Betty passed quietly on March 16, 2012 at NRGH at the age of 95 years with all of her children, their spouses, and some of her grandchildren by her side. The family extends heartfelt thanks to the doctors and staff of NRGH/PCU for the kind and gentle care given our beloved mother. She was born in Brandon, Manitoba December 19, 1916. Betty is pre-deceased by her husband Robert H. Peterson, a daughter Lindy-Lou, her parents Ingibjorg & Dagbjartur, her sisters Mabel, Olive, Mary, Lena, Sophia, and Margaret; her brothers Eddie, George, Oliver, Ingi, Joe, Andrew, Walter, and Oscar. Betty is survived by her brother Wilfred (Gwen), her daughters Doreen (Chuck) and Margaret; and her sons Gary (Marie), Ian (Mary-Anne), Rick (Bobby), and David (Marijke) and numerous nieces and nephews. She has 16 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and 6 great-great grandchildren. Betty was raised in North Vancouver and moved to Vancouver Island in 1944 to Northwest Bay where she and Bob spent many happy years raising their family. Up to the day of her stroke Betty walked 8 blocks each day, knitted for her great and great-great grandchildren and donated toques to the homeless, the perinatal unit at NRGH, and to babies in Afghanistan as well as blankets to the Salvation Army. She also enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, bingo, and the casino. She never missed a Canuck’s or Lion’s game. Betty is best known for her loving nature. Mom will be deeply missed by her family and will always remain in our hearts.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday March 24, 2012 at Yates Funeral Home, 1000 Allsbrook Road, Parksville BC.