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.Print This Obituary & Condolences