Passed away peacefully at her home on October 18, 2017 at the age of 89. Betty is survived by her loving husband Ken H. Bennett; three daughters, Anne (Don) Doolittle, Terry (Harry) Lent and Maureen (Ted) Angen; five of her six sons, Pat (Laurel) Bennett, Jim Bennett ( Emiko Sato), Mike Bennett (Christine Cameron), Jack Bennett (Liz Olsen) and Mark (Sandy) Bennett; 21 grandchildren and over 30 great grandchildren; brother Bill Prentice and his wife Betty; brother-in-law George Couldwell; cousin Nancy Watson (nee Adam); as well as a number of more distant cousins. She was predeceased by her son Ken Bennett (Jr.) and her sister Jane Couldwell (nee Prentice).
Betty was a loving wife, mother, grand and great-grandmother. All who knew her could not help but admire her quiet, patient, welcoming spirit. She had a great love of nature and of movement. She danced, swam, cycled, golfed, skated and skied for much of her life. Her daily walks with Ken, in all seasons, carried on into her final year of life.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 10:30 am at St. Edwards Catholic Church, 11123 Okanagan Centre Road East, Lake Country. A Celebration of Betty’s Life and Reception will follow in the Church Hall.
The family wishes to offer special thanks to the Interior Health Home Care workers of Lake Country, the Healthy at Home staff, and to the nurses of the Central Okanagan Palliative Home Care Program, all of whom helped to make Betty’s last months at home comfortable.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made in Betty’s name to the Central Okanagan Palliative Home Care Program c/o KGH Foundation, 2268 Pandosy St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1T2, or the Alzheimer’s Society of BC, 300 – 828 West 8th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1E2.
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Service: Friday, October 27, 2017 at 10:30 am
Location: St. Edwards Catholic Church
The service for BENNETT, Betty Loraine is scheduled for Friday, October 27, 2017 at 10:30 am. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.