Passed away peacefully with family by her side on December 10, 2013 at 90 years of age. Beloved wife of the late Alfred Gagnier (1968) and Fergus Byrne (1945). Daughter of the late Alex and Louise Meloche. Beloved mother of Kenneth and Marie Byrne, Belle River; Rose-Marie and Gary Chapman, Windsor; Elizabeth-Louise and Robert Blanchette Belle River; Jo-Anne and Dennis Leach, Tecumseh; Mary-Jane and Roger Parent, Wheatley; Barbara-Anne Gibson, Nobleford, Alberta; the late Garry Gagnier (2005); Theresa-Mae and Kelly Wallace, Camrose, Alberta; Alfred, Wainwright, Alberta. Mother-in-law of Mary (Barry) Williams, Windsor. Treasured grandmother of 19 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Sister of Bertille Murtaugh and Yvonne Deane. Predeceased by Sister Madeline Meloche, Josephine Lancop, Leo Meloche, Blaise Meloche, Jeanne Beattie, and Wilfred Meloche. Survived by sister-in-law Rita Meloche. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Special thanks to the staff of Aspen Lake (Walkerville) for the care and compassion shown to Betty during her stay.  Betty is resting at the Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. North, Essex on Friday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Parish Prayers Friday at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, friends are invited to meet the family after 9:30 a.m. At Holy Name of Jesus Church (146 Talbot St. N, Essex) followed by the funeral mass at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow at St. Williams Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society. You may send your condolences online at

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