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Born: May 22, 1940

Date of Passing: Jan 10, 2021

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(nee LANG)

On Sunday, January 10, 2021 Betty Ann Smith (Lang) passed away at the age of 80 years after a courageous battle with cancer.
Betty Ann was born May 22, 1940 in Belmont, MB. She moved north to the St. Martin area in the early 60s to teach at Karpaty, and then Gypsumville School. There she met Fred, and they married December 28, 1963, living and working together on the family farm at Fairford until their retirement. Betty Ann liked playing cards (especially her morning game of crib), working in the garden and with her flowers, camping, and spending time with her family. In recent years, Betty Ann and Fred enjoyed travelling throughout Canada and the U.S., and in June 2019, shortly after her diagnosis, she completed her bucket list goal of visiting all 10 provinces with a family trip to Newfoundland.
Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 57 years Fred, her kids, Kendra and Warren, and her special little guy grandson Adam. She will also be remembered by sister-in-law Pat, brother-in-law Rod (Mary) and sister Marion (Alf), as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Betty Ann was predeceased by her daughter Corinne, brother Keith, parents, Edith and Lyle, and in-laws, Blanche and Fred, Peggy, Harvey and Gerry.
We would like to thank the staff at Lakeshore General Hospital for their care during her final hours, and thank you to all our family and friends for the kind words and messages.
We will be celebrating Betty Ann's life privately.
Please consider making a donation to a charity of your choice in her memory.

Arrangements by:
Ashern – Lundar

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 16, 2021

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • I guess I knew something was wrong when my annual Christmas letter didn't arrive last year. I've just read of my dear cousin's passing, almost a year later. I'm so so sorry Fred and Kendra. With the passing of my dad 50 odd years ago, and our grandmother a few years later, Betty Ann was my only link to that side of my family. How I looked forward to that letter each year to fill me in on the Lang side of the family. I hope you are resting peacefully Betty Ann. Give grandma and my father a hug from me. - Posted by: Linda Szabo (Cousin) on: Jan 01, 2022

  • My condolences to Fred, Kendra & Warren, and Adam. I spent a lot of time with the Smiths growing up, visiting Kendra and fun summers at the lake. There are so many memories I will cherish; from money in the birthday cakes, road trips, kitchen performances, learning crib, and her always being involved in community events. Lots of love to you all. xoxo - Posted by: Tyla Turman (friend) on: Jan 16, 2021

  • We would like to extend our sincere condolences to Fred and family. So sorry to hear Betty Ann passed. Have many good memories of snowmobiling outings years ago. - Posted by: Edwin & Lillian Hillyer (Friend) on: Jan 16, 2021

  • Oh so Sad to read of Betty Ann's passing ! I had heard she hadn't been feeling well, but since Covid kept the "Sunday morning Coffee Group"apart, and not seeing people, we just weren't in touch ....SO Terribly sorry for your Loss Fred; Kendra; and Family; and all your other Relatives and Friends.... WE Wish to extend to you, "with Saddened hearts", Our "Deepest and, Most Heartfelt Sympathy" in your loss of such a "Lovely, Wonderful Lady" Sincerely sent from "Janet & Ron" - Posted by: Janet Jundt (Coffee time Friends...) on: Jan 16, 2021

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