Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Haymans became an Associate in May 2002 and was a member of the Catalpa Group for many years. Betty was very shy when she joined but over time her voice became stronger as members encouraged and loved her. In 2016, she was transferred to the Covenant group, along with her close friend Cathy Bryan. Having come out of herself, Betty offered much to the Covenant Group.
Before Betty’s health began to erode, Betty and Cathy spent a lot of time on the road. In 2000, they went on a bus trip to the Catholic shrines in Quebec. Betty marvelled at St. Joseph Oratory high above Montreal on the hillside.
Betty has two daughters and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Betty raised her autistic grandson, Sean until it became necessary for her to put him in a home for people with special needs.
Betty passed away peacefully on July 23, 2017. She is missed by family, friends and Associates.