DAY, BETTY MAY
Passed away unexpectedly on
Monday, May 20, 2013 at the age
of 72. Survived by her loving
husband Ernie; daughter Karen
Day (Rodger Chisholm); two sons:
Kevin Day (Tracy Avery) and Brent Day all of Kelowna; six grandchildren: Jennifer, Sam, Kati, Erin, Jason, Lily; two great grandchildren: Hailey and Ethan; sister-in-law Ida Graff and a very large extended family who will miss her dearly. Predeceased by two brothers: Harold and Russ. Our mother was born in 1940
in Saltcoats, Saskatchewan to Sam and May Graff. The family moved to B.C. when Mom was five years old. Her school years were spent living in Winfield where the family had a dairy farm. Mom grew up milking cows before and
after school, helping in a big way with the work load
inherent on the farm. She was very competitive and played many sports including helping bring home a provincial
softball championship playing catcher. Later in life she
took up golf and got extremely proficient at it until it became too difficult with her progressing affliction with arthritis.
At the ripe old age of seventeen she married dad and began life on the family farm on Byrnes road in Kelowna. Between duties working alongside her husband on the farm and
raising a family, Mom found time to be very active in various volunteer organizations such as Kinettes, Meals on Wheels, etc. We have enjoyed a very hard working, fun-loving and loyal mother and are all grateful to have had her. We will miss her. There will be a time of Visitation on Monday, May 27th from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm, followed by a Funeral
Service at 1:00 pm, both at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Kelowna Arthritis Centre, 150A-1855 Kirschner Road, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 4N7.
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