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Born: Aug 08, 1934

Date of Passing: Aug 21, 2019

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(nee MCRAE)

Peacefully after a long battle with ALS, it is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved mother Betty on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, at the age of 85 years.
She was predeceased by her loving husband Allan, of 59 years; parents, William and Rachael; brothers, Dennis (Joyce), Garry; and sister Connie.
Betty and Allan were married for almost 60 years and are survived by their five sons, Ken (Laurie), Darrell (Erika), Kevin (Kim), Perry (Linda) and Glenn (Jelena); 12 grandchildren, Shannon (Victor), Ryan (Krista), Robert, Sean (Sandra), Ashley (Colin), Chad (Chelsey), Lindsay (Johnny), Corey (Karissa), Melissa, Edward, Amanda (Devon) and Nicole (Mike); 15 great- grandchildren, Tory, Lexi, Brady, Jane, Molly, Gray, Calla, Ellie, Alex, Hunter, Jasmine, Annabella, Ava, Christopher and Maxime. Betty is also survived by sister Heather (Phil), sister-in-law Gwen and numerous nieces and nephews.
Betty was born in Winnipeg, MB, on August 8, 1934 and grew up on the family farm in Meadowdale, MB. After marrying Allan in 1956 she enjoyed a very full and adventurous life with her husband and five boys, countless family gatherings, travel, and numerous life long friends. Betty loved the outdoors and enjoyed having nature around her. Whether she lived in the city or in the country she always devoted the time and energy to producing a beautiful and bountiful garden, for everyone to share.
Betty was loved by many and we are all blessed to have had her in our lives. We will miss her dearly.
Special thanks to the staff at the Brummitt-Feasby A.L.S. House where she was cared for by an exceptional group of people.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the Gilbart Funeral Chapel, 309 Eveline St., Selkirk, MB, with Rev. Cole Grambo officiating.
In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the ALS Society, in hopes of finding a cure someday.

Condolences may be left on her tribute wall at

Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk
in care of arrangements.

Publish Date: Aug 24, 2019

(nee MCRAE)

Peacefully, on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Betty Bracken, aged 85 years, beloved wife of the late Allan, passed away.
A celebration of her life will be held on Wednesday, August 28 at 11:00 a.m. in the Gilbart Funeral Chapel in Selkirk, Manitoba.
Full obituary to follow in Saturday's Free Press.

Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk
in care of arrangements.

Publish Date: Aug 23, 2019

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 23, 2019, Aug 24, 2019

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • My mother Hilary suffered a significant stroke and ended up being transferred to the Victoria Hospital. What was a sad situation for us led to the meeting of her angel Betty. Betty would watch over my mom when we weren't there and even when we were. She was such a sweet person and I was truly blessed to have crossed paths with her. Her "boys" Darrell and Glenn would faithfully visit her everyday. She talked about all of them with great pride. Take care and know that she touched so many people's lives with her sweetness. - Posted by: Melanie Schade (Acquaintance ) on: Aug 24, 2019

  • Our sincere sympathy to Betty's family. We knew Betty and Al when they lived in Marston Meadows. They were a lovely couple who were a pleasure to be with. - Posted by: Arlene and Les Harley (neighbours) on: Aug 23, 2019

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