September 8, 1937 – July 2, 2023
at the age of 85 years:
Jacqueline Elizabeth Smith, affectionately known as Betty, peacefully passed away on the morning of July 2, 2023 in Salmon Arm, BC, at the age of 85. Surrounded by her loved ones, she leaves behind an indelible mark on the lives of those who had the privilege of knowing her, and her memory will forever be cherished.
Betty, born on September 8, 1937, to Nora and Jack Robillard, spent the majority of her life in the Chase area. She married Harold K. Smith, fondly known as Butch, and together they raised three sons.
A beloved figure in the lives of many, Betty was not only a cherished mother but also an adored aunt, grandmother, and friend. This loss of a mother is an immeasurably sad day for her sons. Betty’s passing has left a void in all our hearts. Her character was marked by her zest for life and love for her family.
Betty will be deeply missed by her two oldest sons, D’Arcy and Ryan. She was predeceased by her youngest son, Daryl, and her loving husband Butch. Betty is also survived by her daughter-in-laws Tina and Kathy, as well as her grandchildren Shawn, Candice, Jerame, Tasha, Helayn, and Jack. Additionally, she leaves behind numerous great-grandchildren, her two surviving sisters Ticky and Teri, and many nieces and nephews who will dearly miss her.
The family would like to sincerely thank the staff on the Ortega floor at Mt. Ida Mews retirement home in Salmon Arm.
Known for her kindness, generosity, and infectious laughter, Betty touched the lives of many, she will be deeply missed. May she find eternal peace.
Love you always Mom💕
The family kindly requests that any charitable donations in Betty’s memory be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of British Columbia, located at 300-828 West 8th Ave, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1E2