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Born: Jun 10, 1925

Date of Passing: Aug 21, 2022

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CALVERLEY: It is with great sadness that the family of Elizabeth "Betty" Irene Calverley (nee Gibson) announce her passing on Sunday, August 21, 2022, at the age of 97 years, at Fairview Home in Brandon, MB. She was the second child born to Llewellyn Leroy and Laura May Gibson (nee Matchett) in Treherne, MB on June 10, 1925. Betty attended Normal School in Winnipeg, MB. Betty taught in Bird River, Libau, and then Whitewater, MB where she met her husband and soulmate Everette James Calverley. They were married December 23, 1946, and together they were blessed with eight children who were raised on their farm by Underhill, MB. After the passing of her husband in 1969, Betty persevered and continued to farm alongside her children. After her retirement, Betty moved to Brandon to further enjoy her life with friends and family. Betty loved playing the piano, reading, listening to music, travelling, telling and writing stories, gardening, drinking tea, and above all, spending time with her family. Left to mourn are Betty's children: Barbara, Beverley, Vicki, Clifford, Dennis, Douglas, Donald, Kris, son and daughter's in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brother Cecil, sister-in-law Ina, and many other family and friends. Betty was predeceased by her husband Everette; siblings Lew, Frank, Joyce, Bert, Jean, Walter, Vic, Billy and Cedric; son-in-law Dan; many brothers and sisters-in-law, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The graveside service will be held at Hartney Cemetery on Sunday, August 28, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. followed by the Celebration of Betty's Life at Memories Chapel, 330 – 18th Street North at 3:00p.m. For those not able to attend in person, the Celebration of Betty's Life will be webcast on her memorial page at Donations in memory of Betty may be made to Diabetes Canada, #401 – 1 Wesley Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3C 4C6, or a charity of your choice.

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As published in Brandon Sun on Aug 26, 2022

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • Just heard about your mother's passing and would like to offer our condolences from the Gibson family. Betty was the last of that generation of the Underhill district. So sad to see them all gone. Those were the good old days. We would liked to have been there to see the family. Often think of the days at Barber school. Hope this finds you all well. The Gibsons - Posted by: Ron and Janis Gibson (Neighbor friends) on: Oct 01, 2022

  • Kris and family, Your mom was a great lady. After all these years, I still remember her smile and love for her children! - Posted by: Jerry Araujo (Friend) on: Aug 27, 2022

  • So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing, a life well lived and so many great memories left for all of you. Thinking of you all. - Posted by: Donna Brown (Friend of Don) on: Aug 26, 2022

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