Betty-Lou Crivea (nee Ayers)
November 11, 1951 – September 12, 2017
It is with heavy hearts and immense sadness that we announce the passing of Betty-Lou Crivea on September 12, 2017 after a brief battle with leukemia.
Betty-Lou was predeceased by her parents Ronald and Lillian Ayers and her sister Linda.
Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband Peter; her beloved dogs Echo and Moe; her sister Myrna Arlt (Kurt); brother Ronald Ayers; niece Stephanie Arlt and nephew Bradley Arlt.
Betty-Lou was born in Weyburn, Saskatchewan and grew up in British Columbia. She loved the mountains but found her way to Thompson, Manitoba where she met the love of her life, Peter. They spent 38 years together. They travelled throughout North America exploring everywhere they drove. Their favorite place was San Francisco. A close second was Paint Lake where they spent many a summer camping.
Nursing was her career. She nursed for 41 years. And she had many warm memories of those days. So many of her colleagues share warm memories of the days they worked with her. She brought much humour to the workplace.
Thank you to her friends for their caring. A special thank you to her family physician, Dr. Coleman.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Betty-Lou’s name to the Thompson Humane Society or Northern Manitoba Paws in Need.
As per her wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of her life will take place at the Lutheran-United Church, 52 Caribou Road in Thompson on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 1:00pm
Boardman/Northland Funeral Home in care of arrangements, call 204-778-7982.
Last Chance to Weep
A year has passed and still you grieve, The tears flow down your face;
You miss her voice, you miss her laugh, no one can take her place.
But when you think of where she is, In Heaven’s land so fair;
You know you’re weeping for yourself, ‘cause there’s no weeping there.
Her closest friend is Jesus, And He takes her by the hand,
He talks with her for hours, As they walk in Heaven’s land.
There’s light once more within her eyes, Her smile is always near;
So cry your tears while you’re down there, ‘cause there’s no crying here.
Here is where she’s happiest, here’s where she belongs;
She’s praising God with every breath, and joining in the songs.
A joyful glow is on her face, and wonder fills her eyes;
So let your tears flow if you must, ‘cause here, nobody cries.
She has a mansion that is grand, and friends that she can’t number;
Eternal celebrating In this land where there’s no slumber.
And she shines brighter than the stars, and angels seek her face;
So grieve and miss her while you may, there’s no grief in this place.
If she could speak to you once more, one thought she would repeat:
That now, her happiness is full, that now, her joy’s complete;
That Christ will be returning soon, and all creation waits,
He’ll wipe the tears from every eye, just inside Heaven’s gates.
One day you’ll be together, yes! And that day time can’t sever;
There’ll be no death or parting then, In that Blessed Forever.
You’ll see her anytime you wish, what joy your hearts will reap!
So cry your eyes out while on earth, it’s your last chance to weep.
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