Margaret Elizabeth “Betty” McIvor passed away peacefully at the age of 87 with family by her side on Saturday December 8, 2018 at Third Crossing Manor.
Betty was predeceased by her husband Hank; her son Allan; parents Russell and Mary Broadfoot; in-laws Henry and Maggie McIvor; brothers Jim Broadfoot and Hugh Broadfoot; brothers-in-law Larry Linstead, Bill McIvor, Mike McIvor, Jock McIvor, Hector Winton, and Art Champion; sisters-in-law Martha McIvor, Margaret Champion, Mary Winton, and Irene McIvor; nephew Leon McIvor; niece Susan Kalaitzakis; and great nephew Matthew Abrams.
Betty is remembered by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Nancy (Ken) Lewis, Andrew (Kendell) Lewis, Karleigh Lewis (Jesse Thies); Brent (Wendy) McIvor, Shaun (Jenny) McIvor, Danielle and Parker, Alison (Craig) Vinnell and Daxon, Jessica McIvor (Dan Brunetta); Robert (Nicole) McIvor, Claire, Julia and Blaine; Donna Christie, Alex, Jack and Jordyn. She is also remembered by her brother Ian (Joanne) Broadfoot; sister Moira Linstead; sister-in-law Judy Broadfoot, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Betty was born on April 12, 1931, the second oldest child born to Russell and Mary Broadfoot and grew up on the family farm in the Preston District. She attended school at the Preston School until Grade 9. She then moved to Gladstone during the week to board with a family while attending high school at Gladstone Collegiate Institute, returning home to help on the farm on the weekends. After graduation, she headed to Winnipeg to take her Registered Nurse training at the Winnipeg General Hospital, which later became Health Sciences Center. She graduated in 1952.
Betty worked at the Gladstone Hospital (Seven Regions Health Centre) for many years as a dedicated RN and after retiring, took great pleasure in attending the monthly gatherings of the retired nurses.
Betty married Henry “Hank” McIvor in June of 1955 and they made a home for themselves and their five children on 5th St. in Gladstone, MB. Her home and family meant everything to her especially having family gatherings at her house for holidays and visits where she could enjoy visiting with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Betty was an active member of the community where she volunteered for many years on the Riverside Resident’s Board as well as the Gladstone Figure Skating Club. She regularly attended the Gladstone United Church and was a long standing member of the UCW.
She maintained lifelong friendships with her Preston and nursing school friends, colleagues, and UCW members.
She will be missed immensely, but the family is comforted by the fact that dad and she will be together again.
Thank you to Dr. Tariq, the Homecare staff at Centennial Apartments and the staff of Third Crossing Manor for your care and compassion shown to our Mom.
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