ELIZABETH (BETTY) JANE BOGDAN (nee YOUNG) After a courageous battle with cancer on Friday, October 21, 2005 with her husband Bob at her side. Betty was born February 17, 1940 in St. Boniface, the first child of Adeline and John Young.

She attended Luxton School until the family was transferred to Regina. Although they left a very large extended family in Winnipeg, Betty loved her new schools, St. Patrick's and then Sacred Heart Academy, actively participating in sports and school plays. She was really blessed with exceptional teachers who instilled a love of life and learning. She was the definition of a people person .

Betty began her working career at age 15 first at Eatons and later at Beaver Lumber in the budget office. After certifying as a comptometer operator, Betty worked at the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool.

In 1959 she married Robert (Bob) Bogdan and they found themselves moving back to Winnipeg. After her children were in school, Betty worked part-time as a cashier at Safeway for many years. She retired from Safeway and found she missed the daily interaction with people, so she took on the job as greeter at Walmart.

Her husband Bob, their three children, Barbara (Chris Shay), Brian and Cheryl, daughter-in-law Barbara Katherine and grandson Cody will miss her greatly. A longtime resident of Charleswood, Betty touched the lives of many. She embraced life passionately and enjoyed many activities, especially the social aspects. She and Bob enjoyed golfing and travelling with their good friends. Betty particularly enjoyed playing the piano with Heather and the choir at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church.


My Mom was a very special person. It has been one year since she passed away and I find it still hard to believe that I can no longer talk with her... Ever... It's very hard. I don't know if it ever gets any easier. I suppose that I should take solace in the fact that she is no longer in pain and is in heaven with The Lord.

I Miss you Mom

Most often when I think of Mom, I think of what she’s given. The softness of a loving touch, a gentle guide for living, A nightly tip toe in a room, an understanding look. But sometimes when I think of Mom…… I think of what she took. She took a child and taught him how to live his life with pride. She took those kindergarten tears and kept them inside. Used her hands to push her child along the way, to thrive and grow. She took time to do some other things, like sew and clean and cook, And never thought to ask for thanks. For all the things she took.

To Where You Are" by Josh Grobin

Who can say for certain
Maybe you’re still here
I feel you all around me
Your memories so clear

Deep in the stillness
I can hear you speak
You’re still an inspiration
Can it be (? )
That you are mine
Forever love
And you are watching over me from up above

Fly me up to where you are
Beyond the distant star
I wish upon tonight
To see you smile
If only for awhile to know you’re there
A breath away’s not far
To where you are

Are you gently sleeping
Here inside my dream
And isn’t faith believing
All power can’t be seen

As my heart holds you
Just one beat away
I cherish all you gave me everyday
’cause you are mine
Forever love
Watching me from up above

And I believe
That angels breathe
And that love will live on and never leave

Fly me up
To where you are
Beyond the distant star
I wish upon tonight
To see you smile
If only for awhile
To know you’re there
A breath away’s not far
To where you are

I know you’re there
A breath away’s not far
To where you are

Mom (Betty), Cody (Grandson), and Dad (Bob)

"One of the many good times"


Song is "To Where You Are" by Josh Grobin