GRAWBARGER, Betty Lou Erskine Shingwauk


Betty-Lou GrawbargerOctober 5, 1930 – December 19, 2014.
It is with grateful hearts that we celebrate our awesome Mother, and the incredible human being she was. She nurtured in us, her family, the love and unfailing faith we needed to care for her and let her go. She will always be with us, for love never dies.

She will be reunited with her beloved husband George and son Kevin and all our relations who have gone on before. The second of twelve children of the late Daniel & Loretta Pine. Beloved sister to the late Gertrude Kehoe (late Stanley), Daniel Pine (late Yvonne), Geraldine Kitts (late Leonard), Doreen Lesage (Harold), late Donna Pine (late Albert Boissoneau), Beverly Belleau (Bernard), Edith Zack (John), Gail Souliere (Stanley), late Joanne Louttit (Leslie), Willard Pine (Marie), Morley Pine (Marlene). We, her children, entrust her to God and his never failing love and care. Trudy, William (Adyne), Loretta (late Marvin Wagner), George (Faye), Lana Lou, John (Jennifer), Betty-Anne (Vernon), Theodore (Carla), and her precious son Kevin, who left us much too soon. She leaves a legacy of 18 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren, with one on the way! She married into the Grawbarger clan of Restoule in 1947 and loved her “husband’s people” very much. She will be lovingly remembered in the hearts of countless nieces and nephews in the Pine and Grawbarger families.

She made an indelible impression on everyone she met and was a true friend.

Family and friends are invited to call at the Arthur Funeral home & Cremation Centre on Sunday, December 28, 2014 from 4-10pm. A celebration of Betty Lou’s life will be held from the chapel on Monday, December 29, 2014 at 1pm. Right Rev. Dr. Stephen Andrews, Rev. David Jack and Mr. Willard Pine officiating.

Memorial contributions to the Algoma Residential Community Hospice (ARCH) would be appreciated by the family.

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