After a brave battle with cancer, Betty passed away at home on Sunday evening August 10, 2014, with her family at her side.
Born January 12, 1939, in Salmon Arm to Jack and Sylvia Phillips, Betty is survived by Bill, the love of her life for 51 years; her daughters Kim (Dave Erb), Gerri, and Kenas (Steve Schell); and by her brother Jack Phillips.
Betty was also a loving grandmother to Phillip, Kenny, and Sydney.
Betty had a fun-loving and fearless spirit. Friends and family relished her ability to speak her mind. Even on the most challenging days, Betty’s wit and humour kept her family strong. Family members would often challenge each other to “Betty up” when courage was needed. She taught her daughters to be grateful for life and its blessings. She would remind them, “Make each day count, because you’re not getting it back. Do what you want to do.” She loved treating her grandchildren to homemade Nanaimo squares or a trip to the candy shop.
The family would like to sincerely thank: Ron and Myrna Treat; Bruce and Rosa Mierau; David De Camillis; Laurence Roy and his staff at Remedy’s Pharmacies; Dr. Victoria Edmondson and the staff from the Salmon Arm Medical Clinic; Jay Lyn from Community Care Nurses; Hospice volunteer Sherry Lundholm; Dr. Gerry Chu; Dr. Kristy Chu; and Carolyn Wilson. A special thanks to our sister Gerri.
No service by Betty’s request.
Online condolences may be sent through Betty’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com