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Betty Mae Buchanan
November 30, 1927 – August 29, 2021
Betty passed away at the Country Meadows Personal Care Home, on August 29, 2021, at the age of 93. She was born on November 30, 1927 to Herbert and Verna Howard of Kenora, ON. Betty and her twin sister Muriel were the second oldest of a family of eight children.
The family moved to the Riding Mountain area in Manitoba when she was about three years old. It was there she took her schooling. After receiving her education, she continued on, doing housework for many neighbors.
Betty’s friendship with her husband to be, Bert Buchanan, started by attending a fair on July 1st in Neepawa. Betty and Bert were married November 4th, 1947. They lived and farmed on the Buchanan family farm just north of Neepawa until 1979 when they retired and moved to Neepawa.
Betty loved to cook, bake, garden, crochet, and quilt. She loved music especially when the family would gather together and sing the old songs. When she made her home at Elks Manor, she enjoyed the many friendships that she made and the activities.
Betty did not have children of her own so her many nieces and nephews became her family. She was always interested in their activities and enjoyed their visits.
Betty is survived by her sisters Doreen Hildebrandt and Hazel Watson; her brother Ernest Howard; brother-in-law Dudley Ford; many nieces and nephews; family of Wilf Smith; and friends.
Betty was predeceased by husband Bert; her brother Stanley Howard and wife Mea; and sisters Ardell Ford, Katherine Huband and husband Jack; and Muriel Taylor and her husbands Carman Lindsay and Foss Taylor; brothers-in-law Harry Watson, John Hildebrandt, sister-in-law Doreen Howard and Ann Bradshaw and her husband Charles ; nieces Karen Martinsen and nephews Darwyn Hildebrandt and Wayne Lindsay.
A private family service will be held on Friday, September 3rd, 2021 at Calvary Chapel, Neepawa, MB and interment to follow at Riverside Cemetery.
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