Elizabeth (Betty) Doris Larkman

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Elizabeth (Betty) Doris Larkman (VE7 LKM). Born August 28th, 1934 in Mission BC to Annie and Warner Thies, Betty left us peacefully on January 16, 2015 surrounded by family.

Betty was pre-deceased by her loving husband Bob in 1998, after 42 wonderful years of marriage.

Betty will be greatly missed by her sister Beverley Campbell; her three children, Stephen (Bonnie), Beverley (Gord), and Karen. Grandchildren, Stephanie (Kris), Heather (Tyler), Derek (Kelsey), Matthew and Amanda. She is also survived by five great granddaughters, Mikalah, Lilah, Tasha, Emma and Kennedy, with her first great grandson (Cooper) on the way.

Betty was in the Royal Canadian Navy when she met Bob and they married in 1955. They lived in numerous places across Canada, finally settling in BC in the late 1970’s. After spending 18 years in Prince George they moved to Kamloops to enjoy a warmer climate. After the loss of her husband, Betty moved to Vernon where she took up quilting with a vengeance, forming many lasting friendships and distributing many wonderful quilts to all. Betty enjoyed spending many winter months down south and also traveled to Europe and Australia on several occasions. One of her favorite past times was exploring back roads throughout the province. Just over a year ago Betty returned to Kamloops to be closer to her grandchildren. Betty enjoyed good health all of her life until diagnosed with gallbladder cancer in August of 2014. After a brief and valiant fight she passed away peacefully.

A Celebration of her life will take place on Saturday January 24th at 2pm in the Northshore Community Center #452-730 Cottonwood Ave Kamloops.

In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to the Kamloops or Vernon Cancer Center.


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