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BETTY LOUISE BAYKO (published on March 13, 2010)

BETTY LOUISE BAYKO (nee SLACK) February 10, 1947 March 8, 2010 Betty was born in Dauphin, MB and moved with her parents and siblings to Winnipeg in 1953. Betty returned to Dauphin with her own family and spent many happy years there before moving back to Winnipeg in 1982. Betty was a devoted mother to her three children and was very proud of their accomplishments. She enjoyed working at Birks in St. Vital Centre, where she developed life-long friendships with her co-workers. She was also an active member of her church. Betty was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at a young age and, despite the many challenges the disease brought her, she managed to always have a sunny disposition and positive spirit and enjoyed the simple things in life. Betty loved collecting antiques and precious treasures from her stores and never passed up an opportunity to go shopping. In her final years, Betty moved in with her sister, Corrinne, and her family, who provided her with excellent care and a loving family environment. Heartfelt thanks to Corrinne, John and their family as well as the caregivers that helped Betty maintain her dignity. Betty was predeceased by her parents Viola (nee Enge) and Sidney Slack, as well as her son, Greg Bayko. She will be greatly missed by her daughter Tracey Braithwaite (Murray); son Gary Bayko (Lisa); grandchildren, Allison and Emerson Braithwaite; brothers, Sidney (Leona) and Donny (Margaret) Slack; sisters, Corrinne Wawszko (John) and Joanne Erickson; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Betty's memory to the MS Society. Funeral service will be held on Monday, March 15 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Bernadette's Parish, 820 Cottonwood Road. GREEN ACRES Funeral Home and Cemetery 1 Green Acres Lane, Springfield (204) 222-3241 Hwy #1 East inside the Perimeter at Winnipeg Condolences may be sent to:

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