MANZ, Elizabeth (Betty) Mae
Betty passed away peacefully with her daughters and sister by her side on December 14, 2015 at Cascade Lodge, Chilliwack. Betty was born on October 31, 1926 in Vancouver and grew up in Burnaby. She met James (Jim) Lawrence Manz in Jasper, Alberta. They were married in 1953 and made a home in Hope, B.C. where Jim became the administrator when the first hospital was built. When Jim passed away in 1962 Betty moved with her two daughters to Chilliwack and had an active career with the Chilliwack School District and later the Chilliwack Armed Forces Base Protestant Chapel. She never remarried.
Betty is survived by her daughters Susan Manz and Cindy (Dave) Sellers, her grandchildren Cameron Sellers, Trevor Sellers and James Hoenisch, her siblings Susan (Sidney) Dixon and Leonard Ward. She was predeceased by her parents Leonard and Florence Ward (nee: Davies), and her siblings Audrey Milthorp, Thelma Watson and Joseph Ward.
Betty loved Chilliwack and was happy here with her church activities and her beloved garden. Minter Gardens was a favorite in her later years. Susan and Cindy wish to extend their gratitude to the wonderful staff at Cascade Lodge for their excellent care she received as a resident for the last two and a half years.
There will be a graveside service @ 1:30 PM on Monday December 21 at Mountain View Cemetery in Hope, B.C. Condolences and tributes may be offered online through McLean’s Funeral Services Ltd. at ww.mcleansfunerals.com In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of B.C. would be appreciated.