It is with sadness the family announces the peaceful passing of Bettyann Ward at her residence on July 29, 2022, rejoining her loving husband, Bob, in a very special place. Bettyann was in the company of her caring daughter, Susan, and in the thoughts of all the family. Born December 8, 1932, to Bill and Dorothy Bagshaw in Haileybury, Ontario, nurturing fond childhood memories. Bettyann cared deeply for the family and friends that brought so much joy to her life. Bettyann will be forever missed but fondly remembered by her cherished big brother, Bill (Boo) of Key Biscayne; daughter, Susan and husband, Bob; son, John and wife, Carol; along with her three grandchildren and their partners, Josh and Mercedes, Blake and Jess, Kacie and Logan and great-grandson, Myles. Bettyann graduated with a nursing degree from Sick Children’s Hospital in 1954 that provided a long fulfilling career. She was also actively involved with Jubilee United Church in Don Mills for decades, both created long lasting friendships. Through many adventures with her loving husband, Bob, Bettyann filled her life with traveling, curling, playing bridge, hiking, photography outings, gardening, cottage life and especially enjoyed time with family and friends. Thank you to everyone who helped make Bettyann’s journey through life such a full and happy 90 years. A celebration of life is contemplated for the fall. Donations may be made to Sick Kids Hospital, Toronto. Condolences may be left at www.smithfh.com.
Published by The Globe and Mail from Aug. 6 to Aug. 10, 2022.