Bette Anderson

Bette Anderson

1943 - 2023

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Obituary of Bette Anderson

Bette Mae Lorraine Anderson

Forever Loved, Forever Remembered, Still Inspiring…



Bette Mae Lorraine Anderson, born October 1st, 1943, to Victor and Valentine Anderson, passed away peacefully on December 11, 2023. 


Bette cherished an early childhood in Dryden before moving to Brandon.  After graduating from high school at St. Michael’s Academy, she excelled at her Nursing Training at St. Boniface in Winnipeg.  She maintained friendships with many dear friends from both high school and nursing, which speaks to her magnetic personality.


Bette enjoyed nursing so much that she used to wonder why everyone wouldn’t choose that as a career.  The only thing that topped nursing, in her eyes, was motherhood. 


She met the love of her life, Barry Forman, at age 15, and they were married after she graduated from Nursing.


They moved to Rivers, where they took her two sweet sisters under their wings for care, and where their three children; Kent, Shauna and Jason were raised.  From there, she moved to Dauphin, and then to Brentwood Bay, all the while continuing to gather dear friends and create wonderful memories, as was her character.


Later in her years, she moved to Calgary, to be near her daughter and grandson.  Finally, Bette returned to Brandon to be near her son and sister, their families, and her many friends - truly creating a full circle of life.


Although never complaining of the discomfort caused by her 40-year struggle with rheumatoid arthritis, it led to congestive heart failure, and the effect on her body eventually became too much.


For those who knew Bette, you’ll recall how she was forever a positive influence in people’s lives.  She inspired everyone she met, with her kindness, charm, and genuine interest in others.  As much as she will be missed, she has earned her eternal peace… of this we are certain.


She is lovingly remembered by her children Kent, Shauna and Jason, daughter-in-law Naomi, her grandchildren Ava, Anne and Josh, her sister Suzan and brother-in-law Don, nieces Brodie, Jena and Lexa and by her partner and friend, Michael. 


She was predeceased by her love, Barry, and by her sister, Vicki.


A Celebration of Bette’s life will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Wednesday, December 20, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. For those who are unable to attend the service, a livestream will be available for viewing on her tribute page at


Donations may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation – Palliative (BRHC Foundation – Palliative Care, 150 McTavish Ave E, Brandon MB, R7A 2B3), where Bette was so appreciative of the exceptional care she was given during her precious final few weeks. 

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Celebration of Bette's Life

2:00 pm
Wednesday, December 20, 2023
Brockie Donovan Chapel
332-8th Street
Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
(204) 727-0694