Betty Louise (Lank) Gardner

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Betty Louise (Lank) Gardner

November 02, 1937 - August 06, 2018

Bedford, NH and Eastport, ME Betty Louise (Lank) Gardner passed away peacefully on August 6, 2018, in Manchester, NH. She was born in Eastport, ME, on November 2, 1937, to the late Stanley Maxwell and Ruth Elizabeth (McCarthy) Lank.
Betty grew up in the village of Welshpool on Campobello Island, NB. She attended schools there and later the University of New Brunswick and Sir George Williams University where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree. She later received her Masters of Education from the University of Maine. She taught elementary school in Pembroke, Robbinston, and Eastport. Betty enjoyed travelling, knitting, reading, playing cards, and spending time with family and friends. She particularly enjoyed several winters spent in Bonita Springs, FL after her retirement.
She was predeceased by her parents and husband, Robert (Bob). She is survived by her children, Gail Austin of Bedford, NH, Robert Gardner and his wife, Cindy, of Rockland, ME, and Shannon Curtis and her husband, Geoffrey, of Winchester, MA; grandchildren, Matthew Austin and his wife, Kristin, of Bedford, NH, Robert, Amanda and Ashley Gardner of Rockland, ME, and Austin, Caroline and Rhett Curtis of Winchester, MA; two great-grandchildren, Chase and Davis Austin of Bedford, NH.
Funeral services are private and will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Christ Episcopal Church, 21 Key Street, Eastport, ME, or St. Anne's Anglican Church Memorial Fund, Campobello, NB.
Published on August 7, 2018
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Joseph Gough, Jr.
Aug 13, 2018
Betty Louise was my cousin in all but name (her mother Ruth being stepsister to my mother Alice) and always a close presence, no matter what different places we lived. Her goodness and graciousness never changed except to grow. She and Bob were a fine duo. Her death is a loss to our family and many others on Campobello and away.
Gina Denbow (Savage)
Aug 12, 2018
So sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. My condolences to you all.
Elsa Dyke Cumberland, Me.
Aug 10, 2018
To the Gardner family, I was saddened to get the news of your mothers passing. I met her through a friend of hers Kathy Copp. When Kathy passed I continued to keep in touch with Betty. I enjoyed her conversations over the phone telling me about all her flower plantings and her card games. I'll miss her very much. May Kathy and Betty meet up again and have a card game or go to the plays together. God Bless them both.
Jill Cline
Aug 10, 2018
To Gail, Robert and Shannon,
So sorry to hear about your mom. My prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. I always enjoyed talking to her about our Campobello connections.
Kathy Segien-LePage
Aug 09, 2018
Dear Gail, Robert and Shannon & families, my most sincere sympathy to you all at this difficult time. I always loved your Mom. She was such a lovely lady. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Kathy
Sherry Johnston
Aug 09, 2018
To the family of Betty so sorry to hear of your loss. I was just thinking of her the other day. It was my pleasure to get to know her and Bob when he was at the nursing home on Campobello.
Lou and Helene Green (Bubbles Cline)
Aug 08, 2018
So sorry for the loss of your mom and grandmom.God be with you all at this time.
Gwen(Cline) Turner
Aug 08, 2018
To Betty's Family , I am so sorry to hear of Betty's passing . I had the pleasure of caring for her mother Ruth one summer before her death. Betty often visited and i would get her caught up on the latest Island news.I shall remember her smile and love for the Island.
Michele Tracy
Aug 07, 2018
I had Mrs.Gardiner for a teacher in 4th. and in 6th. grade. I always considered her my favorite teacher. Condolences to her family. I am sorry for your loss.
James Barrows
Aug 07, 2018
Mrs Gardner was very special to me. She was my teacher in 5th Grade when I was very sick and could not go to school. We had an intercom to the school set up. She would always come to my house after school to collect homework,give tests and help me. Loved her. God be with her and her family.
Howard and Linda Johnson
Aug 07, 2018
So very sorry to hear of Betty's passing. We were so happy to see her at the Eastport fireworks. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Kevin Raye
Aug 07, 2018
So very sorry to learn of Betty's passing. She and my mother taught school together for many years and were good friends. So glad I ran into her during her recent visit home to Eastport. May she rest in peace. My heart goes out to Gail, Robert, Shannon and families.
Art & Cynthia Carter, Charlotte, Maine
Aug 07, 2018
Dear Cindy & Robert, Gail and Shannon, we are so sorry to hear of your mothers death. We saw her in July at the EASTPORT Church. Know that we are thinking about all of you, and our thoughts and prayers are for all of you. Cynthia Carter
Sheila Sullivan.
Aug 07, 2018
Betty and I was very good friends. I have missed her since she went to N H. We talked a lot .she will be missed by many.RIP my friend .my thoughts and prayers are with you.all.
Chris Hastings
Aug 07, 2018
My deepest condolences and prayers to the whole family. She left such an amazing legacy and touched so many lives.
Jennifer George
Aug 07, 2018
Our thoughts are with the family in this difficult time. She gave so many great memories to all that she came in contact with. She was a very special lady.
Penny Young
Aug 07, 2018
She was a very special lady. She was always a favorite teacher of mine. Prayers and love for her family.
Vicki, Peter and Family
Aug 07, 2018
Our sincere condolences to Betty's family. Betty was a dear lady and friend. We always enjoyed talking to her.
Annemarie Hastings
Aug 07, 2018
You were such a huge part of our lives. Rest in Peace. My prayers are with the family during this difficult time. She will always have a special place in my heart.