It is with both sorrow and joy we announce the passing of Betty Marocchi on April 21, 2010 at the age of 84 years after a brief illness. Though we have periods of sadness and a definite sense of loss, we rejoice that Mom is safe in the presence of her Lord and released from pain and suffering. She is survived by her daughter Shelley (Bob) Payne of Strathmore, AB, son Mike (Merril) Marocchi of Ladner, B.C., 5 grandchildren – Tammy Payne, Cory (Tara) Payne, Christine (Dave) Mosser, Amy Marocchi and Mario (Melissa) Marocchi, 2 great-grandchildren – Zach and Chase, sister Nancy Holloway of Castor, AB, brothers Tom Johnson of Courtney, B.C., Jake Johnson of Edmonton, AB. and much-loved nieces and nephews – Lyn, Ray, Don, Phil, Les, Nelson, Sheila, Beth, Don, Paul, Mary, Maureen, Shirley. She was predeceased by her husband, Mario, in 1969 and her brother, Charlie, and baby sister Isabella. Betty was proud to serve the communities of Parksville, Qualicum and Delta as their Public Health Nurse from 1956 to 1986.

Betty was clear in her wish not to have a funeral service so will be remembered by her family at a graveside gathering, followed by an open come-and-go reception at the home of Mike and Merril Marocchi on Monday May 10 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 6169 Aurora Court, Ladner, B.C.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry (FOI Gospel Ministry) or the S.P.C.A.

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