Cabral Paper Pic copyCabral, Alberta ‘Betsie’ (nee De Waal)

Betsie passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 28, 2013 at home surrounded by her loving family and friends at the age of 64.  She is the beloved wife of 45 years to Silvino ‘Dave’ Cabral.  Cherished mother of John Cabral, Dave Cabral (Lisa), Silvino Cabral (Cathy) and predceased by an infant son (1969).  Loving grandmother to Darien, Jonathan, Devin, Courtney, Kyle, Cody, Charlee, Chase and Mason.  Dearest sister of Abraham De Waal (Hilda), Gerry De Waal (Barbara), John Jr. De Waal (Diane), Martin De Waal (Carol) and the late Gerry DeWaal.  Betsie will be missed by her extended Cabral relatives, nieces, nephews, godchildren, many friends, and especially by her four legged friend Chloe.  Betsie was a beautiful woman, full of life.  She cherished spending time with family and friends.  A special thank you to Victor and Roxanne Belli, Maria Couto and Aurelia Charamba whom never left our sides in Betsie’s final days.  A warm thank you to Madeline Shanks for her compassionate care and support to Betsie and her family during her illness.  And thank you to each and everyone of you whom offered support with visits, cards, flowers and phone calls.  Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington on Sunday from 2-5 & 7-9 p.m.  Parish Prayers Sunday at 3 p.m.  Funeral Mass to celebrate Betsie’s life will be held Monday, December 2, 2013 at 10 a.m. from St. Joseph’s Church, 310 Sherk Street, Leamington.  Fr. Patrick Beneteau officiating.  Entombment Erie Memorial Gardens, Leamington.  If you wish to donate in memory of Betsie, her family has asked that donations be made to Aubrey’s Angels Foundation (by cheque).  Family and Friends may share their memories at

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