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LONG – Elisabeth (Betty) Isobel (nee Officer)

March 12, 1929 – January 11, 2011

Betty Long, beloved wife of Dennis Long of Calgary, passed away on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at the age of 81 years.

Betty was a member of St. Giles Presbyterian Church for over forty-five years. She was an active member of the Quintus and Athalie Read Group and is a Life Member of the Women’s Missionary Society of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. Betty was a volunteer at the Fanning Centre for many years as well as at St. Giles Inn From The Cold.

Besides her loving husband of fifty-six years, Betty is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Beth Long and Ron and Bernice Long; five grandchildren, Jennifer, Sarah, William, Kristy and Alex. She is also survived her sister Evelyn Wylie and her son Alan, both of Ireland; sister-in-law Joyce Rawlings of Wetaskiwin; niece Linda Chubaty of Millet; and nephews, Brian Rawlings of Osoyos and Jeff Rawlings of Bowmont.

A Memorial Service will be held at St. Giles Presbyterian Church (1102 – 23rd Avenue N.W.) on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca or to St. Giles Memorial Fund, 1102 – 23rd Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB T2M 1T7 Telephone: (403) 289-6862. The family would like to thank the dedicated and caring staff at the Fanning Centre (2 East) and Extendicare Cedars Villas (Maple) for looking after Betty for the last eighteen months.

In living memory of Betty Long, 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.

Offer Condolence for the family of LONG – Elisabeth (Betty) Isobel (nee Officer)

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  1. Linda Chubaty :

    What a lovely lady your wife and mother was. I am glad to say that I am in her family and knew her and loved her. It gives me great joy to know that I will have more family waiting for me in Heaven, what a wonderful thought. I can see her very clearly with the Angels! Much Love to you all Linda and all her family.

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  2. Bruce McIntosh :

    Dennis==Very sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. I am in Mesa Arizona so won’t be able to attend the service but will be thinking of you.
    Bruce

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  3. Dear Dennis and Family:
    I do wish to extend my sympathy on the passing of Betty. I do remember her as a very kind, quiet and caring person.
    She is now in a better place.
    Hoping that you will be alright now,
    You take care, Abe.

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  4. Forbes Abercrombie :

    I am so sorry to hear that Betty has died and send my deepest sympathy to you and to your family for the loss of a devoted wife and mother.

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  5. Tom and Bette Welch :

    Hi Dennis and family — Betty was a friend we all admired very much. Because we haven’t been in touch with you lately, we are shocked and saddened to hear of her passing. We hope that the next few years will be kind to you, Dennis. Our love and good wishes to you and the family.
    Tom and Bette

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  6. Dear Dennis,
    My deepest sympathy to you and your family at this time.
    Tenderly may time heal your sorrow,
    Gently may friends ease your pain. Softly may peace replace heartache, and may warmest memories remain.
    Keeping you and family in our prayers.

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  7. william george radcliffe :

    Dear Dennis and family. So sorry to hear of passing of your wife and mother Betty. Betty left for Canada when I was about 14, and sadly I only met her on a couple of occassions when she paid a visit home to Belfast. I do remember her as a very kind and gentle girl. My thoughts and best wishes go to you all. William Radcliffe. (Cousin)

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  8. Betty was a very special kind generous Lady. She gave me a great gift, her Son Gary for my Daughter Beth and me for a Son in Law. Betty and I share a very special bond, our Grandchildren Jennifer, Billy and Kristy. Betty will live on forever through her family.

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  9. Dear Dennis,

    Heartfelt condolences to you and your family.
    Betty was a wonderful person and I am glad to have met her on several occasions at the retireees’ luncheons.
    Unfortunately I cannot make it to the service. My prayers and thoughts will be with you.

    God Bless.
    Sincerely,
    Adela

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  10. Bill and Mary Radcliffe :

    Dear Dennis and Family,
    We were very sorry to hear of your loss.
    We fondly remember Betty for her warmth, consideration and generosity on our visit.
    Her friendship was greatly valued.

    Bill and Mary

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  11. ELAINE and BILL MORROW :

    Hi Ron, Bernice and girls,

    Sad to hear of Betty’s passing away. She will be missed by you all I’m sure. Unfortunately, we cannot attend the funeral but you are in our thoughts and prayers. Will be in touch soon.
    Take care,

    Elaine and Bill

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  12. Fred & Florence Chivers :

    Dear Dennis & Family – Our sincere Sympathy & Condolences – Glad you had fifty-six years of wonderful memories. Enjoyed your company & dancing at the many Herald functions. Those were the good old days.
    Sincere best wishes.
    Fred & Florence Chivers
    Radium, B.C.

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  13. Marjorie Christie :

    I am so sorry to hear about Betty’s passing. She was a good friend to me. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time.

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  14. Al & Barbara Rudd :

    Dear Dennis,

    Our condolences to you and your family on Betty’s passing.
    We are unable to attend the memorial service but our thoughts will be with you.

    Al & Barbara Rudd

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  15. Eileen and George Wells :

    Dennis,

    Please know our love and prayers are with you and your family. Betty was a special friend and we will continue to think of you both especially the happy times we spent together in Edmonton before we were married and as newly weds. Betty was a beautiful lady who we loved greatly. Our prayers are with you and the family.

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  16. Pat and Mike Bears :

    We send our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Although it has been many years since we worked together at the Herald, we still think of you often, and especially today as you celebrate Betty’s life. God Bless you.
    Pat and Mike Bears (nee Pat Vasseur/Pat Sutherland)

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  17. Dennis; with our sympathy and
    kindest regards.
    Ken and Trudie Turner

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