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.