ADAM, Betty Emy (nee Vetterli)

It is with profound sadness to announce the sudden passing of Betty Adam. Betty was born in Choiceland, Saskatchewan to homesteading Swiss immigrant parents, Henry and Clara Vetterli.

As a young adult, working as a telephone operator for Saskatchewan Government Telephones, Betty met her future husband, a lineman, Stanley Adam. The couple tied the knot in Prince Albert, April 11th, 1953.

It was during this time in the ‘50’s that Stanley honed his skills as an aviator, firstly flying bush planes and then as a helicopter pilot. He and Betty relocated to LaRonge and then Uranium City. Their first son Scott was welcomed into the world in Prince Albert in 1958.

Stan, Betty and Scott moved to Edmonton and the family experienced tremendous growth doubling in size in the 1960’s: Kelly in 1962, Lee in 1964 and Todd in 1965.

In 1969, Betty, Stan and the boys moved to an acreage in the New Humble Centre area south of Calmar. Here, Betty as a full-time homemaker, also had the additional task of making sure the boys took care of the livestock, chickens, rabbits, bees and other assortments of animals and fowl. Betty instilled a hard-work ethic with the boys while their father was in the high arctic or fighting fires in the mountains with his piloting skills.

After retiring from flying, Betty and Stan and the boys moved south to the Fletcher area near Falun. Here, they raised hogs on the quarter plus eighty. Over the years, the boys moved out on their own and it wasn’t long they returned with grandkids for Betty and Stan to spoil and dote on. Betty was always happy to make ice cream and sparkles for all her grandkids and Barbie clothes for her granddaughters.

Stan and Betty retired from farming and eventually sold the farm and moved to Wetaskiwin in 2013.

Betty will always be remembered as a kind-hearted soul who loved her family dearly. She was hard-working, honest and loved to laugh. Betty enjoyed gardening, watching Riders football, card games, conversation and coffee. She thoroughly enjoyed spending time with her grandkids and great grandkids.

Betty will be missed by her sons, Scott (Darlene), Kelly (Michelle), Lee (Janet) and Todd (Kelly); her grandchildren, Renee, Josh, Vicktoria, Safauna, Chinook, Dacia, Keshia, Chloe and Samantha. She will also be missed by numerous great-grandchildren and friends.

Betty is predeceased by her parents, Henry and Clara Vetterli, her brother John Vetterli, sister Helen Thiessen, her husband Stanley and her grand-daughter, Krysti.

To honour Betty’s wishes, a service will not take place.


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