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It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of Martha “Betty” Skillman. Betty was born in Yorkton, SK on June 17th, 1946 and passed away at the Assiniboine Centre, Brandon Regional Health Centre on November 30th, 2020 after weeks of battling multiple health complications.

Betty worked as a Light Duty Cleaner for many years in Portage la Prairie, Brandon, and Minnedosa all of Manitoba. She loved the simple things in life; spending time with family and friends, bargain shopping, animals (cats), socializing, and made friends easily with anyone she came across. She enjoyed listening to music and watching old Western movies. Her most favorite activity was to walk with her walker downtown and meet her friends at Double Happiness.  She retired in Brandon and spent her days sewing, coloring, word searches, cleaning, and assisting friends with the 12 step program.  She was very proud of her 33 years of sobriety and most recently celebrated 14 years smoke free. Her A.A. family meant so much to her and her most recent group was “Unity”. She was caring, generous, loving, and very affectionate. She had a kind nature and a unique laugh that everyone loved.  She would light up any room with her smile.

Betty is survived by her three children: Michelle Gladue (Darryl), Louie Gladue (Bev), and Lori Valley (Mark). Grandchildren: Matthew Wahoski (Kim), Anthony Campbell, Myles Wahoski, Scott Fehr (Emily), Michael Fehr, and Ashley Campbell.  Great-Grandchildren: Rylan and Jadyn Wahoski, and many nieces and nephews across Canada. Special extended family: Elmer Campbell, Tammy Fehr and Miss Kitty. Betty was predeceased by the love of her life, Lou Gerard in 1998, her father William Robert Skillman, and her mother Nellie Bass (Korytko). Very special thanks to Dr. Gupta, Dr. Ahweng, Aimee, Frances, and all staff at A2 & A3 at the Assiniboine Centre.

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