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NYHUS, Betty Lou

With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of our mother on Monday, February 27, 2017 at the age of 73 years. Lovingly remembered by her children: Gordon (Lynn) Nyhus, Danita (Rob) Petch; grandchildren: Tyson, Krystle, Tanner, Denver, Tatum and their families; five great grandchildren; sister Judy McAlister; her Aunt Lois Stoughton; nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.  Predeceased by her husband Wilson Nyhus in 2007.  A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, March 3rd at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Central Okanagan Hospice House, 2035 Ethel Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 2Z6.   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.”

Friday, March 3rd at 1:00 pm

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The service for NYHUS, Betty Lou is scheduled for Friday, March 3rd 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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  • Steve & Sharon Campbell says:

    Our hearts feel the loss with you. Betty Lou was an beautiful person. As a close friend of Gord’s I know how much his family means to him. For us Betty Lou will always be in our memories.

    • Geri Helmer says:

      My heart is heavy this morning as the realization that you will not be coming down to # 307 ever again to have coffee with me sets in ….
      I will always cherish our chats that we shared over the 2 years we took turns babysitting Tye Malakai. Last year was so fun when the 3 of us….myself … Gram G, you …Nana & Fran …Grandma , took Tye over to Orchard Park. I am not sure who had more fun …. The Gram’s or Tye !
      I wore my winter boots …. that you insisted I purchase…. all winter & as I told you they are referred to as ” my Betty Boots”
      My sincere condolences to your family that cherish you so profoundly & I find comfort Willy & Tokyo Rose were waiting for you with open arms.
      Sending Love to your family & all that will miss your smiling face so much.
      Geri ( Gram G ) & Papa ( Kim ) Helmer -Tye Campbell’s grandparents ( Erin & Sean Campbell)

  • Karen Petch says:

    To my beautiful Niece and Nephew, Gordon and Danita.
    My deepest condolences to you and your families on the passing of your mom. This is a very difficult time for you but know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love Auntie Karen.

  • Bob & Theresa Politylo says:

    We met Betty Lou when we moved to Kelowna from Edmonton in 2005. What a wonderful lady…
    May the memories of of your wonderful “mother, grandmother, great grandmother” surround all of you and give you all strength in the days ahead.

  • Alan & Carol Dolman says:

    Our sympathies are with all Betty’s family. She was a great lady and will be missed by all her friends at Park Place. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Judy McAlister says:

    To my beautiful sister Betty Lou who was my best friend. Our times together was so much fun and will miss your humor because If I needed a good laugh I would call you, now you are entertaining them in heaven. I love you Sis until we meet again Love Baby Sis

  • helene wilson says:

    Life brings us many people
    Whom we have the joy to know
    But ones that are very special
    Are those whose acquaintance we have made
    “will miss that beautiful smile”
    with sympathy neighbour Helene Wilson

  • Addie Shunock says:

    So sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. I just met her when I moved to Kelowna 3 1/2 years ago. We enjoyed a few Christmas dinners together, and would chat when we ran into each other in the hallways or stairwells. She was kind enough to let me use her sewing machine on occasion. She was a very special lady, we will miss her dearly.

    She, I am sure, is now at peace and will watch over all those who she loved dearly.
    Will cherish the memories and remember her great smile.

  • Rio Dinu says:

    I am so grateful to have Betty-Lou as my Godmother. My Mother and her shared many memories together and I know that wherever they are they are smiling and at peace. Gordon and Danita my heart shares in your loss and remember its us now that can share their stories and our own each time we talk and remember them.
    Big hug and much love…

  • Sean says:

    Betty Lou will always be remembered in our hearts as Nana. Always with a smile and hug… Telling it like it is whether you liked it or not… She was a wonderful lady and we love her. Hope that you are all doing well. Sending all of our love from the otherside of the world… Big hugs.

  • Carol Clark says:

    My deepest condolences to family and friends. I knew Betty Lou many years ago in Kitimat and reconnected 5 years ago on Facebook. Always gracious with a gentle spirit. You will be missed, my friend. Go with God and Rest in Sweet Peace.

  • Jeannine says:

    My heart is broken hearing this news. Auntie Betty as I have forever called her. Auntie Betty and Gordon were such a big part of our lives growing up. My mum, Jeanne who passed last year, always talked so fondly of Betty and to this day my dad and I still tell so many Auntie Betty stories. Hope she have found her Ching a ling and is having a cup of tea with my mama! Thinking of you all!

  • Doreen Menu says:

    I will always remember Betty and Judy, who lived real close to us in Kitimat, and babysat us. Betty can catch up with my mom and dad now, and share some good stories. God’s comfort to the family. Betty, you will be missed!

  • Ruth (Stockman) Brady says:

    I was sorry to hear of Betty-Lou’s passing. It has been many years since I have seen her but have enjoyed following her facebook postings. We shared a hospital room when Danita and my first daughter were born.

  • Janine Rewers-Page says:

    My dear dear friend, I had no idea you were ill again and had so been looking foward to seeing you this summer. Gord and Danita, your mom was so loved by so many. We will all miss her so very much. We worked together at Alcan back in the late 60’s and BL was my matron of honour at my wedding in 1969. Go in Peace Betty Lou.

  • Shannon Irving Craig says:

    We were so sorry to hear about Aunt Betty. We just loved her and will miss her amazing and vibrant zest for life. Our deepest sympathies.

    The Irving girls!

  • shirley filbey says:

    so sorry to hear about Betty passing ….remembered her well from high school she was a hoot always exciting . will be remebered always …………….

  • shirley filbey says:

    so sorry to hear about Betty…. remembered her from high school,, she was a riot… always fun….

  • Lana says:

    So sorry to read this today. Betty Lou was my Mom’s friend and I usually saw her when I would visit Mom in Kelowna. She was one cool lady! She has a true feisty spirit — full of laughter and life. She will be missed.

  • Gale Vennard says:

    My condolences to Betty.s family and friends. Our friendship goes back to the 50’s. It was always a fun time with Betty. So loved by everyone. I wish her peace now and want to know she will be remembered. RIP my friend.Love Albert and Gale

  • dbmcfadyen says:

    Gordon, Tatum, Judy & families. My heart goes out to you all. I am so sad in the passing of my very dear friend Betty Lou. I will miss our daily phone talks but I am happy we had such great times travelling around BC by car so many times. Love to you all, Dee

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