Elizabeth (Betty) J. Crawford

Elizabeth (Betty) J. Crawford passed away suddenly March 11, 2002 in Weslaco, Texas.
Beloved and greatly-missed wife of W. Roland (Roly) Crawford; mother of David in Calgary, Alta. and Denise Wepruk (Randy); and grandmother of Danny and Erin Wepruk in Red Lake, Ont.
She was born June 21, 1928 in Toronto, Ont. to John and Ruby Gillanders, who predeceased her.
Also surviving are her sisters, Barbara Thompson (Morris) of Lindsay, Ont., and Jacqueline Gillespie (Tom) in Belfast, N. Ireland; and brother, James Gillanders (Marion) of Scarborough, Ont.
Betty held many offices in various organizations in the cities where she lived. She was executive secretary to at least five company presidents and CEOs.
She also was immediate past-president of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #29 in Fort Frances, and was instrumental in starting our annual dinner/dance at the Legion in September each year.
Betty loved living on Rainy Lake and in Texas, where among other events she spearheaded a highly-successful annual Can-Am Day in our park.
She loved flowers, especially roses, which she grew in both Canada and Texas, and went to her cremation holding two yellow Texas roses.
We shall not see her like again.
Roly and Betty were married June 28, 1952 in Toronto, Ont.
There will be a memorial service Friday, June 28, 2002 at 1 p.m. in St. John’s Anglican Church, with the Rev. Canon Terry McNear officiating, followed by a reception upstairs in the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #29.
“Until we meet again—and we will—may God keep you in the palm of His hand.”
My love always, Roly.