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PATERSON, Elizabeth (Betty)

July 26, 1927 – Glasgow, Scotland
April 15, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Elizabeth (Betty) Paterson of Calgary, passed away on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at the age of 90 years.

Betty was born on July 26, 1927 in Glasgow, Scotland to James and Sarah Calder. She was the middle of five children. Betty married John on July 15, 1949 and they immigrated to Canada in April 1972 and she worked at Cedar Villa Nursing Home until she retired. John passed away in 1977. Later, Betty was lucky enough to find companionship with James Tucker who sadly also predeceased her.

Betty is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Gordon Rennie; her granddaughter Lisa Rennie; her brother and sister-in-law, Stewart and Margaret Calder, their family in Long Island, NY; her sister Jean Jess of Glasgow, Scotland. She is also survived by nieces, Barb (Daryll) Greene of Claresholm, AB, Heather (Aldon) Wells of Chestermere, AB, Olive (Timmy) Bourne of Long Island, NY and Jean (Bob) Romano of Long Island, NY; her nephew Jim Calder of Long Island, NY; as well as many extended family and friends. Betty was predeceased by her husband John Paterson (1977); her companion James Tucker (2006); her parents, James and Sarah Calder; and her two older brothers, James and John Calder.

A private graveside Service will be held at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Calgary Veterans Food Bank, The Royal Canadian Legion Branch Poppy Fund, 1-4539 6 Street N.E., Calgary, AB, T2E 3Z6,

In living memory of Elizabeth Paterson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB, T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. Peter and Barb Horder

    Dear Liz, Gordon and family. We will forever remember your mom. She was a beautiful lady. Many hugs from Peter and Barb

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