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April 26, 1926 - January 8, 2013

This beautiful lady passed away peacefully on January 8th, 2013 at the Palliative Care room in Chemainus, surrounded by her children and sister, after a short battle with cancer.

Betty will be deeply missed by her sister Myffy; children Rick (Shirley), Gwen (Doug), Harvey, and Chip (Bonnie); 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Albert; sisters Allison and Frances, and son Dennis (Cindy).

Born in Vancouver, Betty moved to Vancouver Island in her early 20’s. In 1948, she met the love of her life and she was engaged 2 weeks later and they married before the end of that year. After raising 5 children, Betty and her sister, Myffy started a painting business to support her passion for traveling and they continued to paint into her 80’s. When she was a teenager, she took up bowling and continued to do so into her 70’s. Betty was also an avid bridge player for over 50 years and made some of her closest friends through these two hobbies.

Betty’s greatest joy was her family. An amazing mother to 5 and an unforgettable Nana to many, she treasured her get-togethers to play cards and games and holiday gatherings with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We will miss her forever.

A Celebration of her life will be held January 24th, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Sands Funeral Home in Nanaimo, B.C. with a reception to follow at the Chemainus Fire Hall. In lieu of flowers, we request donations be made to the Chemainus Palliative Care Unit.

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