Betsy (Phillip) Bruner

February 13, 1929 ~ April 20, 2021 (age 92)


Betsy Bruner

February 13, 1929 - April 20, 2021


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Betsy Bruner at the age of 92 after a brief battle with cancer.  Betsy is lovingly remembered by her son Lloyd (Donna) Bruner, her grandchildren: Grant (Callie) Bruner and children; Sarah, Olivia and Charlotte Bruner; Lynn (Cody) Van Hereweghe and children; Hayley and Tyler Van Hereweghe; Holly (Kelly) Nelson and children; Carter and Ryan Nelson; Melissa (Devin) Peters and children; Tyvan, Jackson and Leo Peters; her niece, Cindi (Darryl) Shuya of Marshall, SK., her sister-in-law, Shirley Phillip of Shellbrook, SK.

               Betsy was predeceased by her husband Arnold in 1976, her infant son Gordon in 1954, her parents Jackson and Dorothy Phillip, her sister and brother-in-law Alice and Lloyd Rogerson, her brother Jim Phillip, her nephews Daryl and Geoffrey Phillip, her parents-in-law William and Kate Bruner.

               Betsy was born on February 13th, 1929 on the family farm in the Kilwinning District.  The first-born child of Jackson and Dorothy Phillip.  She attended Spruce Glen School up to grade 8.  She married Arnold Bruner on August 22, 1950. They lived on the Bruner family farm until 1956 when they moved to Cranbrook, BC., where Arnold worked at different jobs before deciding to return to Saskatchewan and to farming in November 1958.  Arnold passed away in 1976.  Betsy lived on the farm until 1980 when she moved to Parkside.  In 1981 she began working as a Home Health Aide, work she was well suited to.  In 2013 she no longer wanted the upkeep of a house and moved to Heritage Place, Shellbrook where she lived until February 2021.

               Betsy was very community-minded, serving on many committees, and always a willing participant in community events. Her faith community was also important to her.  She belonged to the Anglican Church and believed in living her faith by being of service to others.

               Betsy enjoyed her family and taking part in family celebrations.  She had a gift for making friends and her friends were important to her.  We all have many fond memories of her.  She will be missed.

               There was a private family service held on Saturday, April 24th, 2021 at the St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Shellbrook, SK., followed by interment at Honeywood Cemetery. 

               Memorial Donations may be made to St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Shellbrook or The Salvation Army.  Friends and family wishing to send private online condolences are welcome to visit   Arrangements entrusted to Beau “Lac” Funeral Home & Crematorium, Fred Pomrenk, Funeral Director,  Shellbrook, 306-747-2828

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