With Broken Hearts We Say Goodbye to Our Mother, we will see you again. Mom loved the Lord; Mom was a faithful servant her whole life to her Heavenly Father.
Elizabeth Carry Powley (Patterson) was born in Calgary Alberta February 11 1931. Mom peacefully passed away in the early morning hours of December 25 2020 just a few months short of her 89 Birthday.
She was predeceased by her husband Gordon July 5, 2019 after 48 years of marriage.
Elizabeth (Betty) was predeceased by her Mother and Father, Earl William (Casey) and Mary Elizabeth Patterson. Elizabeth (Betty) was predeceased by all her 8 Siblings. (Sister) Lucille (Brothers) Kenneth, Jack, Robert, Billy, Mervin and Monty.
Elizabeth’s (Betty) Surviving Relatives:
Daughter: Roberta Lawrence, Roberta's Son Lester (Kristy) their children Kolten, Lureie, and Kayne. Daughter: Rosemary Goacher, (Sternie) Rosemary's Son's, Jody, Darin, Steven. (Stepchildren) Shauna, Michael, Jason. Son: Richard Roe, Richard's Children (Twins) Michael and Sidney Roe. Extended family: Ron and Sandra Ellis and their Siblings and all their Significant Others. Grandchildren: Jody, Lester, Darin, Steven, (step grandchildren) Shauna, Michael, Jason. Greatgrandchildren: Kolten, Lureie, Kayne, Angel, Owen, Mason, Seena, and Melissa. Great-Great grandchild (Angels little Girl) Arielle Melody Jane Croasdale. As well as many nieces and nephews, friends, and relatives.
Elizabeth (Betty) Was born to Earl William (Casey) and Mary Elizabeth Patterson. She was the 3rd oldest of 9. She was raised on the farm in Gatsby Alberta. Mom had a Strong Will her Spirit will live in us Forever. Her brothers always fondly said you better be behaving yourself with Betty or you're going to get a Whooping. As a child she travelled through Canada and the USA in an old model T with her 8 siblings and Mother and Father. Her Father was on the World Champion Rodeo Circuits. Mom loved horses and was well versed in handling and training horses. Our Mom worked hard all her life. She was an amazing gardener and she always had a stunning yard of beautiful flowers and vegetables. She took great pride in the care of her home and gardens. She was also a skilled cook and baker, best known for her fried chicken and homemade delicious donuts. Elizabeth (Betty) self-taught herself to read, write, and sew. She was a Brilliant Seamstress. Her family affectionately called her Dr. Powley as she attended and completed her studies in Reflexology, she was well versed on all herbal and plant remedies for healing.
Elizabeth (Betty) Mother, Will be sorely missed by all who knew her. The last few years of her life was a struggle, she often said I would like to miss this part of my life. She will be remembered for who she was and how she lived, A strong and striking Beauty approaching the world with a unique boldness and grace, seizing every opportunity to experience something new and never letting circumstances get her down for very long. Those of us who enjoyed the pleasure of her company, she wanted us to accept the Lord into our lives, and too experience living, the big things and the little things, the sunsets and the sunrises.
May She (Our Mom) Rest in Peace and May the Memory of her smile live on in those of us who will never forget her.
We would like to thank the Staff at Pleasant Valley Manor (Armstrong) There are no words to express our heartfelt gratitude to all who cared for our Mother (2ND FLOOR ROSE MANOR) She received the best quality care you not only took care of her needs you loved her and your loving hands made sure she was ok. During these hard times during Covid your beautiful care workers stepped up sacrificed your own lives to support and care for our loved ones. You have all become family so we Thank You with Grateful Hearts you are loved staff from Pleasant Valley Manor (Armstrong)
There will be no funeral Services at this time. We will all meet in Entwistle, Alberta this summer for a Celebration of her Life to take Moms ashes home to Alberta, as her wishes were to be laid to rest where her Mother is buried.
My greatest memory was making her famous donuts, love you grandma, you were a great woman. Rest in peace ❤️
We are going to miss my firecracker Stepmom ❤️♥️ She was such a beautiful example of a true Christian. We have always admired her faith and conviction. We will continue to work at following her fine example, until we get to see again.
Rest In Peace No more pain. See you on the other side.
Mom a very caring and love person I Love hear derly I Love her dearly Rick