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MILTON – Betty Eileen (nee McGillivray)

August 15, 1926 – March 10, 2010

Betty passed away on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at the age of 83 years. Betty was born in Calgary on August 15, 1926. She will be forever in the hearts of her loving family Gerry (Heather) Milton, Lynne (Garry) Schmidt, Kathy (Keith) Tillotson, Wendy (Rob) Cornick and Scott (Anne) Milton. She leaves behind nine grandchildren, Phil and Mary Milton, Nikki Tillotson and Jen (Dave) Milz, Andrew and Chris Cornick, Darren Schmidt and Tyler and Sarah Milton as well as one great-grandchild, Kayla Milz and her brother Cliff [Judy]. She was predeceased by her husband, William Lorne Milton, her infant daughter Brenda, and great-grandchildren Justin and Ethan Milz. Betty was an amazing woman, and her love of family was evident in all she did. She worked for the Calgary Albertan and Sun until 1988 and served as President of the Royal Canadian Legion (Chapelhow Branch Ladies Auxilliary). She generously volunteered her time to many other worthwhile causes. Her favourite times were those spent on family camping trips, holidays at the Meadows and any gathering of family and friends. She was a kind and generous woman and focused on what was possible in life, never dwelling on limitations. She cherished her many friends and enjoyed the time she spent with them. We will miss her so much but will celebrate a life well-lived each day. We are very proud, mom, to have been a part of your life.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Thursday, March 18, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through 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, The family expresses their sincere thanks to the staff in unit 74 at Rockyview General Hospital and especially the kind and caring staff at Whitehorn Village.

In living memory of Betty Milton, a tree will be planted at Fletcher Park, Airdrie by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Joe and Maria Wood :

    To the Milton Family:

    Our sincerest condolences to you all on the passing of your wonderful mom.

    While growing up Betty was my other “Mom” living next door to the Wood Family. She enjoyed it so much when the Wood kids and the Milton kids got together whether at her house or the Wood house. So many wonderful memories were made in all those years.

    She will be greatly missed. All our thoughts and prayers are sent to you.

    Joe, Maria, and family

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