Betty Lorraine Morris, nee Macpherson, 91 years, formerly of Calgary, Alberta passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 23, 2017 surrounded by loved ones at her daughter’s lake house, after a courageous and valiant battle with cancer.


Born on Homecrest Farms, Brandon, Manitoba on August 3, 1925, Betty was an accomplished equestrian, showing at the Toronto Royal Exposition at the age of five, and countless other horse shows across Canada.  At the young age of 15, she attended the University of Manitoba.  Two years later, she went to teach in a one-room school house where her oldest student was only a couple years her junior.  Returning home to the farm, she worked alongside her beloved father on the family’s land.  In 1952, she married RCMP Constable Vernon Morris and moved to British Columbia where they started their family, before numerous postings around the nation.  Sewing instructor for Singer sewing machines, bookkeeper, award-winning realtor, and an avid gardener, Betty will always be remembered for her strength, grace, and beauty.


Betty will be forever cherished in the hearts of her loving family:  her two daughters:  Bette-Jo and her special son-in-law, Keith Nesbitt of Parkland Beach, Alberta; and Debra Morris Richards of Cochrane; as well as her treasured grandchildren:  Braden (Catherine) Richards of Montreal, Quebec; and Sarah Richards of Cochrane; and Betty’s great grandson, Stetson of Cochrane; in addition to her sister-in-law, Evelyn Macpherson; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Betty was predeceased by her parents, Archibald and Madeline; her beloved husband of 63 years, Vernon; her brother, Keith Macpherson; and her sister, Ruth Ramage.


With respect for Betty's wishes, no formal Funeral Service will be held.  Cremation took place at the Central Alberta Crematorium, Red Deer.  A Private Memorial Gathering will be held at her beloved family farm in Brandon, Manitoba where her cremated remains will be scattered at the place she held most dear.  If friends desire, memorial tributes in Betty's Memory may be made directly to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, c/o Alberta Cancer Foundation, 710 – 10123, 99 Street N.W., Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 3H1 (  Condolences to the Morris Family may also be expressed by e-mail to:


Cremation Arrangements for the Late Betty Lorraine Morris entrusted to the care of



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