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Obituary: Elizabeth “Betty” Orcutt (Aug 24, 1942 - Apr 24, 2023)



It is with very heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Orcutt, wife, mom, granny, on April 24th, 2023 in Fort St. John. Her funeral service was held on Tuesday, May 2nd at Hamre’s Funeral Chapel. She was interred at the Woodlawn Cemetery.

Betty was born on August 24th, 1942 in Lethbridge, Alberta to her parents George and Mary Oswald. Betty was the seventh of eight children. She spent her childhood in or near Warner in southern Alberta.

Betty is survived by Vane, her devoted and loving husband of almost 64 years; her three children, Kerry (Darla), James (Bev), and Jerelyn; her grandchildren Kara, Megan (AJ), Andrew (Shae-Lynn), Cailem, Tyrell (Lacey), Kathleen, Emily, Sarah and Nicholas; her great-grandchildren Kraden, Camron, Emmynd, Elliotte, Charlie, Laney, Oliver, Loretta, Lexie and Logan; and many nieces and nephews.

Betty is predeceased by her parents, her siblings, and her grandson, Garnett.

A special thank you to Dr. Terri Hopkins for her outstanding care, kindness, compassion, and communication with the family.

Rest in peace, Granny.

Donations in memory of Betty can be made to a charity of your choice.

Condolences can be forwarded through Hamres Funeral Chapel at

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