Elizabeth GOBEILLE

GOBEILLE (nee Morrisroe) Elizabeth Betty passed away very serenely on Tuesday, June 13 at Hôpital Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal. Born on July 6, 1917, the sixth child of a family of eight children, she grew up on the family homestead in the Pine Hill District, near Penhold, Alberta. Betty took her nursing training at Misericordia Hospital in Edmonton under the strict supervision of Sister St. Christine, S.M.. It was with much excitement and relief that she graduated in 1938. Her great sense of adventure brought her to Montreal during WWII where she would work as a nurse and meet her future husband, François. They married in Vancouver in 1948 and would go on to raise their family of nine children in Hemmingford and later in Outremont. Betty was a courageous and determined mother and would have a profound impact on her family. In 1972, Betty returned to active nursing duty at the Royal Victoria Hospital and later in palliative care. She would retire with much sadness at the age of 72. Her deep faith would sustain her through the many trials and tribulations in her life and until her death. Betty was predeceased by her husband, François in 1997, son Kenneth in 1991, daughter Monique (Eldar Ulstein) in 2002, her pioneer parents, Edward and Catherine Morrisroe, her sisters Mary, Katherine and Marguerite and her brothers Joseph and James. Betty is survived by her brother Lawrence of Calgary, Alberta and sister Jeanne (Crawford) of Red Deer, Alberta and by her children Patricia (Laurent Lussier), Jeanne (Gordon Davis), Brian (Linde Sobie), Daniel, Ronald (Anne-Sophie Tétreault), Gerald and Noreen. Betty also leaves to mourn her grand-children Alexandre Lussier (Susan Sheard), Patrick Lussier (Isabelle Charest), Catherine Lussier (Morten Lefsaker), Louise, Kjersti and Siv Ulstein, Maryn, Julie and Lauren Gobeille, Michael, Natasha and Myriam Gobeille, Patrick, Kaleigh, Michael and Lisa Gobeille and Alexandre Gobeille and, in addition, her great-grand-children Mia and Julianne Lussier and Thomas and Ida Lefsaker. Betty is survived by many nephews and nieces in Quebec, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, June 16 at 11 a.m. at Annunciation Church in Town of Mount-Royal, officiated by Rev. Lawrence MacEachen. Donations may be made in memory of Betty to Le Bon Dieu dans la Rue at 895 de la Gauchetiere West, Level 90, Suite 220, Montreal, QC, H3B 5K3. Condolences may be sent to www.kanefetterly.qc.ca

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