Ray Betts

Obituary of Ray Sterling Betts


The passing of Ray Sterling Betts, husband of Lorenda Betts; beloved father, grandfather and affectionately known as “Grampy Doaktown”, occurred on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at Shannex Neill Hall in Fredericton, NB.  Born on March 26, 1937 in Doaktown, NB he was a son of the late Sterling and Mary (Lyons) Betts.  Ray was a game warden for Department of Natural Resources, volunteered with Saint John Ambulance and was a fishing guide.. Ray was also a natural musician who started playing guitar as a young boy in his hometown of Doaktown. He later learned and enjoyed playing the banjo and attended with his wife, Lorenda, many Bluegrass Festivities in the state of Maine where he met and gained lifelong friends through his love of Gospel and country Bluegrass music.


In addition to his wife, Ray is survived by his daughters, Margaret George (Chris) of Fredericton, Norma Peterson (Leo) of Fredericton; grandchildren, Leah Day, Laura Jewett and Kristin Ashworth; five great-grandchildren; sister, Joan Hatfield (Harland) of Truro; brother, Murray Betts (Lana) of Doaktown.

Besides his parents, Ray was predeceased by his brothers, Howard Betts and Norman Betts.


Arrangements have been entrusted to the loving care of York Funeral Home’s Miramichi Valley Chapel. A Graveside Service will be held in Doaktown Baptist Cemetery on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 1 pm with Pastor Carl O’Donnell officiating. Ray’s family would like to thank the staff at Shannex Neill Hall for being so wonderful in the year he was there and for being so compassionate and kind to the family during his last days. For those who wish, remembrances may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Personal condolences may be offered through www.yorkfh.com


Graveside Service

1:00 pm
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Doaktown Baptist Cemetery
Main Street
Doaktown, New Brunswick, Canada
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