Obituary of Betty-Anne Relf
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RELF: It is with profound sadness we announce the death of our mother, Marjorie Elizabeth Anne “Betty-Anne” Relf at her residence in St. Therese Villa, Lethbridge Alberta, on Saturday March 19th, 2022.
She is lovingly remembered by her children, Susanne (Kevin) Mooney and their children, Kaelee (Ethan), Storm and Zane (Cory), Kas (Crystal); Tom (Carla) Relf and their children, Hannah and Cooper; Jennifer (Laird) Robinson and their child, Ashley; great-grandchildren, Steele and Acen, Kylee and Cash, Nixon and Kai; brothers, Reid (Linda) Lumbard and Garry (Shirley) Lumbard; sisters-in-law, Joyce and Rosalee Lumbard, Elaine Breen and Delores (Barry) Rost; brother-in-law, Bob (Georgia) Relf as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Betty-Anne was predeceased by her husband, Raymond Relf; parents, Bill and Janet Lumbard; daughter, Donna Relf; father and mother-in-law, Ron and Evelyn Relf; brothers, Bob Lumbard and Jack Lumbard; brothers-in-law, Don Relf and Norman Breen; and sister-in-law, Betty Relf.
Betty-Anne Lumbard was born in Brandon, Manitoba on November 16th, 1939, the only daughter in the middle of four brothers. She grew up in the Zion district north of Brandon where she enjoyed the family farm and spent countless hours with her beloved horse, June. Betty-Anne attended the Brandon School of Nursing and graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1960, the same year she married Ray. She dedicated her life to nursing and the care of others. Betty-Anne spent most of her career in the Operating Room in Brandon where she made many lifelong friends. She worked extremely hard raising her kids, working at the hospital as well as helping Ray run multiple businesses over the years. Betty-Anne enjoyed and excelled at all sports, especially curling and golfing. She loved the outdoors and her garden; she had a natural green thumb and grew outstanding flowers. Betty-Anne had many friends who cherished her genuine kindness and compassion. She retired from nursing in 1994 and moved on to spend lots of time at Deer Ridge then with Ray at the White House Bed and Breakfast. They moved to Lethbridge in 2004.
Betty-Anne taught her children the importance of true love, compassion for all and the importance of family. She modeled resiliency, dedication, and an undeniable work ethic, for which we thank her for. Betty-Anne will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her…..it’s like you just felt better when she was with you.
A memorial service to celebrate Betty-Anne’s life will be held on Friday, June 24, 2022 at 1:00 pm at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, Brandon, Manitoba with Rev. Milo Spooner Craig and Rev. Doug Craig officiating. A private interment will take place at Brandon Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Betty-Anne to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, Surgical Suite, 150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3.