thailand, and South Africa. For over two decades, they owned a home in Florida, enjoying the warmer winters and entertaining many new friends.
A community-minded person, Betty was a Brownie Leader, a member of the Heritage Gardeners, Good Life, and the Ukelele Club, and enjoyed scrapbooking.
Faith was important to Betty, and she was a lifelong member of the Salvation Army in North Bay. She led and participated in monthly church services at nursing homes in the area. Also, Betty would work for The Salvation Army’s Christmas Campaign.
A Memorial Service to celebrate the life of Jack and Betty will be held at The Salvation Army Citadel (134 McIntyre Street East, North Bay) on Saturday, May 27, 2023, at 2:00 PM. Interment of their ashes will occur at a later date at the Forest Lawn Cemetery.
If desired, donations to The Salvation Army (www.salvationarmy.ca/northbay) or the Nipissing Serenity Hospice (https://nipissingserenityhospice.ca/donate/) would be appreciated by the family.