On February 3, 2021, our dearly loved mother, grandmother, aunt and friend, Betty Joan Shewchuk, passed away in Etobicoke. She was born in Gonor, Manitoba, on June 5, 1936, to Joseph and Mary Gunter, from whom she learned a strong work ethic and high moral standards. She was predeceased by her brother Edward. She overcame many health challenges in the past ten years. Her resilience earned her the nickname Bounce-Back-Betty.
Betty was the cherished and loved Mother to Greg (Eve) and Yvonne Eddy; and Grammy to Lauren and Darren. Betty’s extended family included her nephews, nieces and cousins. She treasured her many friends.
Betty enjoyed hosting traditional and impromptu events with family and friends. She appreciated all the calls, cards and good wishes. Betty will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed.
She never hesitated to point out things that were good for us. Reminders to “wear a scarf; it’s cold out there” and “button up your coat” come to mind. She always conveyed her messages with love and motivated us to become better people.
To the staff at the McCall Centre and Trillium Health Partners, you are angels. You have our well-deserved gratitude for working through this challenging time and caring for our Mom. We knew she was well cared for.
Donations in remembrance of Betty are welcomed to Trillium Health Partners Foundation or a charity of your choice.