Marion Elizabeth (Betty)
December 9, 1924 – May 18, 2014
Sadly, on May 18th, 2014 Betty Hollingshead passed away peacefully at home at the age of 89 years. Betty was born and raised in Calgary and graduated from the University of Alberta in Home Economics. After graduation, she worked in Montreal for Eatons and the Red Cross. She married Robert (Bob) Hollingshead in 1947 and they shared 41 wonderful years of marriage together. During her lifetime she raised her five children with constant love and support. She will be forever remembered for her love of family, her wonderful sense of humor and her enduring wisdom and guidance.
Betty had many interests and was passionate about reading, gardening and sports. She loved dogs and enjoyed her favourite vacation spots which were Maui in the Winter and Sylvan Lake in the Summer.
Betty will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by her five children Susan Robson (David), Bob Hollingshead (Bitty), Bill Hollingshead, Diane Hollingshead (Robert Wilson), Jane Foster (Cameron) as well as 8 grandchildren, 5 step grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and 6 step great grandchildren.
Also mourning her loss is her sister-in-law, Philippa Pullar of Calgary. Betty was pre-deceased by her parents, her two brothers (Bill Pullar and Bob Pullar) of Calgary, her great grandson Adam Burkholder and her husband Bob.
A Memorial Service to celebrate Betty’s life was held on Friday May 23, 2014 at 1:00 pm at Hainstocks’s Funeral Home, 9810-34 Ave NW, Edmonton.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta 10985-124 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5M 0H9 or to the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via the website www.hainstockedmonton.com