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McManus, Betty (Morhart)

On December 29th, Betty passed away in North Vancouver after a long heroic battle with cancer. She was 72 years old. Betty is survived by her husband Brian and son Kent (Carmen) and Granddaughters Mackenzie and Summer all of Calgary. She is also survived and sisters Wilma Peeling (Grant), Madeline Flegel (Ron), and brother Ken Morhart (Darlene) as well as many nieces and nephews.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents John and Emma Morhart of Moose Jaw and Spring Valley.

Betty was born in Moose Jaw on 27 November 1951. She attended Artesian School in Spring Valley and upon graduation attended the Artistic Beauty College in Moose Jaw. It was in Moose Jaw that she met the love of her life, a young airman, Brian and shortly thereafter, they were three. In 1971 they moved to Saskatoon where she owned and operated the Marquis Beauty Salon and the Spadina Beauty Salon. In 1983 she followed her husband to Regina where she worked at Lasting Impressions Hair Design for over 20 years.  

In 2008 Betty and Brian moved to North Vancouver to take up a dream of boating throughout the pacific west coast. Betty loved her boat and when they weren’t boating, she was down at the marina everyday cleaning and polishing it. In 2011, they purchased a home in Palm Desert where they were avid (but terrible) golfers. In addition to boating and golfing Betty loved to travel. Favourite destinations were worldwide, Europe, Africa, Asia and throughout North America.

Betty was known for her infectious smile and out going personality. She was often known as Smiley or Giggles. Without exception, everyone who knew her loved her. Everyone was her friend and in return she loved everyone unconditionally. Most of all she loved her grandchildren Mackenzie and Summer. We are blessed to have had her with us! She made everyone’s life better! You should consider her life, her Christmas gift to all of us. Love, Love, Love.

Services will be arranged for better weather in North Vancouver, Regina, and Saskatoon.  

Donations in lieu of Flowers may be sent to Brian & Betty McManus Endowment Fund, Lions Gate Hospital Foundation, 231 East 15th Street North Vancouver, BC V7L 2L7

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