January 19, 1926 – October 18, 2021
With much sadness but also with grateful hearts for a long and full life, we announce the peaceful passing of Elizabeth (Betty) Joy Browne (Hannah) on Monday, October 18, 2021 at the age of 95.
Betty was predeceased by her parents Wesley Hannah and Norma (Dan) Johnston; husband Claude Browne; her two daughters Normetta Katona and Marilyn McKee; and sister Normetta Hannah.
Our “Grandma Betty” and “GG” will be lovingly remembered by grandson Chris (Jill) McKee and great-grandsons Cody and Chase; granddaughter Nicole (Evan) Rysdyk and great-grandsons Carsen and Keelan; granddaughter Carla (Derek) Nyhus and great-grandchildren Parker and Kate; sons-in-law Albert Katona and Lawrence McKee; brother Dale Hannah; and family and friends.
Betty was born and educated in Rouleau, SK, graduating from the Grey Nuns Hospital as a Registered Nurse in 1948. She worked in Regina, SK as a public health nurse following graduation. She was very active in the community and an avid member of the United Church and Order of the Eastern Star.
It was through her nursing career that she met the love of her life, Claude. They married in 1948 soon after Betty graduated from nursing school and moved back to Rouleau in 1952 where they raised their two daughters, Normetta and Marilyn. They stayed in Rouleau until moving to Mossbank in 1973 when Claude transferred to the post office there. Upon retirement, they moved to Moose Jaw. After Claude passed in 1995, Betty continued to reside there until 2015 when she moved to the Foyer d’Youville in Gravelbourg, SK.
Betty loved to sing. She took part in the church choir and had an interesting ability to turn any conversation into a song. She adored all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and we will all miss her dearly.
A private family memorial service will be held on October 28, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. with Wendy Gibson officiating and private family interment will take place at the Mossbank Cemetery. For those wishing to view a livestream of the service, please visit https://www.facebook.com/Piche-Hawkins-Grondin-Funeral-Chapels-553681657999926 The service’s livestream will become available five minutes prior to service time.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital/Foyer d’Youville in Gravelbourg for their care and compassion over the past seven years. In lieu of flowers, donations in Betty’s name may be made to Foyer d’Youville, Box 810, Gravelbourg SK, S0H 1X0.