PEARCE, Elizabeth "Betty"
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Elizabeth passed away on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at the age of 87 years. She was predeceased by her husband William H. Pearce in 1974; mother Sophia Sherman in 1990; father Peter W. Sherman in 2002; second husband William Kyrylchuk in 2003. Betty is survived by one daughter Elizabeth (Candy) Wise and husband Robin and their children Charlene Wise (Corey), Scott Wise (Jody) and Trevor Wise (Sheri); son Lyman Pearce and his children Tammy, Rose and Travis; son Sherman Pearce and his children Aaron, Sean, Jason, Jordon and Tynan. She has 16 wonderful great grandchildren; three step-sons Reid Pearce (Dixie), Jerry Kyrylchuk (Lynn) and their daughter Sarah, Duane Kyrylchuk; one brother Sergei L. Sherman and wife Elizabeth and three nieces. Betty was born in Ethelbert, Manitoba in 1925. She was educated in Ethelbert and Winnipeg. Following her education she joined the Canadian Woman's Army Corps and served two years during World War II. Following her discharge Betty was employed by T. Eaton Company, Winnipeg. She moved to Dauphin in 1947, married Bill Pearce and was employed with the newspaper business for 23 years. She served with the Reserve Army for six years, and was also a part time Matron with the Federal Goal for 11 years. Betty moved to Regina in 1978 were she was employed with the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires with the R.C.M.P. at the Regina Airport. Since 1979 she has been a Justice of the Peace and then in 1981 became a Marriage Commissioner for the Province of Saskatchewan performing 2,909 marriages. She was a Legion member (Dauphin Branch #20) since 1957 and a member of the Regina Army and Navy Vets since 1978. In 1984 Betty married Bill Kyrylchuk at Regina, SK. In 2005 Betty sold her Regina home and moved into Highland Manor (a new condo for seniors). She had years of old and brand new friends to spend time with and lived two blocks away from Candy. The door of heaven opened to welcome a special angel! A sincere thank you to Dr. Warden and the nurses at the Pasqua Hospital for their kindness and professional care of Betty. A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at Regina Funeral Home. Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Donations in Betty's memory may be made to Parkland Crossing, Box 70, Dauphin, Manitoba, R7N 2T9 or give a bouquet to someone so that they can enjoy it while living or do something kind for someone who needs it or whisper a word of encouragement and love to our young people. Til we meet again, remember, a stranger is a friend you haven't met. Family and friends are invited to sign the online obituary and tributes page at www.regina- memorial.ca. Arrangements entrusted to
Published in The Regina Leader-Post from Dec. 5 to Dec. 6, 2012