Betty passed away peacefully on February 26, 2005 with family by her side, at the Menno Hospital in Abbotsford.
Betty was born on April 7, 1913 in Edenwold, Sask. into a farming family of eight children. Her life long love and husband David passed away in November, 2003. She is survived and missed by sons Thomas (Penny) and Lorne (Mona) as well as daughter Peggy (Robert Menzies) and grandchildren Tony (Suzy), Jason, Kevin, Trevor, Mindy, Joel (Tyra), Jeremy (Yeiko), as well as five great grandchildren: Zachary, Isaiah, Carson Tyffany and Coleman. She is also survived by her sister Margaret in Regina, Sask.
Betty was raised in the best of times in a loving family and farm environment. She regaled us with stories of helping her Dad in the barn, riding her horse across the open prairie and hunting gophers. She is remembered, from those years, as being the spark of a gathering and being the leader in organizing a skit or playing a joke. In 1940 she married David, the local school teacher, and started her own family. In 1952 they moved to Abbotsford where they were charter members of Trinity Lutheran Church. Betty taught Sunday School, sang in the choir and was active in the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League as well as the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire (IODE) and the Hospital Auxiliary. All this while she was managing the house and her family, cooking fabulous pot roasts and baking the very best apple pies.
Now she has gone to be with Dad and we will miss her greatly. The family thanks the staff at the Menno Hospital for their kind and respectful care of Mom during her time there and also Pastor David Hilderman for his faithful ministry of her spiritual needs.
A memorial service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Abbotsford on March 5, 2005 at 11:00 am.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Lutheran Association of Missionary Pilot (LAMP).