BETTY BAVIN

Betty Edith Bavin. It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Betty Edith Bavin on Thursday, October 28, 2010. Betty grew up in Islington, a suburb of London, the only daughter of Ernest and Edith Wrench. After finishing school she became a civil servant and served in the War Office in London during World War II. Betty met her soul mate Bert at a dance in 1943 and their love affair began amid bombs dropping and ack ack guns firing. Betty and Bert married in 1945 and after the births of their children, Michael and Susan, they emigrated to Canada in 1954 settling first in Medicine Hat and then Calgary, Alberta. Very few women worked outside of the home at that time but Betty worked as a secretary for an Insurance Company in Calgary. The adventure continued when Bert and Betty took their family to Ghana, West Africa for a very educational year. Betty adapted to change very readily and encouraged her children to do the same. Upon returning to Canada, Bert and Betty decided to move from the cold prairies to Beautiful British Columbia. For Betty, who worshipped the sunshine and loved peaches, it was paradise to live in Penticton. The final move came in 1993 when they packed up to move north to Summerland! Betty was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and a true friend to many. When Bert passed away seven years ago Betty bravely soldiered on, though the light in her heart was gone. Betty is survived by her son Michael and daughter Susan, grandchildren, Matthew, Holly, Carol and Mwaba, great grandsons, Tristan, Jordan and Nathan. Missing Betty also are her personal chef and son-in-law Gary and her daughter-in-law Stella. Betty was sadly predeceased by her infant son Christopher. Betty’s family wish to express their everlasting gratitude to the staff of Andy Moog Hospice House for their professional and personal care for their precious Mom and Nana over the past months. Heartfelt thanks to Dr. A. Bannerman for his thoughtful attention to and for Betty, especially during the past year. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, November 5, 2010 at 1 p.m. at Rosedale Memorial Chapel, 13205 Rosedale Avenue, Summerland, British Columbia with Padre Rick Gay officiating. Should friends so desire, a memorial tribute may be made to Moog & Friends Hospice House, PO Box 1105, Penticton, BC, V2A 6J9 or the Penticton S.P.C.A., 2200 Dartmouth Dr., Penticton, BC, V2A 7W7. Condolences may be directed to the family through providencefuneralhomes.com. Providence Funeral Homes “Summerland’s Rosedale Chapel” 250-494-7752