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VANDERZYDE, Elizabeth (Betty) Margaret

April 28, 1932 – Banff, AB
February 1, 2015 – Calgary, AB

It is with great sadness, our family announces that Betty passed away on Sunday, February 1, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family.

Betty was born in Banff, AB and lived there until the family moved to Canmore, where she lived most of her life and raised her children. She was heavily involved in the Canmore Golf and Curling Club of which she was a life member and held a number of executive positions over the years.

In 1981, Betty met Leo and moved to Calgary where she became involved with The Alberta Ladies Golf Association and The Sheep Creek Weavers. Betty was active in sports which included golf, skiing and curling. She enjoyed many hobbies with her family and friends. Betty and Leo loved to travel and enjoyed many great adventures together. They also spent many happy weekends at their second home in Canmore beneath her beloved Three Sisters.

Betty is survived by her loving husband Leo Vanderzyde; children, Trudy Nichol of Chilliwack, BC, Les Shuttleworth (Barb) of Salmon Arm, BC, Cindy Szott (Doug) of Chestermere, AB, and Penny Mikoula (Wally) of Salmon Arm, BC; and Betty’s step-children, Keith Vanderzyde (Anne) of Edmonton, AB, Bruce Vanderzyde (Doreen) of Houston, Texas, and Norene Coley (Gary) of St Albert, AB. She is also survived by her brother Roy Jahelka; sister Linda Lalonde (Gerry); eighteen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Betty was predeceased by her parents Ed and Nan Jakelka, her sister Lorna, and her sister-in-law Kris.

At Betty’s request, there will be no funeral. A private family celebration of Betty’s life will be held in the future. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to S.T.A.R.S. (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society), Box 570, 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 8M7 Telephone: (403) 295-1811, www.stars.ca or to a charity of your choice.

In living memory of Betty Vanderzyde, 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.

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  1. I will miss Betty and all her contributions to the golf club.
    I still owe her a beer!!!!

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  2. Dear Leo and family, My heartfelt condolences! Betty was a great gal and…we were the very same age! Blessings to you all. Fondly, Nomi Whalen

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  3. Nancy and Pat Riva :

    So sorry to have heard of Betty’s passing. I I had a lot of fun with Betty in the past and she was a great mentor to me at the golf club. Jo and Betty are up there making sure we have a well run golf course to play when we join them. Hugs to all the family. Nancy and Pat

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  4. Francoise Campbell :

    Oh Leo so sorry! So many memories. All good! Take care!

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  5. Annette Plummer :

    I will miss Betty and her wonderful fun loving ways at the Canmore Golf Club.
    She was a great Lady.

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  6. Diane & Brent Clark :

    To Leo and all of Betty’s family, you have our sincere sympathy. We have fond memories of golf games and dinners with Betty and Leo, and of her golfing with her girls in Canmore tournaments. She was always so proud of you all. She will be sadly missed and always remembered by us and everyone who knew her.
    Sincerely, Diane & Brent.

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  7. Fran McTaggart (nee Baptie) :

    To Trudy, Les, Cindy and Penny, My sincere condolences in the loss of your Mom. Betty and I used to have coffee in the days long passed – but I still think of her.
    Fran McTaggart

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  8. She was truly a great gal and so very committed to our Canmore Ladies League.
    We will miss you lots Betty.

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  9. Dear Leo

    I saw you and Betty a few months ago and I could see that you were both suffering, Betty and I were in school together and my girls went to school her children.

    I send my sympathy to you and your family and may time lessen the pain. God bless all of you with his peace.

    Ada Sampson, Brenda & Sharon

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  10. Paul and Holly Poffenroth :

    Dear Leo
    We are so sorry to hear this news. Please accept our condolences and best wishes.

    Paul and Holly Poffenroth

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  11. Don & Lydia Olafson :

    Sad news indeed to hear of Betty’s passing. Our deepest sympathies to Leo and family at this difficult time. We have fond memories of Bridge and Golfing with her and know she will be missed by all.

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