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WEBSTER, Elizabeth Grafton

September 20, 1922 – Ilford, Essex
April 21, 2018 – Claresholm, Alberta

It is with deep mourning that we announce the passing of our Mom, Betty Webster at the age of 95 years.

Betty was born to Fred and Ethel Reed of Ilford, Essex, England. Betty met the love of her life, our Dad, Art Webster, at a tea dance in London during the war. They were married in 1944, and she immigrated to Canada as a War Bride in 1945. Mom and Dad worked together to build a home on the ranch west of Stavely and raised their family. Her favourite place was always “Happy Valley”. They were a loving and much beloved team right up until Art’s death one day after their 69th wedding anniversary and Betty‘s 91st birthday.

Mom welcomed all into her home with a radiant smile and a cup of tea. She enjoyed games of cribbage and Scrabble, cooked up the world’s best pancakes on the old wood stove, loved walking, visiting with folks, and was always there for her kids. Besides her loving husband Art, Betty was predeceased by her father and mother, and her brothers, John and Bill, and sister Joy.

She leaves behind to celebrate her life and mourn her death, son, Tony (Debbie) Webster of Nanton area; daughter, Joy (Jim Hestand) Webster of Maui; grandsons, Clay (Jennifer) Webster and Michael (Angela) Webster; niece Shane (Peter) Vallance; great-grandchildren; and extended family members in Alberta, NWT, Boston, Maui and England.

We wish to thank Dr. Smith, the management, staff and residents of Willow Creek Continuing Care who provided the comfort and care that were so welcome in Betty’s final days.

There will be a Celebration of Life held at a later date at the Stavely Community Centre.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Salvation Army, 1731 29th Street SW Calgary, AB, T3C 1M6, on line at www.salvationarmy.ca, or by phone 403-410-1112.Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

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

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  1. Barbara Dobbie :

    Heartfelt sympathy and healing thoughts to all of you on the death of a very precious lady. My life has been richer and blessed from knowing Betty and being around her when I was growing up in Stavely. She has a very special place in my heart and memories.

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  2. Elvira Jackson :

    Peter and I send our sincerest condolences to the Webster family. Betty was a lovely lady!

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  3. Allen &Lynda Herbst :

    We are saddened by the news of Betty’s death. We greatly enjoyed the hospitality of Art and Betty when we spent so many summer vacations at the Ranch with Tony and Faye and family. I’m sure her and Art and Faye are reunited and enjoying a Cribbage game (with no cheating allowed in Heaven – where they undoubtedly all are!). Rest In Peace.
    Allen and Lynda Herbst

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  4. My deepest sympathy and loving prayers go out to my dear friend Joy and her family. I never had the privilege of meeting Betty, but her very special presence was conveyed to me by Joy through photos and anecdotes and I know she was much cherished by family and friends.

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  5. As a friend of Betty’s niece, Shane, I met Betty a few times and she regularly came up in conversation and photos were shared. She was a lovely lady and I will miss her smile. My condolences to her family and all who loved her.

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  6. Joy and family. So very sorry to learn of your Mom’s passing, I’m sure she will be sadly missed by many. Thinking of you and sending heartfelt condolences.

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  7. Ted and Lorraine Davis :

    Having met your Mom on only a handfull of times she was such a peacful lady and interested in everyone. Lorraine and I have been through this already and we want you to know that mere words don’t take away the sadness, but they do help deal with it, knowing what a lovely lady she was and she is now joining others that she loved. Be strong and if there is anything we can do let us know , we are not far away.

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  8. Dear Tony and Joy,

    My condolences on the passing of your mother. Both Art and Betty were always very kind to me, and were great friends to Ed and Lorna.

    Best,

    Dan Beegan

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  9. Elizabeth Dixon :

    Dearest Tony and Deb,

    I know how much you will miss her. And how grateful we all are for the stories and memories.

    Much love,
    Toony and Neil

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