Elizabeth wasn’t very impressed with the food. Her first meal was cod tongues fried in salt pork. She wanted to go back to Scotland. She went back several times, for visits, often staying months at a time. Elizabeth always said she should have never left Scotland but in her later years she was happy and content in Corner Brook.

Elizabeth (Betty) Buckle

Maiden Name: Elizabeth Finlayson
From: Orkney Isles, Scotland
Occupation: also a war veteran
Husband: Brendan J. Buckle, Able Seaman, Royal Navy
Date of Marriage: August 11th, 1942, Aberdeen, Scotland
Ship’s Name: Queen Mary
Date of Departure: March 1946
Date Arrived in Canada: 1946
Port of Arrival: Pier 21, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Settled in: Corner Brook
Children: 7

The Western Star Newspaper
November 2003
BUCKLE, Elizabeth (Betty)
Corner Brook, NL
WW2 Veteran - War Bride

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Elizabeth (Betty) Buckle announce her passing on Friday, November 28th, 2003 at the O'Connell Centre in her 83rd year. She will be sadly missed by her seven children: Frank (Gillian), Corner Brook, Heather Buckle (Tom McLean), Coburg, ON, Brenda White (Peter Ramsdon), Ottawa, ON, Lena Buckle, Coburg, ON, Peter (Della), Corner Brook, Michael, Ottawa, ON, Grace Earl (Ray), Halifax, NS; 15 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren; four sisters: Brenda, Lena, Joyce and Stella; one brother Stanley Flynleson and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Brendan Buckle in 1965. The funeral service will be held Monday, December 1st at 2:00 p.m. from St. John The Evangelist Anglican Cathedral, Main Street, The Very Reverent Lorne Gosse officiating, followed by the interment at the family plot in the Townsite Cemetery. Friends may visit Fillatre's Funeral Home, 4 St. Mark's Avenue, Saturday from 7-9 and Sunday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, flowers are graciously accepted or memorial donations may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation. The family guest book may be signed or memorial donations may be made through our website www.fillatre.ca

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