Warrington, Betty Marie

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Betty Marie Warrington passed away peacefully Sun. Sept. 15, 2019 in Hanna, Alta.

Betty was born on Nov. 10, 1936 on the family farm near Lavoy, Alta.

She attended school at numerous small rural schools in the area and finished her schooling at Viking High School.

Betty was briefly married to Tom Russel, and after a divorce a few years later, she worked in a variety of fields, first in Canmore, and then in Drumheller and Hanna.

In 1960, she met Ron Warrington. Five years later in 1965, they married and had 53 wonderful years together.

They were blessed with the addition of two sons: John Kenneth and Daniel  Christopher by adoption in the 1970’s.

The boys, their partners and children, have continued to enrich Betty and Ron’s lives throughout their time together.

After working in many different areas in the 1980’s, Betty entered training and received her certificate as Lay Minister in the United Church.

She filled appointments in the Colville/Smiley, Sask., and the Botha/ Donalda, Alta. charges before retiring in the 1990’s.

Following her retirement, Betty and Ron spent many winters in Arizona where they made many close friends.

Together, they enjoyed a number of short trips including cruises and visits to the Holy Land, and to Scotland and Sweden where Betty was re-united with many cousins and other relatives.

Betty is survived by her husband Ron Warrington; son Kenneth (wife: Tracy, son Griffin and daughter Zoe), and son Daniel (daughter Hannah); sister Doris Wade, many nieces and nephews and grand-nieces and nephews.

Betty was predeceased by her infant son Deb Russel, her parents: Axel and Anna Marie Lindstrom; brother Ken Cook; sisters: Lyllia Cwihula, Violet Johnston, and Eva McNichol; and her nephews Ralph Walker and Ed Lumley.

Card of Thanks

The family would like to sincerely thank all the staff of the Hanna Hospital and Dr. Fortna for the care and compassion they extended to Betty (and to Ron) during her time at the hospital.

Thank you to Rev. Mervyn Penfound for officiating the service and to the First United Church Choir for singing.

We would also wish to extend our sincere appreciation to Hanna Funeral Services, and the Hanna community for all their support during our time of loss.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory are gratefully accepted to the Canadian Cancer Society or the First United Church in Hanna.

A Memorial Service was on held Sat., Sept. 28, 2019, at 2 p.m., First United Church Hanna, with Rev. Mervyn Penfound officiating. Hanna Funeral Services Ltd., entrusted with the care and arrangements; 403-854-5956, www.hannafuneral.ca.

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