PETERS, Elizabeth Jane

September 4, 1924 – March 15, 2015

Betty was born in Greenwood, B.C. and grew up with 3 brothers and 2 sisters on a farm in the Okanagan, Betty passed away at 90 and a half years of age. She was married in 1945 to Gilbert Peters. They lived in Swift Current until Gilbert joined the Air Force in 1950, from then on the family moved to many different places –including to the East, Sydney, N.S., to the West, Holberg, Vancouver Island, to the North, Fort Nelson, B.C. They then settled in Millet, AB where they owned and operated a grocery store. The travel bug continued as they also spent 17 winters in Phoenix, Arizona; while summers were spent in Mayo, Yukon and Sherwood Park, AB.

Betty is survived by her 4 children – Dianne (Reinhard), Linda (Alvin), Gerald (Lynda) and Birdina (Ken), along with her 11 grandchildren – Kevin (Nicole), Kim (Richard), Shannon (Will), Shelley (Kevin), Sherri (Marshall), Tammy, Stephanie, Robyn, Echo (Eric), Grayson, and Aubree (Jamie) and 13 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, 2 sisters and one brother. She was special to her Bingo, card-playing , and knitting friends and will be missed by all.

Thank you to those who took special care of her over the past 2 years in Big Hill Lodge (Cochrane), then 2 months in Foothills Hospital, Peter Lougheed Hospital and for a short time, Bow Crest Care Home (Calgary).

A memorial in her honour will be held at Cochrane Country Funeral Home ( 6, 402 Railway Street West, Cochrane ) on Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 3:00 P.M. All who wish to share in this celebration of her life are welcome.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Betty’s memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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  1. On 30/03/2015 at 3:18 pm Carol Deering Said:

    Our condolences to your family in the death of your mom. Unfortunately, we didn’t have the opportunity to know your mom well but loved her sense of humour and common sense approach to life anytime your parents visited my parents, and the few times Aunt Betty and Uncle Gil visited us in our home after Lloyd and I were married.

    God bless you all
    Carol and Lloyd Deering

  2. On 31/03/2015 at 7:46 am Jana Jordan Said:

    To the family members of Betty Peters,
    I was so sad to see Betty’s obituary in the paper last week and sorry I wasn’t able to attend her memorial service Sunday.

    I met Betty late in her life at the knitting group at Seniors on the Bow in 2012. I enjoyed her stories of her life and her memories. I liked sitting beside her at the table and gave her Campbell’s soup labels. I was sorry when her health began to decline so badly she could no longer come to be with us.

    I met you Diane at one of the dinners at SOTB and at the Seniors banquet last year. I was pleased to sit at your table.

    May you all find comfort knowing she no longer auffers and that many of us came to love her too.
    Jana Jordan

  3. On 03/04/2015 at 5:35 pm Gwen Petrie Said:

    I just found out about Betty’s passing. My deepest sympathy is extended to the family. I met Betty and Gil when we sold our crafts at the Cochrane Crafters Market in the United Church. I also visited Betty when she was in the Big Hill Lodge. I moved to Airdrie last year in August, so I miss getting the Cochrane newspapers.

    Again, sending condolences.

    Gwen Petrie