SPARROW Betty It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Betty Joan Sparrow (nee Stagg,) much loved mother, gram, nana and friend. Born December 5, 1924, in Calgary, Betty lived in Vulcan until the age of 7 when her family moved to Okotoks where she remained until her passing, September 30, 2008. While raising her 5 daughters, Betty spent 20 years working in the Okotoks Post office, retiring from her role as acting post mistress in 1984. In her retirement, she dedicated her time to her crafts (particularly her eggs which were always a hit at craft sales), evenings with her bridge group, celebrations with her family, and daily long walks around town with her beloved little dog Kelsey. Betty was predeceased by Leonard Sparrow, her sister Dorothy Hogg, and grandson, Samuel Stang. She will be lovingly remembered by her family; daughter Lynda Sparrow; daughter Joan Meyer (Richard) and grandchildren, Kymberly Sparrow, Sasha Balthozar (TJ), Joalena Oltersdorf, and great grandson Gabriel Balthozar; daughter Pat Hamilton and granddaughter Marci Hamilton (Murray Wutzke), and great grandson Chase Wutzke; daughter Debi Stang (Brent) and grandchildren Ben and Veronica Stang; daughter Wendy Miller (Bob) and grandchildren Becky and Alanna Miller. She will be missed and fondly remembered by all of her extended family and her many celebration of Betty’s life will be held on Thursday, October 9 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Foothills Centennial Centre, 204 Community Way, Okotoks. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully asks that any donations be made in Betty’s memory to the local SPCA or the MS foundation. On behalf of the family, a sincere thank you to the Okotoks EMS and High River hospital staff for their service and kindness. Arrangements are in care of Snodgrass Funeral Homes Okotoks. 403-938-3111. To e-mail condolences please visit:

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