McIVER, Betty Mae

It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Betty Mae McIver age 76 of Leduc, AB on Tuesday, May 12, 2020.

Betty was born in Fort William, ON (Thunder Bay) on March 15, 1944.  She attended local elementary schools there and graduated from Hillcrest High School.

She married Allan McIver on October 1, 1966 and moved with him to Edmonton, AB where they planned their future life together.

She was an intelligent, personable and caring individual who welcomed everyone she met with an open heart and unconditional understanding.

She excelled in a 35-year career in administration, Human Resources and management support with Lufkin Industries Canada Ltd.

Left to cherish and embrace her memory are her husband Allan; children Jay (Trish) and Shawn; grandchildren Breslin and Zane and their mother Deb McIver; her sister and brother-in-law June and Don Knibbs and brothers-in-law and spouses Kenneth (Audrey) McIver, Sandy (Hilary) McIver, Ian (Beth) McIver; as well as her Uncle Mike Budzinski, nephews and nieces and countless friends.

She was predeceased by her parents John and Mary Budzinski and her brothers Danny and Mark.

As per Betty’s final wishes, she has been cremated with no service planned.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Edmonton Humane Society.

“Nax – you always saw the blue skies.”

Serenity Funeral Service Leduc


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Rudy &Rosemarie Seneka

Our sincere condolences to you Allen, and to the whole family. Remember fondly our years as neighbours in Leduc.

Vicky Johnson-Willis

My deepest condolences to the McIver family. I only worked with Betty for a couple of years at Lufkin, but she left a lasting impression on me. She was a special lady and she had the parking space to prove it LOL.

Vicky Johnson-Willis


I loved my grandma she was my best friend we baked together cooked took naps played makeup tea party’s everything a gramma does not only did I love her very much but know I know she is my angel I loved and still love my grandma to this day
-breslin mciver

Reg & Lee-Ann Nalezyty

Allan, it was a shock and very sad this morning to read of Betty’s passing. It is difficult to know what to say at a time like this other than to tell you that we are saddened and want you to know we are thinking of you and your family.

Kathy Schurek

Myself & Brian want to extend our deepest sympathy, thoughts & prayers to Alan, Jay (& family ) & Shawn on the loss of Betty, such a beautiful soul.

Betty was a dear friend to me for 35 years & we worked together for quite a few years aslo. I still remember when we first starting working together & one of the first things Betty said to me was, “My name is Betty Mae Magnolia Blossom Y’all.” Well, that was my name for Betty after that! We had such a wonderful & fun time working together & doing the crazy things we did kept us laughing all day.

I so badly wanted to see Betty but due to the Covid virus, I was unable to. I am so grateful that we were able to talk just before she was diagnosed. Every year we would celebrate our birthdays together by going for lunch or supper, talking & laughing for a few hours. We had planned on doing it once the restrictions were lifted, but unfortunately that did not happen.

The one thing I know is that Heaven welcomed another beautiful Angel when Betty arrived. One day my dear friend we will see each other & laugh the day away. Anyone who was close to Betty felt her love, kindness & compassion. Betty, I will treasure you forever in my heart & I have so many wonderful memories of all the times we shared together.

Your beautiful spirit will live on in all of us that loved you so much oxoxoxo

Jerry Spial

We we so sad to hear of Betty’s passing. Our sincere condolences to Allan, Jay, Shawn, Breslin and Zane. Betty’s family were her world and her pride and joy. I (Geri) worked for Betty and Al at LA Steakhouse and Ye Olde Pizza in the mid 1970’s. So many cups of coffee and wonderful memories. Betty was a spit fire and a classy lady in the same dress. Her smile and laugh were signature. She will be sadly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.

Rest In Peace Betty – you were one of the good ones!

Jerry & Geri Spilak

Hilary and Sandy McIver

The special people in our lives are never really gone
They have a cherished place in our hearts where they always be remembered for the love they shared and the happiness they brought

We are thinking of you Allen, Jay and Shawn with sympathy and hoping you find comfort in your special memories

Geri McIver

Our dearest heartfelt condolences to Uncle Alan, Jay and Shawn after the loss of your beautiful, radiant, caring wife and mom. We are deeply sorry for your loss our thought and prayers are with you. Our sympathies also to your extended family and friends.
Sending you strength and love.
Geri McIver, Scott and Tyler Chadwick

Gavin McIver

One of my first and fondest memories as a child was that of Aunty Betty and the way she brightened any room she entered. Anyone who ever met her undoubtedly was enchanted by her very presence… and her signature scent, Opium. To this day, whenever I capture a whiff of that perfume, my mood changes to happy as I remember one of my all time favourite aunts; my Aunty Betty.
You will be sorely missed.

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