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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: Ron & Gail Keith
Relation: Former co-worker/friend

I worked quite closely with Jim for about ten years or so, when he was the General Manager at Quesnel Forest Products and I was the Office Manager/Chief Accountant, starting in May 1980. Previous to working with Jim, I worked with his wife Ruth at Ernst Forest Products, across the street from QFP. Although there were many trying times working in the forest industry then, Jim always had a great sense of humor and we shared many laughs. At times I played racquetball and ping pong with him, and even though he was 20 years older then I, he was a tough competitor. Jim was always an exciting person to work with. I learned a lot from him, on a variety of subjects, during our many long discussions. Family, dealing fairly and honestly with people, hard work and enjoying life, were all important to JIm. I enjoyed the times I spent with Jim. Gail and I are sorry for your loss.

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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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