Betty Cecelia GREGOIRE (nee LARSON)

Betty Cecelia Gregoire (nee Larson)

November 19, 1928 – November 8, 2023

God called our beloved Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Auntie and Friend, Betty Gregoire, to her     eternal home on November 8th. Looking forward to celebrating her 95th birthday, an unexpected brief illness took her away, 11 days before. She was at peace and ready to get her angel wings.

She is now reunited with her parents, Alf and Melissa Larson of Irma, Alberta, Marcel, her husband of 59 years, 9 brothers and sisters, grandsons Keith Gregoire, Nathan and Jeremy Payne and many other relatives and friends.

Left to mourn, but with a lifetime of cherished memories, are her children Ken (Darlene) Lorraine Friedel (Gary), Paul (Monica) and Mark (Delores), brother Philip Larson (Evelyn), sister Cora, 7 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren.

Betty was a long-time associate of the Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception, and the Catholic Women’s League and Scrubbies at St. Matthew Parish. She spent many years quietly volunteering wherever needed. She loved her family and friends unconditionally… always looking for the good in everyone.

Please join us for a celebration of her life, at 11:00 AM on Wednesday November 29, 2023, at St. Matthew Church, 13131 – 86 St., Edmonton.

Special thanks to her friends and neighbours at Emmanuel Home, the Unit 44 staff at Grey Nuns Hospital, and the 6th Floor at Norwood.

In lieu of flowers, please pass on Acts of Kindness and support our homeless shelters. 








  1. Carol

    Dearest Lorraine , Gary Jason and Cory,My deepest love and hugs to each to loose a mom grandma is a very dee lose Prayers i=to each. Carol Stewart

  2. Helena (Hilda)/Nikki) Green

    I’ll always remember Mrs. Gregoire’s response when I confessed to her that I was the friend who was skipping school with Lorraine (She having witnessed us running stealthily near their house). She said,’I wish other friends of Lorraine’s had the honesty and bravery of you. You’re a good friend.’
    I am sorry that I was not able to visit with her since moving to Alberta 5 years ago. I was really looking forward to seeing her again. She will be missed.

  3. Glenda & John Chalmers

    Our deepest sympathy to the children of Betty. She was a wonderful Auntie to our family and will be fondly remembered always!

  4. Tara Levere

    Thinking of you Auntie Betty and the many memories of my mom bringing us girls for a visit.
    Sending all prayers and our deepest condolences.
    Love from,
    Tara Levere and family

  5. Nina & Ed Barabash

    TO THE GREGOIRE FAMILY… Betty will be missed by not only her family but friends, new and old alike. We first met the Gregoire family in 1966 … that is indeed going back a few years! Betty was always full of energy and enthusiasm and always welcomed everyone into her home which we spent many hours in having coffee and just enjoying chatting about anything and everything. It seemed nothing could stop her from doing what she wanted to get done… such was her enthusiasm for life! She (as well as her family) have always been a big part of the great memories we often reminisce over as we all get older. Our children too often bring up the “Gregoires” in their memories of growing up in Delwood. May these memories be what her children keep in their hearts forever! MAY SHE REST IN PEACE ! Nina & Ed Barabash & Family

  6. Denise Saunderson

    Deepest sympathies to Auntie Betty’s family! Over the years, my dad, Dennis, loved a good visit with Auntie Betty and Uncle Marc!

  7. Mavis Iverson

    My thoughts & prayers are with the family @ this difficult time. Aunt Betty was a wonderful aunt & friend to me & I will always have warm memories of our visits over the years. Her enthusiasm and zest for life was contagious and she will be forever remembered with love.

  8. Mary Beth McCurdy, SCIC

    Deepest sympathy to Betty’s family, Ken, Lorraine, Paul and Mark in this moment of loss. Betty touched many lives and the Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception are ever grateful for her charism of charity lived wherever she lived. Go now in peace, dear Betty! You take our love into paradise.

  9. Betty Jean Dustan

    My deepest sympathies to my Auntie Betty and her family. You were a gem and touched so many people. Nice was underestimated as you gave love to all that crossed your path; to everybody and anybody. You will be missed forever. RIP Auntie Betty.

  10. Darlene Maloney

    Our Love and Prayers are with you dear cousins at this very sad time. Auntie Betty was a Beautiful mom, auntie and friend with a “Golden Heart” … She kept her family and loved ones close, she shared her love and kindness to everyone she knew … We will cherish our memories of you Auntie, you will be so missed !!!! The Lord was always in your heart, you were ready with your “Angel Wings” Auntie , may you RIP with all our Love
    Darlene and Bill Maloney and family

  11. Fr John louis Mariapragasam SDB

    Hello Lorraine and Fred and the family,
    My heartfelt condolence to you all and to your family
    She was a great mother to us all especially at St Mathiews church .
    May God grant her eternal peace and a great comfort to Lorraine and Fred and your family.
    Be sure of my prayers and Mass for her.

  12. lorrainefriedel

    To my Beautiful Angel Mother, my Best friend -Today, November 19th, would have been your 95th Birthday. There are no earthly words to describe how Blessed I was to be your daughter-all that I am I owe to you. Many hearts are breaking that you are not here with us but we Rejoice that God called you gently Home. We know you are at Peace in Heaven singing with the Angels and maybe even doing a little hula dance.
    . I Love You to Eternity.

  13. Holly Teed

    To my ex mother in law who was loving towards me to the end. She displayed the true act of forgiveness & respected that I was still the mother of her 2 grandchildren. You will be greatly missed.

  14. Rachel Jensen

    Lorraine, Gary and family,
    My most sincere condolences to you. Betty was joyful and a lovely woman who cared deeply for everyone and loved her family. I only knew her a short time, but she left memories that I will cherish for life. I will pray for her and for you in this difficult time.


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