With our deepest sadness, we announce the passing of “Betty” Elizabeth Jeannie Mackey on April 27, 2009 at Queen Victoria Hospital, Revelstoke after a courageous battle with cancer. A Funeral Service was held at the Revelstoke Alliance Church on Friday afternoon, May 1st with Reverend Lewis Hauer officiating. Cremation with interment of the cremated remains in the family plot of Mountain View Cemetery, Revelstoke. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Box 2088, Revelstoke, B.C. V0E 2S0, the Canadian Cancer Society, 1633 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 1P6 or the Revelstoke Hospice Society, Box 3133, Revelstoke, B.C. V0E 2S0, in memory of Betty.
Betty was born in Barrhead, Alberta on February 22, 1933, the eldest of eight children. The family moved to B.C. in 1936 and settled in Glacier, B.C. in 1940. In 1950, Betty moved to Revelstoke where she worked for Queen Victoria Hospital as a housekeeper. During this time she met her future husband, Doug. In 1957, Betty moved to Prince George to work and during the winter she and Doug got engaged. They then moved back to Revelstoke where Betty and Doug were married and raised their three girls.
Betty was predeceased by her parents Alex and Lillian and her brothers Gilbert and Alex. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Doug; daughters Carrie, Dawn and Heather (Daryl); three grandchildren: Tyler, Meighan (Ross) and Cole and one great granddaughter Chanel; brother David (Vi) Fowlie; sisters: Florence Devlin, Isabel (Lyle) Shiach, Alice Devlin and Kathy (Ron) Taylor. She will also be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and other valued family members and friends.
Betty’s greatest joy and love was her family. As our wife, mother and grandmother, she created special memories for each and every one of us. We will cherish our memories of her forever.
Betty’s family would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Chris MacDonald, the nursing staff of Queen Victoria Hospital and the home-care workers who took such wonderful care of our wife, mother and grandmother. You all made her life so much more comfortable and for that we are very grateful. Thank you!
Arrangements were in the care of Brandon Bowers
Funeral Home, Revelstoke.