Turner, Elizabeth “Betty” Gwendoline
May 26, 1945 – Aug. 17, 2015
Betty passed away at the Lodge on 4th in Ladysmith peacefully with her family by her side.
Betty is survived by her husband of 37 years Ian, sons Colin and Allan, brother Robert G. Allan (Enneke), and extended family.
Betty was born in Vancouver BC to Robert (Bob) and Nancy Allan. She grew up in Vancouver with wonderful memories of summers spent at sunset beach and Boyer Island. She spent her 20’s travelling and living in Europe. After her travels she returned to Canada’s West Coast, where she settled on Vancouver Island, was a preschool teacher in Ladysmith and eventually married and started a family.
After raising her family Betty eventually went to University and gained a degree in Child and Youth Care Working. She worked for the Nanaimo school district at a number of schools where she worked with and counseled troubled youth.
Betty will be remembered by her many loving friends and family for her dedication and care of children, love of gardening and commitment to various local volunteer organizations.
A “Celebration of Life” will be held on Thursday September 3rd, 2015, at 2:00 pm at the North Oyster Community Hall.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in
Betty’s memory to the Stephen Lewis foundation www.stephenlewisfoundation.org
in support of the Nango Grannies