Betty Lou MUNRO

Obituary of Betty Lou MUNRO

November 27, 1926 – Vancouver, British Columbia     

September 14, 2021 - Calgary, Alberta


Betty Lou Munro passed away peacefully at Rocky Ridge Retirement Community on Tuesday, September 14, 2021.


Betty was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, on November 27, 1926. She married Gordon, the love of her life, on September 28, 1949 and they were married for fifty-five wonderful years until Gordon’s death in 2004. They raised their two daughters, Terry Scalora and Diane Hamilton, in Tsawwassen, British Columbia. They later retired in Vernon, British Columbia, where they spent over twenty years caring for their beautiful garden and cherished dogs, Dak, Dino and Chester. 

Betty moved to Calgary in 2004 and spent the past seventeen years travelling, playing bridge and crib, and spending time with her family. 

Betty was much beloved by her family and lifelong friends. She was smart, sweet, and independent minded and only wanted the best for her family. Betty's generosity to the community and those in need was something to be admired and her selflessness was an inspiration to those who knew her.

Betty is survived by her daughters, Terry (Jim) and Diane (Don); and her three grandchildren, Alina, Tony, and Emma (Peter). She was predeceased by her adored husband, Gordon Munro.  

If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Salvation Army, 1731 29th Street SW Calgary, AB, T3C 1M6, online at, or to the Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta, 5757 – 4th Street SE, Calgary, AB  T2H 1K8,, both charities very close to Betty’s heart. The family would like to acknowledge the love and kindness given to Betty by the staff at The Rocky Ridge Retirement Community. Their compassion went above and beyond expectations and the family cannot express how thankful they are for the care that Betty received at the end of her life. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed here.

In living memory of Betty Lou Munro, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle NW, CALGARY, AB T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044

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