Jay Gatsby

Margaret (Bette) Wilson

- June 02, 2017

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Passed away on June 2, 2017 at the age of 91. Predeceased by her loving Husband Ian in 2016, deeply missed by her family are her daughter Gail (Dennis), her son Bryan (Beverly), five grandsons and eight great- grandchildren. Bette, only child of Major Stuart(Tommy) and Mina Thomson, was born and raised in Yorkton, Sask. Married in 1945, to a "kiwi," she later travelled to New Zealand to rejoin her husband. In 1947 they came back to Saskatoon, where, through her work she supported her husband at 6 years of University. She was Secretary to the Correspondence School, U of S, and later of the Biochemistry dept. Active in the Home and School Movement in the Sixties, and also the Women's Committee of the Symphony. 1966- 73 Exec Sec. Saskatoon Symphony Society; at the same time she was on the Executive of the Saskatoon branch of the Canadian Pony Club; in Regina ,she became Sask. District Commissioner for the Canadian Pony Club; 74-80, Exec Sec., Regina Symphony Society; 1981-85, Board member, Persephone Theatre; 1980- 92, Clinic office supervisor, College of Dentistry.

Funeral Details

A Celebration of Bette's life will be held on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at Grace Westminster United Church, 505 10th St East, beginning at 2:00p.m.

Condolence Messages

Mona & Bill Carnell

Written June 08, 2017 from Saskatoon, SK

Dear Gail & Dennis, Bryan & Beverly. Sorry that we're not able to attend the service for Bette today, but our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Bette and I, Mona, worked together for 12 years in the dental clinic and had a good relationship. Bette retired 2 years before I did, but we still kept in touch. We remembered each others birthdays and always asked about each others children, grandchildren and now the great grandchildren.
Trusting that the God of all comfort and hope will be the answer to your every present need.
With loving thoughts and sympathy.
Bill & Mona

Dr. Ralph Schneider

Written June 06, 2017 from Saskatoon, Sask.

Dear Gail, Bryan and families,
Bette and Ian were great citizens of Saskatchewan. When age dictated that they move to a care home they gracefully accepted and appreciated Samaritan Place. After Ian's death Bette declared that she was going to get out more and indeed had some lunches with friends and had a memorable happy visit to Regina at Christmas time to Bryan and family. She reveled in her 90th birthday party with many friends at Samaritan.
I'm gratified I got to see her shortly before she died, as always making me feel she welcomed my visit. A lovely lady in many ways. Marg and I extend our sincere condolences.