Elizabeth Eileen Crowshaw

March 26, 1928 - July 04, 2024


Obituary For Elizabeth Eileen Crowshaw

Elizabeth Eileen Crowshaw (nee O’Connor), mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt, Betty died peacefully at the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital on Thursday, July 4, 2024, at the age of 96, with her loving family by her side.

Betty was born in North Riverside, Guysborough County, NS, on March 26, 1928, to John and Mary O’Connor. She grew up on a farm with seven brothers and sisters: Bernard O’Connor, Laurence O’Connor, Joseph O’Connor, John O’Connor, Margaret Connolly, Catherine Fitzpatrick, and David O’Connor. She was the last surviving member of the O’Connor siblings. In 1956, Betty met the love of her life, Stanley (Sam) Crowshaw, and on July 12, 1958, they were married in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Halifax, NS. They started a family of their own and in 1962, Don was born, followed by Janet in 1963. Together they travelled across Europe and Canada through Sam’s work in the military. Everywhere they went, they made friends and memories. In 1978, Betty and Sam finally settled down in Grande Prairie, AB, where their small family grew.

Elizabeth loved spending time with her family, playing cards, sewing, and hosting big family dinners and parties. She loved life and always had a wealth of stories and wisdom to share over a cup of tea or a glass of wine.

She is survived by her husband Stanley (Sam) Crowshaw; son Don Crowshaw (Sherril); daughter Janet (nee Crowshaw) Greenlaw (Roger); grandchildren: Darra Greenlaw (Cody), Derek Greenlaw, Darien Crowshaw (Kayley), and Payton Crowshaw; great-grandchildren: Tristan Greenlaw, Alex Greenlaw, Elizabeth Gunn, Emily Gunn, Sophia Greenlaw, and Everly Compagnon.

Prayers and visitation services will be held on Tuesday, July 9, 2024, at 6:00 PM, at Oliver’s Funeral Home (10005 107 Ave, Grande Prairie)

A Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 10, 2024, at 1:00 PM, at Oliver’s Funeral Home (10005 107 Ave, Grande Prairie)

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  • July 10, 2024

    Deepest condolences to family and friends. Jerome Burke ANAVETS Dominion Past President

  • July 08, 2024

    Sam and family, my condolences. Betty was a lovely lady, she will be missed, cherish all those memories. Jean Nordin

  • July 08, 2024

    So sorry for your family's loss Don and Sherrill

  • July 08, 2024

    My sympathy to Uncle Sam, Janet & Roger, Don & Sherrill, along with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. We were all blessed to have her in our lives. As kids growing up, we loved the visits from Uncle Sam and Aunt Betty because there would be lots of stories and lots of laughter. Each member of my family loved her and I'll carry fond memories of her always. Until we meet again in peace 🙏🏻❤️🍀

  • July 07, 2024

    Sam, my deepest condolences on the loss of your beautiful wife Betty. I hope that a lifetime of memories can bring so some comfort in your loss. An amazing life lived and shared with those that were lucky enough to be touched by her kindness. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Deanna Fimrite (ANAVETS)

  • July 06, 2024

    My deepest condolences to Uncle Sam and family.Thinking of you all during this difficult time. How blessed we were to have you as our aunt. We so enjoyed your trips to Nova Scotia. In our memories always.

  • July 06, 2024

    My condolences to your family. Always enjoyed my visit to your. Office and visit with Betty and you and the coffee that was always ready John Edwards


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