Betty May Day

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. 

Condolences may be sent to the family by

visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com,

250-860-7077.