ForeverMissed

Mary Agnes (May) Hood and Marjory Betty (Marjie) Kristiansen pay honour and tribute to our aunt and "sister" Christabel Alice (Betty) Fergie (1919 - 2019) Died 2/3/19. Because our mother, Marjory, was 17 years older than Betty, she was closer in age to us and more of a "sister than an aunt. We grew up together.

Betty was an exceptional woman. She was strong, intelligent, loving, vibrant and positive with a great sense of humour. Although she was glamorous and beautiful, with fabulous eyes and cheekbones, she was never vain. She thought more about other people than she did about herself. She rarely criticised others, even when she had cause, and never held grudges..

Betty was artistic and musical.  She drew, played the piano and sang. . She had a rich, melodious voice. Her sister played the piano and her brothers, John and Arthur, sang. Arthur and Phil, the youngest brother, played musical instruments. In the days before TV they all greatly entertained the family.

In her later years, Betty became even more gracious and lovely, with her face reflecting her thoughtful, positive, caring personality.

Betty had different paid occupations, as well as her role as a caring, responsible wife and mother to her three children, Wendy, Ian and Peter.  As she grew older she became a self taught herbalist and helped people with advice on herbal medicines.

We will always remember, love, like and respect you, Betty, our remarkable, dear aunt and "sister".

Posted by Marjory Kristiansen on March 2, 2020
Dearest Betty. It is hard to believe that you left us one year ago. I still think of you constantly and always will. You were such a wonderful person.
Posted by Marjory Kristiansen on December 24, 2019
Dearest Betty, This is your birthdate and you would have been 100 years old.I miss being able to send you Christmas greetings and a gift. Love Marjie x
Posted by Marjory Kristiansen on March 11, 2019
You were a wonderful aunt to me.

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Posted by Marjory Kristiansen on March 2, 2020
Dearest Betty. It is hard to believe that you left us one year ago. I still think of you constantly and always will. You were such a wonderful person.
Posted by Marjory Kristiansen on December 24, 2019
Dearest Betty, This is your birthdate and you would have been 100 years old.I miss being able to send you Christmas greetings and a gift. Love Marjie x
Posted by Marjory Kristiansen on March 11, 2019
You were a wonderful aunt to me.
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A poem by Christabel

Shared by Marjory Kristiansen on March 9, 2020
SOLILOQUY AT SEVENTY

                                   Suppose I lived to ninety four   
                                 Or who could tell, it may be more
                                    I hope I never have to say
                                  Why didn't I start that yesterday

                                    In retrospect from ninety four
                                  To grieve for wasted years of yore
                                  When I thought I had too little time
                                 To learn and grow, expand and climb

                                 When thirty years have slipped away
                                         I hope I never have to say
                                Such wasted time, hours, days and years
                                     Wasted with hesitations, fears
                                    Lack of confidence, too much T V
                                   Can that procrastinating soul be me

                                      I must start to change my ways
                                    Before the next great growing phase
                                      The wings of time are ever fleet
                                    And efforts grow and challenge sweet   

                                     I'll read and write, create and do
                                   Keep vital although days seem few
                                 Life's next great stage will surely come
                                      I'll not sit back and ho and hum 
                                     and watch the passing of the days
                                   With mind a-blank and eyes a-glaze

                                 The creaking hinge hangs long they say
                                       Oh yes, that's it, I'll start today. 

                                                    Christabel Fergie


                                                Christabel lived to 99.