OCTOBER 25, 1916 ~ JUNE 24, 2020
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother Bette Rutherford. She passed away peacefully in her home in Lac du Bonnet in her 103rd year. She has gone to be with her husband of 63 years, Robert Mark, who passed in 2003.
She is survived by her children, Lorna June, Robert (Gloria), Mauri (Penelope), Donna, Ted, and John (Michelle). As well as her grandchildren, Bill (Melanie), Mary (Roy), Chris (Rosemary), Kerri (Mike), Maegan (Bryan), Dylan (Angela), Nicholas (Laura) and David (Michelle). Great grandchildren are Britanny, Riley, Joel, Ben, Lucas, Annalise, Alexandra, Nicholas, Zachery, Owen, Madeline, Clara, Owen and Audrey.
She was predeceased by her husband Robert, Sister Helen (Garry), brother Mauri, sons-in-law Nathan and Al, and grandson Robby.
Our fondest memories are of the family dinners at 25 Cunnington Ave., where mom would put out incredible meals for family and guests. Also, with her family sitting around the breakfast table at LdB on a Sunday morning, she would serve up a feast. She was happiest when her family was at home with her.
As well as raising her six kids, Mom was involved with the Girl Guides, was secretary of the Manitoba Chiropractic Association, served in the Eastern Star Shriner’s Women’s Auxiliary and spent time supporting seniors and young women with disabilities. In her later years living in Lac du Bonnet she joined the Legion, loving to work the bingos, and helping at the seniors home. She loved her life in Lac du Bonnet, helping dad with the farm.
We would like to thank all the home care workers, nurses and doctors who allowed mom to remain in her home until the end. Your kindness will not be forgotten.
At her 100th birthday she attributed her longevity as follows: “Be happy. Love your family. Be happy”
Mom, thank-you for all you have done for us. You have left us with rich lives and many fond memories. Your beautiful smile and quick wit will be missed.
Donations may be made to the Lac du Bonnet and District Charitable Foundation.Print This Obituary & Condolences