Betty was pre-deceased by her husband Lyle Stubbs. Parents William and Margaret Shields. Brothers Garvin, Tom, David, Sandy and sister Margaret .
Betty is survived by her children, David, June, Gordon (Val) and Darcy (Les). Her 3 grandchildren Kimberly, Geoffrey and Mark (Mallory) and her great grandchildren Bennett and William. Sisters Polly, Flora (Arnold), Wilma, Mary, brother Stewart, sister in-law Gerry Stubbs and many nieces and nephews.
Betty was raised in Somme, Sk. With her 10 brothers and sisters. She left school and moved to Saskatoon where she worked in a hospital until meeting Lyle Stubbs and marrying him in Dec of 1953.
They moved to the family farm and raised their 4 children. She began working at the Rosetown Nursing Wing and worked until her retirement in 1993. Winters were a time for Rosetown Red Wing games and curling bonspiels. There was 2 special bonspiels Mom loved, the Rosetown Ladies Bonspiel and the Camrose Ladies Bonspiel. Both of these, had her teaming up with 3 of her sisters. Flora, Wilma and Mary. They had the best time curling together.
Summers were spent at Coteau Beach. There she filled her days golfing, socializing, going to potlucks and card games. Having her grandchildren visit was something she enjoyed and teaching them to golf was special. Even though she couldn’t swim she had them down in the water every day. We made sure they took swimming lessons.
Betty retired in 1993 and moved to Saskatoon. There she made new friends and was happy to be close to her sister and family. She was called on to babysit when children were sick or to take them to any activity that came up. She showed up for any concert or school function.
Betty was a sports lover and if a game was on, she was watching. Her favorites were the Blue Jays and Edmonton Oilers. She bragged about their successes to anyone who would listen.
Another pastime of Betty’s was going south to the casino. She enjoyed the thrill of playing those slots. She took many bus trips to different casinos and they each were special to her.
Betty’s health declined and eventually she had to move to Sherbrooke. A new chapter in her life began and she made all new friends. She continued to play cards and go to the casino of course. She was not one to turn down any activity that was planned and went to many events. Blades games, Rush games, casino trips, festival of trees. She was up for anything. She had a full life and was never let her health issues slow her down.