Jan. 9, 1928 – Oct. 30, 2016
Our beloved Betty Jackson of Lacombe, Alberta passed away at the Lacombe Hospital on Sunday October 30, 2016 at the age of 88 years.
She was the loving mother of, Paul (Diane) Jackson of Calgary, AB, Alexandra Schultz of Red Deer, Ab and Stephen (Shirley) Jackson of Brandon, MB. And will be dearly missed by her 11 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. She will also be lovingly remembered by her brother, Kevin (Jackie) Whitaker, sisters Sallie (Peter) Doyle, Mollie Hyrnyk, Jackie (Stephen) Haythorne, and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Betty is predeceased by her son Michael Jackson, her parents Willie and Edith Whitaker, brother Barrie Whitaker, brother-in-law Nicholas Hyrnyk and sister-in-law, Maureen Whitaker.
Betty was born in Batley, Yorkshire, England. While raising her four children, Betty obtained her Psychiatric Nurse Certificate, and went on to a very successful career. In 1965 she immigrated to Canada, continuing her career in the Mental Health field until she retired in 1988. She loved spending time with family and adored her grandchildren and great grandchildren, spending untold hours reading and chatting with them. She had a great sense of humor and was always up to some mischief. Her favorite line was “Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do (wink) and that’s not much!” Betty loved to debate politics endlessly, read, create art, do crossword puzzles and watch Coronation Street.
Memorial contributions can be made on Betty’s behalf to the Canadian Cancer Society, 6, 5015 48 Street, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 1S9 or Multiple Sclerosis Society, 105-4807 50Ave, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 4A5.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Red Deer Funeral Home 6150-67st, Red Deer, Alberta, T4P 3M1 on Monday November 21, 2016 from 2:00-4:30pm.
Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting
Arrangements entrusted to
RED DEER FUNERAL HOME
6150-67th Street, Red Deer.
Phone (403) 347-3319