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Born: Oct 25, 1916

Date of Passing: Jun 24, 2020

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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); and great-grandchildren, 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 Lac du Bonnet 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.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 11, 2020

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • Sincere condolences to all the family. Mrs. Rutherford was truly a great lady. Donna soon became a great friend when I was 15 and just moved onto the street. Spent lots of time and was always warmly welcomed in their home on Cunnington and in Lac Du Bonnet. Dr. Rutherford and Mrs. Rutherford were a wonderful couple whom I feel very fortunate to have known. They will have a great reunion. - Posted by: Denise Holloway (Friend and neighbour ) on: Jul 15, 2020

  • Deepest condolences to the family... Dr Rutherford was my chiro for many years... your Mom was a special lady. What a lovely long life she had! Raymond Lansard and my wife Hélène - Posted by: Raymond Lansard (Family friend) on: Jul 11, 2020

  • One of the finest people I have ever known. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her. My deepest condolences to the family. - Posted by: Judith Butler (friend) on: Jul 11, 2020

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