It is with profound sadness that the Bushell family announces the passing of Betty (nee MacBean) at Pine Grove Nursing Home on November 9, 2020. Betty was born in Stanley, NB, July 11, 1931. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Victor; son, Glenn; daughters-in-law, Tammy and Maria; granddaughters, Katelyn and Cathy; grandsons, Michael and Cameron; numerous nieces and nephews. Betty was predeceased by her youngest son, Chriss (aged 49); brothers, Fraser, Angus, and Eugene.
Betty attended Fredericton High School. She worked as a receptionist and dental assistant to Dr. B. Ross and actively participated in YMCA functions, YN/UP group, Wilmot United Church. Betty married Vic in April 1955, a UNB graduate, and they moved in career paths to several locations in Canada including Ottawa, ON, Prince Albert, SK, and St. Lambert, QC, finally spending the last 26 years until retirement in the little village of St. Bruno located on the outskirts of Montreal where Vic commuted to CN’s head office in the city. During this time they raised 2 sons, Glenn and Chriss, and Betty actively spearheaded meetings of the Order of St. Luke, church functions in St. Bruno, as well as being a dedicated volunteer at Montreal General Hospital. Upon retirement and returning to Fredericton Betty again was involved in the activities of the Fredericton Chapter of OSL which she cherished so dearly as well as the many church functions and groups at Christ Church (Parish) Church.
Betty enjoyed photography, gardening, reading, and will always be remembered as a wonderful cook and for her love and generosity to the less fortunate. Some of the families most memorable days were spending the month of July each year at Magaguadavic Lake and winter skiing at Bromont, Jay Peak, and Echo with après ski of pizza and a homemade supper of egg McMuffin.
Betty and Vic enjoyed 65 plus years of togetherness and death is only temporary as we will all be together once again at home safely with our Lord in heaven.
There will be no visitation. A graveside service for immediate family members only will be held in the Fredericton Rural Cemetery on Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 11:00 am. A livestream of the service will be publically available to view at the following link: https://vimeo.com/479980728
For those who wish, donations in Betty’s memory can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Christ Church (Parish) Church or a charity of the donor’s choice.
God saw you getting tired
When a cure was not to be
So He closed His arms around you
And whispered "Come to Me".
You didn’t deserve what you went through
So He gave you rest.
God’s Garden must be beautiful
He only takes the best.
And when we saw you sleeping
So peaceful and free from pain,
We could not wish you back
To suffer that again.