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BETTY BOULTER (BETSY)
Date of Passing: Sep 24, 2021Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
Betty (Betsy) was born in England and lived in Bromley, Kent during the Second World War. She would recall her family's survival of the bombing of their home and how rescuers dug them out. She and Aubrey married in 1952 and they had 57 happy years together. They felt their dreams could only be realized in Canada, so they immigrated in 1956. They lived in Toronto, Edmonton, Ottawa, Montreal, and Winnipeg, adding children and lifelong friends along the way. Their cottage at Matlock was a source of love and friendship for over 30 years.
Betsy and Aubrey were proud of their four lovely children, Susan (Myron Pawlowsky), Gail (Gerry Aubin), Lynnell (Trevor Robinson), and Brent; and their six grandchildren, Jared, Garth (Nik) and Erik Aubin; Alexander and Adriana Pawlowsky; and Jordan Robinson (Brianna). Betsy loved all her nieces and nephews and their families in New Zealand.
Betsy was someone you couldn't forget. She and Aubrey enjoyed their life together, had great fun and laughed at life's many ups and downs. Betsy was always the life of any gathering, played bridge (quite well), enjoyed good food and loved wearing flamboyant long earrings. She was up for any adventure and would go on trips, cruises and hot air balloon rides. She and Aubrey travelled extensively. On her first trip to New Zealand, Betsy hopped on the back of her nephew David's motorcycle and exuberantly rode up the mountainside. As she got older, she got more candid and affectionate, to the delight of her family and friends. Betsy believed in community service and supported Aubrey's role as a founder of the Reh-Fit Centre, among other causes. She could break out in an old British tune at any time, always with hearty enthusiasm. Betsy was warmly open and loving to all. She was fascinated by the world's diversity, charms and the variety of life - she constantly sought to learn about the world and those around her. Betsy talked of her hope to reunite with her Aubrey and her brothers.
The family warmly thanks all the staff at West Park Manor for their care and compassion.
Since the COVID pandemic has imposed limitations on all gatherings, a private funeral service will be held.
Betsy asked that you consider donating to St Aidan's Church, 274 Campbell St., Winnipeg, MB R3N 1B5 or the Reh-Fit Centre, 1390 Taylor Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3M 3V8.
For those who wish to sign the online Guest Book please visit www.chapellawn.ca
Chapel Lawn Funeral Home
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 02, 2021
Condolences & Memories (7 entries)
My condolences to the whole family. What a great lady Betsy was. She would make me laugh. Betsy always made me feel welcome at her home. We had so much fun whether it was having supper with the family or playing charades at the cottage and or their Cordova home. The last time I visited her I remember smiling as I left thinking “what a woman!”. She will be missed. - Posted by: Kimberly Hodgson Kenyon (Friend) on: Oct 06, 2021
My deepest sympathy to you and your family, Susan. May she rest in peace. Take care, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. - Posted by: Judith Kociolek (friend) on: Oct 06, 2021
Susan, Gail, Lynell & Brent I have fond memories of visiting the house on Cordova. Your mom enjoyed regaling in stories especially anything to do with her British background. May you find comfort and joy with all the beautiful memories. Andrew Stambrook - Posted by: Andrew Stambrook (acquaintance) on: Oct 06, 2021
Betsy was a wonderful lady, always smiling, possessing a sparkling sense of humour. Each time she was at my brother and sister-in-law's house she would always greet me with such enthusiasm and happiness. My Father Charlie and Mother Marjorie spoke fondly of Betsy and I know that they had lots of good laughs together. I’m so happy that Betsy lived a long and full life, in the end having her daughters present when she passed into the next life. I’ll always remember Betsy for the kind person she was. Bill Robinson, brother of Trevor Robinson. - Posted by: Bill Robinson (Family ) on: Oct 04, 2021
I got to know Betsy through playing bridge with my husband (Andrew) and parents-in-law (Margaret and Anthony Waterman) at St. Aidan’s bridge group. Betsy had a very kind, open manner about her and a wonderful sense of humour. I found her to be quite a wicked bridge player and I enjoyed our games together very much. I grew quite fond of Betsy and will truly miss her. - Posted by: Kim Radomsky (Friend ) on: Oct 04, 2021
Darling Aunty Betty all our thoughts and love are with you knowing that the love of all the ones before surround you. Moe mai ra e te rangatira. - Posted by: Michelle Lee (Grandneice) on: Oct 04, 2021
I well remember Betsy and Aubrey from many years attending St. Aidan's Church, and offer my deepest sympathy to Brent and the rest of the family - Posted by: Katherine Sullivan (family acquaintance) on: Oct 02, 2021
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