July 12, 1923 – Greenock, Scotland
August 14, 2013 – Calgary, AB
It is with great sorrow that I announce the passing of my beloved mother, Betty Rees, on August 14, 2013 at the age of 90 years.
Mom was a beautiful person with a beautiful soul. She was kind, caring, and loving. She always had an encouraging word for her son, Ron Nicolson, and was very proud of his accomplishments. Mom had a warm friendly smile, and despite health challenges, kept her wonderful sense of humor. She was loved by all who knew her. Betty was born in Scotland, and moved to Calgary with her family when she was two. She worked at Royal Insurance for 30 years, rising through the ranks to become a claims adjuster before retiring in 1983.
Besides her son, Betty is lovingly remembered by her niece Barbara Duncan; and nephews Bob and Jack Duncan. She will be missed by her friends Helen Peterson and Marg Brooker, and the family of Des Rees.
Betty was predeceased by her father John in 1950; mother Mary in 1969; sister Olive Riggs in 1991; and brother Bob Duncan in 2011.
A celebration of Betty’s life will be held at Grace Presbyterian Church (1009 – 15th Avenue S.W.) on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to the Alberta SPCA (10806-124 Street N.W. Edmonton AB, T5M 0H3) or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation (Suite 100-119 14 Street N.W. Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6). Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Betty Rees, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences