Elizabeth (Betty) Pierce
Was born on February 9, 1917 in Drumheller, Alberta. The character of her strong Scottish heritage was forged on the Prairies, and refined over the last sixty years living in Vernon. As a girl and young woman, she was a talented
athlete on the tennis courts and softball diamond, pitching for the Morrin Flyers when they won the Alberta Championship in 1937.
On May 5, 1943 Betty married Charlie (deceased) in Vancouver where she was working for Boeing, assembling aircraft. The next day Charlie joined
the RCAF. They moved to Vernon in 1949 where they raised their family, Carolynn (Len Strilchuk), Don (Liz), Lorraine (Brian Cockburn), and George (Heather).
In Vernon Betty’s love of sports continued, when she could find the time, in the curling rink and on the golf course. Over the years she helped raise money for and donated to many charities, including the Mother’s March of Dimes and The Cancer Society. She nurtured a flourishing garden year after year. She loved to play bridge, and has had many good and cherished friendships.
She will be missed by her four children and their spouses, her ten grandchildren: Tracy (Mike Stussi), Kim & Todd (Kelli Sullivan) Strilchuk; Jeff (Paulina Niechcial), Sarah & Greg Cockburn; Lara & Matt Pierce; and Jana & Mark Pierce, as well as four great-grandchildren: Scott & Meghan Stussi, and Cole & Connor Strilchuk; her two brothers, Tom and Len Donaldson, as well as many nieces and nephews. She had one sister, Celia Merritt (deceased).
Services will be held at The Pleasant Valley Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 30, at 10:00 am.
Donations may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation, or The Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation.