Elizabeth Marion Nuttall

It is with great sadness that the family of Elizabeth Marion Nuttall announces her passing on Friday November 25th, 2022 at the Selkirk Regional Health Centre in Selkirk, MB.

Elizabeth was born on February 17th, 1937 in Fort Frances, Ontario to Leonard Francis and Sarah Eileen Williams.  As a young woman, she moved to Minneapolis with her first spouse Gary, where she enjoyed working as an Executive Assistant with an architecture firm.  Her next stop was Winnipeg, where she lovingly raised her four children, Greg, Mark, Dale and Laurie.  She also obtained a Fine Arts Degree from the University of Manitoba and enjoyed painting and pottery, artistic skills she occasionally put to professional use doing freelance design.  Discovering her entrepreneurial spirit, she moved to Winnipeg Beach, becoming the sole owner and proprietor of the Lone Oak Motel, which she successfully operated for many years, making lifelong friends in the process.  After supposedly “retiring”, Liz was not someone to sit still long, and continued to work into her 80s!  She most recently enjoyed working as a personal support worker, providing special care to her clients, many of whom faced great challenges. 

Elizabeth loved the water and swimming, as well as cross country skiing, playing the organ, baking, gardening, crossword puzzles, games, reading, poetry, and spending time with family.  She was so proud of all her grandchildren.  Her homemade cookies and jams were eagerly awaited.  A lifelong learner, she remained open to new experiences, to trying a new activity or sport, and was keenly engaged with current events and political and financial news her whole life.

Elizabeth was united in marriage to her beloved spouse, and fellow entrepreneur, Brian Matthew Armstrong, on February 11th, 2005. They enjoyed living in the country at the Sundown Ranch with their horses, going on trail rides, playing games with friends, sampling each other’s delicious cooking, gathering with family, and dancing, including square dances and their favourite, the “Midnight Waltz”.  They liked to travel to Arizona in the winter, but mainly spent their time in the beautiful Interlake area.  Most recently they had returned to Winnipeg Beach where they enjoyed relaxing in their cozy home together in front of the fire.   

Elizabeth will be greatly missed by her beloved husband Brian; her children Greg (Heather), Mark, Laurie (Donald); her brother Richard Williams (Peggy); sisters-in-law Antonia Williams and Lenore Williams; daughter-in-law Sylvia; four stepdaughters, their spouses and family. Grandchildren Ace, Max, Blake, Jack, Aria and numerous step grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her son Dale, her parents Leonard Francis and Sarah Eileen Williams, stepdaughter Jean Armstrong, and brothers Herbert and John Williams. 

Interment will take place at a later date at Fort Frances Cemetery in Fort Frances, ON. 

If friends so desire in memoriam donations may be made to the Cancer Society and MS Society or a charity of your choice.  

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5 thoughts on “Elizabeth Marion Nuttall

  1. Bev

    Rest in peace Liz…I’m sure there will be lots of cake and cookies for you to enjoy in heaven.
    Bev & Lon

  2. Yvonne Treffers

    Laurie, condolences to you and your family. Hoping your happy memories bring you comfort and peace. much love, yvonne and rebekka

  3. Nancy Westover

    To the Family,

    So very sorry to hear of Liz’s passing. She was one of my mom’s best friends. She solidified that when she travelled by bus to see my mom, Joan Westover prior to her passing. To do that for one last beautiful visit between such dear friends was simply such a beautiful moment in time that I will not forget.

    Westover Family

  4. Nancy David

    Remembering the day this photo was taken, it was heart warming to see the special bond between Mother and Daughter. So sorry to hear of your loss! May the special memories comfort you in this time of grief.

  5. Kathy Debrecen

    Sorry to hear of Liz’s Passing! I Just Read of her Husbands Passing! My Condolences to All Their Family! I Worked With Liz and have Many Fond Memories! She was a Sweet Lady and Wonderful to Work With! On Our First Shift together She was Called “Kathy’s Buddy” and it Stuck! I Remember Brian’s Calls to her! So Sweet! I Admired how Liz and Brian Owned The Horses and Later Fulfilled Their Dream to Own a Ranch! Liz had a Chance to go to Hawaii through Work and Opted Out to Care for Brian! I was 2nd Choice! It was a Dream I Never Dreamt and an Amazing Memory! Liz will Always be Remembered as a Gracious, Kind & Caring Lady!

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