Late on the evening of Friday, March 28, 2008, Bette peacefully passed away at the McKenzie Towne Care Center due to complications with Alzheimer’s at the age of 77 years.
Bette was born and raised in Calgary, graduating from Western Canada High School. Bette’s family were pioneers in Calgary – her grandfather, Thomas Underwood established Memorial Park, First Baptist Church and was mayor of the city in the early 1900’s. It was in Calgary where she met her life long partner, Chuck and where they chose to raise their family. She loved spending time with family and friends, especially at her cottage on Pine Lake. She was a devoted grandmother and spent many wonderful hours with her grandchildren sharing her passions of sewing and painting. Bette will always be remembered for her loving ways, her kindness and the care she provided throughout her life to her parents, brother, family and husband. There was a special place in Bette’s heart for First Baptist Church, especially her friends in the Malcolm group and for the YWCA where she volunteered for many years and eventually served as president. Bette was also actively involved with and sat on the University of Calgary Senate for many years. Once her sons left home, Bette replaced her volunteer activities with a position at the Calgary Chamber of Commerce where she developed a very special and lasting friendship with Deb Robillard.
Bette will be greatly missed and is survived by her loving husband of fifty-four years, Charles (Chuck) Lockwood, her son and daughter-in-law Stephen and Anne and granddaughters, Kenna and Julie, her son and daughter-in-law Michael and Lois and granddaughter Lindsay. Bette was predeceased by her brother Thomas Underwood and grandson Fraser Lockwood. Her family will miss her terribly but take comfort knowing she is now at peace and with the Lord.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Thursday, April 3, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Bette’s favourite charity, the Mustard Seed Street Ministry, 102 – 11 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 0X5 Telephone: (403) 269-1319, www.theseed.ca. Bette’s family wish to express their sincere thanks and gratitude to the nurses and staff at the McKenzie Towne Care Center for their compassion and care.
In living memory of Elizabeth Lockwood, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences