Elizabeth (Betty) GOYKE

January 13, 1943 – Holland
August 30, 2020 – Calgary, Alberta

It  is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Elizabeth “Betty” Goyke on Sunday, August 30, 2020 at the age of 77 years.

Betty was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands and at the age of 7 immigrated to Canada with her family in 1951. They lived in Calgary for many years with family and friends near by.  She met her late husband, Gerry and eventually resided in Crossfield, until her passing.

Betty was a very loyal employee for the Calgary Herald, Burns Meats, Lucerne Meat Packers, DPH Engineering and Tim Hortons. She loved to travel, play baseball and golf, write poetry and was very artistic and creative, from sewing to crochet and more.


When things go wrong,
as they sometimes will,
and it seems like life is all up hill,
But you don’t give in --
you just give it time
Since you're intent
to make the climb…
that’s determination

When you just can't win,
as you sometimes won't,
and you feel like quitting, but you don't…
When you've met defeat,
yet can still smile,
stopping only to rest awhile…
that's determination.

Emily Matthews

Betty is survived by her parents Jan and Elizabeth (Hoogenboom) Krap; sisters Ineke Van Oosten (Jan), Willy DeDominicis (Omerino), and Sonja Stamp (Tom). She was proud of her nieces and nephews, Danny, Gregory and Lenny Van Oosten, Deborah Grisak, John, Robert and Nerissa DeDominicis, and T-Jay and Cody Stamp. She will also be remembered by many great-nieces and nephews; and missed by numerous cousins in Canada and in the Netherlands.

Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed on Betty’s obituary at www.McInnisandHolloway.com. Due to Covid 19 there will be a VIRTUAL funeral Service held on September 14, 2020 at 2:00 pm. Please Check this website for the ZOOM account prior to the service to attend on line. You will have to load the Zoom App on your phone, tablet or laptop prior to September 14. We will forward the virtual meeting information to anyone that would like. Please feel free to contact McInnis and Holloway to receive the invite and further information.

In living memory of Betty Goyke, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Airdrie, 300 TOWERLANE DRIVE, AIRDRIE, AB T4B 3L8, Telephone: 403-948-1100.