We Remember

SOUTHERDEN, Mary Elizabeth (Betty)

January 1, 1918 — June 26, 2017

Passed away peacefully at the age of 99 years. Betty is survived by her loving, devoted son Albert (Al) & daughter-in-law Nancy of Kelowna. Predeceased by her husband Joseph Purcell Southerden in May 2008.

Betty was the “New Year’s Baby” of Edmonton in 1918. She started early in life being the center of attention. She went on to be an accomplished Concert Pianist, Singer, Dancer & Actor. She graduated from the Toronto Conservatory of Music, performed at the Malkin Bowl in Vancouver, at “Theatre under the Stars” and also performed with the Edmonton Opera Society.

In retirement, Betty & her husband, Joe would entertain at Senior Centers and Nursing Homes in Kelowna and area. They were always sharing their joy of music with others.

No Service to be held. Should family and friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to Heart & Stroke Foundation http://www.heartandstroke.ca or Alzheimer Society http://www.alzheimer.ca/bc/.

Thank you to all the dedicated Staff at Sun Pointe Village & Home Instead who cared so well for our Mom.

Betty is an important part of our family & her passing has left a large void in our lives. We are strengthened in the knowledge that she is now Home and happy to be with her Heavenly Father & singing in the Holy choir. God bless you and rest in the knowledge we will think of you always. We miss you so much……….Until we meet again “MOM”!

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