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Betsy Celia Leadbeater (Reierson)

November 2, 1916 - February 26, 2014



In loving memory of our dear mother, grandmother and great grandmother who passed away Feb. 26, 2014 at the Mountain Lake Seniors Community in Nelson BC. She was born Nov. 2nd,1916 the youngest of 7 children, to Norwegian homesteaders, Tolef and Marie Reierson, in Scotsgard, Saskatchewan. Betsy grew up in Scotsgard and graduated from high school in 1933. She went on to study nursing in the Regina General Hospital and graduated in 1939. In 1941, Betsy was awarded the Carss Scholarship and attended McGill University in Montreal. She graduated with distinction and returned to the Regina General Hospital to become an instructor at the nursing school and later on, a supervisor. Betsy was proud to be a nurse and lived a life of caring for others. Sept 14, 1944, Betsy married Reverend Thomas L. Leadbeater in Regina Saskatchewan. She continued her nursing career in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and then in Victoria B.C. Betsy and her husband were in parishes in Pittsburgh, Victoria and Nelson BC, as well as Calgary, Edmonton and Red Deer (Pine Lake). She always remained a prairie girl at heart. She and Thomas returned to Nelson in June 2012 and took up residency at Mountain Lakes Seniors Community. Betsy is survived by her husband, Ven.Thomas Leadbeater(98), her beloved sister Agnes Reierson(100), as well as her three children: David and Graeme(Shannon) and Betsy Anne(Leon)DeClercq. She also leaves behind five grandchildren and four great grandchildren The family wishes to thank the very caring staff at Mountain Lakes, especially those in Lombardy Cottage and of course Dr Trevor Janz. Betsy’s spirit and grace has touched us all. She will always be remembered, loved and missed.


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From: Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Terence and Edith Penelhum
Relation: former parishioners in Edmonton

Our sincere condolences on the passing of Mrs Leadbeater, and our sympathies and prayers for the Ven. Thomas Leadbeater. Our admiration, affection, and our prayers.

From: Brian Mason and Karin Olson
Relation: friends of the family

David, Graeme and Betsy Anne, and families. Our sincere condolences at the passing of your mother and grandmother. Although she had a long and rich life, the loss of a parent is always very sad. We are sure you all have many warm and wonderful memories. Our thoughts are with you and your families.

From: Dr. George and Mrs. Elaine Nye
Relation: Relationship - How did you know the deceased?

Dear Graeme, We offer our sincere condolences upon the passing of your Mother. She was blessed with a wonderful family and a very long life.You were fortunate to have her with you for so long.
As Christians we are assured of a life after death. This will be a great comfort to you at this time of sadness. In sympathy, George and Elaine.

From: Don and Evelyn Millar
Relation: Long time friends

It is with sadness that we read in the Journal that Betsy has died. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Tom, and the whole family. She was a lovely lady and will be missed. Our love to you all.

From: Beverley Schindel
Relation: Great Niece.

We are sorry for the loss of our dear Aunt Betsy.We send our love, prayers and sympathy during this difficult time. My Mom, Mildred says the Nieces and Nephews appreciated the kindness Aunt Betsy showed to them as they grew up. I appreciated the last visit Cousin Louise and I had to Red Deer. It was wonderful to visit Aunt Betsy, Uncle Tom and Graeme. From all of us in Saskatchewan we greet you and wish we could have been together on this special day. Love from Mildred, Bev & Calvin, Barry & Carolyn, Ron & Penny, Blaine & Cindy and our families.

From: Marlene (Quarton) Ritchie
Relation: friend

Tom, Betsy Ann, Graham and David
My sincere condolense in the loss of your wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Betsy Ann – your mother was such a lady and I will always remember her. The boys (your former students in Jasper also remember her from our visits back to Edmonton)
Marlene, Brent and Chris Ritchie

From: Dick and Lee Helwig
Relation: neighbors

To Rev. Leadbeater and family:
Wishing you peace and comfort in the passing of your dear wife, mother and grandmother. We lovingly keep you in our hearts and minds. Please accept our sincerest and deepest sympathy.

From: Sharon Beitel
Relation: Lynnwood Neighbour

My deepest sympathies to Dr. Leadbeater and Family. My heart and thoughts are with you during this time of grieving. I hope the loving memories you have of Mrs. Leadbeater will help you through this painful time. God Bless
Sincerely Sharon Beitel

From: Shirley Redmond
Relation: Holy Trinity Church - Edmonton

Our mother, Kathleen Redmond, (age 101yrs), Janet ( Redmond) Chisholm and Shirley Redmond send sympathy to Ven. Leadbeater and the Leadbeater family. We have many memories from the time Ven. Leadbeater was at Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Edmonton. Kathleen especially sends her condolences to Ven. Leadbeater.

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Date & Time:
March 1, 2014
Beginning at 1:00pm

St. Saviors Pro Cathedral Anglican Church
723 Ward St
Nelson , BC Canada

723 Ward St
Nelson , BC Canada

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