Elizabeth (Betty) Mary JOHNSON (nee: Mae Evans)

JOHNSON, Elizabeth (Betty) Mary (nee: Mae Evans) Born in Rosetown, Saskatchewan on January 23, 1918, passed away on January 8, 2011 at the age of 92 years. Betty was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, George; her daughter Bev McKay, her sister Jean Evans and her brother Donald Evans. Betty is survived by her daughters Judy Askeland of Kelowna and Irene (Gerry) Cobb of Kelowna; her brothers Reg Evans of High River, Alberta and Elwin Evans of North Vancouver; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Betty grew up on the homestead in Fiske, Saskatchewan, served four years in the Air Force during W.W.II, after which she and George settled in Burnaby, then Coquitlam and lived in Kelowna since 1972. There will be a celebration of Betty’s life on Monday, January 17, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of First Memorial Funeral Services, 1211 Sutherland Avenue. The family would like to thank Dr. Grant Chamberlain and his invaluable assistant Patti for the years of dedicated medical care of Betty. The care they provided greatly improved the quality of life in her later years. Words cannot adequately express the thanks needed for the people of Sutherland Hills Rest Home, where Mom lived the last of her years. The staff, more like family than staff, completely adopt the fragile residents living there, treating them with love, compassion, respect and great competency. During Mom’s final four months of life, the staff were extraordinary in their care and love. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mem.com. Arrangements in care of First Memorial Funeral Services, (250) 762-2299.


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