Betty passed away peacefully on Wednesday January 13th 2016 in Duncan BC. Sadly missed by her family and her many friends.
Survived by her sons, Larry (Cecile), Lance (Jane), her grandchildren James, Jody, and Olivier, and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her beloved daughter Christine, grandson Maxime, sisters Minnie and Yvonne.
Betty was born in Duncan BC to the late Ferdinand (Fred) and Betsy (Bessie) Bonsall on January 20th, 1928. Basketball was the highlight of her teen years. After graduating from Normal School Betty became a teacher. She touched the lives of many students in Duncan, and later in Squamish. Married life started out in Youbou and Honeymoon Bay, where her children were born and life-long friendships took root. The family moved to Squamish in the early sixties and Betty quickly became immersed in the community.
She will be remembered for her great sense of humour, love of animals and children alike. She was an avid community volunteer with the SPCA, Schools, Library, and the NDP. Betty can be best remembered by everyone as she flew past on her bicycle en route to her “favourite store”, the next garage sale.
Betty’s family would like to express their sincere thanks to the nursing staff at Cairnsmore Place, and Cowichan District Hospital, and a special thank you to Dr. Tom Rimmer for his extra care and attention.
In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated in Betty’s memory to the Squamish SPCA, PO Box 659, Garibaldi Highlands, BC, V0N 1T0.
Please join us to celebrate Betty on Thursday, January 28th 1:30 – 3:30 at Sands Funeral Chapel in the reception hall upstairs at 187 Trunk Road, Duncan BC.