BETTLES, Ellinor

April 18, 1942 – June 17, 2013

Ellinor passed away in the Intensive Care Unit of Vernon Jubilee Hospital at the age of 71. Her three daughters were at her side throughout the time of her unexpected, but brief illness. Ellinor was born in Viborg, Denmark and at the age of 9 came to Canada with her parents and numerous extended family members. They settled in Seaforth, Ontario where she met and married Bob. They moved west and made their home in Salmon Arm for over 30 years until they moved to Enderby in 1995. She provided years of hairdressing and esthetic services in Salmon Arm and Enderby, most recently foot care at the Salmon Arm and Enderby Seniors’ Resource Centres. Most important to Ellinor was time spent with family and friends. She especially enjoyed camping, playing cards, dancing, horseback riding, her pets, and of course, a good cup of coffee.

Ellinor will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by the many, many friends that she made throughout the years. She is survived by her three daughters and their families: Linda and Mike Balt and sons, Mathew and Jason of Spruce Grove, Alberta; Lorrie and Don Campagnolo and children: Nicola, Evan, and Jordan of Enderby, B.C.; and Heather and Rob Nash and children, Andrew and Leah of Salmon Arm, B.C. She also leaves many extended relatives here in Canada, the United States, and in Denmark. She was predeceased by her husband, Bob, in 2009.

The family would like to thank friends and family for their support and kindness through this time. Special thanks to the medical team at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Intensive Care Unit who cared for Ellinor with respect, compassion and dignity. The emotional support and caring that they provided to our family will never be forgotten.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation in Ellinor’s name to the I.C.U. – Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation, 2101-32nd Street, Vernon, B. C. V1T 5L2, Vernon, B.C. On-line donations may be made via www.vjhfoundation.org.

Ellinor will be remembered in a Memorial Service held at the Enderby Evangelical Chapel (across from the Credit Union) on Monday, June 24th, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. The family invites everyone to join them for a reception at the church following the service. Arrangements have been entrusted to Pleasant Valley Funeral Home. Phone: 250-542-4333. Condolences may be offered at www.pleasantvalleyfh.com

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