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MARGARET ELIZABETH (BETTY) BROWN
1927 – 2018
Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth (Betty) Brown was born July 24th, 1927 at Scarside farm west of Innisfail to Robert and Constance Huntly. She grew up on the family farm and took an active part in all aspects of the farm work, learning how to milk a cow at age five. She attended the Little Red Deer School and after schooling she worked on the farm until her marriage to William James Morison. They resided on the farm three miles west of Innisfail, raising two sons there, William George (1950) and Gordon McLeod (1956). Following Bill’s passing in 1970 Betty continued to farm with the assistance of her brother Bob Huntly and son, Gordon. She took an active part in the boy 4-H clubs and the Presbyterian Church. For a number of years she ran the concession and membership booth at the Innisfail Ski Hill and did catering at the Innisfail Hereford Center. In 1977 she married James Hugh Brown and they lived on the farm until 1985 when they moved into the town of Innisfail. After Jim’s passing in 2012 Betty continued to be active in the church and the Ladies Orange Benevolent Association.
Betty was predeceased by her parents, Robert and Constance Huntly, by her first husband William James Morison, her second husband, James Hugh Brown, her son, Gordon McLeod Morison, her brother, Robert John Huntly, her sister, Marion Kennedy, her brothers in law – William Kennedy and Ralph Wagers.
Left to mourn her passing is her son George (Brenda), her granddaughter Marissa Morison and her mother, Rhonda Morison, sister May Wagers, sister-in-law, Mary Huntly and her grandchildren Will Morison (Rose); Stan (Stephanie) Woodridge; Tammy (Neil) Osborne; Mathew Morison and her great grandchildren Ariana, Summer, Cole, Blake, Reid, Liam, and Grace as well as numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and dear friends. A Funeral Service for the late Betty Brown will be held at the Heartland Funeral Services Chapel on Monday, October 22, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in the Innisfail Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Innisfail Presbyterian Memorial Fund or the Royal Canadian Legion Pipe Band. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd., Innisfail entrusted with arrangements. 403-227-0006. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com