Tubman Funeral Home


Elizabeth Crossman

December 10, 1945March 21, 2021

It is with heavy hearts the family of Elizabeth (Betty) Crossman, late of Balcarres, announces her passing on Sunday, March 21st at Indian Head. Blessed to have lived a full life, she left us peacefully with family by her side.

Born to Thomas and Eleanor McVicker on December 10, 1945 in Balcarres, Elizabeth Eleanor was the eldest of 3 siblings. Her sister, Barbara Ann joined the family on the farm in 1946 and baby brother, David Thomas completed the family in 1950.

In 1972, Betty met, fell in love and married Norman Stephens and started their life together until his passing in 1980. Betty found love once again in Ronald Crossman in 1983. Married in 1984, they continued to raise Ron’s two daughters, Rosanne and Sherri in town together after Ron’s first wife, Margaret passed in 1983.

Betty spent her career as the Head Cook at Balcarres Union Hospital from 1967 until her retirement in 1999. She prepared a many a meals working alongside her sister for the patients and staff at the Hospital as well as serving large family suppers around her dining table. Betty enjoyed her love of community and was an avid volunteer for the Balcarres Communities in Bloom group, a driver for the Handivan bus as well as a volunteer with Meals on Wheels.

Betty was predeceased by her father Thomas, mother Eleanor, husbands Norman Stephens and Ronald Crossman, brothers-in-law John Kollman and Johnny Fry. Left to cherish her memory is her best friend and sister Barb Fry, brother David (Donna) McVicker; step-sons, Murray Crossman, Brian (Valerie) Crossman, step-daughters Rosanne (Anthony) Kelly, and Sherri (Todd) Jansen and numerous nieces and nephews.

Betty was blessed to have loved 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Grandchildren Jennifer (Heith) Drennan, Angelica (Brock) Fehr, Stephanie (Brook) Danger, Jessica Kelly, Marie Kelly, Olivia Kelly, Vivian Kelly, Zackary Jansen and Samuel Jansen. Great grandchildren Zayne Fehr, Mae Drennan, Jovie Fehr and Selah Fehr and Jake Danger.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the Nursing Staff of Golden Prairie Home in Indian Head, Dr. Karunakaran and Tracy Fearon for the love shown and given to Betty while under their care.

Due to Covid-19, we will gather together to celebrate her life once its safe to do so.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, donations in Betty’s memory can be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 1-2217 Hanselman Court, Saskatoon, SK S7L 6A8 (


  • Due to Covid-19, we will gather together to celebrate her life once its safe to do so.


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Paul & Michele Legrand

March 26, 2021

Rosanne Anthony and family,
So sorry for the loss of your dear step Mom at this difficult time. May you find comfort in your memories and in each other.

Laurie Dixon

March 25, 2021

I’m so sorry to hear this news. Betty was a great person. She will be missed.

Richard + Gertie Valley

March 25, 2021

So sorry to hear of your loss . Our prayers are with the family

Sharon & Len Blenkin

March 25, 2021

Extending sincere sympathy to Betty’s families. She always greeted with a “Hello” and a huge smile.

Maureen Crossman

March 24, 2021

Betty inherited an entire family when she married Ron. She invited us into her home with open arms making sure we were always well fed and looked after. She delighted in the birth of each grandchild and always made each one feel special when birthdays came around. Ron and Betty traveled often to attend graduations, plays, sports competitions and music events. In later years they were so excited to celebrate the birth of great grandchildren as well. I could not have asked for a more kind Mother in law. I will miss you greatly ❤