Edity C. (Betty) Aak

Betty was the youngest of four children born to Robert and Catherine Kerr in Banff, Alberta. At a young age Betty moved with her family to Innisfail, Alberta where she completed her schooling. She then ventured out on her own to Toronto to join the R.C.A.F. After the war, Betty moved to Vancouver and took up hairdressing for a couple of years. Once again she had a yearning to travel; Betty moved to Victoria and obtained work as a secretary with the Navy. In 1964 Betty opened her own hairdressing shop in Victoria, which she operated until 1969.

In 1964, Betty met Andy Aak, a member of the Canadian Army. He swept her off her feet and they were married in 1965. Andy was then posted to Germany in 1969, so Betty closed her shop and went overseas where they spent six wonderful years. Betty spent time teaching Brownies and Girl Guides. In 1977 Andy was posted to Portage, Manitoba, Betty taught ceramics and became a member of the Eastern Star. In 1982 Betty and Andy retired to the Shuswap to enjoy their golden years. Betty took up painting and became quite an artist. She loved to fish and camp which is how they spent much of their time.

Betty was a Legion member for 58 years, holding various positions including President. She was instrumental in organizing the ex-service women’s group, meeting throughout western Canada.

Betty leaves to mourn; her loving husband Andy, her godchildren Trish and Cathy and their families as well as numerous nephews and nieces.

At Betty’s request, no service will be held.

Andy would like to thank Dr. Levins and the nurses on the 2nd floor of the Shuswap Lake General Hospital for the excellent care Betty received during her final days. You are all so appreciated.

Arrangements entrusted to FISCHER’S FUNERAL SERVICES & CREMATORIUM LTD., Salmon Arm (250) 833-1129, E-mail condolences to fischers@sunwave.net.


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