After a long illness and a courageous battle Betty passed away peacefully in the presence of her loving family at her seaside home on Friday, July 12, 2002. She was born February 23, 1924 in Scotland.
Betty was predeceased by her first husband F.O. Julian Vernon Orison Wood, RCAF in 1943, her second husband John (Jack) William Lewis in 1978, father, mother and brother of Wishaw, Lanarkshire, Scotland. She is survived by her daughter Mary C. Lewis and son John R. Lewis both of Campbell River, her grandchildren Jacqueline E. Fell of Victoria, Duncan S. Fell, Erin A. Lewis and Shawn A. Lewis all of Campbell River, also by her sister Margaret G. Robertson of Campbell River.
Betty served in the RAF until 1945 when she came to Canada from Scotland as a war widow to meet her first husband’s family “The Woods Family” in Campbell River. She worked in the original Bell and Vanstone Store, later know as Lavers’ Department Store. Prior to the birth of her son John she was a cashier at the original Overwaitea store in Campbellton. In 1946 she married “Jack” Lewis and settled at Quathiaski Cove. Early in the 50’s the family moved to Birch Street, Campbell River. In 1966 Betty and Jack moved to Big Rock area and later moved across the street to their home on the ocean. Over the years, many happy times were enjoyed by friends and family at their home by the sea, especially the Sunday family roast beef dinners. Betty enjoyed her seaside home, grandchildren, wonderful neighbours, garden and “Charlie” the seagull.
In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer donations be made to the Campbell River Hospital Foundation.
Special thanks to: Joanne and Dave Otto, Brian and Denise Shaw, Sheila Cameron and her Caregivers from “People at Home”. Dr.’s Smit and Wood, C.R. Home Care, Home Care Nurses. Many wonderful friends and neighbours.
A celebration of Betty’s life will be held on Saturday, July 27th between Noon and 4:00 pm at 1109 South Island Highway, Campbell River, B.C. ISLAND FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, 103-909 ISLAND HIGHWAY entrusted with arrangements.
Elizabeth N. (Betty)
February 23/24 – July 12/02
God looked around his
And found an empty place….
He then looked down upon the earth,
And saw Mom’s tired face….
He put his arms around her,
And lifted Mom to rest….
God’s garden must be beautiful,
He always takes the best….
He knew Mom was
He knew she was in pain….
He knew that Mom would never rest on the
God saw the road was
And the hills were hard to climb….
Se he closed Mom’s weary eyes,
And whispered “Peace be Thine….”
It broke our hearts
to lose her,
But she didn’t go alone….
For part of us went
The day God called her Home….
Nana – You will be missed
Mary, John, Margaret, Jacqueline, Duncan, Erin
A Celebration of Life will be held Sat. July 27th, 12 Noon to 4p.m., 1109 S. Island Highway, Campbell River.