Betty JANZEN

(Ann Elizabeth Hilts)

Mar. 8, 1929-Jan. 4, 2010

Betty passed away at the Chilliwack Cascade Hospice Center. She was born in Climax, Saskatchewan to William and Emma (Berland) Hilts. Betty married Peter Janzen on October 31st, 1959 and they had 2 daughters who she cared for deeply.

Betty started her career with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in 1952 at the Creston, BC branch. Betty retired from the Abbotsford CIBC in July of 1993. Customers loved Betty and would wait in line just to see her.

She moved from Abbotsford to Chilliwack to live out her final years at the Cottonwood Cottage Home for Seniors, which she loved. Betty will always be remembered for her gentle spirit and beautiful smile.

Betty was pre-deceased by her husband, Peter, and brother, Wesley Hilts. She is survived by her daughters, Leanne Janzen and Merilee (Russell) Adrian; granddaughters Alaysia and Shaelyn; brother, Dennis (Audrey) Hilts; sister, Vivian (Crawford) Clarke; as well as many beloved extended family members.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the Cottonwood Cottage staff, CGH staff, Chilliwack Cascade Hospice and Dr. Quayle.

A Celebration Service for family and friends will be held at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 2310 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford on Monday, January 11 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimers Society, Suite 300-828 West 8th Ave., Vancouver, V5Z 1E2.

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