July 22, 1925-October 9, 2013
With great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved mom, Betty Gutosky on October 9, 2013. Mom fought a brief, but courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She passed away peacefully at home with family by her side. A Celebration of Life was held at the First Memorial United Church on October 15, 2013.
Mom is survived by her children: Pat (Jerry) Kempel, Marge (Frank) O’Leary, Jerry Gutosky, Cathy Gutosky (Dann Marchessault), Debbie (Joe) Gutosky Forster; grandchildren: Alissha O’Leary (Corey Scofield), Kevin O’Leary, Danny O’Leary (Nicole Baker), Kevin Heer; great grandchildren: Carter and Dayna Heer; siblings: Janet Langevin and Frank Clayton. Mom was predeceased by loving husband of 62 years, Alex; beloved grandchildren: Lori Kempel Heer, Shawn Kempel, siblings and parents Oscar and Esther Clayton.
Mom will forever be remembered as the best mom ever. She was a selfless woman who put her own needs aside to ensure her family was always taken care of. She will be remembered as a mother, grandmother, mentor, and friend. Her baking and ability to make a meal out of seemingly nothing will always be treasured. Mom enjoyed the quieter activities in life. There was always a jigsaw puzzle on the table for the family to enjoy together. She loved doing Word Searches as well. Mom had a love of singing, particularly Hank Williams and would regale the family with songs. All one had to do was start singing ‘Hey, Good Looking’ and mom would take it away and finish the song. Mom taught her children to love and respect nature. She always noticed a sunset, birds and flowers. Her ability to find four leaf clovers was uncanny. Mom also enjoyed crocheting, embroidering, sewing and crafting. All of her family have many beautiful doilies to remember her by.
Many thanks to family and friends for their kindness and caring. Special thanks to Dr. Campbell who appeared like an angel when we needed her. Thank you to Grace Memorial. Once again, you made a sorrowful time more bearable. Thank you to Reverend Brenda Miller for officiating.
Mom, we hope you are free of pain and are at peace. You will be forever loved. You were the best mom in the whole wide world.