Elizabeth « Bette » Ann Hause of Hanover, formerly of Guelph and Kitchener, passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on Monday, September 9, 2019 in her 81st year. Beloved wife of Gerald. Loving mother of David (Gloria) Gallagher of Fenwick and mother-in-law of Dennes Szilagyi of Millbrook. Bette will be dearly missed by Jerry’s daughters, Lori Hause of Welland and Angi (Art) Pinder of Edmonton. Loving grandmother of Sarah, Valerie, Owen Gallagher; Michelle, Nicole, Nathan Szilagyi; Cameron Cubitt (Maeve); Sean (Shyrra) Pinder, Chris Pinder and great-grandmother of Nicholas Pinder. She was predeceased by her daughter Jill Szilagyi (2013), brothers Norman, Lloyd and her parents Leonard and Gladys (Black) Owen.
Throughout Bette’s life she touched the lives of many people. As an elementary school teacher for over 45 years, she inspired and guided numerous students along their life journey. She provided academic instruction in the classroom and artistic direction in annual school play productions. Outside of school she was also an active member of the community in her home town of Guelph. Bette founded the Royal City slow pitch league. If Bette wasn’t playing, she was organizing and co-ordinating events or activities. After retiring from teaching, Bette moved to the Hanover region where her love of social pursuits motivated her to join the Red Hats, where she soon became the Queen Mother of the Saugeen Red Rascals. Bette also joined the Silver Threads choir. Never shy and with her love for music she eventually became a soloist for the choir. Bette’s passion for fun and games soon led her to participate in a local bridge league. A skilled player, but always ready to gently teach newcomers in the art of Bridge, making the game a joy for anyone whom she partnered.
Anyone who knew Bette will say she was “quite a character” with a quick smile, a ready wit, and humour that made everyone laugh. Bette was a lady whose charm will be missed by all who knew her.
Over the last 5 years, Bette developed a multitude of health issues. During that time, she had exceptional care given to her by many compassionate and dedicated physicians and specialists in Hanover, Owen Sound, London, Stratford and Kitchener areas. The family would like to express deep gratitude to all. A special note of thanks to those most frequently entrusted in her care, Dr. White, Dr. Heerima and the many wonderful nurses and health care professionals of the Hanover and District Hospital. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Visitation will be held at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Sullivan (#682006 Concession 8 – two miles south of Desboro) on Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m. Private family interment in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Guelph.
Memorial donations to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church or Hanover Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
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Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Bette Hause..
Décès pour la Ville:Chesley, Province: Ontario