Elizabeth Emily Sinstadt
It is with peace and love that the family of Elizabeth Emily Sinstadt (née Anderson) of Fredericton NB, announce her passing on September 4, 2020 at Hospice House at the age of 91. Elizabeth, better known as Betty, was born in Perth, NB on November 25, 1928. She was the daughter of the late James McNichol Anderson and Annie Vernis Sullivan.
In addition to her parents, Betty was predeceased by her husband Donald Vernon Young Sinstadt, sister Marion Giberson, brother-in-law Vernon Giberson, brother Vaughan Anderson, and brothers-in-law William Veniot and Joseph Descouteau.
Betty is survived by her children; Patricia (Bryan Walker), David (Heather Scott), William (Sharon Vautour), Kathryn (Rick Bowmaster), daughters-in-law; Francine St-Amand, Yolande Cyr, grandchildren; Erin, Alison, Morgan, Taylor, Nicholas, Annie, Michelle, Justin, Luc, Luke/Aquila, Zéa, and great-grandchildren; Noah, Charlotte, Samuel, Brodie, siblings; sisters Joan Descouteau, twins Emily Flynn (Bill) and Beatrice Crawford (Mac), twins Margaret Rideout and Marjorie White, brother John Anderson (Diana), special sister Ruth Elliott, as well as many beloved nieces and nephews and a large extended family.
In addition, we include a special message of love to missing son Christopher.
Betty was the eldest of her siblings, and as such was more than a sister, helping raise and care for her younger siblings alongside her own children.
In her youth, she worked as a telephone operator in Andover, NB. One of her favourite stories was of the wonderful December night when she connected a call from a venue where Bing Crosby happened to be singing live. The caller generously told her to leave the line open so that she and her co-workers could listen as he sang White Christmas.
Betty married Donald Sinstadt in 1949 at St. Mary’s of the Angels’ Church in Andover, NB. They enjoyed 59 years together, raising their children in Aroostook and spending countless days and nights at their camp on the Tobique river. They later moved to Fredericton to be closer to their children and grandchildren.
Betty also enjoyed many years with the Auxiliary of the Canadian Legion at Andover and working as a florist at The Flower Pot.
Betty was an excellent cook, and an even better baker, and will be forever remembered by her family for the wonderful pies, gingerbread and orange cakes she made for special occasions and frequent family gatherings. Betty enjoyed gardening, reading and simply being with her family. Some of her greatest loves in life were the many wonderful dogs with which she shared her heart. She was a kind and generous caregiver and neighbor, always looking after those around her. She will be greatly missed by all.
The family would like to thank the many people who supported Betty in the months leading up to her passing; her many personal care workers, extramural nurses and the employees and volunteers at Hospice House Fredericton. Donations in Betty’s memory can be made to Hospice House in Fredericton where she spent her last days under their compassionate care.