MANTHORNE, Avis Elizabeth “Betty”


84, of Milton, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 30th, 2017, in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool, surrounded by her loving family. Born in East Sable River, she was a daughter of the late Boyd Percy and Alfaretta Beryl (Lisk) Zinck. Betty was a teacher in the Queens County school system for over 30 years. She served as a board member and chairperson during the founding of the South Shore Helpline and the establishment of the South Shore Transition House. As a member of the Milton Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), she served in various capacities, including Moderator of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Canada. She was an active worker at youth camps for about 20 years. Betty gave tirelessly to her family and community and will be sadly missed. She is survived by a daughter, Louise Yvonne (David) Lewis, of Milton; son David Bruce, of Liverpool; grandchildren Beverly Jean Lewis, Abigail Ruth Lewis, Mathew David Manthorne, Jenna Elizabeth Louise Manthorne; sister, Verna May Seagers, of Dartmouth. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Hector David; sisters, Alice Jean West, Marjorie Rose Cole, Florence Ann Clarke; brother, Foster Boyd Zinck. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. A celebration of Betty’s life will be held in Chandlers’ Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at 11:00 a.m., followed by a reception. Reverend Russell Prime officiating. Burial will be in Milton Community Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations may be made to the Queens General Hospital Foundation or to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to

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