December 29, 1923 ~ August 9, 2013
Betty was born in England in 1923. She captured the heart of Robert, a young Canadian soldier and married him in England and returned as his bride to Canada. She was always proud of her much loved sons Russell and Robert (Booie). She treated their wives, Selma and Charlene, as her daughters. Her grandchildren Robyn and Jeff were her pride and joy. She rejoiced in the arrival of great-grandchildren River, Maguire and Mateo. Her life in Canada was spent in the east (North Bay) and the West (BC) but she embraced the Island environment with so many similarities to the English climate.
Throughout her adult life, she was a working mother who balanced both exceptionally well. Betty retired from the RCMP and the DND after many years of service with praise for her work and dedication. She was entrusted with national secrets such as playing bridge during standdowns.
Betty embraced her change of residence to Berwick Senior’s residence, where her positive fun loving spirit won the hearts of staff and residents alike.
Betty was an excellent cook, an avid curler and curling fan, a skilled bridge player, a charismatic personality, a loyal friend, a loving spouse of over 50 years, a much-loved mother and a proud grandmother. Betty loved to tell and hear a good joke but she was able to adjust the content when she went to Berwick. She relished in dressing up for any occasion, in skits, at special days and even for the luau held in July at Berwick. She was a great seamstress until she turned 50 and she said she couldn’t mend straight.
Betty had it all. She was a little lady with a big heart and a big laugh. Her other big features could not be missed.
No wake at Betty’s request. She didn’t want a party she couldn’t attend. Special thanks to the Staff and friends at Berwick who made her final years so enjoyable for Betty.