November 14, 1936 – January 14, 2023
In loving memory ~
Betty Lorraine Porter, aged 86 years, embraced with love and surrounded by family, passed away on January 14, 2023, in Trail, BC. Betty was born in Calgary, Alberta on November 14, 1936, and in the late 1930s her family moved to Kaslo, BC where her father worked for P Burns Meat Co and later owned and operated Eric’s Meat Market which remained in the family for 85 years. Betty spent a brief period of her life in Vancouver where she studied business and worked in a bank. When Betty’s father passed away in 1955, Betty returned to her peacefully serene hometown of Kaslo. Upon her return, she met the love of her life, Andy Porter, who came to run the meat market in 1956. Andy and Betty married in 1957, and together they raised their family while operating Eric’s Meat Market for 40 years.
In 2018 Andy and Betty left Kaslo to move to Trail, BC. They lived the rest of their years in Rosewood Village. Betty was predeceased by her beloved husband Andy in 2019 leaving her brokenhearted. Betty was very close with her children, her most cherished moments were making memories with her family. She was thankful to have her daughter live just up the road and looked forward to her daily visits since moving to Rosewood. This past year Betty had many memories with her friends and family. She spent time this summer with Doug and Denise back in Kaslo. She took a road trip out to Penticton to visit her best friend Thelma. She was thrilled to have her great-grandson, Tate join her for Christmas dinner at Rosewood alongside the rest of the family. Her grandsons, Erik and Luke were everything to her and more, she especially enjoyed these last 10 months watching her great-grandson learn and grow. Needless to say, Betty was a very loved woman. She was a quiet and reserved little lady who had a very kind heart. She was very thoughtful and caring, a gentle soul who will be greatly missed.
Left to mourn her loss are her son Doug (Denise), daughter Holly (Derrick); grandsons Erik (Morgan) (Tate), Luke (Alexa); step-granddaughters Jennifer, Shauna (Ryan) (Logan) (Mali), Tara (Yoeun) (Jaxon) (Maddon); Sister, Ruth Klein; nieces and nephews, Karen (Ed), Rick, Kathy (Andre), Joan (Brad), Ron (Deanne) and Jennifer (Gary) and life-long best friend, Thelma Atkinson.
There will be a family graveside gathering at a later date. Andreas Schmitz of Clark’s Funeral Services has been entrusted with arrangements.
Betty’s family would like to thank the staff at Rosewood Village for their care, company and compassion. We appreciate all the love and care you provided Betty over the years.
Betty, Mom, and Grandma, the love we have for you is eternal. You will be forever missed. We find comfort that you are reunited with your Andy.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.clarksfuneral.ca.
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