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WOOD, Bett

June 28, 1928- Winnipeg, MB
January 7, 2014 – Calgary, AB

We are sad to announce the passing of Bett Wood on January 7. Bett was a wife, a mother, an athlete, a teacher and a community supporter. Bett’s enthusiasm for whatever she did and for the people around her was contagious.

Besides her beloved family, Bett had many passions. During a teaching career that spanned three provinces and included the Calgary and Edmonton public boards, she taught a multitude of children to love reading and learning. With her husband, she built their cabin at Crimson Lake and created an oasis where family and friends spent countless happy times. Bett loved travel and took in as much of the world as she could. For many years she had a leadership role in the Elderhostel Society, organizing travel/education experiences for others. Bett loved people and has dear friends dating from her youth as well as wonderful new friends, because always there was room in her heart for one more person.

In later years, Bett’s body betrayed this elegant, intelligent woman and racked her with pain that she met uncomplainingly and with courage, still putting other people’s needs and interests ahead of her own.

Bett was predeceased by her beloved husband, Gary. She is survived by her children and their spouses, Scott (Anne), Dickson (Verna) and Jody (Quentin) and her cherished grandchildren: Graym, Jake, Jenna, Kelsey, Myles, Marika, Darren (Stephanie), Keir (Heather); as well as the Masterman families of Bruce, Susan, Barb and Rick. All will carry Bett’s love and courage in their hearts and pass it on to generations to come.

A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Bett Wood, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Joanne Ramondt :

    To Bett’s family, including Bruce Masterman and his family:

    My condolences over the loss of wonderful Bett. I enjoyed getting to know her when she was still able to come to our CFUW book club. She was always bright and interesting with tremendous insights into the books we read and the wider world. She was also fun, charming, a gracious host and clearly an adventurer. Her great love for her family was always evident.

    May your wonderful memories sustain you at this sad time.

    Sincerely, Joanne Ramondt

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  2. Theresa Dow (Jackson) :

    I have so many memories of Bett from summers growing up at Crimson. I will remember her hearty welcomes, so many interesting conversations around the camp fire and the devotion to her family.
    Deepest condolences to Jody, Bud, Scott and families.


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  3. Marilynn Sander on behalf of SAIT's ALIVE :

    Bett worked with The Elderhostel Society and met many SAIT members who also were involved with the Elderhostel program. Our condolences to the Wood Family.

    SAIT’s ALIVE (retired and former colleagues and spouses from SAIT Polytechnic)

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  4. Jordyce van Muyden :

    So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother Jody. It is so hard to lose a parent, but I am sure she is in a happier place now where there is no pain. Hang on to your memories.
    Our sincere condolences to you and your family,
    Jordyce and Peter

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