Betty was born in Altrincham, Cheshire, England, worked in London through the war years, married then, and emigrated to Canada in 1948. She enjoyed a very successful career as a teacher-librarian with the Calgary Board of Education, then following her retirement in 1981 greatly enjoyed a second career as a docent with the Royal B.C. Museum. Betty’s last six years were spent at Greenwoods Home on Salt Spring Island and her family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to the staff there.
Betty was predeceased by her parents, Fred and Sarah Hartley, brother Eric Hartley, and husband John Rimmer. She is survived by her daughter Alison Rimmer of Comox, son Stewart Rimmer, granddaughters Emma Rimmer and Erica Rimmer, daughter Sally Walker (Barrie), all of Salt Spring Is, sister-in-law May Stewart of Sidney, niece Christine Stewart of Denman Is, and great-nieces Raphaëlle Omari of Montreal and Manon Gabrielle Vrain of San Diego.
In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation in Betty’s memory to the Saltspring Is. Conservancy Stewards in Training Program, P.O. box 722, Ganges, Saltspring Is. B.C. V8K 2W3. There will be a tea in the spring on Saltspring Island to celebrate Betty’s life and she will be buried alongside her husband, in Calgary.