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MARZETTI, Betty (Elizabeth) Blake

April 29, 1929 – November 29, 2011

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved sister, aunt, great-aunt, and great-great-aunt, Betty on Tuesday, November 29, 2011.

Betty was born in Cardenden Fifeshire, Scotland on April 29, 1929. She immigrated to Canada with her parents and two brothers in 1930, residing in Nordegg, Alberta. On November 25, 1947, Betty married Frankie Marzetti, staying in Nordegg until the closure of the mines in 1955. It was then, they moved to Calgary.

Betty is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Margo and John Smith; brother George Penman; nephew Jim and Rita Penman; nieces, Laurie and Cate, Terry, Roxanne and Boyd, Rhonda and Sean, Stacey and Darren, Nancy and Chris; and nephews, David, Gary and Maura. She is also survived by many great-nieces and nephews and three great-great-nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Frankie; her beloved dog Cricket; parents Jim and Bess Penman; brothers, Jack Penman and Corky Penman; and sister-in-law Ann Penman.

A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial tributes in Betty’s honour 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,

In living memory of Betty Marzetti, 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. Reg and Giselle Gerlitz :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I have many happy childhood memories of both Betty and Frankie.

    With deepest sympathy,
    Giselle Gerlitz (Rossi)

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  2. Sorry to read of Betty’s death. We have been friends of the family for many many years. We were next door neighbours growing up in Nordegg, Wishing you & yours in the Penman family, peace and blessing in the future.

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  3. Ada (watson) Sampson :

    I had heard that Betty has not been well ,, through the Smith family living in Camnmore NordeggI was a next door friend to Betty, Ella, Stella and I spent a lot of time together. I was the younger one always tagging along. I left Nordegg in 1943 may you all find peace in the coming days.

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  4. Ken & Nita Janigo :

    Our sympathy prayers and love to the family of the late Betty Marzetti.
    May she rest in peace.
    God Bless you all

    Love Ken and Nita Janigo

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