Mary Kathleen (Betty) Walker

Mary Kathleen (Betty) Walker

Mary Kathleen (Betty) Walker

March 14, 1922 ~ February 25, 2016

It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother Mary Kathleen (Betty) Walker. Betty passed away suddenly at the Creston Valley Hospital at age 93 years.

Betty’s greatest joy in life was her family! She loved cheering the Blue Jays on and had a passion for creating beautiful knitted afghans and sweaters as well as needlework and many crafts. Mom faced many obstacles in her life but always with a great sense of humor and was a strong independent woman who was always willing to listen and help others when possible.

She was predeceased by her husband Leonard John Walker; her parents Bayse and Annie Eddy; her foster parents “The Jewells”, as well as seven brothers and sisters: Harry Eddy, Hazel Kavanaugh, Ida-Mae Martin, George Eddy, Bill Eddy, Mona Wilkie and Harry Jewell.

She leaves behind her loving children: Faith Michaelson (Robert) of Qualicum Beach, Larry Walker (Susan) of Creston; four grandchildren: Stephanie, Jason, Leigh and Lisa; as well as four great-grandchildren: Rylee, Jenna, Brendan and Benjamin.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

Friends wishing to make a memorial contribution in Betty’s name may do so to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 4 – 1551 Sutherland Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9.

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