October 30, 2020
It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the passing of Betty Fecko on October 30, 2020 in Williams Lake, B.C. after a long battle with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
Born in Utrecht, Netherlands, Betty arrived in Canada with her mother, father and 16 siblings in 1952. She and her husband Mike moved to Williams Lake in 1959 where they raised their son and daughter and made life-long friendships.
Betty enjoyed knitting, crocheting, baking, playing cards and she was an avid 5-pin bowler. She and Mike spent many weekends glamping with family and friends at Chimney Lake and Quesnel Lake.
Betty was an accomplished seamstress, took great joy in creating stylish clothes for family and friends and sharing her sewing skills with many students for the years she taught at Columneeta Senior Secondary.
She was predeceased by her loving husband Mike, brothers Dick and Frans, sisters Jopie, Jetty, Corry and Mieke, mother Sondra and father Joannes.
Family was extremely important to Betty and she will be greatly missed by son Rob (Donna) and daughter Tina (Murray), 4 grandchildren (Lisa, Stacey, Sarah and Charlene), 4 great grandchildren (Carlee, Dean, Wyatt and Kalena), 6 sisters (Tieny, Lucy, Anna, Lexy, Marijanne and Liz), 4 brothers (John, Hans, Nol and Joe), many nieces and nephews, extended family and friends.
A Special Thank You to the many friends (Bob, Sharon and Marion to name just a few) for their care in helping Betty stay in her home which was exactly where she wanted to be. Given the current COVID-19 constraints, a celebration of life will not be scheduled at this time. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Betty’s honour to the Canadian Lung Association.
Betty was always stylish and such a classy lady. We will all remember her words of wisdom and common-sense outlook on life along with her quick wit and wonderful sense of humor. Simply put “to know Betty was to love Betty”. She will bed early missed by her family as well as everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her and she will never be forgotten.
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