Peacefully, in her sleep, Betty passed away at the Hunter Memorial Hospital in Teulon on November 17th, 2019. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Peter, her parents John and Mona, brother Edward, and sister Helen. Left to cherish her memory are her loving daughters Nancy Kerr and Sam Pshyshlak; sister Audrey Gessner; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Betty was born in Winnipeg, MB on February 18, 1932 and grew up in Middlechurch. She joined the civil service and during her first posting to Churchill, MB, she met and married Peter. She was a stay at home mom for many years as she travelled with Peter to postings throughout Canada and Germany. She worked for Sears at Polo Park in Winnipeg for more than a decade.
Her retirement years were filled with reading and watching the wildlife that passed through her country back yard. We will never see birds clustered around a feeder without thinking of Mom, and the hours she spent shelling peanuts for her beloved birds. She also enjoyed spending time with family, and the many cats and dogs who passed through our lives.
Sam and Nancy want to express appreciation to the doctors, nurses, health care aides, and paramedics who took such good care of Mom these past few months in Stonewall, the Grace, and in Teulon. We never tired of hearing about Mom’s great sense of humour and her ability to make her caregivers laugh.
Cremation has taken place and there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, a donation in memory of Betty may be made to the Winnipeg Humane Society, 45 Hurst Way, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 0R3 or a charity of one’s choice.