Mary McQuay

Obituary of Mary Elizabeth McQuay


Mary "Betty" Elizabeth McQuay was born February 9, 1935 in Calgary, AB.  The only child of James and Mary Williams.

Betty attended Nevis School to grade 9.  In 1953 she married Dean McQuay.  They moved to Stettler where Betty worked at the Stettler Dry Cleaners.  Their only child Kathleen was born in 1954.  In 1967 they moved to Consort, AB.  Betty kept busy looking after her family till her daughter was old enough to run the vacuum.  She happily threw off her apron and went to work at Kroeger Brother’s Massey Ferguson Dealership.  After the dealership closed, she kept busy at other miscellaneous jobs.

Betty and Dean only ever took one holiday, a trip to Hawaii which when asked, Dean said he spent the whole time looking for shade, but Betty enjoyed the trip very much.

At friend’s encouragement they did have a 25th Wedding Anniversary party.  There was too much food, too many friends and relatives and all together too much fun.

Dean passed away on June 27, 1979 before their next anniversary.

Betty spent many years working for Kelly and Cheryl Day at Scotties Gas Bar before she retired.

Betty loved watching Tom and Paulett Kroeger and Kelly and Cheryl Day’s kids grow.  She was very proud of the wall clock Kroeger Brother’s gave her when they closed, and the watch Scotties Gas Bar gave her when she retired.

Betty lived a quiet life till she and the cat moved to Leduc to be with Kathy for the last two years.

Betty will be remembered by her daughter Kathleen; sisters-in-law Janice Waugh and Dorothy McQuay; her nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Betty is predeceased by her husband Dean McQuay.

Graveside Services will be held on Monday, July 5, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. at the Erskine Cemetery, Erskine, AB.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation or to Erskine Cemetery.

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