Betty Faulder Obituary, Death – We convey the news of our mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother Betty Faulder’s death on April 29, 2023, with sadness, but also with appreciation for a life well-lived. We are heartbroken because she has passed away. We are grateful because Betty was the heart of our family when she was here. Elizabeth Jean (Betty) Strong was born in 1936 in Edmonton parents Jean and Robert Strong.
She was Bob’s younger sister, and she excelled at ballet and tap as a child, which prompted a lifelong love of the dance floor. Betty was outgoing, gregarious, and had the bright grin of a beauty queen (Miss Edmonteen 1953, Miss Edmonton Eskimo 1953). But it was the gorgeous Bill Faulder who drew her attention and kept it. They started dating in their mid-twenties and married in 1956, staying a loving pair for 67 years until their deaths, which were only five weeks apart.
Betty was a caring mother to Liane, Warren (who died in 1984), and Graham, accompanying them to activities and cheering them on. Betty was an expert with wallpaper, so the family house was always immaculate and nicely furnished. Betty was a fantastic from-scratch cook — her pies were legendary — and if you were sick, she would bring you a casserole. She was the mother of all grandparents, fiercely loving the children and playing an important role in their daily care.
Betty enjoyed playing bridge, particularly on a winter afternoon at the Edmonton Country Club. She was a talented and enthusiastic golfer who enjoyed several rounds with the girls during the summer. In retirement, Mary and Bill spent 20 winters golfing with a select group of longstanding friends in Arizona and California. She was an active member of St. Timothy’s Anglican Church, serving on the altar guild for many years. Betty’s upbeat personality, infectious laugh, and warm heart will be sorely missed.
A private memorial service will be arranged, but the family would like to thank everyone who loved and valued Betty. She adored you as well. Betty is survived by her two children, Liane (Terry) and Graham (Angie), as well as four grandsons, Dylan, Daniel, Colby, and Mackenzie, and two great grandchildren, Marlon and Kieran. Nathan and Justin, her two additional grandkids, are likewise saddened by her passing; their sister Kaileah predeceased Grandma Betty in 2016.