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Born: Dec 15, 1948

Date of Passing: Jun 08, 2023

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December 15, 1948 – June 8, 2023

Elizabeth-Ann (Betty) Sansom, age 74, passed away peacefully on June 8, 2023, at Golden Links Lodge Personal Care Home. Betty was born on December 15, 1948, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She was predeceased by her parents, Peter and Estelle Skronek; sister Patricia Skronek; and parents-in-law, Ruben and Susan Sansom.

She leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband James and daughter Keri Sansom; her brother Robert Skronek; and brother-in-law Robert Sansom. She will also be sadly missed by many relatives and friends in both Manitoba and British Columbia.

Betty spent her work life at various places such as Hudson Bay, Lakeview Properties, and various insurance agencies until her retirement in January of 2009. After retirement she spent her time with the Southdale Seniors group, and Seniors Zumba, and also volunteered for various charities.

In 2020 Betty began to battle dementia, and we are thankful for the many people who helped us navigate her three-year battle. The staff at Riverview day hospital. Nicole and Nelisa who were her home care ladies - a huge shout out to them both who took fabulous care of her, and treating us all like family. Finally, a huge thank you to the staff at Golden Links Lodge for making her so comfortable during her time there, especially in her last few days. Even though she was there a short time, the compassion and care they showed to her and us has been forever imprinted in our hearts.

In keeping with Betty’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A small graveside service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations made in memory of Betty can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba or to CancerCare Manitoba.


Friends and family are invited to share memories and sign the online book of condolences at

E.J. Coutu & Co. Funeral Directors

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 17, 2023

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • I’m so sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. I always looked forward to seeing her. Her kindness and smile always brightened my day. My deepest condolences to Jim and the family as you go through this difficult time. She will be missed - Posted by: Jenifer Bellino (From Healthy Strides) on: Jul 17, 2023

  • Thinking of you during this sad and difficult time and wishing you and your family my deepest condolences. Hold onto the memories because those memories become treasures. Take care. In friendship, Toni - Posted by: Toni Carpenter (Friend and co-worker ) on: Jun 24, 2023

  • Deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Betty-Ann Sansom. To Mr. James Sansom & family sending our heartfelt condolence. Sorry for your loss. Staff & friends at the HSC Foundation - Posted by: Lynda Ruban (staff at Health Sciences Centre Foundation) on: Jun 20, 2023

  • We are so sorry to hear of Betty's passing and send deepest condolences to all of her loved ones. We will remember Betty fondly and appreciate the little Pre Church visits we used to have. Thoughts and prayers to all. Sincerely Chuck and Mary Carlson - Posted by: Chuck and Mary Carlson (Church friend) on: Jun 17, 2023

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