Joyce Elizabeth(Betty) DEWITTE (nee George)

DEWITTE (nee George)

Joyce Elizabeth(Betty)

Betty passed away peacefully in her sleep at home in Red Deer on March 4, 2014. The youngest of eight children, Betty was born in Bracken, SK on June 3, 1941 to parents, Joe and Hazel George. She started her education at Climax School and completed high school at Battleford, SK. Betty graduated from Battleford School of Psychiatric Nursing in 1962. She worked as a psychiatric nurse in Alberta and then in BC culminating in her ownership of a psychiatric boarding home in New Westminster, BC. Upon her retirement, she moved to Red Deer to be closer to her family and spend time with her grandchildren. Her hobbies included crocheting, sewing and quilting, and being an avid Canuck’s fan. Betty will be remembered for her quick wit, her delightful sense of humor and her vivid imagination. Her positive outlook on life helped her through many health problems. Betty is survived by her twin daughters, Sharyl Winebar and Shelley (Glen) Smith, both of Red Deer and their father, Jack Dewitte; along with six grandchildren, Laura, Melissa and Justin Winebar and Andrew, Brandon and Sara Smith; two brothers, Jim (Mary) of Lethbridge and Gordon (Sybil) of Raymond; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Red Deer Funeral Home, 6150 – 67 Street, Red Deer, Alberta. A graveside service will be held in the early Spring at Alto Reste Cemetery, Red Deer, Alberta.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Betty’s honor may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Suite 202, 5913 – 50 Avenue, Red Deer, AB T4N 4C4 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, Suite 101, 6751 – 52 Avenue, Red Deer, AB T4N 4K8. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting

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