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Betty Eugene Askew

November 29, 1923 - March 8, 2022


Betty Eugene Askew (Emory) born 29, November 1923 of Nelson, B.C. passed away 08, March 2022 at K.L.H.

Betty was born in Nelson along with her brother Bob.  Betty attended Central School, Trafalgar, and Nelson High School.  She went on to Dental Nursing at the University of Toronto.  Betty worked in Creston and Nelson, before marrying Rick Askew and moving to the Village of South Slocan.  They resided there for 50yrs. before moving to their home at Willow Point on the lake.  Betty was active in Beta Sigma Phi Sorority as one of the founding members in Nelson, South Slocan Hospital Auxiliary, bowling in the ladies league at South Slocan, and had lasting friendships from the times in the Village.  She was an avid skier at Silver King and Red Mountain. Betty enjoyed every summer for 90 odd years entertaining at the cottage on the lake.  Betty and Rick loved to travel with ski trips to the US, and the Rockies, Europe, Hawaii, Mediterranean, and the Caribbean.

She is survived by her son Bruce (Bette-Lou), son-in-law John Pollack (Kathy), granddaughters Karrie Parent (Alain), Nicole Kirubi (Kihenjo) and grandson Ian Pollack. Great grand children Kai, Jaede, Maeve, Maya, and Jalen; nieces Janis and Lee Emory; nephews Graham, Ron, Wayne, Stephen, Jeffrey Askew, and niece Karen Askew.

Betty was predeceased by her parents Arthur Clyde and Vera Alice Emory, husband Rick Askew, brother Bob (Jean) Emory, daughter Maureen Pollack, daughter-in-law Lorraine Askew, and grandchildren Dawn and Tara-Leigh Askew and Michael Pollack.

The family would like to thank Dr. Kirsten for his many years of care and compassion, and the staff at K.L.H. and home support.  Special thanks to Nan Bell for her sleep overs & years of compassion & friendship.

In lieu of flowers please donate to a charity of your choice.

There will be a memorial service at Nelson United Church March 21, 2022 at 1:30PM.


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Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Laurie Jeffs
Relation: Friend

To Bruce and family – Betty was a wonderful person with a beautiful smile – Betty and Rick were well liked by my parents – Steve and Shirley Conne – Betty went on many trips to casinos with Mom and Rick and Dad were great hikers and skiers – Betty will be missed by many – she was a great lady – Bob and Laurie Jeffs

From: John Emory
Relation: second cousin

Betty was a very sweet person and I have wonderful memories of her from my youth.

From: Susan Potter
Relation: Friends of niece and family

Dear Lee and all of your beautiful families, I’m so saddened for your loss. Auntie Betty is now enjoying her reunion with the love of her life and her much loved families in heaven. Love and hugs to you and your families.
Susan and Ross Potter

From: Maureen Kelsey
Relation: Friend

With sincere sympathy for your loss, what a wonderful lady. I have such warm memories of her when I grew up in South Slocan.

From: David Baker
Relation: Friend

Such a great lady and friend to our family! Condolences to Bruce, Betty Lou and families.

From: Ralph & Dorothy Northrup
Relation: Friends

Our heartfelt sympathy to All the Askew Family. Betty was a wonderful lady with the warmest smile & the kindest heart ❤️

From: Tim Powell

We were sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. Betty was such a wonderful person, treating everyone with kindness and respect.
Sending our condolences to the Askew and Emory families.
Tim and Dawn Powell

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