Our mom, Bette Lou Garnett passed away peacefully at Trail Memorial Hospital on Sept 19, 2015 at the age of 77.
She is once again reunited with her beloved husband.
Mom was born on December 7, 1937 in Vancouver, BC to Ernest and Elaine Fox. She attended school in the Point Grey area and eventually married her childhood friend, Tom Garnett. They would have four beautiful children while they lived and worked in Surrey, where they would make their family home for many years. Our home was always a loving haven for all the kids who would know this couple as kind, but stern supporters. They took pride in their home and family; their kids a testament to this amazing couple. When they decided to retire, Mom and Dad chose the mountain village of Warfield to spend their golden years together. They continued their love of home life here, always a flower and vegetable garden in the works. These years were filled with family and friends always dropping by for a cup of coffee and a chat. Our parents had a very special gift; allowing whoever walked in their door to feel welcome and a part of their family. We always looked forward to a big Christmas dinner and are especially grateful for the special memories created over the holidays when the family could get together in Mom and Dad’s loving home.
Mom and Dad were a testament to what is right in this world; compassionate, and always with a hand out to those who had lost their way. We will miss them terribly.
Mom is survived by her loving children; Barbara Orrock, Jim Garnett (Charlene), Sandy Bergum (Randy), Glenn Garnett (Dawne), 6 grandchildren and their spouses.
There will be a private family celebration of their lives together for the union of Mom and Dad.
In memory of their compassion towards animals and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to BCSPCA.
Bette’s family thanks the wonderful medical team at Trail hospital for the excellent care of Mom, and compassion with the family. Thank you.