TURNER, Betty Gwendoline
Passed away peacefully on December 30, 2011. She was predeceased by her husband Donald Walter Turner, married for 55 years.
Betty will be missed by her son Brian Turner (Catherine) Daughter Cindy Turner-Gulycz (Morris Gulycz), Grandchildren Ashley, Nicholas, Alexander, Jasmine and Gary, her little dog Bridget and many uncles, aunts, cousins in Saskatchewan and Montreal and her many close friends in Courtenay.
Betty was born in Lashburn, Saskatchewan, and she grew up in Bowser and Courtenay. Betty was married in Lloydminster, Sask. 1955 and joined her husband in Germany where he was stationed in the Canadian Armed Forces for 2 years. After returning to Canada, they settled and built their first home in Comox. They had two children, and built two more homes in Courtenay. They then bought property on Headquarters Road and built a barn and farmhouse, finally settling them into a life on a hobby farm where the family thrived.
Betty flourished in her new role of farm life, where they raised most farm animals. Betty was most passionate for the horses, foals, sheep, lambs, Border Collies and pups, her Siamese cats and poodle, Vickie.
Betty was well known at Election time where she worked as a D.R.O and worked for Statistics Canada for many years. Betty was an active member in many clubs and organizations such as Beta Sigma Phi, North Vancouver Island Horse Association, North Island Border Collie Club, Schoolhouse Quilters, Black Creek Fibre Arts Guild, Woolgatherer`s Guild of Spinners and Weavers, Comox Valley Cart `N Carriage Club, Comox Valley Exhibition, Central Island Bird Club and Evergreen Singers. Betty loved spending her time with friends, dying and spinning wool, weaving blankets or quilting. She enjoyed showcasing her craft and skills at many shows, sales and exhibits. She also raised Canaries and Finches. She loved spending time listening to their sweet songs. Betty was a loving mother, grandmother and a cherished friend to many. She will be missed greatly.
Family would like to thank Ocean View nurses and caregivers for their loving care.
A Celebration of Life Tea will be held January 15, 2012 at Grantham Hall, in Tsolum 1-3 pm.
Flowers for the family may be sent to 2155 LakeTrail Road, Courtenay in care of Brian Turner. Or if friends so wish donations, in Betty’s memory made to Alzheimer`s Society of Canada, would be appreciated.