McInnis & Holloway
Funeral Homes

McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes
“The opportunity to serve” is the highest compliment
McInnis & Holloway could receive.
Call (403) 243-8200 or 1-800-661-1599

NELSON, Betty “Bette” Adele (nee Armstrong)

June 1, 1926 – May 3, 2012

Bette passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter and son-in-law on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at the age of 85 years.

Bette was born in Regina, SK and moved to Calgary in 1944 where she dated and married Hank in 1948. Throughout her life, she demonstrated a warm, caring and positive attitude towards family, extended family and friends, always including them at family dinners and celebrations. Over the years, Bette enjoyed many wonderful vacations with her children, grandchildren and friends, including trips to England, Hawaii, Florida and California as well as countless holidays and weekends in Whitefish, Montana. Bette’s wonderful personality and positive outlook on life helped her to overcome physical challenges during her later years at Lake Bonavista Village. There she met many wonderful friends who gave her much enjoyment and laughter during the eight years after Hank passed away. She will also be missed dearly by her lifelong friend Val Beeman who visited her faithfully and with whom she shared many wonderful times and memories.

Bette will be lovingly remembered by her children Lesley (John) Ewing and Guy (Leslie) Nelson; and her five grandchildren, Andrea and Geoff Ewing and Ryan, Trevor and Liseanne Nelson. She was predeceased by Hank, her loving husband of fifty-four wonderful years, and by her sister, Nona Fleming. The family is incredibly pleased that their much loved mother and grandmother was very ready to take her next journey to reconnect once again with Hank “up there.”

Her family wishes to thank the caring staff at Lake Bonavista Village, Dr. Scott-Douglas and the dedicated healthcare workers at Calgary South Dialysis for their assistance with Bette (Bling), Sam from Driving Miss Daisy, as well as the Palliative Care Team in her last weeks. Bette had a wonderful life, which was significantly enhanced by all these supportive people during her later years.

At Bette’s request, no service will be held. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made to sponsor the team of Heather Dean during Kidney March (

In living memory of Betty Nelson a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

Offer Condolence for the family of NELSON, Betty “Bette” Adele (nee Armstrong)

Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences

Condolence Messages

  1. Rudi Bell (Rudite Keksis) :

    Dear Big Les & Little Les,

    Just a short note to extend my heartfelt condolences to you and your families at your time of loss. I have often thought of you and others that we worked with at Walwyn. Please take care and know that you are remembered.
    Rudite (Rudi)

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  2. Bev Jaremko :

    My mother, Doris Smith, enjoyed very much the friendship of Bette and Nona over the years. I am sure they are having a great reunion now. I loved your mom’s voice, her sharp wit and clever sense of humor. She was refreshing and wise. My condolences
    Bev Smith Jaremko

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  3. Delores Achen :

    Deepest Sympathy to all the family.
    From the Oil Wives Club of Calgary.

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  4. Laura Wershler :

    To Bette’s Family:

    I met Bette at Lake Bonavista Village when my mother moved there from Red Deer in May 2010. Bette sat with my mother, Erna, at breakfast for a few months. My mom talked about how kind she was and I made a point of introducing myself when I was visiting. Bette’s cheerfulness and friendliness were always evident, and I chatted with her whenever I saw her. My mother moved out of LBV last June so it has been some time since I saw Bette. I was sad to read that she had passed away. Erna and I offer our sincerest condolences.

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences

Leave Your Condolence


In order to confirm this has been completed by a human, kindly answer the below equation. *