Helen Elizabeth Inkster

Helen Elizabeth Inkster

Helen Elizabeth (Betty) Inkster (nee Mathieson),

beloved mom, mom-in-law, sister, aunt and

nana passed away with grace and courage at

home surrounded by her family on Saturday

afternoon, April 12, 2008. Aged 86 years. She

was predeceased by her devoted husband of 49

years, William Harcus Inkster, her brother Bob

Mathieson and her grandson Caelin Smith. Betty

will be lovingly remembered by her children

Joan Inkster-Smith, Roberta Holdener (David),

Jim Inkster (Lynn) and Alma Jean Inkster (Perry

Plasche); grandchildren Lisa Inkster-Smith, Colin

Holdener (Kristin), Jenny Inkster (Rollen Lee),

Sarah Inkster (Jeff Ruddick) and Erin, Lindsay

and Kimberley Reid; brothers David (Kathy) and

Allan (Marilyn) Mathieson; several nieces and

nephews. A gentle lady, Betty lived her life with

a balance of strength, calm reserve, and unwavering

love and loyalty to her children and their

families. The family wishes to thank Dr. Philp, Dr.

Armanious, and Kerryn & Rowena from Community

Care Nursing for their compassionate


A Celebration of Betty’s Life will be held 2:00

p.m., Saturday, April 19, 2008, at Trinity

United Church, 3300 Alexis Park Drive, Vernon

with Blair Odney offi ciating.

In lieu of fl owers, donations in memory of

Betty may be made to Bosom Buddies, c/o

Vernon Jubilee Hospital, 2101 – 32 Street,

Vernon, BC V1T 9Z9.

Arrangements in the care of Personal Alternative

Funeral Services, Armstrong, 546-7237.




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