Betty Williams

Obituary of Betty Ann Williams

August 26, 1935 - Saskatchewan

June 5, 2022 - Calgary, Alberta


Betty Ann “Rusty” Williams of Calgary, AB, passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2022, at the age of 86 years.


Betty was born on August 26, 1935, on a rural homestead in Saskatchewan where she lived and played with her older brothers Davy and Ivor before moving to Ontario as children. After time in Ontario, she joined the Air Force where she earned her nickname "Rusty" for her red hair.  The Air Force brought her to Calgary where she settled in. As a long-time employee at Grand and Toy, she retired to spend time tending to her garden.


Rusty lives on in the memories of her nieces Susan (Bruce) and Nancy (Stan); as well as her great-nephews Gareth (Renee), Morgan, Colin, and Darcy in Ontario. She will also be remembered by her dear friend and caregiver Candace as well as many friends and neighbours.


A Celebration of Life to happen at a later date. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Rusty’s favourite charity, the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, 28 Oki Drive NW, Calgary, AB T3B 6A8, Telephone: (403) 955.8818.


In living memory of Rusty Williams, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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