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Born: May 25, 1936

Date of Passing: Oct 13, 2022

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May 25, 1936 - October 13, 2022

It is with tremendous sadness that the family of Betty Hansford (nee Brown) wish to announce her passing at Fred Douglas Lodge in Winnipeg on October 13, 2022 with her daughters by her side.
Survived by her loving husband Albert (Ab); children Diane (Joe), Laura (Tom), Barb (Al ); grandchildren Kate (Mike), Sarah (Matt), Kelsey (Bill), Roy (Christa), Kaija, Sean (Alise), Mark, Stefan; great-grandchildren Lyndon, Emerson, Connor, Alex, Addison, Connor and Brandon; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins with whom she had a special relationship; and her sister-in-law Shirley Parsons who has been a great help to Dad in the last few months.
Betty was predeceased by her parents, David and Ida Brown; in-laws Edwin and Edna Buryl Hansford; Ab's siblings, Eileen (Bob), Thelma (Lorne), Robert (Helen) and Kay (Bob).
Thanks to the staff of Sterling House and Fred Douglas Lodge for their compassionate care, always going above and beyond for our parents. Also thank you to Dr. Isaac for taking such good care of Mom through the years and the wonderful staff at St Boniface hospital for their care and compassion during her stay there.
A Celebration of Life for Betty will be held on Friday, October 21, 2022 at the Masonic Memorial Centre at 420 Corydon Avenue from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Parkinsons MB or the Christmas Cheer Fund as these charities were very close to Mom's heart.
Condolences for the family may be left at www.alternacremationca.


As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 15, 2022

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • Ab and Betty were the definition of true love. I had the pleasure of knowing Betty during my five years of working at Sterling House. She was a resident that always made laugh; she lit up every room she walked into. Betty and I had a special connection that I will forever be grateful for. She always took an interest into my life and studies; she believes in me and saw something in me. Because of her, I’ve learned to live life making memories and spreading joy. Betty, I miss your beautiful smile, your infectious laugh, and your warm hugs. Love you lots! - Posted by: Michaela Cardamone (Friend) on: Dec 03, 2022

  • Ab, your warm welcome as you ushered us into summer worship at the Victoria Beach Community Church was only surpassed by the jokes and chuckles Betty shared as we warbled our way through those pre-worship choir practices! You both made me feel right at home from that very first Sunday so many, many years ago. Bless you both for welcoming the "stranger" - and peace be with you, my friend. - Posted by: Kris Taylor (Victoria Beach Community Church Friend ) on: Oct 25, 2022

  • Great times at Ab and Betty’s house in Mesa. Fondest remembrance is our first Christmas there, and as I was a new member of the LW Mixed Chorus Betty made sure we were not by ourselves that year and future years. Also got many of us involved in the African Grandmothers project. She was a wonderful, thoughtful friend to all, and will be missed greatly. Condolences to Ab and the extended family. Judy & Bob Baker - Posted by: Bob and Judy Baker (Arizona friends) on: Oct 18, 2022

  • My memories of Betty were the connection with Job's Daughters and even on the visits when we went back to the Peg. Her friendliness and outgoing personality were the key points to a fun filled and wonderful teenager for me. We had such a fabulous time in Portland Oregon, Santa Claus Parades and many other functions with the marching band. Her leadership and guidance helped all who knew her Ab our heartfelt sympathy is with you and all your family. God Bless you Betty. Leo and Leone Sabot (nee Heuchert) Langley, BC - Posted by: LEO AND LEONE SABOT ,Langley, BC (Friend and Job's Daughter) on: Oct 16, 2022

  • Condolences to Betty’s Family. Have fond memories of our families growing up in Thunder Bay and the making of Christmas Cheese Baskets at the Cheese Chalet . The time we spent together during our Winter vacation in Arizona will always be remembered . Rest in piece our dearest friend, God Bless. Gerald and Geraldine Bake - Posted by: Gerald Baker (Friend) on: Oct 16, 2022

  • My dad and I were very sad to hear of Betty's passing. Her and Ab were among two of our favourite people at Sterling House. Betty and Ab always had time for a catch up chat and a few laughs. She was a breath of fresh air and always brought a smile to my face. She will be missed. Our thoughts are with the family at this very hard time. - Posted by: Deb and Dave Strong (fan) on: Oct 15, 2022

  • The first remembrance of Betty was her invitation to celebrate Canada Day at a party at their cottage.Ab and Betty walked miles at the beach and were always ready to stop for a short visit. She will be missed. - Posted by: Lincoln and Nancy Lautermilch (Victoria Beach friends) on: Oct 15, 2022

  • My deepest condolences to all Betty’s family.I will always remember her hearty laugh and beautiful personality.The fun we had with Job’s daughters marching band in Portland with my Auntie Betty & Uncle George as chaperone’s. At the Golf tournaments in Pinawa. Such cherished memories. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal but Love leaves memories no one can steal and may all your wonderful memories you shared together somehow sustain your sorrow. RIP Betty you have earned your wings. - Posted by: Marlyn Harding (Friend from Job’s daughters) on: Oct 15, 2022

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