Betty passed away peacefully in her sleep on December 23, 2013, after a brief but courageous battle with cancer at the age of 70.
Betty was born and raised in Moose Jaw, Sask, the fourth daughter of Ted & Violet Elinsky. Betty married Bill Smith in Moose Jaw on April 15, 1961. She moved to BC with her husband and young family in the late 60’s and finally settled in Quesnel in 1972.
She was predeceased by her parents, her son Doug Smith, brother Doug Elinsky & sister Jacky Arnold. Betty is survived by her son Bill, daughters Patti Campbell and Tanya Smith, grandchildren: Riley, Shelby, Cherille, Jesse & Justine Smith, Cody and Paris Campbell and one great granddaughter, Maia Trudeau. Sisters: Trudy Munroe, Carol Haakenson, Lee Pelley, Wanda Brohman and brother Ted Elinsky.
As were her wishes, no funeral service was held, however a small graveside memorial service is planned for May 28, 2014, when her ashes will be laid to rest with her beloved son Doug.
Those wishing to honor Betty Smith may make a donation in her memory to Quesnel Hospice & Palliative Care, the Canadian Cancer Society, or another charity of their choice.