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James Betts

April 11, 1934 - May 3, 2011


Betts, James Philip: passed away suddenly and peacefully at his home in Oliver, BC on May 3, 2011 at the age of 77 years.
He was predeceased by his mother Winnifred K. Betts; his father David J. Betts and his sister Jean Taylor.
James will be fondly remembered by his loving family including his sons David, (Kelly), Kim and J. Eric (Holly); grandchildren Lindsay, Amanda, Joshua, Mitchel, and Madison; great-grandson Malachi as well as many extended family and friends.
James enjoyed a long career in the forestry industry. His work led to many travels including trips to the US and Japan.
James volunteered his time as a Boy Scout Master in New Brunswick from 1956 – 1969, with Youth Groups, as a Sunday school teacher/superintendent, with the Masonic Lodge in Nelson and the Lions Club in White Rock.
James was also a Deacon in the United Baptist Church from 1956 – 1969.
He also greatly enjoyed gardening, woodworking and working with young people.
A memorial service was held at 12:00 P.M. Saturday May 7, 2011 at the Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Chapel, Oliver, BC.
Donations are gratefully accepted to the Canadian Cancer Society.
A special thank you to the Nurse Next Door group, including Carmen, Shelly, Hilda and Kim for their wonderful care.
Condolences may be directed to the family by visiting
Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos, BC


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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Carol York
Relation: mother of caregiver

I was very happy to have had the opportunity to meet you, Jim as Shelley always talked so highly of you and how kind you were to her. My heartfelt sympathy to the family in your loss. He will be missed.

From: Shelley Landmark
Relation: caregiver

It was a real pleasure to work with Jim. Jim was always so kind to me. We had many laughs, and heart-felt talks. Jim’s good morning or afternoon Shelley followed by a smile always made my day. Jim will be greatly missed.

From: Heather (Taylor) Sherwood
Relation: Niece

Dear Aunt Ruth, David, Kim, Eric and families,
Bob and I want you all to know we are thinking of you today (as we have been constantly since we got Aunt Ruth’s phone call) and praying for each of you. I am holding you all very close to my heart and do so wish I could be there with you today at Uncle Jim’s service.
I have such happy memories of the summer visits in Doaktown when we would stay with Nan and Gramp but we kids would spend much of our time with David, Kim and Eric, going through the little path in the woods to your home. Uncle Jim and you, Aunt Ruth, were always so kind and hospitable to each of us.
In more recent years we were so happy to have David and Kelly visit us with Amanda and Lindsay. And Kim, you already know what it meant to me to have you come with Uncle Jim to NB in September, 2009, and to have those visits with you.
I will be thinking of Uncle Jim’s beautiful flowers in the service today as I’m out digging in my garden where our plants are just beginning to peep above ground.
Along with Dad, Rob and Andrew, Bob and I give you our heartfelt sympathy but also share in the joy we have knowing Jim is with our Lord. God never loses one of His own. With love,

From: John and Kathy Carroll
Relation: Jean,s daughter

So sorry to hear of Uncle Jim’s death. Praying God will give you his comfort and peace, during this difficult time. I have many happy childhood memories of spending time in Doaktown and visiting with all of you.

From: Harold & Heather Betts
Relation: Harold's First Cousin

We just read of James’ passing in our Daily Gleaner and were surprised at his passing. Our heartfelt sympathies and prayers are with you at this time. God Bless You all and don’t forget there is hope… Love & Prayers, Harold & Heather Betts

From: Keith & Audrey Arbeau
Relation: First Cousin

We were sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Our sympathy goes out to the Family. Over the years we have had nice visits with Jim & Ruth. We will miss Jim’s phone calls. Hope to see the Family this summer. We will be thinking of you with love & blessings.

From: Lillian (Betts) Russell
Relation: Cousin

Sorry to hear about Jim. He was my youth leader when I was young and we had some great times together back then. Hope to see you in the summer.

From: Terence Butler
Relation: Worked as his shift electrician

Enjoyed working with Jim when he was production superintendent and then manager and vicepresident

From: Sherry Price
Relation: neighbour when I was a young child.

My deepest condolences to the family. My memories of Jim as a child has stuck with me all these years. Even though I have’t seem Jim since I was a young teen. I remember him fondley, He was such a caring and loving man. He always made us feel at home. He worked for Slocan in Quesnel for years. Jim always had a smile and friendly face for me and my family. Always showed compation for those around him. I am so very sorry for your families loss Jim always will have a special place in my heart and I will always have fond thoughts of him watching me ride my 3 wheel motor bike in the driveway and just showing he cared with his smiles and laughter. Always willing to listen especially when my parents split up, wanting to make sure us kids were okay. We are all better from knowing him. Rest in peace Jim! my thoughts and prayers are with the family.

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
May 7, 2011
Beginning at 12:00pm

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Chapel
34505 - 89th Street
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T0

A memorial service will be officiated by Pastor Oscar Halvorson at 12:00 P.M. Saturday May 7, 2011 at the Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Chapel, 34505 – 89th Street, Oliver, BC.

34505 - 89th Street
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T0

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