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UIBEL, Elizabeth (Betty) Marie (nee Payne)

April 30, 1925 – December 17, 2012

Betty passed away peacefully, on Monday, December 17, 2012, after a well-lived life.

Betty was raised in Prince Rupert, B.C. where she excelled in academics and sports. She completed courses to start a career in banking which took her to Victoria and then Calgary. In Calgary she met John, through their mutual love of sports, on the badminton court. It was a compatible match, they married and together they raised their four daughters. Betty enjoyed many sports and loved golf and curling. She also enjoyed traveling with John and they saw much of the world, whether it was cruising through the Mediterranean, driving the motor home down to the US or experiencing Machu Picchu, they loved to see new things.

Betty will be truly missed and lovingly remembered by her husband of 58 years John, her daughters Barbara (Tom Lett), Shirley (Jeff Sisson), Diane (Mike Black) and Beverly (Mark Pallister) and grandchildren Alexander and Sebastian Finch, Taylor and Teagan Sisson, Katie and Andrew Black, and Rebecca and Lucas Pallister. Until the end, Betty could turn a phrase and make everyone laugh.

A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded 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,

Arrangements in care of McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200

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  1. Please accept my heartfelt condolences in the loss of your wife, mother and grandmother, Betty. I will always remember her as a very vibrant and interesting person. Betty was always very engaging and interested in what was happening in my life and that of others. She always had a good story to share with us. Her and John’s travel exploits often made me envious. She will be missed, but not forgotten. Unfortunately I will be in Victoria and will not be able to attend the service.

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    Our condolences and sympathy to the family of Betty. She will be fondly remembered by her sister oil wives.

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