Betty Noganosh

Obituary of Betty Noganosh

NOGANOSH, Elizabeth “Betty” The service will be live streamed by St. Paul's Centre at 2:00pm through the following link: With profound sadness the family of Betty Noganosh (Soules) announces her passing, in her 74th year, at OSMH on March 29, 2021 following a lengthy illness. Loving daughter of Wib and Andrea Soules (predeceased). Cherished mother of Lesa Noganosh (Bruce Taylor), Erin Noganosh (Brian McDonald), and Christina Noganosh. Devoted grandmother of Shayna Taylor, Sydney, Kaelyn, and Pyper McDonald. Dear sister of Maggie Buchanan and loving aunt of Meredith and Claire. Will be deeply missed by many nieces and nephews. Lifelong best friend to Linda Tolnay (Dunlop) of Burlington, affectionately known as “Grandma Linda” to Betty’s grandchildren, Betty was born in Orillia and attended West Ward Public School and Park Street Collegiate. She obtained her teacher’s college certificate and went on to attend the University of Toronto and Wilfred Laurier University graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. Betty’s early career included teaching on Christian Island and working for Catulpa Community Support Services, an agency dedicated to helping people with disabilities and unique needs. Betty then was an elementary teacher with the Simcoe District Board of Education for 29 years. As part of her ongoing commitment to learning, she obtained her Special Education Specialist Certificate and taught at many schools throughout Simcoe County. In 1973 Betty joined the Rama First Nations Community and was active in the Rama United Church and all aspects of community life. In 1987 Betty began her decades of service as a member of St. Paul’s United Church. She belonged to many groups and could always be counted on to lend a hand wherever needed. She was also a strong supporter of Couchiching Jubilee House. In 2001, Betty was the recipient of the YMCA Peace Medal for her lifelong commitment to the promotion of peace and social justice, especially for her many years of work helping refugees settle in the Orillia community. Visitation will be held at the Simcoe Funeral Home, 38 James St E. Orillia by appointment only on Thursday April 1st, from 11 a.m. until 1p.m. Due to Covid- 19 restrictions attendance is limited and must be pre-booked. Please call (705) 327-0221 on Tuesday 9am -5pm & Wednesday 9am -5pm for an attendance time. A Memorial Service for family and invited guests will be held at the St. Paul's Centre, 62 Peter Street N Orillia, on Thursday April 1st, 2021at 2 PM. If you wish to attend the service please contact St. Paul’s Centre to see if there are any remaining spaces. The service will be live streamed through the following link: Betty’s wishes were for donations to St. Paul’s Centre Mission and Service Fund, Couchiching Jubilee House, Project Umbrella Burma or Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, or the charity of your choosing. Messages of condolence are welcomed at