Theresa "Betty" Shorey


6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sunday, June 18, 2023
Brenan's Paradise Row Funeral Home
111 Paradise Row
Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

Funeral Mass

12:00 pm
Monday, June 19, 2023
Stella Maris Church
201 Bayside Drive
Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
(506) 653-6860


St. Joseph's Cemetery
327 Westmorland Road
Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

Obituary of Theresa "Betty" Shorey

Theresa “Betty” Shorey, a woman of extraordinary strength, boundless energy, and immeasurable love, passed away peacefully at the age of 71, on June 14, 2023, surrounded by her loving family. She leaves behind a legacy that will forever be cherished. Betty’s journey was marked by her dynamic spirit, numerous career achievements, and her deep devotion to her family.

Betty will be profoundly missed by the love of her life Terence “Terry” Shorey, her son Robin Hebert (Carla), her daughters Susan McIntyre (Mark), Theresa Mullett (Ian), and Jennifer Shorey, her grandchildren Emily, Sean, Ryan, Grant, Kenneth, Carson, Matthew, Jennifer, Madyson, and Kaylee, her sisters Marie Burchill, and Susan Dempster, her father-in-law Eldon Shorey, her brother-in-law Norman Shorey (Lori), her sister-in-law Debbie Morrell (Aubrey), as well as many extended family members and friends. She was predeceased by her parents George and Anne Dempster, her mother-in-law Delma Shorey, and her brothers Arthur Dempster and Bill Dempster.

Born on November 8, 1951, Betty entered the world with a zest for life that would become her defining characteristic. Early in her career she welcomed children into her home and was affectionately called their “daytime mom.” Betty’s nurturing and genuine love for children created a warm and safe environment where these young souls thrived.

Throughout her life, Betty pursued various career endeavors, driven by her insatiable curiosity and determination. Her work ethic and versatile skills allowed her to excel in every pursuit in which she undertook. Betty’s dedication and passion served as an inspiration to her colleagues, earning her the respect and admiration of all who had the privilege of working with her.

While Betty’s career achievements were significant, her true joy and fulfillment came from being a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Betty’s commitment to her family was evident in every aspect of her life. She poured her heart and soul into creating a nurturing and loving home where her children could grow, thrive, and become the best versions of themselves.

Betty’s love and devotion extended beyond her immediate family. Her warm and caring nature touched the lives of all who crossed her path. She had an innate ability to make everyone feel special and valued. Betty’s infectious laughter, kind heart and genuine compassion left an indelible mark on the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to know her.

We celebrate a life well-lived, one that embodied resilience and love. Betty’s legacy will continue to inspire us to cherish life and to extend our compassion to those around us.

Arrangements are entrusted to Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, NB. A visitation will be held on Sunday, June 18th, 2023, from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. A Funeral Mass will take place at Stella Maris Church on Monday, June 19th, 2023, at 12:00pm with interment to follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

For those who wish, donations in memory of Betty may be made to the Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, or a donation of your choice. Online condolences may be shared at

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