Condolences for Betty Mabel Brodin

Received from Nadine Gutfriend

My deepest sympathies on the loss of Betty she was like a grandma to me she will be deeply missed. My thoughts and prayers are with all of of you. Nadine Gutfriend

Received from Cheryl Cameron

To Betty’s family,
My sincere condolences to you all in the loss of Betty. I only got to know her well, since 2015, when my Mom Jean Cameron, joined her in The Meadowlands. They had been friends long before becoming partners in crime there:). Their table of ladies were always laughing, and many Residents stopped by to grab a piece of joy as they left the dining room. I do know my Mom’s final years were greatly enriched by the fun she and Betty had together and collectively with their ‘Golden Girls’ as they called their group. It was a joy to watch them have so much fun during my visits. There is no doubt she will missed by you all.

Received from Peggy Anderson, Calgary

I am so sorry to hear about Betty. We were great friends. We talked on the phone often although I live in Calgary. She was such an incredible woman who was filled with Love. She inspired me to always have joy in life. She had great insight and wisdom into how people were in the world. I am sure that Betty has got her Wings in Heaven. I will truly miss her.

Received from Agnes Gutfriend

I have lost my dearest friend and the family has lost a terrific mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Her work here was done and finally she went home to be with her beloved Walter. I will miss her immensely as we had many great times together. Rest In Peace Betty. Take your wings and fly finally free of all pain. Love you and you will be deeply missed

Received from Ina Hutchinson

sincere condolences on the loss of your mother and grandmother...she was a beautiful lady in every way

Received from Doris Wutzke

Sincere sympathies to all your family in the loss of such a wonderful lady. She was such a Christian example & her love for people was truly a blessing to so many. I will miss her greatly...

Received from Agnes Gutfriend

I have lost my dearest friend and the family has lost a terrific mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Her work here was done and finally she went home to be with her beloved Walter. I will miss her immensely as we had many great times together. Rest In Peace Betty. Take your wings and fly finally free of all pain. Love you and you will be deeply missed

Received from Bill and Joan Anhorn

Linda and Mike, we are so sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. Betty was such a warm, loving person who made everyone she met feel special. Please know you are in our hearts.

Received from Heather Mattson McCrady

Sandra, Linda, and Veronica,
I'm sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Nothing ever quite prepares us for losing our loving Mothers. But I remember enjoying everyone's memories. Do you remember when the "do it yourself " shears became available? And somehow your Mom became the hairdresser of choice for the neighborhood. I still remember sitting in the chair and your Mom's voice as she cut my hair. This is both a funny and happy memory for me. (My school pictures show the results. :) And I also remember going to your house for music lessons, and seeing your Mom and Dad at all of the school and community events. Precious memories for sure. Much love to all of you and your families.

Received from Wayne & Vicky Shott

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Betty’s family. We will always remember Betty for the special lady she always was. Thanks for the memories Betty.

Received from Margaret and Asle, Lorenskog, Norge

Our minds are going to Betty. We know that is hurt to miss Betty, she was special. We had a hope to come to Medecine Hat and Calgary and met the family last year, but all the restrictions stop us.
We give our condolences to the family.

Received from Dennis & Dixie Bohnet

Dear Sandra, Linda, Verna & families,
We were very saddened to hear of Your deep loss. What a wonderful, caring, kind person Betty was!! We have so many fond memories of her- from Dennis helping her pull weeds to decorating our wedding cake! She always made one feel special & that you had her undivided attention in any conversation. Her smile was infectious! The world was certainly a better place with her presence. She will be deeply missed! We are so thankful that we had a fairly recent visit with her.
Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.

Received from Jack and Lois Schacher

Sandra, Linda and Verna.
We are so sorry to hear of Betty's passing. I had such a good visit with her at Christmas time. Could easily spent an hour or more talking on the phone. Mom was so happy they were sharing a table, before the lock down. Mom also said that Betty went to visit her during lock down. I had to laugh! Glad she did, they had a wonderful visit. Our condolences to all your family.

Received from Norm & Pam Burr

Dear Sandra, Linda & Verna
So sorry to hear about your Mothers passing. She was such a wonderful lady! So friendly and always smiling. It was such a pleasure whenever we saw her that we got to sit and chat for a while. I have lots of fond memories of working on your farm over the summer months when I was a kid! And yes she made our wedding cake too! She will be dearly missed.
Sending you our thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

Received from Freda Elliot Bertelsen


Dear Sandra, Linda. and Verna: I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your dear mother, I was just looking at the Manyberries homecoming book this morning, and read about your family. When we came from England and bought the store at Orion
we spent a lot of time together. She is together with your dad and the rest of the angels. Fly high Betty. I hope they have good german food in heaven, because I know you like it. Freda Elliot Bertelsen.

Received from Darlene McLeod.

To a positive and inspiring woman. I will remember days on the farm, my time working bow island and hanging with my aunt. She always inspired me to be the best and she believed in me threw every struggle. My fondest memory is butchering chickens at the farm, and for years I sent her chickens as a joke. I am certain she’s farming in heaven and I will continue to look up to her for her positive advice.

Received from Jan Olechowski

My condolences to your family, Linda! Your mom was the sweetest lady and I know you all will miss her very much. Sending hugs.

Received from Karen Leaman

Dear Sandra, Linda and Verna and families,
Aunty Betty was such a good example of love and understanding. I will miss her conversations of inspiration. So many fond memories of times together. I chuckle at the time in Banff Springs with the 5 of us and me with the walker due to my broken ankle!! May she now rest in peace with Uncle Walter.

Received from Jane Grubel

condolencesto the family of Betty Brodine-an amazing person and friend-Bettys heart was warm and lovinglly---i will miss her chats immencely --love and prayers to the family--Jane Grubel

Received from Sheila (Rudd) and Ken Pearce

Sandra, Linda and Verna and families,
Our condolences to all of you. Betty was always so enjoyable to visit with. She had many stories of the history of the Rudd family that she shared with us. She was a special relative and fabulously dressed lady. She will be missed but is now dancing with Walter in heaven.

Received from Barry Rieder

Betty was like my second mom during the summers I stayed at the farm. She taught me how to waltz, bandaged my nose when a hen pecked it, knew the best place to pick Saskatoon Berries and assured me that I wasn’t peeing blood after eating too many beets. I will always remember her laugh and smiling face. Deepest condolences to my cousins in their loss.

Received from Sherry Walker

My condolences on the loss if your Loved one. Wherever she went she spread joy, Love ,and happiness. I got to know her when she attended Grace Lutheran Church in Medicine Hat Alta. This was the same place my grandma Ehret worshipped. Bettys encouragement helped me through many trials. Thanks Betty for encouraging strength and courage to help others like me. You were an angel on earth and I know you will be a bright angel in heaven. We will all miss you

Received from Ben & Billie Roth

So sorry to learn of your moms passing..thinking of you and know she will be greatly missed. She was a special lady

Received from Todd and Laura Leaman

I will always remember Great Aunt Betty's warmth and love. You take for granted the times when you're little and you get to see family like her and Uncle Walter. Later in life you realize how precious those times and memories are. It meant a lot that whenever we spoke later in life, she always wanted to know how I was doing too. I hope the memories of her love for family and community bring everyone comfort, and I wish her and Uncle Walter a peaceful rest together in paradise.

Received from Gary & Norma Demke

Sandra, Linda, Verna & families, Our deepest condolences on the loss of your Mom! What a talented & special lady! I have so many fond memories of your Mom, from the numerous sleep overs, hair cuts, & yes she decorated our wedding cake as well! She always had a huge smile on her face & her eyes always lit up when we saw her. She will be missed by many! Bless you all!

Received from Roger & Phyllis King

Loving thoughts and heartfelt condolences to Betty’s dear family and many friends.
Betty was a delightful, heartwarming gal … always cheerful and positive! We were blessed by her friendship and will always treasure our uplifting times together.

Received from Marion & Dennis Radke

To Linda, Mike and family,
We were so sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. She was a wonderful, caring, and beautiful woman. She will be missed by all who knew her. Please accept our sincere condolences.

Received from Lilian Hunt

My dearest sympathy to the family, you all were very blessed to have such a special mom. I enjoyed her company very much and will miss her tremendously

Received from May Thiessen

So sorry for your loss will always cherish my memories and friendship with your mom very special Lady, hugs to you all

Received from Brent and Judy Dunn

To Linda, Mike and families,
We are so sorry for your loss, Betty was a very special lady!
I fondly remember visiting Betty, with my mother, numerous times at Irene Hill discussing store operations and fashion trends which greatly helped me in the operations of my stores.
She will be greatly missed!! Hugs to you all!

Received from Wayne and Marlene Bodin

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Brodin families. Betty was A special person whom we are Thankful we got to know. We will always remember her wonderful ways and contagious smile and cheerful personality She will be missed dearly thinking of you all. Prayers to you all.

Received from The Middleton Family

We wish to give our condolences to all of beautiful family! Her super friendly and caring nature will live on forever in all those memories. Thinking of you always!!

Received from Marthaller Family

Very sad to hear of Bettys passing. I’ll always remember visiting Betty and Walter in Medicine Hat and enjoying her homemade waffles and buns. We were just down to see her last summer and will cherish the memories of her infectious smile. She was a true gem of a lady snd will be missed. Our sympathies and condolences to you all.

Received from Randy & Elaine Humphrey

Sandra,Linda,Verna and families, our deepest condolences to you all on the loss of your mom Betty. Our hearts are sad for you all, as you have to say goodbye to her. She was a special lady, so caring, kind, always a big smile, and always had nice visits . She was always so happy to see you and I’m thankful that dad and I were able to see her awhile back, and that Dad was able to talk to her on the phone. It meant a lot to him. thinking of you all and sending our love to you all. Hoping all the special memories you have of your Mom, helping to keep her close to your heart.

Received from Morten, Stine Anette and Sebastian

We here in Østfold Norway wishes to send our deepest condolences to the family of Betty. She was an amazing person and she will be missed.

Received from Elizabeth and Ralph whenham

Sandra, Linda and Verna, I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Your parents were always part of our lives on the ranch. I have very found memories of both of them and fun times getting together for family visits. Yes I was one of the many that got haircuts. she also made my wedding cake and was very instramental in all the entertainment at my wedding shower. Your mother and your family are all very special.

Received from Sarah s Devloo Broderick

Sandra, Verna & Linda, and the extended families:
Our sincere sympathies to you on he loss of your mom. She was a gem, precious to many -- family and friends. We were blessed to have had her touch our lives for our entire lifetimes. When little (6) she was a flower girl of Mamma's. Because she knew the south of Seven Persons pioneers (and was one of them) she relayed 'stories' of those days. The 'stories' are treasured. Betty will forever be loved and in our memories.
Thank you for sharing your mom's service online.
Sarah DeVloo Broderick, Marge DeVloo Howatt, Dorothy DeVloo Noga

Received from Brenda and Klaus with Linda, Sandra, Justus and Kamilla

Sandra, Linda, and Verna,
A very beautiful ceremony today. Thank you for streaming and letting us be there with you. We will greatly cherish all the memories we had. As a child you were all very important and Aunty Betty was one of biggest role models in my life. She had style, a heart of gold and always had a way to make you feel special. I know the distance has caused us to drift apart but I am thankful to have had the opportunity to share some of the memories of Aunty Betty and all that surrounds her.

Received from Brenda and Klaus with Linda, Justus, Sandra and Kamilla

Our deepest sympathy to the entire family. We hope that you can find peace and know that we grieve greatly with you across the ocean.

Received from Donna Mae Goldade

My deepest sympathy to the family. Betty was kind, intelligent, classy and a lady in every sense of the word. She was also a dear friend to all who were lucky enough to get to know her and no matter how long it was since you had last seen her the relationship stayed the same and she was as cheerful and charming as ever. She lived life fully and with much grace. She will be greatly missed.

Received from Sherry Aadland

My deepest condolences to all of you. Betty was such a lovely lady. I always enjoyed my visits with her, especially the long phone calls when I had to call her for Sons of Norway, then I would chuckle when, right after hanging up, Betty would call me back with 1 more thing. She will be greatly missed!! Betty touched a lot of lives.

Received from Ron and Carole Faichuk

Our condolences are extended to your family.We will remember your mother as a warm and friendly person and always a kind word. She will be missed by all.

Received from Elaine (Yanke) Brice

Dear Sandra, Linda Verna and family,
When we lose a loved one here on earth, we gain an angel in heaven that watches over us. May you take comfort in knowing that you have an angel to watch over you now. May memories of your mom/grandma and the love of family surround you and give you strength in the days ahead. I extend my most sincere condolences to you. You all are in my thoughts during this difficult time.
I have so many fond memories of both your Mom & Dad.
Elaine (Yanke) Brice

Received from June and Don Baxter

My condolences on the loss of your mom. My memories- I rode on the bus so Betty could cut my hair, my mom pulled Sandra’s tooth,. Betty also made my wedding cake, and when it landed on the floor at the dance, she made another one.i still have the top of it. My daughter Shannon used to call her Grandma Betty when we went to visit her at the dress shop.My 16th birthday was held at their farm. In my covid cleaning I found a candy dish from Betty and Walter to celebrate my graduation from Med lab tech. She was a special person and a little piece of her will go on in the hearts of all of us.

Received from Kim Hamilton (Andersen family)

So sorry for your loss. Your Mom and my Dad (Martin Andersen) were friends since childhood. I was so glad that Betty was at Meadowlands when my Dad was there. I remember after my Dad passed away I had a nice long visit with your Mom. She was a very kind and special person. I think of her often.

Received from Betty and Scotty Hammond

We were very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was a great friend and neighbour when we lived in The Courtyards. Betty and Walter were the first to welcome us when we moved in in 2010. We had some great times. She will be greatly missed.
Betty and Scotty Hammond, Sidney, BC