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Elizabeth (Betsy) Gill

January 5, 1963 — November 2, 2023


Elizabeth (Betsy) Gill

Elizabeth (Betsy) Ann Gill, known for her unyielding determination and boundless love for her family, passed away on November 2, 2023, at the University of Alberta Hospital. She was born in Edmonton on January 5, 1963, to Ted and Betty Daynes. Betsy's unwavering spirit and compassionate nature made her a beloved personnel manager at Walmart, where she served her community for many years.

Betsy was adored not only for her professional success but also for the love and care she extended to everyone she encountered. Her judgment-free attitude created a safe space for all who sought solace in her presence. Betsy tirelessly supported those around her, offering guidance, understanding, and encouragement when needed the most.

Aside from excelling in her career, Betsy had a deep adoration for nature. She found joy in feeding the local wildlife and nurturing the environment around her. Betsy's homemade delicacies became a staple at family gatherings and were eagerly anticipated by all lucky enough to taste them.

Family meant everything to Betsy. She treasured every moment spent with her loved ones and possessed an unmatched dedication to their happiness. Betsy leaves behind a rich legacy of love that will forever be etched in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to know her.

Betsy is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Andrew; children, Andrea Gill, Alan (Danika) Gill, and Chad (Lindsey) Gill. Her vibrant spirit lives on through her seven beloved grandchildren: Madison, Sydney, and Ethan Ford and Carter, Ava, Kiel, and Theoren Gill. Their lives have been forever enriched by their grandmother's nurturing embrace.

In addition to embracing motherhood with unwavering devotion, Betsy shared countless cherished memories with her siblings Wendy (Don) Wilson, Dawn (Ed) Eichler, and Teddy (Holly) Daynes, her brother-in-law, Kevin, and her late sister Chrissy Daynes. Their bond was unbreakable, continually providing strength and support throughout their lives.

Betsy's passing is mourned not only by her immediate family but also by a vast network of nieces and nephews, and extended family members along with many friends and people she loved dearly.  Her infectious laughter, warm heart, and unlimited kindness will forever be remembered by the countless lives she touched.

In honor of Betsy's remarkable life, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Many thanks to the medical staff of the Drayton Valley Hospital and the University of Alberta Hospital for the excellent care and comfort that they provided to Betsy. If you so desire, please celebrate Betsy’s life by making a donation to the Breast Cancer Canada, 101-415 Exmouth Street, Sarnia. ON. N7T 8A4.

Arrangements in care of Colleen Sekura and Samantha Sudds at Drayton Memorial Cremation and Funeral Services.  587 673-1688
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