Myrtle Elizabeth
Thursday May 2, 2024 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM and one hour prior to service   (Friday from 10-11 AM)
Friday May 3, 2024 at 11 AM

Greenhill Cemetery, Lucknow
In Memory of
Myrtle Elizabeth "Beth" Aitchison
October 30th, 1940 - April 27th, 2024

Place of Death

Huronlea Home for the Aged, Brussels


Myrtle Elizabeth “Beth” Aitchison, beloved wife of the late Robert A. Aitchison, passed away at Huronlea Home for the Aged, Brussels, on Saturday April 27, 2024 at the age of 83.  She was born on October 30, 1940 in Kenilworth, daughter of the late Adaleen (Rooney) and Kenneth Dowling.  Dear Mother of Brad (Tracey) Aitchison of Lucknow and Barb (Todd) Struthers of Teeswater.  Greatly missed by grandchildren Riley, Lacey (Mike), Lindsay (Ray), Landon, Amy and Ally and 5 great grandchildren.  Also survived by brother Laverne (Marg) Dowling of Guelph and several nieces and nephews and fondly remembered by Mike Lewis.  Predeceased by daughter Bev Lewis, granddaughter Laura Murray and grandson Nash Aitchison.  

Beth was born in Kenilworth and raised in Rothsay. Her family then moved to Whitechurch where she met her husband, Bob. They were married in 1958 and lived on a dairy farm north of London until they purchased the family farm in St Helens in 1966. They farmed there until 1983 and continued to reside in St Helens until 1993 when they moved to Lucknow. Beth continued to work at the Lucknow grocery store until her retirement where she made lifelong friendships. She would never turn down an opportunity to play a game of cards with friends or family. She spent much of her free time behind the knitting needles creating her one of a kind afghans for many in the community. Beth and Bob spent their summers at Aintree Trailer park in Kincardine, where the friends they met became family. 

Beth courageously fought her illness until the end and will be greatly missed by her family. The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the kind and caring staff at Huronlea in Brussels for providing the utmost care to Beth during her time there.

Visitation will be held from the MacKenzie & McCreath Funeral Home, Lucknow on Thursday May 2, 2024 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM.  A memorial service from the chapel will be conducted on Friday May 3, 2024 at 11am with visitation also one hour prior.  Interment Greenhill Cemetery, Lucknow.  


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Message from Brenda Melong2024-05-13 15:30:46
My sincere sympathy on your Mom's passing; you are all in my thoughts and prayers ❤ 🙏
Message from Annette and Leroy Drennan2024-05-09 07:46:33
So sorry to hear of your moms passing we are thinking of you all
Message from George and Lorraine Brophy2024-05-06 14:01:01
Sad to hear about Beth’s passing. Please accept our condolences and deepest sympathy. George and Lorraine Brophy
Message from Valerie & Mike Tanner2024-05-04 21:55:33
Brad & Barb, I am sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. our parents spent a lot of time together
Message from Hammer and Sandy MacLeod2024-05-03 13:37:26
Dear Stang, Barb, and Families, We are so very sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. Thinking of you all at this sad time. May your many memories of Mom ( and Dad) keep you going.
Message from Lynne and Steve Mann2024-05-02 18:41:39
Our sympathy to the Aitchison families as you celebrate Beth's life.
Message from Carol Phillips2024-05-02 12:13:59
I was thinking about Beth just the other day, something she said to me one time at the grocery store and how it startled me then but has made me laugh every time I think of it now. She brought so much joy and laughter to everyone around her! For all Beth's family, I wish you comfort, love and laughter whenever you pause a moment to think of her. She was and will always be "one of a kind" .
Message from Ruth McEachern2024-05-01 19:32:34
Laverne Marg and family so very sorry to hear of your loss. Sending our deepest condolences and prayers for peace and comfort in the days and weeks ahead. Sincerely Al and Ruth
Message from Harold & Betty Anne Elphick2024-05-01 14:37:49
Brad & Barb, sending our sincere condolences and remembering times spent together at the arena and hockey games with your mom & dad.
Message from Gail Blain2024-05-01 13:30:30
Thinking of you, Barb....your Mother's love and memories are so important, especially, now....please, know I care and am sorry I can't be with you.....thinking of all the fun times while I was Grandma Adaleen's sidekick visiting you all so many times over the is my # 716-804-6753....please, call anytime....will visit when I get back and would love for you to come and visit me, too....warm hugs, Gail
Message from Bonnie Flett2024-05-01 11:59:54
My condolences to Brad Barb and families!
Message from Gail Blain2024-05-01 10:14:06
Thinking of you, Barb....your Mother's love and memories are so important, especially, now....please, know I care and am sorry I can't be with you.....thinking of all the fun times while I was Grandma Adaleen's sidekick visiting you all so many times over the is my # 716-804-6753....please, call anytime....will visit when I get back and would love for you to come and visit me, too....warm hugs, Gail
Message from Joanne & Rod McDonagh2024-05-01 08:50:51
Brad, Barb and families, please accept our sympathies on the passing of your mother. Always so cheerful whenever we met. She will be missed.
Message from Kathy and Brian Knechtel and family2024-04-30 19:07:21
Brad, Tracey, Barb, Todd, Mike and your families-sending our deepest sympathy on the passing of Beth. She was always a valued and dedicated employee at the grocery store…and she knew everyone in town! I am the proud owner of one of her afghans. Fond memories of popping in on Beth and Bob on Ross Street and often interrupting a cribbage game in progress. Together they raised a beautiful family and passed on their strong work ethic to their children. Beth will be missed by many.
Message from Joan (Currie) Aitken2024-04-30 16:23:47
Our condolences to Beth's family. We have not seen her for many years but have fond memories of her visiting my Mom in Mount Forest. Thinking of you all at this time. Joan and Lloyd Aitken
Message from Donna & Rob Middelkamp 2024-04-30 16:10:24
Our Deepest Sympathy to Beth's Family . She was a super lady and will always remember our chat in the grocery store in Lucknow. Sending hugs to you all and we will keep you all in our thoughts . RIP BETH !!! You sure will be missed .
Message from Margie Bates2024-04-30 14:59:08
I was so sorry to hear of Beth’s passing. She was a lovely lady and I so enjoyed our grocery store visits. She will be missed. Sending my sympathy
Message from Cathy and Bob Macgillivray2024-04-30 13:27:18
Our sincere condolences to Barb and Brad and their families.
Message from Mary Ellen Keller 2024-04-30 11:59:38
Sorry for your loss Barb, I always enjoyed seeing your Mom at the dental office and at Knectles, Your Mom will be missed but she is at peace.
Message from Gail Blain2024-04-30 09:21:40
Dear Beth's Family my condolences to brother, Lavern, son Brad, and daughter, Barb and to all your loved ones, Beth would want to be remembered as a great daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend....she had all of these qualities and more.... loved fun, always up for a laugh, a story about things we did together...always remember seeing her at her wedding on the front steps of the church....always think of that when driving thru that little hamlet.... she loved hubby, Bob and they had so many laughs as he loved to tease her and me........they loved fun, in their camping days, with their family and friends, in their attending weddings, and family picnics........ she loved gardening,.... planted a big garden one year only to find the cows had eaten it all up... we comforted her as it was a lot work......she had Beyond the Sunset played at her Mom's funeral, loved this and she gave me the music.....I always loved to hear her talk with that special slow almost Southern accent and her laugh made me laugh.....she was very laid back making her so special to be around...... ....I remember the love, I will mourn the loss of Beth.....and will celebrate with you all the life of our dear , Beth.....I will visit you soon as I know that road, well..... Beth and her Mom were great role models to and for me.....loved that she was named after her Grandma, Myrtle...we are almost related, seems like I was with her and her Mom and her family, a lot.....Beth will continue to shine her special ways down on us when we listen to her music, her voice, and her earthy nature.....your name is 83 yrs will last, forever....hugs, Gail (heavenly, Dave) and our family
Message from Mark Becker2024-04-30 06:45:46
Please accept my sincere condolences.
Message from don and Mary Anne MacDonald2024-04-29 21:54:38
so sorry to hear about Beths passing. Don and i extend our deepest sympathies to her family
Message from Janice Londry2024-04-29 21:00:33
My deepest sympathies to all of Beth's family and friends. Beth was a wonderful person and always treated me like family. When my father passed and family moved away she always made sure I was ok and included in family holidays and get togethers. Beth and her family will never know how much that meant to me. Thank you Beth for making feel like part of your family, you will be greatly missed by so many people. Lots of Love..................Janice
Message from Cathy and Bob Macgillivray2024-04-29 20:38:27
Our sincere condolences to Barb and Brad and their families.
Message from Brad & Sharon Petteplace2024-04-29 20:19:17
Our sympathy to all of Beth’s family. Our hearts and thoughts are with you all.
Message from Ben and Jenny Hogervorst2024-04-29 19:45:04
So sorry for the loss. May you cherish many wonderful memories of a great person, mother and grandmother.
Message from Sandra and Jim Rackley2024-04-29 18:26:17
So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you.
Message from Carol Knox2024-04-29 13:50:42
Sincere condolences ,Barb, on the loss of your Mom .Memories are treasures. Sympathy to your entire family.
Message from Steven and Kim Eadie2024-04-29 13:25:35
We’re so very sorry to hear about the passing of Beth, your dear Mom/Grandma. Our thoughts are with you all at this time