2990 Church St., South Mountain, ON

Betty Ann Darling (Nee Crump) May 30, 1951 - September 2, 2020

Peacefully at the Cornwall Hospice on Wednesday September 2, 2020. Betty Ann Darling age 69 of Chesterville. Beloved companion of Norman Backes. Loving Mom of Greg (Connie). Cherished Grandma of Hayden Darling, Justin, Zach, and Breanna Peters. Dear sister of Elaine (Ken) McLaren, late Allan (Susan) Crump, Angus (Roxanne) Crump, and the late Connie Cayer. Predeceased by her parents Helene (Nee Faulkner) and Garnet Crump. Aunt of many nieces and nephews. Fondly remembered by the Backes Family. A Private Graveside Service will be held at the Maple Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Hospice Cornwall. Arrangements entrusted to the Byers Funeral Home, South Mountain (613-989-3836).Online condolences may be made at

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A Private Graveside Service will be held at the Maple Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Hospice Cornwall. Arrangements entrusted to the Byers Funeral Home, South Mountain (613-989-3836).Online condolences may be made at


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    Angus and Roxanne Crump says

    Betty Ann you were a beautiful soul and will be so missed. We will cherish all our fond memories we had together. You will be forever in our hearts❤️

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    Joanne Leeman says

    Norm and family-please accept our sincere Condolences.
    Ron and Joanne

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    Gary and Terri Bouck says

    Our sincerest sympathy to all Betty’s family. We all will miss seeing that welcoming smile. On any dark day meeting Betty put a smile on our faces & brightened the path ahead. Her suffering is past & she is at peace. Thanks for the memories Betty.

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    Lise Buma says

    Our heartfelt condolences to Norm and Family. We always had great conversations when Betty picked up the milk and truly missed her when she retired. Betty was such a wonderful lady. Simon and Lise Buma

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      Cheryl Graham says

      My condolences to Betty’s family. Betty was a true friend of mine for over 40 years. We both were one of the few women in Ontario to drive bulk milk truck. Betty always said we were both so blessed to have great jobs. I left to go out west while Betty kept with the milk truck till retirement. Through all of this we always kept in touch. I have lost a true friend. I will miss her so much.

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    Kristina Alexander-Luna says

    I am the daughter of a dairy farmer and grew up seeing Betty every other day when she would come to pick up our milk. I LOVED seeing Betty’s smiling face each time, and she always seemed happy to see me and my brothers. Even as an adult, she always asked how I was and what I was doing. She was such a caring, thoughtful, and warm person who will be missed.
    Praying for family for peace and healing through this time.

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    Mark and Lynn Alexander says

    Condolences to the Darling , Crump and Backes Families on Betty’s passing. Hopefully our old milk truck driver has a nice truck waiting for her.

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    Margaret Christie says

    Sincere sympathy to Betty Anne’s family.

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    Grant & Heather Royle says

    Our deepest sympathy to you Greg and extended family . Thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time . Greatest milk truck memories go way back !!!!!

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    Pierre and Nicole Moss says

    Our deepest sympathy to all! Betty was a lovely woman! She will be missed!

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    Mary dillabough says

    My sincerest condolences to Norm and the family

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    Megan & Hugh Melenhorst says

    To those who love Betty,

    We are so sorry to hear of her passing. It is a shame that in the time of her death we are not able to gather — as she would have had the place packed with adoring and thankful dairy farmers! (Along with all of the other people she had touched in her life) She was a morning staple in our lives, with daily milk pick up at the time, and we are so glad she was. An early morning joke and some kindness sent our way from Betty was sure to set the day off right. Betty — thanks for always spilling some milk for our dog, he will sure be tail waggin’ to see your face coming over the rainbow bridge.

    We hope that this comment finds those who need it, as we send you so much love and grace during this heartbreaking time.

    Megan, Hugh & the kids
    Melendale Farms, Metcalfe, ON

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    Claire Backes says

    My condolences to Norman and the family.

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    Dianne Scheepers says

    Our most heartfelt condolences to Greg and family, Crump and Backes Family.
    Our memories run deep with Betty. It all started with Betty picking up milk at our farm. Always a smile and a warm gesture. Always took the time to ask how you were and waited to hear the answer because she truly cared. Our kids would run to the milk house when they saw it was Betty driving. Not shy at sharing snacks and a laugh. A true friendship grew
    Betty was a mentor that we all looked up to. She possessed true work ethic, spirit, love and compassion. Our family will forever be grateful we had Betty in our lives for as long as we did. She will forever be loved and truly missed
    Dianne, Kevin, Brandon, Meagan, Emily

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    Cindy & Kelly Peters says

    Our condolences to the family on the loss of such a kind, fun-loving soul. We bowled in Chesterville with Betty many years ago, and she was so much fun, and full of laughs – it was a highlight of our week. Thinking of all of you during this difficult time.

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    Angela Stewart-Harriman says

    Our condolences to the family. We have many memories of Betty-Anne and her milk truck. The Stewart Family

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    Cheryl Holmes says

    Sincere condolences to Betty’s family. I so admired her will and strength as she fought her horrible battle. From her Florida stories to her side by side tour stories. I’m so happy she got to enjoy those special life moments.

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    Gilles & Jeannie Seguin says

    Our deepest sympathies to Uncle Norman and the family. Sincerely, Gilles & Jeannie Seguin

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    Jose Poole says

    My sincere condolences to all the family of Betty-Ann. May many fond memories sustain you in your time of sorrow and loss.

    Jose Poole
    Vernon ON

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    Liz O'Gorman says

    I got to see Betty every other weekend for a time when I worked at a farm where she picked up milk. She was always so cheerful and pleasant to have a chat with! My condolences to her family!

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