It is with broken hearts the family of Betty Henry announce her peaceful passing at T. B. R. H. S.C. on March 17, 2017 surrounded by her loving family.
Betty was born in Port Arthur on September 1, 1933 and was 1 of 4 children. Losing her parents at a very young age, Betty went through many trials and tribulations which helped make her the great mother she is today. In her early years, Betty worked at many different jobs before becoming a stay-at-home mom to her children. In 1978, Betty started work at the Lakehead Board of Education and she had many good years working in the cafeteria and the board office. She also became a union representative retiring in 1994. Outside of work, Betty was a member of the Royal Order of Foresters where she served as president. She also represented Avon and sold it for many years.
Betty is survived by Jim Henry, her loving husband of 39 years; son Al (Cathy) Arvelin; daughters Cathy (Brad) Hakanen and Cindy (Wayne) Vanderydt. Betty also had 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren who were the light of her life. She was predeceased by her parents; 2 brothers; and 1 sister.
A celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 5, Van Norman Street, at 2:00 p.m. with words of remembrance offered at 2:30 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made in Betty’s memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.