September 16, 1931 – September 29, 2021
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our cherished mother Betty, aged 90 years at Terrace B.C.
Born in Kamloops, Betty was the youngest of a family of six. She spent her childhood on the family
farm in Darfield B.C in the north Thompson valley. Her early formative years in this wonderful pastoral setting laid the foundation for her indomitable adventurous positive spirit that she carried with her to the end.
Upon graduation she followed her oldest sister and brother in law to Prince Rupert where she met and married her husband Glenn in 1950. They were married for 67 years until his passing in 2018. They had 5 children, Jackie, Fletcher, Juli, Cathy and Cecil who they raised in Terrace. Betty was a homemaker until her children were grown up. She had a variety of jobs outside the home until settling in at the Woolworths department store where she loved her work and made many long lasting friendships and memories. Retirement took Betty and Glenn back to the north Thompson valley of her childhood, first Barriere and then Kamloops. When her husband passed she moved back to Terrace.
Mom had an incredible gift for letter writing and was the bond that kept up amazing lifelong correspondence with her family, in laws and friends. In her elegant cursive handwriting and humorous style many were delighted to receive her next letter. Impressively, she saved all of the letters. These connections meant the world to her.
Alzheimers robbed Betty of much of her memory in the end, but not her spirit. She remained amiable, loving, compassionate and quick to smile. In her own words taken from her journals ” Each day I faced with hope and good cheer”
A special thanks to all the staff at Terrace View Lodge for all the love and care you have bestowed our mother and all your guests through these difficult times, thank you.
Betty is survived by her 5 children, 12 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.
Betty will be laid to rest with her husband, joining her parents and siblings in the beautiful community plot in Darfield. B.C
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