On Sunday October 12, 2008, Betty Jean Tyrchniewicz, mother, daughter, and sister passed away at 49, following a battle with cancer. Betty passed peacefully and consciously in the presence of good friends, a brave and noble soul, returning home.
Betty was born on November 26, 1958 in New Westminster, B.C. She grew up in Winnipeg with her parents and two sisters, running the family restaurant. After university she worked for Parks Canada in Northern Communities and eventually settled with her daughter Emma in Saskatoon, before coming to the coast and living on Cortes and Salt Spring islands.
Betty will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Emma, her sister and brother-in-law Debbie and Greg Baskrak, (legal guardians of Emma), her sister Linda Ritchie, nieces Lindsey, Natalie and Lauren, and her brother Daniel Boychuk. She will also be remembered and held dear by her extended family and friends.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 25th, at 1:00 p.m. at the Yoga Studio in Ganges on Salt Spring Island.
Donations to the Salt Spring Island food bank (268 Fulford-Ganges Road) are gratefully accepted in memory of Betty and her generous heart.