Betty Lorraine (Macpherson) Morris (1925 - 2017)

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MORRIS, Betty Lorraine
Betty Lorraine Morris, nee Macpherson, 91 years,
formerly of Calgary, Alberta passed away peacefully on
Thursday, March 23, 2017 surrounded by loved ones at her
daughter's lake house, after a courageous and valiant battle
with cancer.
Born on Homecrest Farms, Brandon, Manitoba on
August 3, 1925, Betty was an accomplished equestrian,
showing at the Toronto Royal Exposition at the age of five,
and countless other horse shows across Canada. At the
young age of 15, she attended the University of Manitoba.
Two years later, she went to teach in a one-room school
house where her oldest student was only a couple years
her junior. Returning home to the farm, she worked alongside
her beloved father on the family's land. In 1952, she married RCMP Constable
Vernon Morris and moved to British Columbia where they started their family,
before numerous postings around the nation. Sewing instructor for Singer
sewing machines, bookkeeper, award-winning realtor, and an avid gardener,
Betty will always be remembered for her strength, grace, and beauty.
Betty will be forever cherished in the hearts of her loving family: her two
daughters: Bette-Jo and her special son-in-law, Keith Nesbitt of Parkland
Beach, Alberta; and Debra Morris Richards of Cochrane; as well as her treasured
grandchildren: Braden (Catherine) Richards of Montreal, Quebec; and Sarah
Richards of Cochrane; and Betty's great grandson, Stetson of Cochrane; in
addition to her sister-in-law, Evelyn Macpherson; and numerous nieces and
nephews. Betty was predeceased by her parents, Archibald and Madeline; her
beloved husband of 63 years, Vernon; her brother, Keith Macpherson; and her
sister, Ruth Ramage.
With respect for Betty's wishes, no formal Funeral Service will be held.
Cremation took place at the Central Alberta Crematorium, Red Deer. A Private
Memorial Gathering will be held at her beloved family farm in Brandon, Manitoba
where her cremated remains will be scattered at the place she held most dear. If
friends desire, memorial tributes in Betty's Memory may be made directly to the
Tom Baker Cancer Centre, c/o Alberta Cancer Foundation, 710 – 10123,
99 Street N.W., Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3H1(
Condolences to the Morris Family may also be expressed by
e-mail to: [email protected]
Cremation Arrangements for the
Late Betty Lorraine Morris entrusted to the care of Oberhammer Funeral Chapels Ltd.
Published in The Cochrane Eagle on Mar. 30, 2017