October 12, 1930 – August 31, 2020
With heavy hearts, we announce the death of Betty Yacoboski, who passed away quietly at Trillium Lodge (Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association) in Parksville on August 31, 2020 at the age of 89.
Betty was predeceased by both of her parents, Earl and Thelma Cooley, her younger brothers Doug and Lloyd, and her younger sisters Vivian and Phyllis. She is survived by her four sons and wives – Wayne and Olena, Greg and Janet, Anton and Alana, Lance and Alice, and their families, and her daughters, Judy Yacoboski and Vickie Wynans. She is also survived by many grandchildren & great grandchildren.
Betty Lorraine Yacoboski was born on October 12, 1930 in a one room log cabin with a dirt floor in the tiny village of Orly, Saskatchewan.
Betty and her family moved to Port Alberni, BC when she was still a child. She met her future husband and our future father Walter Yacoboski in 1947 and she married him in July of 1949.
Betty, with her husband Wally, was very entrepreneurial and built many successful businesses over their time including Jordan & Biggs Trucking, Yacoboski Logging & B&W Sports.
Mom loved to travel with Dad and enjoyed and enjoyed many adventures in their van with Dad travelling throughout North America and especially enjoying the many wonders of their home on the Island.
Mom was deeply involved with the Royal Canadian Legion (Branch – 76) and volunteered many hours of her time for more than 20 years. She did a lot of her volunteering with the LA group at this Legion branch.
We wish to thank the many friends and relatives for their kind wishes of support and sympathy at this difficult time. A special thanks to the staff at Trillium Lodge for their warm and tender care of Mom through the last year and a half.
A celebration of Mom’s life will be planned for a later date.
Thank you Mom, for all your love and support, you will be missed by the many people you touched in your life.
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