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Elizabeth (Betty) Bernice Clydesdale

February 20, 1927 - July 12, 2020


Betty was born in Powell River to Roy and Elizabeth Donkersley February 20, 1927 and passed away peacefully July 12, 2020.

At  the age of 18, Betty left Powell River to serve in the CWAC as a typist in Ottawa. After the war, she returned to her home town and worked at Powell Stores, and in the 1950’s as receptionist at the Powell River General Hospital.  In her later years she volunteered at the Powell River Hospital Auxiliary from 2002 to 2017.

Betty’s hobbies were boating with Jack up the Coast to Desolation Sound where they spent treasured days with their family and friends.  They travelled to sunny destinations including Hawaii, Barbados, Bermuda, New Zealand and Australia.  Their favorite of their Cruises was the Windjammer in the Caribbean.  Then they found their holiday of destinations to be Cerriotos, Mazatlan and the two of them spent several years staying there in the winter months where they enjoyed the lovely and friendly Mexican people who treated them like old Amigos.  Betty and Jack also looked forward to seeing each year their many special friends from all over Canada and the USA.  Betty missed going to Mexico this year, but she said she felt very fortunate to have been able to travel there for the last 25 years.  A highlight was 3 years ago at the La Marina Tennis & Yacht Condo when she had her 90th birthday. A large gathering of friends joined her in celebration for this special occasion.

Betty was predeceased by her son Iwan in 1995, her husband Jack in 2014 and her brother Bill in 2019.  Betty is survived by her daughter Darlene (Al) of Powell River; Grandchildren Scott (Lisa), Kelly (Tara) of Port Alberni, Joelle (Nathan) of Dawson Creek and Alan (Jen) of Powell River; great grandchildren Shelby, Alisa, Tristan, Tanner, Jonathan, Alexander, Aiden and Rylan and sisters-in-law Alice and June of Langley.  Mom also leaves her life long friend Flo.  The two of them were neighbors as children in Mowat Bay and later in life when they both married they lived once again as neighbors, this time for 54 years on Huntingdon Street.

Our family would like to thank Dr. Ghali and the wonderful staff of Willingdon Creek Village for their compassion and care.

There will be many who will miss Betty’s warm and happy smile and we will all love and miss her forever.


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From: Stubberfield Funeral Home

Stubberfield Funeral Home Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Joel Fair
Relation: Long time family friend

Dear Darlene and Al and all of Betty’s family. I am very saddened to hear of your Mom’s passing. She and Jack were long time friends of the Brooks, Law/Baker, Long and Fair families. We tried to visit Betty and Jack every time we visited PR on our boat. If this photo comes through it was taken on our boat: Daphne. I am grateful that my last visit with Betty was last summer as I attended a reunion. she was lively, full of great stories especially of Mexico and was looking forward to going there again. Our visits were so meaningful to me because she remembered all of my family now gone. She will be welcomed by them all. I will miss her very much. I send my deepest sympathy in your loss. JOEL ( Jo Brooks)

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