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FREIGHT, Betty Irene

June 27, 1921 – March 23, 2013

We are very sad to announce the passing of our loving mother, Betty Irene Freight on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at the age of 91 years. Betty passed away peacefully with her family at her side.

Born in 1921 in England, Betty and her family immigrated to Canada in 1958, first to Edmonton and then shortly after to Calgary where she has resided since. Betty worked for the Armed Forces Recruiting Centre in Calgary and was active in the square dance and round dance community in Calgary for many years. Betty and Norman enjoyed a busy and fulfilling life during their retirement years travelling in their trailer, hiking in the Rockies and spending many winter holidays in Hawaii among friends. Betty took special interest and pride in her family always. In very recent years she became friends with many people at CareWest Sarcee and showed kindness and compassion toward all she met.

Betty is survived by her son Gordon (Nancy), and daughters Susan (Tim) and Dorothy (Don). She also leaves behind her three grandchildren Brent (Nancy), Scott (Jessica) and Christine, and two great-grandchildren Brooke and Elliot. Betty was predeceased by her loving husband Norman in 2005.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 11:00a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. We give special thanks to all the staff at CareWest Sarcee who were so very caring towards Betty at all times. They made her last years very warm and comfortable and for this we are so grateful. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to CareWest Sarcee, 3504 Sarcee Road S.W., Calgary, AB T3E 4T4, Telephone: 403-686-8100.

In living memory of Betty Freight, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Marilynn Sander on behalf of SAIT's Alive :

    Our sympathy and thoughts are with the Freight family and friends.
    SAIT’s Alive (retired and former colleagues from SAIT)

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  2. Laurie McLeod :

    Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

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  3. Don and Annmarie Gover :

    Our condolences for your loss. Treasure the memories. Heartwarming that you were with your mother at the end.

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  4. Zane and Carolyn Taylor :

    Dear Gordon, Nancy, Christine and family,
    So sorry to hear of the passing of your lovely mother/grandmother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Love, Zane, Carolyn and girls

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  5. I was sorry to read of Betty’s passing. She was a gentle, kind, friendly neighbour. I live just across the lane from her home and my husband and I spent many hours visiting with her and Norman. My brother-in-law was also in Carewest Sarcee and I visited with Betty several times when I was there. I am honored to have been friends with both your parents – they were a very warm, special couple. Please accept my sincere sympathy.
    Joan Murray

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  6. Sharon Griffiths :

    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your dear Mother. We are glad she was surrounded by family. Our condolences go out to Gordon, Susan, Dorothy and the rest of the family. You are in our hearts and thoughts.
    Words are just not enough, Sharon, David and Kate

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  7. Lyn and Linda Michaud :

    Susan and Tim, so sorry about the loss of your Mom.
    From Linda & Lyn XXXOOO

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  8. Diane M. Kathrens :

    Dear Gordon, Susan, Dorothy and families: I so enjoyed knowing your precious mom when she was a resident at the Manor Village at Signature Park. Betty had a very special smile and spirit. May the passage of time heal the sadness of today.

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  9. Laura Miller :

    I was saddened to read of Betty’s passing. I worked at A.M.A. for many years and had the pleasure of being your Mom & Dad’s travel agent. I loved it when they came to see me as your Mom & Dad were such beautiful people inside and out. I hope all the wonderful memories you have of your parents will help you through this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Blessings, Laura Miller

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  10. Ernie and Lorrine Hanchar :

    Gordon, Susan, Dorothy and families,
    We would like to express our sincere condolences to you all and your families in the recent loss of your dear mother. Your parents were a heart warming couple and great neighbors. We thought of them often after our move. With many blessings!
    Ernie, Lorrine, Brenda & Jason

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