Anne Elizabeth "Betty" (Hall) McNab
1922 - 2023
Anne Elizabeth "Betty" (Hall) McNab
Visitation Information
May 30, 2023
Visitation Time
5-7 PM
Visitation Location
Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro
Service Information
Service Date
Wednesday May 31, 2023
Service Time
3:00 PM
Service Location
St. James Presbyterian Church, 725 Prince Street, Truro (Livestream link below in obituary.)
Burial Information
Burial Date
Private Interment
Burial Location
Robie Street Cemetery, 125 Robie Street, Truro
Requested Charity
St. James Presbyterian Church, Ostomy Canada or Charity of Choice
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Anne Elizabeth "Betty" McNab – 100, Bible Hill, passed away peacefully, with her children at her side, on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Glace Bay, she was the oldest of four children born to the late William and Esther (Cameron) MacKinlay.

Betty graduated in 1941 from Provincial Normal College in Truro and taught school in the Truro and Glace Bay areas. She worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Layton in Truro for 30 years and was a provider of beauty counsellor products for 50 years. Betty was a longstanding member of St. James Presbyterian Church and one of the founding members of Truro Ostomy Association, providing assistance to many through the years. She enjoyed gardening, swimming, traveling, knitting, crocheting, quilting and cooking, and was an avid reader, puzzle solver and sports fan. Betty lived with grace and humility and radiated love to all in her path. For her 100th  birthday, Betty and her family went zip lining and she was anxiously awaiting her sky diving adventure to celebrate her 101st  birthday!

Betty is survived by her son, David (Rhea) Hall; daughter, Esther (Tim) Kennedy; grandchildren, Denise (Norris) MacMillan, David (Kari) Hall, Rachel (Will) Caggiano, Hannah (Clint) Ball, Sarah (Brian) Deadwyler, Ruth (Hunter) Boehmer, Thomas (Brittany) Kennedy, Andrew Kennedy, Beth Kennedy; 21 great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Val MacKinlay, Halifax; several nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Percy Hall; second husband, Laurie McNab; daughter-in-law, Irene Hall; sister, Margaret (Harry) Solomon; brothers, Bill MacKinlay, Cameron (Margaret) MacKinlay.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where Betty’s family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, May 30, 2023. Private interment will be held in Robie Street Cemetery, 125 Robie Street, Truro. Celebration of Betty’s life will be held 3 p.m., Wednesday, May 31, 2023, at St. James Presbyterian Church, 725 Prince Street, Truro, Reverend Andrew Campbell officiating. Reception will follow in the church hall. If so desired, donations in Betty’s memory to St. James Presbyterian Church, Ostomy Canada or charity of choice are welcomed. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Betty’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at:

Anne Elizabeth "Betty" (Hall) McNab