Maryann Better (nee Bigelow)

Obituary of Maryann Better (nee Bigelow)

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister Maryann, surrounded by her loved ones at home on February 25, 2024 at 68 years of age. Predeceased by her parents Helena (2000) and Nelson (1989). Survived by her loving husband of 30 years, Raymond. Cherished mother to Larry Jr, Brianne (Eric) and her step-children Christopher and Crystal. Adored grandmother to Jackson and Elliot. Maryann will be greatly missed by her many brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. A special thank you to the caregivers of Hospice of Windsor Essex County and VON for their compassionate care. Raymond would also like to give a special thanks to Larry Jr and Maureen for their love, help and support during this difficult time. As per Mayrann’s wishes there will be no service and cremation has taken place. Footprints One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the Lord. Across the sky flashed scenes from his life. For each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand; one belonging to him, and the other to the Lord. When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that many times along the path of his life there was only one set of footprints. He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his life. This really bothered him and he questioned the Lord about it. “Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you, you’d walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life, there is only one set of footprints. I don’t understand why when I needed you most you would leave me." The Lord replied, "My precious, precious child, I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.” Margaret Fishback-Powers
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