Margaret (Betty) Elizabeth Leighton

October 2, 1930 – July 24, 2017

It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Betty Leighton on July 24, 2017. She will be greatly missed by her three children – Garnet (Charlie) Schaal of Ladysmith, Isla (Michael) Vandelaar of Armstrong and Garth (Sharon) Leighton of Parksville. Betty had six grandchildren – Shawn, Trevor, Tyler, Megan, Rachael and Noelle and eight great grandchildren – Theron, Savannah, Seamus, Flynn, Otis, Nevin, Maverick, Abbigail. Betty was born in Scotland on October 2, 1930, and after marrying the love of her life, Arthur Leighton, they came to Victoria in 1954. Arthur and Betty moved to Armstrong in 1970 when Arthur was promoted as the Manager of Buckerfields. Betty volunteered in the school library, loved Tai Chi, was a member of the Minervas and enjoyed working with Arthur in their beautiful garden on Patterson Street. Always in our thoughts and forever in our hearts – we love you. There will be no service by request. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to the North Okanagan Hospice Society (3506 – 27 Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1S4). Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at

Arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866

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