1927 – 2011
Betty passed away at Malaspina Gardens in Nanaimo on October 10, 2011. Predeceased by her husband Robert of 60 years, she is survived by her daughter Shannon Helgesen, grandchildren; Lars, Shawn and Kim, great-granddaughter Kylana-Leigh and sister Caroline Lamming. Betty started work in her teens during WWII in the wire rope industry. She was an accomplished painter of oils, singer of opera and yodeling and did quite a lot of missionary work in Mexico.
A service will be held at the Arbutus Grove Church, 170 Hirst Ave Parksville, BC on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 @ 2:00pm with a light luncheon to follow.
Donations in Betty’s memory may be made to the Arbutus Grove Mission Work Fund, PO Box 1295 Stn Main, Parksville, BC V9P 2H3.
YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.