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Born: Feb 18, 1932

Date of Passing: Nov 17, 2019

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(nee JONES)

Peacefully, in her sleep, Betty passed away at the Hunter Memorial Hospital in Teulon on November 17, 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 backyard. 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 Hospital, 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, MB R3T 0R3 or a charity of one's choice.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 23, 2019

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Mom, it is Mother's Day today, another special day without you. If I could turn back time, I miss you and dad so very much. I am losing Tyson and the Snoopy the cat, I just feel like a little piece of me is dying each day. You know no one knows how great you were - donating to the Winnipeg Humane Society, Favorite Movie - Orca, How The West Was Won, Favorite animal besides the Dogs and Cats - Polar Bears. Mom's wishes were kept and her and Dad's ashes scattered, as promised. It is these special days that tear at my heart, I suppose a lot of people are hurting with Covid and all the deaths. I feel so bad for them, I always thought pain was a stomach ache, but to lose a mother is more pain then anyone should have to go through. I love you and miss you so very much, Sammy - Posted by: Sam Pshyshlak (Youngest Daughter) on: May 09, 2021

  • Mom, I love and miss you so much, I couldn't wait to grow up now I wish I never did. Losing you and dad has destroyed me, everything hurts so much and the loneliness is slowly killing me. Everything has changed I never realized how much I depended on you and dad, at least not until you were both gone. My days are long, lonely, teary, angry, etc. I am working on it but with this Pandemic what is there left, people are dying and if they are not dying they are getting very sick. I truly believe you and dad were taken when you were because of this Pandemic, it would have been too much for you and dad. Me I feel but not much anymore, I have some special friends and my animals other then that there is nothing. Another Christmas without you and dad, but I don't feel it is my right to feel alone and hurt. So many families will be alone, no parents because of everything. You know I believe in Angels, I pray you and dad are helping those taken get settled in and helping their families heal. So if I have a Christmas Wish, I pray that people starting helping people who have lost a family member or whatever. If we don't work together, how can we heal. Anyway, I didn't miss your day, it was just to hard. I love you and daddy so much and I miss both of you terribly, I am going to make sure this is a good Christmas not just for me but everyone. Even if I help one person, then I have done something right. I love you both so much. Sam xoxox - Posted by: Sam Pshyshlak (Youngest Daughter) on: Nov 21, 2020

  • Mom was amazing throughout her life, in 1950 she worked for Great West Life. She won First Prize for her Doll Dressing Contest. I suppose to someone else it would not seem like much, but considering she was 18 it is. Mom, I miss you and dad so much, it is killing me. I found your wedding pictures, dad was so handsome and you were so beautiful. You know how people wish for one more chance, I think I understand there is so much I would say to you. A family with love is so much more richer then someone with money, that I do understand now. Missing you so very much, Sam - Posted by: Sam Pshyshlak (Daughter) on: Jun 28, 2020

  • Merry Christmas Mom, I miss you so very much and I am so alone. I found your Snow Globe Lady today, the one that was made for you by someone you use to work with. You loved that gift more then anything, I hope they know what a special gift it truly was. I found the Necklace you gave to each of us daughters, something to cherish and remember you by. My goodness that was several years ago, you sure fool the doctors. I am trying so hard not to be sad, but you and dad already know that isn't true. It is hard and I am struggling, but I am not giving up you were so scared but you fought this to the very end. I know you are with dad now and probably watching over us, I will try not to disappoint both of you. It doesn't take much to make me cry these days, my first Christmas without you and dad. We will always be a family, we just won't be together but I know I can talk to you anytime and you will hear me. You and dad knew me better than anyone, this should be the time I make a joke to try to make things a little better but I can't. All I can say is I love you and miss you so very much. Sammy - Posted by: Sam Pshyshlak (Youngest Daughter) on: Dec 25, 2019

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