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Born: Aug 19, 1934

Date of Passing: Sep 11, 2020

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(nee KEEN)

It is with sadness that the family announces the passing and loss of Betty Lee.
Betty was predeceased by her parents, Thomas and Dorothy Keen, sisters, Joan (Morley), Doreen (Bill), and brother Jim (Joanne). She is survived by her sister Lenore (Charlie), son Glenn (Marie), daughter Cindy (Joe), grandchildren, Kaitlyn (Brodie), Melissa (Stephen), Jonah, and great-grandson Everett, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Betty was born on August 19, 1934. She was the second of five children, and lived most of her life in St. James. As a child, she lived on Inglewood Street and attended Britannia School. She completed her education in 8th grade. She worked at Woodies Goodies Bakery, then at the Canadian Wheat Board where she met and married Edward Lee. Together for 30 years, they raised their children and were part of the wonderful community of neighbours on Antoine Avenue and surrounding streets. After divorcing in 1984, Betty moved to Lethbridge for a few years to be near her sister Lenore, and then returned to Winnipeg to be close to her beloved grandchildren.
Betty loved taking care of her grandchildren and spending time with her family. She was an avid bowler and loved to sew and knit, and would often be off at ceramics class. Betty loved reading and crosswords, and she told many tales and stories that would bring laughter to others. As a child, Betty loved spending time at the family cottage at Whytewold Beach. Later, it became a special place for her to spend time with her sister Joan and family. Summer holidays were spent visiting with Mom and Dad, Doreen, Lenore and families in Lethbridge and on Vancouver Island. Her love of travel also took her to Europe, Japan, Alaska and Hawaii.
Betty spent the last eight years at West Park Manor. She passed peacefully in the evening on September 11, 2020. The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the staff for the care they provided to Mom.
Cremation and interment to take place per Mom's wishes at Chapel Lawn Memorial Garden.
Celebration of Life - sometime in 2021.

She is now In God's Loving Care

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 19, 2020

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