Elizabeth Fripps

Obituary of Elizabeth Jane Fripps




With saddened hearts, we announce the passing of our beloved mother on December 27, 2023 at the age of 79. Betty was born in Halifax on June 20, 1944 to the late Ainsley and Edith Marryatt.


Betty is survived by her son, William “Billy” (Sheila) Fripps, Cole Harbour; daughters, Belinda (Mario) Smith, Ottawa and Jeanne Smith, Halifax; daughter-in-law, Linda Smith, Brookside; two stepsons, Ron (Sandra) Fripps and Brian (Monica) Fripps, both in Ontario; nine grandchildren, Brandon, Katie, Justin, Allison, all in Ontario, Steven Mason, Lisa (Jason) Mason, Cole (Cassie) Fripps, all in Halifax, Cody (Vanessa) Burns, Wakefield, Quebec and Alex Burns, Oshawa, Ontario; three great grandchildren, Parker, Gemma and Flora; brother, Jack Marryatt; sisters Patsy (Russell) Priske and Peggy Hart, all of Halifax; brother-in-law George Gaudin, Alberta and many nieces and nephews. Special mention of nieces, Julie Oddy, April (Danny) Rector, Holly (Jeff) Lavigne, Bonnie Dempsey, and nephew, Reg (Joy) Marryatt, all of Halifax.


Betty was predeceased by her husband, William “Bill” Fripps; son, David “Davey” Smith; brothers, Hector, Peter and George Marryatt; sisters, Nancy (Bernie) Grady, Mary (Bruce) Iceton, Kay Gaudin and Thelma “Tally” Thomas.


Betty enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, playing in her dart league and spending time at her happy place “the camp” with her family and devoted dog, Blue.


Visitation will be held on Friday, January 5, 2024 from 6 – 7 pm, followed by a memorial service from 7 – 8 pm at J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Road, Halifax.


Our family would like to thank the wonderful and compassionate doctors and nurses at 3 IMCU Halifax Infirmary site for their supportive and gentle care of our mother.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Betty’s name to the Canadian Cancer Society, https://www.cancer.ca.