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Born: Jan 16, 1924

Date of Passing: Mar 02, 2021

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On March 2, 2021, Elizabeth Rose Huppe passed away peacefully in her sleep, at the age of 97.
Elizabeth, known by friends and family as 'Bette', was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on January 16, 1924 to her beloved parents, Andrew and Winnifred McEwan. She spoke fondly of her childhood, growing up with her siblings, Winnifred, Bill, Graham and Joan. Bette met her husband Harold Huppe at age 15. He delivered groceries to her home, which is when he first caught her eye, and they both attended Hugh John MacDonald and Daniel MacIntyre Collegiate. Harold and Bette married on May 7, 1947 and were married for 62 years before Harold's passing in 2009. Bette had a tenacious spirit; she waited for Harold while he was away serving in the Second World War, writing letters to keep in touch. Upon his return, she worked to support him through nine years of university and law school. Bette was a strong and loyal woman; between her unique sense of style and outgoing personality, she made a lasting impression on people wherever she went. Bette and Harold were both active members of the community. Bette devoted many years volunteering for a number of charitable organizations.
Bette is survived by and will be deeply missed by her children, Eleanor, Allan (Jackie) and Anita (David); grandchildren, Andrew (Tina), Jennifer (Marc), Erin (Julie), Winston (Sabrina), Hannah (Jason), Jacob (Bess) and Amanda (Nikola), her great-grandchildren, Chloé, André, Isla, Charlotte and John; and sisters, Joan and Virginia.
Bette was lucky to live a healthy life well into her 90s, and found peace in her final year, saying often how wonderful her life has been. In her own words: "I would do it again in a minute, with another 97 years!"
We would like to thank the staff at both Concordia Village and Middlechurch Personal Care Home for the wonderful care they gave Bette in the last 10 years.
Cremation has taken place and a private service will be held with immediate family.
A donation in memory of Bette can be made to CancerCare Manitoba or Khartum Shrine Ladies Auxiliary.

We love you, rest in peace.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 06, 2021

Condolences & Memories (9 entries)

  • Sorry to hear the passing of Bette. I met her while working at Concordia village. She was truly unique and stood out with her fashion flare, always looked put together and her outgoing personality and a zest for life was very much appreciated, you will be missed. Gina - Posted by: Gina Posillipo (friend) on: Mar 11, 2021

  • To The Huppe Family, I recall many laughs in the company of Mrs. Huppe. She had a fantastic gift for making the craziest facial expressions. Anita and I were close friends during our high school and university years. Mrs. Huppe took to calling us Brats and often wondered what she would do with the pair of us. I'll be forever grateful for the time she intervened prior to Anita and I taking a bite into some open faced tuna sandwiches. We had mistaken horseradish for the tuna mix!!! God Bless You Mrs. Huppe! Love Beverley Melnick - Contreras - Posted by: Beverley Melnick - Contreras (Friend) on: Mar 08, 2021

  • I am so saddened with the passing of Bette. She was the most amazing mother-in-law I could have imagined. She always treated me like a daughter and a welcome member of her family. I met Bette when I was about 12 at the WWC and she always inspired me...not only was she a great role model, super athletic, (she beat me at every single endeavour, from her amazing dancing skills, squash skills and golfing ability) but she was always the life of the party. She was so fashionable, kind and loving. I will miss her lots and truly wish I had more time with her. May you Rest In Peace Bette. I loved you. - Posted by: Jackie (Daughter in law) on: Mar 07, 2021

  • Eleanor, Allan and Anita, Kathy and I still remember all the fun times we had as kids with all of you. We have fond memories of the plumbing conventions at the Fort Garry hotel and at your home. I still have 8 mm films of our parents holiday together in Toronto and Niagara falls. Kathy and I send our sincere condolences to all of you. Your mom was a fun gal and enjoyed life to the fullest. - Posted by: Doreen and kathy miller (Friends) on: Mar 06, 2021

  • Dear Anita, My condolences on the passing of your Mother... I remember her fondly from the Alpha Phi mother/daughter luncheons. My thoughts are with you... H - Posted by: Heather Cameron Scott (Froen) on: Mar 06, 2021

  • So sorry to hear. Thoughts and hugs to you and your family. - Posted by: Rick Saydak (friend) on: Mar 06, 2021

  • Our Deepest Sympathies to the entire Family! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! Sincerely, Janet & Bruce - Posted by: Janet Lewis Anderson and Bruce Anderson (Friends) on: Mar 06, 2021

  • I got to know Bette when she moved into Concordia Village at the same time as my father , in the winter of 2011. She made an impression on you from the time she stepped into a room. After my father passed away, that same year and I started working at Concordia Village, Bette was an ever present person in my life. We shared a love of clothes and accessories, and some days had to laugh because we were dressed in the same colours. She decided that I must be her adopted daughter. I want to thank Anita for sharing her Mother with me. Bette was a source of comfort to me , in the wake of loosing both of my parents in the same year. I love her so much and just am very sorry I did not get to visit her at Middlechurch Home with the restrictions. She will be forever in my heart. And every time I put on a flashy pair of earrings or the yellow bracelet , I shall think of her. Love Terrol - Posted by: Terrol Rogers (Friend ( adopted daughter) ) on: Mar 06, 2021

  • To Eleanor, Alan and Anita and all the Huppe Family.... We send our heart felt condolences to you and your families. Betty was so full of energy, a lovely lady and holds a special place in my mother's heart. Donna fondly remembers the two of them on their bicycles riding around St. Vital Park and the area when they initially started to "get in shape". Other memories of sand bagging along the river, Friday dinners and or Sunday brunch at the WWC are also remembered. Years later Donna reconnected with Betty and Harold at the RehFit and they would have some nice natters. So sorry for your loss, Betty will always be remembered and deeply missed. - Posted by: Sidney Macaw (Friend of family) on: Mar 06, 2021

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