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DAY, Betty May

Passed away unexpectedly on Monday, May 20, 2013 at the age of 72.  Survived by her loving husband Ernie; daughter Karen Day (Rodger Chisholm); two sons: Kevin Day (Tracy Avery) and Brent Day all of Kelowna; six grandchildren: Jennifer, Sam, Kati, Erin, Jason, Lily; two great grandchildren: Hailey and Ethan; sister-in-law Ida Graff and a very large extended family who will miss her dearly.  Predeceased by two brothers: Harold and Russ.  Our mother was born in 1940 in Saltcoats, Saskatchewan to Sam and May Graff.  The family moved to B.C. when Mom was five years old.  Her school years were spent living in Winfield where the family had a dairy farm.  Mom grew up milking cows before and after school, helping in a big way with the work load inherent on the farm.  She was very competitive and played many sports including helping bring home a provincial softball championship playing catcher.  Later in life she took up golf and got extremely proficient at it until it became too difficult with her progressing affliction with arthritis.  At the ripe old age of seventeen she married dad and began life on the family farm on Byrnes road in Kelowna.  Between duties working alongside her husband on the farm and raising a family, Mom found time to be very active in various volunteer organizations such as Kinettes, Meals on Wheels, etc.  We have enjoyed a very hard working, fun-loving and loyal mother and are all grateful to have had her.  We will miss her.  There will be a time of Visitation on Monday, May 27th from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm, followed by a Funeral Service at 1:00 pm, both at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Kelowna Arthritis Centre, 150A-1855 Kirschner Road, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 4N7.  If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

Monday, May 27th from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm
Springfield Funeral Home
(2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC)

Monday, May 27th at 1:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for DAY, Betty May is scheduled for Monday, May 27th at 1:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Domenic Rampone says:

    to the Day family

    our thoughts and prayers are with you
    We knew her all of our lives

    Domenic and Lina Rampone

  • David and Cathy Biagi says:

    Kevin and family, we send you our deepest sympathies. We want you to know you are in our thoughts.

  • Aleah Loney says:

    Kati, Kevin, Karen, Erin, and the whole Day family: Having had the pleasure of spending a lot of time on the farm during the years of my youth, I always remember Betty with the fondest memories. My condolences to the Day’s, may she be remembered with much love, I know she will.

  • Ken Stotz says:

    To the Day Family…very sorry to hear of your loss.

  • Judith Wagner says:

    To Karen and Rodger. So sorry to hear of you losing your mother Karen. It’s very painful to lose a Mum – I’m sure you were very close to her. See you on the farm. From the two English ‘girls’, Margaret and Judith XX

  • Fred Stephen says:

    Ernie and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. I remember her vitality and bright outlook on life.

    Fred Stephen (former banker).

  • mccarthy patricia says:

    To Ernie and family: You have my most sincere sympathy in the loss of your wonderful wife and mother. I knew Betty as a neighbor when I was a young girl and she was always full of mischief and fun with a twinkle in her eye and a tease for us younger kids. She will be sadly missed.

    Your cousin<

    Trish McCarthy

  • Brenda (Day) Wachmann says:

    I will always remember the first time Kotik and I met Betty. Karen was a baby and you got someone to look after her and the 4 of us went fishing up in the hills – no fish but so nice to be out there. On the way home I left Dad’s reel on the back of the car and it was still there when we got home!! Then we had supper with Mum and Dad and it was such an enjoyable day. In fact we always so enjoyed visits with both of you – few as they were. Betty will now be at peace after a long hard fight. You both, and kids, will be much on my mind. I’ll keep calling until I get you, love Brenda

  • Suttie Family says:

    Kati and family. So sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. Our thoughts are with you.

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