Betty Joan Amery, beloved wife of Bill Amery, passed away peacefully at the Sarcee Care West Centre on Sunday, February 29, 2004 after a courageous battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) at the age of 69 years.
Betty and her husband Bill farmed and raised their children in the Madden district west of Crossfield until their retirement to Airdrie and then to Calgary. She was a R.N., volunteer and a caring person who served in several places in Canada and with the V.O.N. in Calgary as well as the Mount View Health Unit. Betty was an avid golfer, bridge player and loved to travel. She will be dearly missed by her family and many friends
Besides her loving husband Bill, Betty is survived by her daughter Erica of Calgary, AB; and her son Richard of Kenora, ON. She is also survived by two sisters and one brother-in-law Shirley Mutchler, and Margaret and Ernie Ormon, all of Calgary, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held at Foothills Alliance Church (333 Edgepark Blvd. N.W.) on Friday, March 5, 2004 at 1:00 P.M. A private family Graveside Service will follow in Crossfield at a later date. To forward condolences go to www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the A.L.S. Society of Alberta (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), Suite 400, 320 – 23 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2S 0J2.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Jane Rivest of the A.L.S. Society of Alberta and the staff at the A.L.S. Clinic at the Foothills Hospital; also thanks to the nurses and staff of Sarcee Care West Centre as well as to a very special caregiver, Edith Anderson, and to Betty’s good friends and visitors for their care and kindness during Betty’s final struggle.
In living memory of Betty Amery, a tree will be planted at Nose Creek Valley by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, CALGARY, TELEPHONE: (403) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences