Jan. 15, 1924 – Mar. 5, 2012
Betty lived her life with grace, wit, charm and wisdom. Her gentleness and kindness touched everyone around her. She was passionate about education and community service and found special joy in music and the theatre.
A graduate of UBC, Betty was elected Chilliwack School District Trustee from 1975 to 1987 and had a major role in many provincial and regional boards and committees. Also during that time she was appointed for three terms as Chairman of the Fraser Valley College Board. In 1987 she was elected Chilliwack General Hospital Society Board Trustee. In 1988 Betty was honoured as Chilliwack’s Woman of the Year for her dedicated contribution to community service and her tireless support for a variety of educational organizations and charities.
For 64 years she applied her talents as a member of P.E.O., a philanthropic educational organization, serving for five years on the P.E.O. Provincial Board. Betty was also a member of the University Women’s Club, Chilliwack Probus Club and Chilliwack Festival Chorus choir. She loved to read and delighted in her ‘Proust Pretenders’ book club. Betty was a great lady, a proud Canadian and dearly loved by all who knew her.
Betty is predeceased by her husband of 50 years Thomas (1998), and her dear friend Bob Turner (2010). She is lovingly remembered by her children; Cathy (Gerry) Carr, Eric (Linda) Meagher, Holly (John) O’Connor and Ross Meagher, and two grandchildren Candace and Adam Meagher.
Betty’s family is very grateful for the wonderful care given by the staff and volunteers at Cascade Lodge and Cascade Hospice. At Betty’s request, there will be no funeral service. A memorial tea will be held at the Best Western Rainbow Country Inn on Monday, April 16, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Donations may be made in her memory to the Chilliwack Cascade Hospice or Chilliwack Salvation Army (or charity of your choice).