Passed away peacefully in Calgary in her 94th year. Betty was the youngest child of G. Fred McNally and his wife Charlotte. She was predeceased by her first husband, James H. Manning, her second husband Ernest Love, and by her son Robert Manning.
She leaves her loving sons, Gerald Manning (Margaret Stewart) of Ontario and David Manning (Jacqueline Siben) of New York, as well as her loving stepsons in Calgary, Jim Love (Bernie) and Peter Love (Carol). She was a wonderful and engaged grandmother to Cheryl, Catherine, Jennifer, Elizabeth, Jessica, and step-grandmother to Scott, Kathryn, Aura, Kerith, Jonathan, David, Chris, Andrew, Russell, Chas, and Neil (plus seventeen great grands, as she called them). She also is remembered fondly by nieces and nephews and by a host of friends and acquaintances.
All who knew her were dazzled by her memory, her ability to relate to people, and her broad understanding of human affairs. She graduated from the University of Alberta, and after many years of residence in various cities returned to Calgary for a very active retirement and a joyous second marriage. Her life as a widow in Calgary was enriched by her many friends at the Calgary Golf and Country Club and at Grace Presbyterian Church. Central to her happiness and family life was the cottage at Sylvan Lake, built in 1963 and enjoyed by Betty and a multitude of friends and relatives for half a century.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Grace Presbyterian Church, (1009 – 15 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB) on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family wishes to offer special thanks to Dr. Jim Mayhew, to Darcia Latimer and her team at Alberta Health Services, and to Sarcee Hospice for extraordinary care during Betty’s final illness. If friends so choose, donations to the James Manning Memorial Endowment Fund in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, or to a charity of their choice would be appreciated by the family.
In living memory of Elizabeth Love, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences