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Beatrice Betty Machell

March 25, 1920 - May 20, 2013


After a brief stay in hospital, Mom passed away at the age of 93. She was predeceased by husband Bob in 1996 and grandson John in 2002. Survived by children; David (Pat) Mission BC, Harry (Shirley)  Aldergrove BC, Linette (Gary McRae), Surrey BC, Judy (Frank Raimondo) Cobble Hill BC, Jim (Fiona) Cowichan Bay; twelve grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren.

Born in Barrie, Ontario, she graduated as a Registered Nurse from Peterborough ON in 1943. In 1944 she married Robert James Machell. She moved to Matsqui BC to help out with the family farm after the flood of 1948. In 1968 she moved to Cobble Hill. Betty worked as a graduate Nurse at Cowichan Lodge from 1978 to 1985. After retiring, she was a member of the lodge auxiliary until moving to Langley, BC in 2006. In 2009, she returned to Cowichan Bay to live with her son, Jim and daughter-in-law Fiona where she stayed until her passing.

The family wishes to thank all the staff on 2 West at the Cowichan District Hospital. Very special thanks to her primary home-caregiver, Donna; as well as Jane and Candace. A celebration of Betty’s life will take place at 1:00 pm on Saturday June 1, 2013 at HW Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre – 5285 Polkey Road Duncan, BC. In liew of flowers, donations may be made to Cowichan Valley Hospice Society. Condolences at www.hwwallacebc.com


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Barb Ferguson
Relation: friend-a work mate

To Betty’s family-I had the honor and pleasured of working with Betty for years–and she was a wonderful-compassionate help to all the residents. She was fun to work with and we had lots of laughs together. Every time I saw here after she retired-I was met with big hugs and big smiles. We shared “family stories” and bragged about our grandkids to each other. A lovely lady !!

From: Lorraine Shaw
Relation: Relative of my ex-spouse

Dear David, Harry, Linette, Judy, Jim and families,
May you all find peace in your treasured memories of your Mom.
With sincere sympathy,
Lorraine Shaw

From: Doreen Kirkpatrick
Relation: went to school with Judy

So very sorry to read of your Mom’s passing Judy. Our condolences, Don and Doreen Kirkpatrick

From: Betty (Gurney) Marshall
Relation: 4th Cousin (perhaps)

Dear David, Harry, Linette, Judy and Jim:
I was saddened to hear of the passing of your Mom. I remember so fondly the baking she used to do–way back in Matsqui days–and when I used to babysit some of you–Wednesday nights! Those were the fun times. I hope the wonderful memories you all hold will burn brighter and brighter as the years go by.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
June 1, 2013
Beginning at 1:00pm

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre
5285 Polkey Road
Duncan, BC Canada v9l 6w3

5285 Polkey Road
Duncan, BC Canada v9l 6w3

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