Betty Harper

Betty Harper

Betty Harper, daughter of Jack and Amelia Gattinger was born near the village of Duff, SK in March 1926. She passed away on August 8, 2012.

Betty is survived by two daughters and one son: Marguerite Colborne – Prince George, BC, Elizabeth Konkin – Calgary, AB, and Bill Harper – Terrace, BC; eleven grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Betty is predeceased by her parents, sisters Frances Smulan and Roslyn Friesen, and brother Eugene.

Besides being a mother, Betty spent more than 35 years in the classroom at Lemberg and Hudson Bay, SK, as well as Terrace and Sorrento, BC. Her heart was in the teaching system where she spent most of her time with first-graders. Music, especially the piano, was a vocation of hers. When retired from teaching, she spent a very happy period of four years, 1985-1989, as an Activity Worker at Ina Grafton Gage Nursing Home in Moose Jaw. Zion United Church was her church-home. All through the years the message proclaimed by the Church was very important to Betty.

A Celebration of Betty’s life was held at St.Andrew’s United Church on Monday August 20, 2012. Reverend Jim Tenford officiated. Following Cremation, memorialization took place in the family plot at the Indian Head Cemetery.

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