Betty Finnsson

(Florence Elizabeth), nee Harrison

Born Oct. 13, 1924 in Vancouver. Passed away peacefully in her sleep on Oct. 7, 2012 at Cumberland Lodge. She will be sadly missed by her loving children Sharon Calvert (John) of Steveston, Janet Horn (Geoff) of Courtenay, and Gary Finnsson of Coquitlam, grandchildren Terri Calvert, Linda Calvert (Darren Strang) and Steven Calvert (Marina) all of Richmond; John Horn (Michelle) of Vancouver, Kim Abbott (Ian) of Victoria; Erik Finnsson of Coquitlam; and great- grandchildren Josie and Quinn Buter, Owen and Nathan Strang and Chloe Calvert. Predeceased by her husband “Finn”, son Brian, brothers Joe and Pat Harrison, and her good friend Sid Salmon.

Mom was a longtime resident of Marpole before moving to Courtenay in 1995. She worked for the Journal of Commerce and later in the Registrar’s Office at U.B.C. Betty had a wide circle of friends and liked to help those less fortunate than herself. Her greatest love, apart from family and friends, was playing bridge and whist. She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, attending many sporting events and other celebrations throughout the years. She also enjoyed watching sports on t.v., especially tennis and curling.

Our heartfelt thanks go to Dr. Janet Green, Dr. Rick Helmer and the staff of Cumberland Lodge for all their care and compassion. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. A Celebration of Betty’s life will be held on Sunday, October 21 from 12:00 noon until 2:00 pm at the Old Age Pensioners’ Hall in Cumberland (located at 2674 Dunsmuir Avenue).

A second Celebration of Betty’s life will be held on Sunday, November 4 at 1:00 pm at her daughter Sharon Calvert’s home, located at 3578 Garry Street in Richmond.


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