Geraldine Cartier

Obituary of Geraldine Elizabeth Cartier

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It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Geraldine Cartier on March 1, 2024, at the Provost Hospital with her husband by her side.


Geraldine was born December 24, 1952, to Maurice and June Betham of Balcarres, Saskatchewan. She was the oldest of 4 and only daughter. Geraldine grew up on a mixed farm near Balcarres and attended school in the area.


In December 1988, she and her family moved to Provost, Alberta where she was employed for several years at Hillcrest Lodge and Provost Public School. She would eventually find her way back to Saskatchewan for a brief time, only to find herself moving around to different places in Alberta. This is when she met her future husband Mark in 2007. Shortly after, they were married July 26, 2008. Together Mark and Geraldine managed many different motels around Alberta. Eventually, they would find their way back to Provost to settle and be closer to Geraldine’s daughter, Sherry, and her family.


Geraldine enjoyed attending senior dances, socializing, as well as going to any local hockey or ball games. She enjoyed watching curling, especially the Scotties and the Brier. She would keep a tally sheet of the scores and always shared the schedule on Facebook for her friends to see. She was a huge Elvis fan and would remind her family around Christmas that she would need a new Elvis calendar for the upcoming year.


One of Geraldine’s highlights was in late summer when Rylan drove her around in his ‘88 Lincoln Town Car. Only Elvis was being blasted through the speakers.


Right up until this year, Geraldine worked seasonally at the Provost Information Booth. She liked to meet different people from different areas and having people return each year for a quick visit was something she always looked forward to.


Geraldine’s greatest love were her 2 grandchildren. They were her absolute pride and joy. She never missed the opportunity to share and brag about all their accomplishments. Geraldine always made sure to send Rylan and McKenna with a little extra something if they were going on a trip or for finishing school. She treasured her almost daily visits with Rylan and never missed the chance to see McKenna perform no matter the weather or how she was feeling.


Geraldine loved to visit and would always enjoy when people would stop over. She had a wonderful sense of humor and was always laughing at some comment that someone had said.


She will be dearly missed by her husband, Mark; daughter, Sherry (Jimmy) Fanning; grandchildren, Rylan, and McKenna; brothers, Jim (Lila) Betham and Tim Betham; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, in-laws and many friends.


Geraldine was predeceased by her parents, Maurice and June Betham and brother, Thomas Betham.


As per Geraldine’s request there will be no formal service. The family will have a private burial at a later date.


"Do something worth remembering.” -Elvis Presley


Donations can be made to Provost Food Bank or Provost Handivan.


Gregory's Funeral Home Inc.

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