May 16, 1927- January 14, 2014
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Betty Rennison on January 14th at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Betty was born in Russell, Manitoba and lived on a farm until her father retired in 1938 and they moved to Vancouver. She graduated from Kitsilano High in 1945, Sr. Matric at King Ed in 1946 and Vancouver Normal School in 1947. She taught school at Courtenay Elementary for 2 years (where Thrifty Foods now sits on 6th Street).
Betty met Stan at an old time dance in 1947 at the Native Son’s Hall and married at St. Andrew’s Wesley in Vancouver on August 27, 1949. She and Stan raised 3 children on the Rennison Heritage Farm.
Survived by her loving husband Stan, of almost 65 years; daughters Wenda and Val (Gerry) and son Larry (Terry); grandchildren Julie, Lisa, Sandra, Bruce, Graeme and Owen and great grandchildren Charlie, Elise, Tyler, Graysen and Carla and several nieces and nephews.
Betty was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was a lover of flowers, enjoyed gardening and music and dancing. Grandchildren and great grandchildren brought her great joy. Betty was a long time member of St. George’s United Church, Friendship Unit, U.C.W., and Jr. Choir accompanist for 7 years. She was an Evergreen Club member and a former member of Sunnydale Golf Club.
Thanks to Dr. Reggler and the wonderful nursing staff at St. Joseph’s. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. George’s United Church memorial fund, 50S-6th St., Courtenay, B.C. V9N lMS or a charity of your choice.
A service will take place Saturday, January 25 at 2 p.m. at St. George’s United Church in Courtenay. Tea to follow service.