Beatrice MACHELL

MACHELL, Beatrice Emily (Betty) March 25, 1920 – May 20, 2013. After a brief stay in hospital, Mom passed away at the age of 93. She was predeceased by husband Bob in 1996 and grandson John in 2002. Survived by children; David (Pat) Mission BC, Harry (Shirley) Aldergrove BC, Linette (Gary McRae), Surrey BC, Judy (Frank Raimondo) Cobble Hill BC, Jim (Fiona) Cowichan Bay; twelve grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren. Born in Barrie, Ontario, she graduated as a Registered Nurse from Peterborough ON in 1943. In 1944 she married Robert James Machell. She moved to Matsqui BC to help out with the family farm after the flood of 1948. In 1968 she moved to Cobble Hill. Betty worked as a graduate Nurse at Cowichan Lodge from 1978 to 1985. After retiring, she was a member of the lodge auxiliary until moving to Langley, BC in 2006. In 2009, she returned to Cowichan Bay to live with her son, Jim and daughter-in-law Fiona where she stayed until her passing. The family wishes to thank all the staff on 2 West at the Cowichan District Hospital. Very special thanks to her primary home-caregiver, Donna; as well as Jane and Candace. A celebration of Betty’s life will take place at 1:00 pm on Saturday June 1, 2013 at HW Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre – 5285 Polkey Road Duncan, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cowichan Valley Hospice Society. Condolences at

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