Posted: January 26th, 2018

  CONNICK – Elizabeth Janet passed peacefully from the cares of this world Monday, January 15, 2018, at Cypress Regional Hospital, Swift Current SK.  At the age of 92 years, Elizabeth (Betty) had experienced the full spectrum of joys and sorrows, delights and hardships, abundance and scarcity, laughter and tears of a long life well-lived. Over the course of her life she was a devoted daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, friend, and most of all a loving wife to Bryce during their 56 years of marriage.  Elizabeth was born July 19, 1925, on the family farm, SE 36-11-19 w3rd, in the Twin Buttes district “Up on the Bench” south of Gull Lake SK. She was the fifth child and first daughter for Earl and Maud (Rudolph) Bercot. A younger sister and brother completed the Bercot family of seven children. Elizabeth is survived by her children, Marjorie Salaway of Langley BC, Lynne (Tom) Dutton of High River AB, and Dale (Debbie) Connick of Gull Lake SK; her brother, Dean Bercot of Fort Wayne, Indiana. She is also survived by ten grandchildren: Lisa (Rick Sadler) Salaway, Kevin Salaway; Paul (Jen Kelly) Dutton, David (Shellie) Dutton, Mark (Brianna) Dutton, Colin (Lisa) Dutton; Alicin (Andy Good) Connick, Lindsay (John Hsu) Connick, Abbie (Philippe Couillard) Connick, Karyn (Regan) Crone; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Elizabeth was always delighted to spend time with and hear about her 22 great grandchildren: Austin Salaway, Addison Sadler; Thomas, Joseph, and Elizabeth Dutton, Matthew and Damon Dutton, Charlie and Sam Dutton, Jesse and John Dutton; Bria, Alex, and Dale Good, Douglas and Elliott Hsu, Emily, Charlie, and Sam Couillard, Claire, Bryce, and Maelle Crone. She loved sharing their music, stories, sports, and life events.  Elizabeth was predeceased by her husband, Bryce (2001), parents Virginia Maudine and Earl Francis Bercot, brothers Donald, John, Bruce, and Paul Bercot, sister Ruth Stephenson, and son-in-law Ed Salaway. Also predeceased by sisters-in-law Dannie, Marj, Ruth, and Doris Bercot, brother-in-law Doug Stephenson, nieces Debra Bercot, Doris Lundgren, and nephew Larry Bercot and her mother and father in-law Eva and Albert Connick, brother-in-law Jim Connick, sisters-in-law Pearl Dorothy Birrell, Marjorie Moat Marcoux and Norma Johnson.  Elizabeth attended Twin Buttes School and Gull Lake High School. In 1942 she went to Normal School in Moose Jaw SK, later teaching at Mackstone south of Assiniboia, and Clairbank School SE of Gull Lake. She married Bryce Connick at the farm home of Earl and Maud Bercot February 6, 1945. They lived on and farmed the land across the road from Betty’s childhood home, which at that time was owned by Stuart and Clara Horne. Elizabeth’s involvement and interest in farming operations continued until her passing. She always wanted to know which field Dale was working on and how it was going.  Elizabeth supported her community in many ways through activities with members of the Golden Sheaf Women’s Institute. At the time of her passing she had mourned many lifelong friends and yet adapted to changing circumstances. She cherished the friendship of the King Gin family and appreciated being included in their family times. She leaves us with wonderful memories. Elizabeth became a resident of Autumn House in Gull Lake in September, 2013, and lived there until her passing, enjoying the residents and always appreciating the help and caring of staff.  Elizabeth’s family will honor Mom, Betty, Grandma Betty, with a Celebration of Life Memorial at 2:00 PM on February 24, 2018, at Knox United Church, Gull Lake SK, Reverend Ken Schragg officiating.  Interment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Betty’s name may be made to:  Autumn House Box 630 Gull Lake, SK, S0N 1A0 Gull Lake Ambulance Service  Box 656 Gull Lake, SK, S0N 1A0 Gull Lake Senior Citizens Hall  Box 11 Gull Lake, SK, S0N 1A0 Or charity of your choice.  For further information or to sign the book of condolence, visit  Arrangements in care of Parkside Memorial Funeral Home – Ryan Cappelle.




11 Condolences to “CONNICK – ELIZABETH JANET”

  1. Marie-Ann Munt MacIsaac says:

    Our sincere condolences on the pazsing if one of the nicest ladies I have ever had the privilege of meeting.

  2. Colleen, Bruce, Brian, David and Kristina Hallberg says:

    The Hallberg family sends love and our deepest sympathy to you and your families as you say goodbye to one of the sweetest, most lovely ladies, dear Aunt Betty. Our memories of our Canadian trips are shaped by many things, including the hospitality, grace and calm that Aunt Betty shared in the midst of large gatherings of friends and family. We’ll have those memories forever and we are so grateful. God Bless as you say your goodbyes. Love, Cozy Bercot Hallberg

  3. Lynette Collier says:

    To the dear family of Betty Connick-
    I will always remember Betty’s kind and gentle ways. So glad I lived in her neighbourhood♥️.

  4. Dennis & Bev Gatzke says:

    Dale & Family
    Please accept our most sincere condolences on the passing of your mother

  5. Dennis & Bev Gatzke says:

    Dale & Family
    Please accept our most sincere condolences on the passing of your mother

  6. Steven Bercot says:

    Dear family and friends of Aunt Betty,
    We are truly sorry for your loss and send our heartfelt sympathies. What wonderful memories we have of our trips north and the hospitality we were always shown and also the trips you made south. What an amazing life she had and also the impact she made on others. She will truly be missed. We look forward to seeing as many of you this summer as we can. We send you love and hugs at this difficult time.
    Steve, Lenka & family

  7. jenita dickie says:

    i will miss my many visits at aunt Betty”s farm

  8. Tom and Loretta Frook says:

    Another sweet, gentle lady gone. You all know that our sympathy is with you, but, also we feel badly for the entire community, Betty was much loved. If we weren’t so many miles away we’d be there. Please look after yourselves.

  9. Vivian Liber and Paul Doucet says:

    Marjorie, i have been thinking of you . I didn’t know your mom but if you are anything like her she was a great lady. I am sure that she will be missed. I know that I still want to pick up the phone and call my mom even though it has been years since her passing. Vivian and Paul 780 418 2494

  10. Pat and Linda Merrick and family says:

    We send our love to Dale and Debbie and all the family. We are sorry we can’t be there for the celebration for Betty. We will always remember her quiet ways and her awesome sense of humour. She was a great lady and she will be missed

  11. Clarice Duncan(Stephenson) says:

    She was my teacher @Stn Clair school (Clairbank) She was always well liked and respected.

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