DENMAN, Betty Jean (nee Thiessen)

February 24, 1945 – April 4, 2015

In Loving Memory

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Betty at the Niagara Falls Hospital with her loving husband by her side. Betty is survived by her husband Ron, daughter Lavern (Steve) Butchart, son Lander Denman and four grandchildren, Tessa, Silas, Carter and Everett. She will be deeply missed by her five siblings – Rita, Walter, Norma, Jenny and Dorothy, her Focken inlaws, Frank, Hajo, Christian, Ilsa and all their respective family members. Betty was predeceased by her parents, Gertrude and George Thiessen. Betty was born in Herbert, Saskatchewan and moved to Abbotsford at 10 weeks old where she grew up on a farm. “Those days were sweet and innocent-school,family, friends and church was our life”.

Her siblings say that no one could ever be mad at their sweet sister Betty who never complained. This gracious reputation followed Betty throughout her life as a talented hairdresser and seamstress, devoted homemaker, loving sister, mother, wife, friend, proud grandmother and colorful friend within her Niagara Fall’s community the last 16 years of her life. Her warm personality, integrity and kind actions never wavered; she spread joy to whomever she met with her radiant smile and helping hand. Betty’s enjoyed sewing, crafts, dancing, yoga, Indian cuisine and culture and lived a full and happy life with Ron. After moving out East, annual family trips to Kamloops and Edmonton (Lavern and Lander’s families) as well as to Abbotsford (family and friends) were a priority. At Betty’s request, there will be no formal ceremony. Her husband and children held a private casket-side service prior to her cremation at Arbor Memorial. Her colorful spirit will continue to teach us to see the good in everyone and everything and remind us to enjoy the moment. We accept that your angel wings were needed to brightly color our world and you will be forever present in our hearts.

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Our Beautiful and Brave Betty

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