Bernice Viola (Betty) Riches, 82, passed away peacefully in Oliver on May 17, 2014. She was predeceased by her husband George Riches. Betty will be fondly remembered by her three children, Sandra (Randy), Brad (Michelle) and Dy an (Alex). She is survived by four grand-children, Christina, Kevin, Nicole and Sara and two great-grand daughters, Cayla and Cassidy.
Never one to sit still, Betty was active in golfing, hiking, camping, gardening and cross country skiing. Winter leisure time took her into quilting, sewing, needle point, cross stitch and painting scenery on her own plates.
After marrying her Oliver high school sweetheart, George, they moved to Calgary with the Armed Forces. They travelled most of Europe while stationed in Germany for a total of five years with their three children. Her roots were always in Oliver and after George’s passing she moved from Revelstoke back to Oliver.
She will be missed by all who knew her. In lieu of flowers donations are welcome in Betty’s name to the Desert Valley Hospice Society, PO Box 1261, Oliver, BC, V0H 1T0