Obituary of Storm "Betty" Alert
September 9, 1937 – Calgary, Alberta
November 2, 2023 - Black Diamond, Alberta
It is with great sadness the family of Storm B. Alert wishes to announce that Betty earned her angel wings November 2, 2023, at the age of 86 years.
Betty was born to Alfred and Irene Moody on September 9, 1937, in Calgary, Alberta. Betty’s first years were spent at the Millarville Home Camp until her father was diagnosed with MS which initiated a move of the family to Turner Valley. Betty attended the Turner Valley School, which is now the clubhouse of the Turner Valley Golf Club. She then moved to Calgary and lived with her aunt and attended Mount Royal College acquiring a bookkeeping degree.
Betty loved crafting (especially Christmas decorations), painting, jewelry making, doll making, loved to read and had a passion for playing poker with all her friends at the Turner Valley Legion. Betty also loved to travel especially to warmer climates in the winter. She had an amazing sense of humour and often had her family, friends, and her awesome caregivers in stitches. She cherished the moments with her family, especially her great-grandchildren, her eyes just lit up when she saw them coming.
Left to cherish Betty’s memory are her daughter Heather Thomson, granddaughter Cheyanne Caton, great-grandchildren, Cache and Colten; grandson Tyler (Sheena) Thomson, great-grandchildren, Harlow, Trait and Tryin (aka Trip); grandson J.R Chad (Candace) Thomson, great-grandson Hayes, her brother Bob Moody, and many loved nieces and nephews. Betty was predeceased by her husband Albert Alert, her mother Irene and father Alfred Moody, son J.R. Bruce Park and brothers Ted, Al, and Gus Moody.
The family wishes to thank the Rising Sun staff for all their loving care and the support of our family throughout the time Betty was with them. We’d also like to send a special thank you to Anjie for always making sure mom’s hair was looking beautiful. We couldn’t have asked for better care.
A Celebration of Betty’s Life will be held at Turner Valley Legion (121 Sunset Blvd East, Diamond Valley, AB) on Sunday, November 26, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. Reception to follow at the Turner Valley Legion. Please bring your stories and memories of Betty to share. Condolences, memories, and photos may also be shared and viewed with Betty’s family here.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Calgary & Area Chapter, 150, 110 Quarry Park Blvd. S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 3G3 Telephone: (403) 250-7090, www.mssociety.ca or the Sheep River Health Trust, benefitting the Rising Sun Care Facility www.sheepriverhealthtrust.ca
In living memory of Storm Alert, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, AB T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.