Betty J. Harshenin

March 18, 1942 – November 7, 2013

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Betty Harshenin of Robson BC on Thursday, Nov 7, 2013. Betty passed away, surrounded by family, at the end of a courageous battle with cancer. She was born to Ralph and Inez McAllister in Macleod, Alberta. Betty and her husband, Walter, lived in Castlegar for 53 years, where they raised their family and enjoyed their life together. Betty worked as a custodian at Selkirk College for many years, where she shared a great camaraderie with coworkers. She loved gardening and will be well remembered for always keeping a beautiful yard.

Betty treasured a simple life, enjoyed her family

and loved her pets.

Betty was predeceased by both of her parents, her husband Walter, her daughter Lorry, her brother

Larry and her brother-in-law Hugh.

Betty will be lovingly remembered, and sadly missed, by her children Linda (Kevin), Lenard (Debbie), and Tammy (Jerry); grandchildren Chad (Kalin), Shawn, Rikki, Jesse, Kelly, Cole and Hanna; great grandchildren Liam, Scarlett and Colin; brothers Ken (Hope), Ron (Sharon), Bob (Tracy), Don and sisters Grace and Lorraine (Neil), sister-in-law Bernie and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank relatives and friends for their love and support during their time of need. A kind thank you, as well, to Dr. Smart, her staff, and everyone at the Trail hospital, for Betty’s compassionate care.

At Betty’s request, there will not be a formal service; cremation has taken place. Gwen Ziprick of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation has been entrusted with the arrangements. You are welcome to leave a personal message of condolence by visiting the families’ online register at

Mom “will be spending Christmas in Heaven

this year,” with the Angels and loved ones

previously departed.

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