We Remember

WEIR, Elizabeth “Betty”

September 6, 1932 — November 18, 2023

It is with great sadness that the family of Betty Weir announces her passing in Kelowna, BC on Saturday, November, 18, 2023, at the age of 91.

Betty is survived by her husband, Stuart “Stu”; her sons, Craig and John (Sandy); daughter, Helene (Bitsy); and stepdaughters, Andrena (Dan) and Tia. She also leaves behind her grandchildren Dacre, Michaela (Dan), and Dannyn; along with 5 great-grandchildren, Daxton, Waverly, Shine, Dez, and Silas; as well as her sister, Joan. She was predeceased by her parents, Betty and John MacPherson; daughter, Louise, and son, Johnny; her sister Renee Henderson; brothers-in-law, Jack Henderson and Al, Morrison; nephew, Terry Henderson; stepson, Glen Weir; and her best friend ever, Shirley Thacker.

Betty spent many of her last years living in the Kelowna area. She and Stu travelled many miles over the years, on their journeys from Alaska all the way down to the Oregon coast. Even in the last few years, they would hop in the truck and take a Sunday drive with no particular destination. Sometimes they would take just a quick drive to Summerland for lunch. Or, if the itch got hold of them, they would take off and make it a day or two. That was her thing, Sunday was her drive day.

Betty was able to travel to places where most would just dream about. She lived in France with her first husband Don (Lowe) and then returned to Canada and lived in Trenton, Comox and then Kelowna. After a few years in Kelowna, she and Don separated.

One day, she received a call from an old boyfriend (Stu), and they reunited and eventually got married in November 1993. She then moved back to the coast and lived in Burnaby, BC until they decided that the Okanagan was the place to be. So, to the Okanagan they came. They purchased a home in Summerland, BC, which Stu renovated for them. They lived there until they decided to purchase a condo in Kelowna, at which time they moved into and have remained since.

For those of you who had the honour to know this lady, you already know what a kindhearted, special person she was. She was the very best wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend a person could have. She loved with every piece of her heart and was always there when you needed her.

At this time there will be no service, but the family is hoping to plan something in the Spring of 2024.

We would also like to take this time to thank Dr Richardson; the staff at KGH; and the loving support of the staff at the hospice house. As well, we extend a special thank-you to Heather and Linda for keeping mom close to your hearts and as part of your family, even once your mom (Shirley) passed.

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