September 17, 1942 - February 10, 2013
Betty Lee Missett Gale passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2013 at the Agape Hospice in Calgary, Alberta after a battle with cancer. Betty is survived by her devoted husband, Brett Gale, beloved children. Samantha Mutzeneek (Lee), Melanie Gale (Frank), Joshua Coles; and her adored grandchildren Kara, Megan, Jenna and Taye; her very close sisters, Paulette Schulte (Fred), Linda Findlay (John) and Vivian Bietz (Mory); cherished special nieces and nephews: Margo, Jill, Scott, Peter, Janelle and Cara and their spouses and children; special sister-in-law Mary Lynne Ferguson (John), brother-in-law Pat (Joni) a well-loved extended family, and many treasured friends. Betty was born in Cardston, Alberta in 1942, grew up and graduated High School in High River, Alberta and then moved to Calgary where she graduated from the University of Calgary with a degree in Education and taught for the Calgary Board of Education for 36 years. Betty was a teacher librarian in math and English as a Second Language. Betty loved children and music, and she cherished books, especially children’s books, and was often gifting one child or another with a special book of their own. Betty was a member of the Parks Foundation, Calgary Board for 11 years and Chaired the Board from 1996 to 1997. Betty was also one of the first women in Canada to receive her hot air balloon pilot’s license. She was a lively and integral member of the Calgary Balloon Club, serving on both the executive and Board of Governors. Betty and her husband Brett enjoyed skiing, golfing, and travelling to exotic places, including Rwanda, Machu Picchu, Petra and Egypt. A celebration of Betty's life will be held Saturday, March 2 at 2 PM at the Southwood United Church, 10690 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary. No flowers please. Donations can be made in Betty’s honor to The Salvation Army Agape Hospice in Calgary (http://www.agapehospice.ca), Parks Foundation, Calgary (http://www.parksfdn.com), or The Canadian Cancer Society (http://www.cancer.ca). Caring for the family is Lyle Reeves Funerals of High River (Craig Snodgrass) 403.652.4242.
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