Betty passed away at the age of 92, at Glacier View Lodge. She was predeceased by her husband Jay Joslin, her sister Dorothy and her grandson Clinton Turnbull. She will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by her children, Dave (Deb), Jill Turnbull (Jim), Anne (Phil), grandchildren Jake, Hannah, Melissa, Jamie, Justin, Emma, Leon, and her sister Ruth Thompson. She is also survived by 12 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren.
Betty was born in Belleville, Ontario to Bill and Dorothy (Vandervoort) Johns. She graduated as a registered nurse from Montreal’s Royal Victoria Hospital. Shortly thereafter, she married and was a devoted wife and mother. When Jay retired from the military in 1974, they moved to Comox.
Mom taught all of her children how to play scrabble, and until quite recently, she could still win. She also loved to play bridge, do crossword puzzles and was an avid reader. She had a keen mind and a broad base of knowledge. Long before Google she was a great source of information, both important and trivial. An evening with Mom would usually include watching Jeopardy.
She was active in volunteer work, her most recent role being treasurer of the Sonshine Lunch Club. Mom’s faith was very important to her.
The family would like to thank all of her friends who have been visiting over the last two years, as she became increasingly homebound and then hospitalized. Mom really enjoyed all of you and your visits. A special thank you to friend Derek.
Mom had been cared for by many healthcare workers in these last two years, initially in the community, then the hospital, and then Glacier View. Mom always said, “I am receiving the best of care”. The family would like to thank all of you. A final thank you to Dr. Harris.
There will be a private family service at a later date.