Marjorie (Betty) Elizabeth Dowson passed away at Evergreen House, North Vancouver, October 3, 2015, at the age of 89. Betty was born in Kerrobert, Saskatchewan on November 1, 1925 to parents James Ross Best and Myrtle Elsie Mitchell. Betty was married to Robert Henry Dowson April 11, 1947 in Sudbury, Ontario. They eventually moved to Saskatchewan and settled on a farm and raised 7 children. She was an active member of the Royal Purple Lodge in Stranraer, Saskatchewan, when she resided there. Betty was a homemaker, and farmer. They moved to Calgary in 1965, where she was a childcare provider for numerous families, for many years. After retirement, Betty and her husband Robert (Bob) moved to Abbotsford, where they enjoyed their friends, playing cards, travelling, making jams, and baking. Betty later moved to North Vancouver with her daughter Dawn. She enjoyed getting out to senior centers for card playing, and taking part in making crafts. Betty was predeceased by her husband Robert Henry Dowson, son Gerald Keith Dowson, brother Alex and sister Elsie. Survived by Leslie Dowson, James and (Ally) Dowson, Bryan and (Kate) Dowson, Shelley Dowson, Gordon and (Paula) Dowson, Dawn Crowe and (Lloyd Burbridge), grandchildren: Tamara, Randy, Shane, Bradley, Christie, Andy, Chase, Chance, Cody, Travis, numerous nieces and nephews, great grandchildren, one sister Eileen and extended family. We would like to sincerely thank the Lions Gate Hospital staff, North Shore Hospice, and Evergreen House, for the exceptional care given to our mom over the past two years. A special thank you to Dr. Shaw who guided us through the last years of mom’s life. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be sent to Evergreen House Care Facility, on Betty’s floor, 2 South, for their recreation program, 231 15th Street E., North Vancouver, BC V7L 2L7. Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 11:00 am at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 2310 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford.
Online condolences to the family may be made at: Woodlawn Funeral Home