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BOBROSKY, Betty May (nee Rothery)

July 29, 1926 – March 4, 2012

Betty Bobrosky of Calgary passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at the Rockyview Hospital on Sunday, March 4, 2012 at the age of 85 years.

She was born in Drumheller and married John in 1946. They moved to Calgary in 1951. Betty had an energetic spirit and a creative inquisitive nature who eagerly pursued new activities. She loved learning through travel and reading, instilling both of these in her family. For many years Betty worked with the Credit Union System and was very proud to finish her career as Manager of the General Hospital Credit Union. After retirement Betty remained busy volunteering with the Calgary White Hatters, becoming active with Thorncliffe Seniors, Confederation Park Seniors and the Red Hat Society as well as continuing to be creative in painting and crafts.

Betty is survived by her children Leah (Ernie) Hagel, Norma Hamilton, Mary Zacharuk, Doug (Sheila Leroux) Bobrosky all of Calgary; eight grandchildren Darren (Barb) Hagel, Jeff (Danielle) Hagel, Shawna (Paul) Bielecki Hagel, Nicole and Chris Hamilton, Mark Zacharuk, and Danielle and Chad Bobrosky. She is also survived by six great-grandsons.

Betty was predeceased by her husband John in 2000, sister Eveline Defoor, and brother David Walker.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at Corpus Christi Catholic Church (Corner of 4 Street and Northmount Drive N.W.) on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be held at Corpus Christi Catholic Church (Corner of 4 Street and Northmount Drive N.W.) on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Drumheller Cemetery at a later date. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 6007 – 1A Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 0G5 Telephone: (403) 255-6108,

In living memory of Betty Bobrosky, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. David and Christine Price :

    Betty was a dear friend who we met on a visit to Canada – we kept in touch over the years, she was diamond of a person.
    We shared a Yorkshire – England heritage and that meant a lot to us.She will be sorely missed by us. We are so saddened by her passing
    David and Christine Price – Abingdon England

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  2. Bob & Wynne Carlson :

    Betty was a good friend and great neighbour. Had fun times with Betty and John, fond memories. She will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Bob & Wynne

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