June 16, 1934 – October 21, 2022
In Loving Memory ~
Betty Clara Myrtle Wulff (Lowe) was born to Rudolph and Ida Lowe on June 16, 1934, the eighth child of twelve, at home on the farm west of Blackfalds.
Betty passed on October 21, 2022 and was survived by her husband of 67 years, Stanley Ralph Wulff and two of her siblings, Don Lowe, and Thelma (Robert Snell).
Betty was also supported in her journey by her four children: Vivien (Wayne Kauffman), Rodney (Ellen), Gina (Joe Rafa) and Barry.
Her ten grandchildren were her pride and joy and include Glenn (Tina), Gregory (Wendy), Daniel (Lee-Anne) Kauffman, Seela and Morgan Wulff, Maxwell and Jamie Rafa and Tanner (Ashley), Brayley (Jennifer), and Madison (Anthony) Wulff.
Betty was also thrilled to have ten great grandchildren: Anna, Mary, Wren, Avy, Olivia, Georgia, Laine (Kauffman), Havyn, Crue and Laurel Wulff and one great-great grandchild: Wynn (Hirsch).
Betty was an entrepreneur, running a local family business for many years. Her passions included meeting new people and involving them in her many community projects; the dearest to her heart being the establishment and organization of the Norwegian Club and later the Sons of Norway and the Aspelund Laft Hus Society, which now operates the Red Deer Norwegian Laft Hus Museum.
Betty’s dream was the creation of a Red Deer International Village, and she assisted in the organization of the Red Deer Folk Festival Society, renamed the Red Deer Heritage Society. She was an excellent fundraiser and recruiter of volunteers, training many candy stripers as a Volunteer Coordinator at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre.
Betty was also a charter member of the local Canadian Mental Health Association.
She served on the Provincial Folk Arts Council as a local representative and Chairperson. She was also a Director and Education Committee Chairperson of the Red Deer Chamber of Commerce.
In acknowledgment of her service, Betty was awarded the Haider Dhanani Award for Long Service to the Community by the Minister of Economic Development and Tourism in 1993 and was also a 2008 finalist for the Women of Excellence Award for Arts, Culture & Heritage.
A celebration of life, “come and go” will be held Sunday, October 30, 2022, from 1pm to 4pm at the Pioneer’s Lodge (4324-46A Avenue) and the adjacent Norwegian Laft Hus Museum (4402-47 Avenue), Red Deer.
Parking is available on the street or behind the Pioneer’s Lodge.
Donations to the Norwegian Laft Hus Museum would be welcomed in lieu of flowers. Prairie Rose Funeral Services have been entrusted with Betty’s cremation.
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