It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our Mom, Grandma, Grandma-Great Betty Lorraine Dunbar Sager (nee Murray).

Left to cherish her memory are her children Joe Dunbar (Shannon), Brenda Sloan (Al), Joanne Dunbar; stepchildren Glenda Hemminger (Terry), Janet McCue (Pete), Brian Burnett; grandchildren Tyler Sloan (Allison), Reid Sloan (Cherise), Matt Dunbar (Denise), Mallory Roovers (Sebastiaan), Molly Dunbar (Mohammed), Brenda Burnett, Adam Burnett, Rachel Miller (Sean), Kristen Hemminger (Jamie), Leah McCue (Kelli) Sheridan McCue, Mariah McCue; great grandchildren Aubree & Olen Sloan, Woody & Joé Dunbar, Dash & Felix Roovers, Dahome & Betty Althikrallah, Hannah & Colin Miller.

Betty was predeceased by her husbands Jack Dunbar & Don Sager, her stepdaughter Barb Burnett, her siblings & their spouses.

Betty was born to Charles & Martha Murray in Graysville and grew up on the farm. After graduating school she went to Success Business College in Winnipeg, then returned to Carman and worked at the Land Titles Office. Those times were filled with evenings at the movies and dances at the Memorial Hall. It was around this time she met Jack and in her words “I kind of liked him”. They were married on June 26, 1954 in the Carman United Church. Joe came along in 1955 and in 1956 they left the farm and moved to Morden where Brenda and Joanne were born.

Always ones for adventure Jack & Betty started their business in 1965 with 3 small children at home. Betty got actively involved again when Jack passed away suddenly in 1986. She was a strong & determined woman and jumped right back in even while going through the most trying of times.

Family was important to Betty and there were many visits to Carman to see cousins, aunts and uncles. These visits were filled with great meals, raucous card games and laughter. Betty was a great mother and very involved with her kids activities. She never missed sporting events, concerts or plays and this continued with her grandchildren & great grandchildren. When she married Don in 1990 she added 7 more grandchildren to the mix.

Betty was very community minded. She was a lifetime member of the Kinettes, sat on the board of the Morden Community Foundation and volunteered at the hospital. She was very involved with St. Paul’s United Church. She loved to sing and was part of the choir for over 50 years, led the junior choir and was a member of Tapestry, a community choir ensemble.

Betty was instrumental in helping to launch the very first Morden Corn & Apple Festival where Jack was the first Chair Person (yes – they invented Corn & Apple).

Betty loved adventures with Jack and they traveled to many places including China and Spain. Her love of travel continued with Don as they traveled all over the US & Canada, Scotland, Australia and New Zealand. Her last big trip was with her family in 2019 to walk the beaches of Normandy, the trenches of Vimy Ridge and see the lights of Paris.

Betty was active right until the end, walking the stairs to her apartment daily, going to hockey games of her great grandchildren and never saying no to an invitation out for supper.

She will be remembered for her smile, her adventurous spirit and her style.

Funeral Service will be at 2:00 pm on Saturday April 6, 2024 at St Paul’s United Church in Morden. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Betty’s memory to the Boundary Trails Health Center Foundation, Box 2000, Winkler, MB R6W 1H8 or on-line at BTHCfoundation.com. To the BTHC Expansion fund.

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Doyles Funeral Home
Hwy. 3&13 10-4th Avenue SE, Carman, MB
Phone:  204.745.2045 | Fax: 204.745.2499
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