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BETTY NEPJUK (NEWBOLD)
Born: Aug 10, 1929
Date of Passing: Jan 15, 2023Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
It is with heart-felt sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother Betty Nepjuk on Sunday January 15, 2023.
Betty Nepjuk (nee Newbold) was born on August 10, 1929 in Port Arthur (now Thunder Bay), Ontario. She was predeceased by her parents George and Emily (nee Wakefield) Newbold; her beloved husband Bill Nepjuk; brother William Newbold; and sister Joan Portelance.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughters Susan (David) and Patricia; sons Tom (Elaine) and Jack (Janice); brothers Frank (Tessie) and George Newbold; grandchildren Mike, Rob, Julie, Amanda, Kelly, Elizabeth, and Pete; great-grandchildren Sophia, Emmet, Luca, Quinn, Dylan and Brooke; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Family was always very important to Betty and throughout her long and varied life she created many warm memories with them that she spoke of with fondness.
Betty was the eldest of five children and spent a great deal of her childhood on her grandparents' dairy farm on Paquette road. As her own children grew up she often shared many happy and funny memories with them spent on the farm. Betty loved to spend her free time ice skating and socializing with her Aunt Connie. It was while attending a community dance with Connie she met William (Bill) her future husband. They were married on October 26, 1946 and began their life together in Port Arthur.
During the 1950's Betty and Bill lived in Port Arthur, Lacombe, Alberta and Berrien Springs, Michigan while Bill completed his college education. In June of 1960 they moved to Canada where Bill took administrative positions with the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, serving in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Moncton, New Brunswick, and St. John's Newfoundland. All the while Betty worked outside the home in various positions in hospital settings.
In 1983 to her final days she filled her days with part-time hospital work, travel, family and friends.
In 2020 she had a stroke that necessitated her move to a nursing home. She was a caring mother who loved her children. She gave and received much love. Her final resting place will be with her husband Bill, in Thunder Bay, Ontario at the Riverside Cemetery.
She is looking forward to the soon return of Jesus her Saviour.
Cremation has taken place, and a Celebration of Betty's Life will take place at a future date.
The family would like to thank the staff of Donwood Manor for their care, love, and support.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Betty's name to a charity of your choice.
KLASSEN FUNERAL HOME
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 21, 2023
Condolences & Memories (2 entries)
I have fond memories over the years on different occasions our families getting together. Always loved Betty’s beautiful smile and funny sense of humour. I will always remember those special times. Our deepest condolences to your family during this time. May you take comfort with friends and family that surround you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love Diane Kutryk - Posted by: Diane Kutryk (Friend) on: Jan 21, 2023
We have fond memories over the years on different occasions our families getting together. Always loved Betty’s beautiful smile and funny sense of humour. We will always remember those special times. Our deepest condolences to your family during this time. May you take comfort with friends and family that surround you. You are in our thoughts and prayers. - Posted by: Diane Kutryk (Friend) on: Jan 21, 2023
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