Elizabeth-Jean Margaret Kohut, lovingly known as Bette-Jean sadly passed away on November 17, 2021, her 78th birthday at Brandon Regional Health Center. Bette-Jean was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on November 17, 1943. She settled in Souris after graduating from the University of Manitoba in 1964 when she married, farmer Jim Kohut in 1966.
Bette-Jean’s record of achievements is too long to list. Her family is proud of each and every one of these accomplishments as she set very high standards for herself and her family. Bette-Jean reinvented herself many times to get the job done, whatever that job may have been, and without complaint. Bette-Jean was an avid quilter, gardener, dog lover and best grandma ever. She was funny, feisty, very clever, witty and sweet.
Bette-Jean is survived by her husband of 55 years, Jim Kohut. Oldest son Jamie Kohut of Souris along with his wife Shannon Kohut and their two children, daughter Riley and son Jackson. Oldest daughter Sue-Ann Zawada of Hong Kong along with her husband Darrell Zawada and their three children son Will and daughters Ryan and Andie. Youngest daughter Christine Kohut of Toronto along with her husband Justyn Szymczyk and daughter Iza. She is also survived by her best furry friend, Teddy.
A celebration of Bette-Jean’s life will be held in the summer of 2022. In memory of Bette-Jean, donations may be made to the Town of Souris Beautification Fund, c/o Municipality of Souris-Glenwood Box 518 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0
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