Dec. 2, 1917 – Nov. 3, 2011
Elizabeth (Betty) Bathgate passed away on November 3rd, 2011 in Nokomis SK. Betty was born in Edinburgh Scotland, trained as a hairdresser and served in the Land Army during WWII.
She married Jack Bathgate in 1944 and had two daughters in Scotland (Hazel and Anne) before immigrating to Canada in 1948. They settled and worked in and around Yellowgrass SK and Grenfell SK where her third daughter Mary was born. The family moved to Kitimat in 1955 for work in the new Alcan Aluminum Smelter. In 1983, they retired to Duncan BC.
Betty was predeceased by her granddaughter Melanie Hill in 1995, her husband Jack Bathgate in 2000 and her parents and siblings in Scotland. She is survived by her three daughters: Hazel Eddy, Anne Hill (Malcolm) and Mary Strudwick (Daryl); eight grandchildren, Kelly Bonneau (Sandi), Michele Bonneau (Barbara), Barbra Bonneau, Leanne Billson (Russ), Kalie Hendry (Tim), Leigha Strudwick (Jayman), Mallory Hendry (Adam) and Daryl Strudwick (Tasha); 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Her three daughters plan to travel to Scotland in the spring to reunite Betty with her home and family.