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SPERLE, Elizabeth “Betty” (née RYDER)

With great sadness and heavy hearts, we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Betty was born September 8, 1928, and passed away peacefully on March 11, 2022, having lived her entire life in Kelowna, BC.

Betty was predeceased by her husband Andrew in 2017. Left to remember happy times are her children Beverley Scott (Andrew), Janet Sperle, Joanne Valcourt (Maurice) and Kathryn Melia (David); 5 grandchildren Erin (Lucas), James (Cheri), Robyn, Shannon (Justin) and Alexandra and 4 great-grandchildren Lennon, Mackenzie, Charlotte and Edward; sister-in-law Sue Ryder and many nieces and nephews.

Mom lived life to the fullest. She was devoted to her family, friends and the community in which she was born and raised. She was a member of the Kelowna Kinette Club, the Okanagan Historical Society and enjoyed playing and watching curling. She loved sewing, having made all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren quilts to remember her by.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Smith and the nurses of 4A, and Hospice House for the care they provided, and a very special thanks to Dr. Wickstrom and Dr. Swart for their ongoing care of Mom over the years. Special thanks as well to the staff of Hawthorn Park Retirement Community where Mom resided for the past 7 years.

A Service will be held SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2022, at 1:00 PM, at SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Central Okanagan Hospice Association’s Grief and Bereavement Priority.

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SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2022, at 1:00 PM

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for SPERLE, Elizabeth “Betty” (née RYDER) is scheduled for SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2022, at 1:00 PM. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Rose Baggett & Kari Wallace says:

    Dear Sperle Family. We are very sorry to hear about Betty. We got to know Betty and her husband at Cottonwoods Care Centre.. What a loving family they were. We also met a few of their children. Now memories and more memories you all will have the keep your hearts full.
    Our warmest sincerest condolences to all of you.
    Rose Baggett and Kari Wallace
    Volunteers at Cottonwood Care Centre

  • Rose Baggett and Kari Wallace says:

    Our sincere condolences to the Sperle family. We really enjoyed getting to know your Mom and Dad and others in the family . With warmth…..Rose Baggett and Kari Wallace

  • Debbie Koch says:

    Dear Kathy and Family and all the sisters and families, Ron and I were sorry to hear of your Moms passing, thinking of you all at this difficult time. Sending our love and prayers
    Debbie and Ron Koch

  • Terry Lock says:

    Dear Kathy, David and Family our deepest condolences for your loss, your Mother was a very special person and I feel privileged to have meet her, she will surely be missed
    Terry and Nancy Lock

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